2016 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE
An introduction to the field of recreation with class lecture and discussion on the historical, philosophical and theoretical aspects of leisure, recreation and play, as well as an overview of the recreation profession and its potential careers.
INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT
This course will introduce students to the history of the sport industry and the role of the sport manager. Students will develop an understanding of potential career outlets in these fields. Students will apply concepts of administration and management of sport to their future professional practice.
LEADERSHIP AND FACILITATION OF RECREATIONAL GAMES
This course will assist students to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities as facilitators and leaders of recreational activities. Readings, assignments, and lecture will focus on leadership and facilitation theories and techniques. A variety of recreational activities will be introduced in class.
RECREATION AND LEISURE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
This course introduces concepts of therateutic recreation practice, including the history of the profession, current trends, and an overview of various disabilities and disorders across the lifespan. Students will have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities necessary to work with persons with disabilities through field-based activities.
SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT
This course examines local, national and international special events from an international perspective. Skills and knowledge required by professionals involved in Event Management (such as conceptualization, project management, staffing, budget operation, marketing plans, sponsorship, facility operation, and risk management) will be addressed through readings, lectures, and assignments.
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES
This course places emphasis on research involving recreation and leisure service provision, evaluation of leisure service programs, and research methodology. Topics will include: review of existing literature, research design, data collection, and data analysis.
COMMERCIAL AND ENTERPRENEURIAL RECREATION
Students in this class will explore commercial recreation, entrepreneurialism, and basics of travel and tourism. Topics include an overview of entrepreneurial recreation, economics, marketing and financing commercial recreation endeavors, and exploring various opportunities available in the commercial and private sector.
LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES
This course will examine the complexities of sport and recreation litigation, primarily focused on educational institutions. Students will use this knowledge to aid their professional growth in the fields of sport and recreation activity. Topics such as risk management, contracts, liability, and policy development will provide a better understanding of the law with respect to challenges encountered by sport and recreation professionals.
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
FIELD STUDY: RECREATION
A course designed to increase the student's understanding of a specific area of recreation through involvement in an off-campus internship at a recognized recreational agency or business which is suited to the student's area of interest. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Jr status or consent of department chair.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RECREATION
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum 6 credits in major/degree.