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Undergraduate Recreation

2017 Spring Term

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2 Units

INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE

Recreation 232

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.


2 Units

INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT

Recreation 233

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.


3 Units

LEADERSHIP AND FACILITATION OF RECREATIONAL GAMES

Recreation 320

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.


3 Units

RECREATION PROGRAMMING

Recreation 334

Students learn processes involved in assessing recreation participants' needs, program development, goal setting, program implementation, and evaluation. Skills are enhanced through group process experiences and on campus programming.


3 Units

AGING AND LEISURE

Recreation 360

Examines conceptualizations of leisure and aging in the leisure and gerontological literature, examines the benefits of exercise for older persons, and the process of developing an exercise program for older persons as well as examining the benefits of other leisure areas such as the arts, education and outdoor recreation.


3 Units

SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT

Recreation 388

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.


3 Units

OUTDOOR RECREATION LEADERSHIP

Recreation 391

This course provides the fundamental knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to lead people in outdoor recreational activities. The course includes topics on trip planning, safety procedures, equipment and food logistics, leadership methods and expedition behavior for a variety of outdoor trip activities. The course also includes a 3 day outdoor trip experience.


3 Units

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES

Recreation 423

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.


3 Units

COMMERCIAL AND ENTERPRENEURIAL RECREATION

Recreation 440

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.


3 Units

PLANNING, DESIGN, AND MANAGEMENT OF RECREATION FACILITIES

Recreation 450

This course will introduce management theories and provide practical experience in the design, development, operation, maintenance, and administration of various recreation facilities


3 Units

MANAGING RECREATIONAL SPORT PROGRAMS

Recreation 489

A study of recreational management concepts in the areas of human resources, facility operations, budget development, marketing, public relations, policy development, and program service design.


1-12 Units

FIELD STUDY: RECREATION

Recreation 492

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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RECREATION

Recreation 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum 6 credits in major/degree.

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