Recreation (RECREATN)

Courses

RECREATN 232   INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE   2 Units

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.

RECREATN 233   INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT   2 Units

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.

RECREATN 320   LEADERSHIP AND FACILITATION OF RECREATIONAL GAMES   3 Units

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.

RECREATN 334   RECREATION PROGRAMMING   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: RECREATN 320 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR DUE TO PREVIOUS RECREATION LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (EX. YOUTH RESIDENT CAMP COUNSELOR OR RESIDENT ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE)

RECREATN 360   AGING AND LEISURE   3 Units

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.

RECREATN 361   RECREATION AND LEISURE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS   3 Units

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.

RECREATN 382   ADVENTURE AND SPORT TOURISM   3 Units

The nature of sport and adventure program areas will be examined in relation to tourism, perhaps the largest segment of the for-profit sector of the recreation profession. This course introduces students to knowledge, skills, and considerations relevant to tourism professionals operating in adventure and sport tourism settings. Participant motivation, global tourist destinations, and management concerns will be considered through readings and case studies.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

RECREATN 388   SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

RECREATN 391   OUTDOOR RECREATION LEADERSHIP   3 Units

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.

RECREATN 423   RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

RECREATN 440   COMMERCIAL AND ENTERPRENEURIAL RECREATION   3 Units

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.

RECREATN 450   PLANNING, DESIGN, AND MANAGEMENT OF RECREATION FACILITIES   3 Units

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

RECREATN 480   LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: COACHING 480 AND RECREATN 480

RECREATN 489   MANAGING RECREATIONAL SPORT PROGRAMS   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING OR ENROLLED IN THE RECREATION MINOR OR INSTRUCTOR CONSENT

RECREATN 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

RECREATN 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

RECREATN 492   FIELD STUDY: RECREATION   Repeatable   1-12 Units

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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

RECREATN 493   INTERNSHIP   Repeatable   6-12 Units

RECREATN 494   SEMINAR IN RECREATION/LEISURE STUDIES   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

RECREATN 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

RECREATN 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable Topics

RECREATN 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RECREATION   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum 6 credits in major/degree.
PREREQ: REC/LEISR MINOR AND 2.75 GPA OR DEPARTMENT CONSENT