RECREATION MANAGEMENT (REC)
REC 402/502 Cr. 3
Risk Management in Leisure Service
This course identifies the
primary components of risk management and deals with the legal
aspects of tort liability and contracts in leisure service
organizations. It is designed to provide students with the basic
knowledge necessary to understand and manage legal risks associated
with leisure service organizations. Prerequisite: REC 401.
REC 420/520 Cr. 3
Commercial Recreation Management
Covers business management
techniques and skills currently used in the private (for-profit)
sector of recreation. Emphasis is on business formation strategies,
methods of capitalization, market planning, pricing and financial
management. Prerequisites: REC 320.
REC 430/530 Cr. 1
Introduction to American Sign Language
This course is a basic
introduction into American Sign Language (ASL), designed to
familiarize the student with the basic structural characteristics of
American Sign Language and the basics of fingerspelling Vocabulary
taught includes getting acquainted, school, and emergency health
situations. The origins of ASL and aspects of deaf culture are
addressed. The deaf culture topics concentrate on how the hearing
person can interact more appropriately with the deaf community. This
course is for any person who may occasionally interact with the deaf
either personally or professionally.
REC 491/591 Cr. 1-3
Workshop in Recreation Management
Group study of varying
recreation and parks topics. University professors as well as
visiting lecturers will be invited to address the students and
conduct specialized phases of the workshops. Repeatable for credit
under different subtitles. No student may earn more than six credits
in REC/RTH 491/591. Offered occasionally.
REC 700 Cr. 1-3
Internship in Guided Learning
Application of the methods and
techniques of administration and leadership through an on-the-job or
laboratory experience. Study of a significant problem, development of
a professionally- related competency, or acquisition of job-related
knowledge on or off campus under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite: approval and consent of departmental faculty member.
Repeatable for credit -- maximum 6.
REC 701 Cr. 3
of Leisure, Play and Recreation
In-depth study of past and
current theories of leisure, play and recreation; concepts of work
and time; the influence of technology and societal changes and the
role of recreation in modern day society. Offered Sem. I.
REC 704 Cr. 3
Current Issues and Problems
An examination of current
factors which are affecting the field of recreation, parks, and
leisure with a major emphasis on special problem areas. Subject
matter may vary in areas of interest or experience of the student and
the instructor. Offered Summer Session.
REC 706 Cr. 2
Public Education and Recreation
A course designed to survey
the changes in
educational concepts and in school practice in relation to the
increasing trend for the schools to accept some responsibility for
recreational service. Offered occasionally.
REC 711 Cr. 3
Management of Leisure Services Organizations
Designed to equip the student
with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a public,
not-for-profit, or commercial leisure service organization or a
division of a leisure service organization. Emphasis will be placed
on management functions (planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and
controlling) as they relate to the leisure service organization.
REC 713 Cr. 3
Recreation Planning and Facility Development
Planning principles and
procedures of recreation and park areas. Facilities, design problems,
details of structure and equipment, master planning methods, study of
standards and trends. Offered occasionally.
REC 740 Cr. 1-3
A study of the philosophy,
methods and activities
associated with the natural environment as a laboratory for the
achievement of some of the purposes and objectives of education. The
focus of the course is on direct participation and leadership
situations in the out-of-doors. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 4.
REC 761 Cr. 1-3
Graduate Project in Recreation
An independent investigation
of advanced level concepts/topics in the leisure service profession.
Theory and design of problems and experiments in the leisure
profession. Examples of professional level projects include
development of agency manuals, development of comprehensive
assessments, research projects, business proposals and design,
implementation and evaluation of programs. Prerequisite: approval of
graduate program director.
REC 780 Cr. 3
A Comparative Approach to Leisure and Society
This course will survey
leisure practices throughout the world and make a comparison of how
leisure is perceived in other societies. Prerequisite: REC 701.
REC 790 Cr. 1-3
Advanced Seminar-Recreation Management
Various current professional
and theoretical topics will be presented in workshop format. Visiting
scholars will supplement faculty presentations. Repeatable for credit
-- maximum 6. Offered occasionally.
REC 795 Cr. 1-3
Independent Study in Recreation Management
Individualized study of areas
not available in existing courses. Prerequisites: consent of
department chairperson and instructor. Repeatable for credit --
REC 797 Cr. 1-3
Special Projects in Recreation Management
Individualized study areas not
available in existing courses or independent study. Emphasis is on
the planning, implementation and evaluation of a recreation leisure
project. Projects are completed under the supervision of the director
and graduate faculty in the department. Repeatable for credit --
REC 799 Cr. 1-6
Research: Master's Thesis
Independent research project
selected and executed under the direction
of a graduate faculty member by students electing to write a thesis.
The project may be in any area related to recreation and parks.
Prerequisite: approval of graduate program director. Maximum six
credits allowed toward degree for graduation.