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REC 402/502         Cr. 3
Risk Management in Leisure Service Organizations
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
Philosophical Foundations
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
Outdoor Education
A study of the philosophy, resources, skills,
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. Offered occasionally.
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. Offered occasionally.
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 -- maximum 6.
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 --
maximum 6.
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.

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