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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, 401 or consent of instructor.

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 591.

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.

REC 711 Cr. 3
Administration of Recreation and Parks
An analysis of the internal organization of the recreation and parks departments including finances and accounting, organizational structure, boards and commissions, executive leadership, state and federal legislation, coordination of community resources, decision making, and office management. Offered Sem. II.

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.

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.

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 experiements 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.

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.

This catalog is a record of graduate programs, courses, policies, staff and facilities as of April 1, 1997. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse reserves the right to change any of the information in this catalog at any time and without giving prior notice. This catalog does not establish a contractural relationship. For a further explanation of your rights and responsibilities as a student please see the Welcome and Note to Students section.

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