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The Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree: 128 units

See “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

The department has prepared a suggested Four Year Advising Plan to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See “General Education Requirements” in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See “Cultural Diversity” in The University Catalog. Most courses used to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the “American Institutions Requirement” under “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.” This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 050 and POLS 055. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See “Mathematics and Writing Requirements” in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Application to the Major:

Departmental approval is required before you begin course work for this major. Application to the major can be made at the department office.

Course Requirements for the Major: 66-69 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, dependent upon a selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

NOTE: A maximum of 15 units of internship (courses numbered 089, 189, 289, 389) may be applied to a bachelor’s degree at CSU, Chico.

Since the Department of Recreation and Parks Management uses a mentor-adviser system, it is important for you to request an adviser when you declare Recreation as your major. In general, Recreation majors are encouraged to take RECR 010 and complete the computer literacy requirement during the first semester in the department. Depending on the desired option, RECR 020 (for the Option in Community/Commercial Recreation and Tourism) or RECR 050 (for the Option in Resort and Lodging Management) or RECR 040 (for the Option in Parks and Natural Resource Management) or RECR 060 (for the Option in Therapeutic Recreation) should also be considered.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 29 units

Computer Literacy

3 units selected from:

CSCI    010    Computer Literacy    3.0    FS

MINS    001    Windows/Wd Proc/Present Software    1.0    FS

AND     (Both the above and following course must be taken)

MINS    002    Spreadsheets and Graphics    1.0    FS

AND     (Both the above and following course must be taken)

MINS    003    Introduction to Databases    1.0    FS

RECR    012    Computers in Recreation    3.0    FS

SOSC    010    Computer Applications for BSS    3.0    FS

Recreation majors are strongly advised to develop computer literacy skills early in their course of study. Most community college computer literacy courses are transferable.

4 courses required:

RECR    010    Foundations Leisure/Recreation    3.0    FS

RECR    191    Leadership/Supervision in Recr    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    200    Leisure Science    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; one course chosen from RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    280    Management of Recreation/Parks    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; RECR 010; RECR 191; one course chosen from RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; senior standing.

14 units selected from:

one of the following two plans:

PLAN I-Internship Program

3 courses required:

RECR    287    Internship Preparation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Senior standing; faculty permission.

RECR    288    Internship Seminar    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RECR 289; faculty permission.

RECR    289    Internship in Parks/Recr/Hosp    12.0    FS

Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing; completion of other course requirements; RECR 287; 700 hours of approved field experience; concurrent enrollment in RECR 288; cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; faculty permission.

PLAN II-Merit Internship Program

Students whose GPA in overall course work is 3.0 or above may elect to enter the Merit Internship Program. Formal application for this program must occur by the second semester of the junior year.

3 courses required:

RECR    287M    Merit Internship Preparation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Senior standing; cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; faculty permission.

RECR    288M    Merit Internship Seminar    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RECR 289M; cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; faculty permission.

RECR    289M    Merit Intern Parks/Recr/Hosp    12.0    FS

Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing; GPA of 3.0 or higher in overall course work; completion of other course requirements; RECR 287M; 1000 hours of approved field experience; concurrent enrollment in RECR 288M; faculty permission.

Major Option Course Requirements: 37-40 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

THE OPTION IN COMMUNITY/COMMERCIAL RECREATION AND TOURISM: 39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:

RECR    020    Foundations of Programming    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010 or faculty permission.

RECR    060    Intro to Special Populations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010 or faculty permission.

RECR    170A    Commercial Recreation/Tourism    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; or faculty permission.

RECR    220    Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; one course chosen from RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    222    Leisure Services Promotion    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    234    Commercial Recreation Operations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; one course chosen from RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; RECR 220; RECR 222; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    238    Recreation/Park Law/Principles    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; or faculty permission.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 18 units

Students must select one of the following patterns to complete the requirements for the Option in Community/Commercial Recreation and Tourism.

Commercial Recreation Pattern: 18 units

6 courses selected from:

MGMT    131    Human Resource Management    3.0    FS

MGMT    232    Recruitment and Selection    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MGMT 131.

MGMT    233    Training and Development    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MGMT 131.

MGMT    234    Performance Management    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MGMT 131.

MKTG    170    Survey of Marketing    3.0    FS

MKTG    273    Strategic Personal Selling    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 170, MKTG 171, MKTG 180.

MKTG    275    Retailing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 170, MKTG 171, MKTG 180.

MKTG    278    Service Marketing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 170, MKTG 171, MKTG 180.

RECR    133    Cultural/Social/Creative Prog    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010, RECR 020, or faculty permission.

RECR    134    Health Club and Spa Management    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010, or faculty permission.

RECR    142    Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    150    Food & Beverage Administration    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 050.

RECR    171    Visitor Information Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 170A, successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    172    Meeting and Conference Planning    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 170A, successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    212    Adv Apps of Tech for Recreation    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Any approved department computer literacy course.

Community/Programming Pattern: 18 units

4 courses selected from:

RECR    085    Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership    3.0    FS

RECR    115    Outdoor Leadership Practicum    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 085; or faculty permission.

RECR    132    Trend Sport/Physical Recreation    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    133    Cultural/Social/Creative Prog    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010, RECR 020, or faculty permission.

RECR    160    Leisure in Later Life    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    210    Leisure Serv Military Setting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

RECR    040    Outdoor Recreation Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    142    Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    240    Environ/Comprehensive Plan Rec    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 040 and RECR 200; completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    260    Comprehensive Study Special Pops    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 060; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    262    Therapeutic Recreation Services    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 060; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    264    Therapeutic Recr Technique    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 060.

RECR    266    Program Mgmt Special Populations    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: RECR 060; RECR 262; RECR 264; or faculty permission.

Tourism Pattern: 18 units

6 courses selected from:

ANTH    138    Culture and Tourism    3.0    Inq

MKTG    170    Survey of Marketing    3.0    FS

MKTG    171    Consumer Behavior    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 170.

MKTG    278    Service Marketing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 170, MKTG 171, MKTG 180.

RECR    050    Hospitality Industry Intro    3.0    FS

RECR    171    Visitor Information Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 170A, successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    172    Meeting and Conference Planning    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 170A, successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    247    Recr & Nat Resource Economics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010, RECR 040, computer literacy; or faculty permission.

RECR    271    Trends Outdoor Recr & Tourism    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    279    Tourism Capstone Seminar    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

THE OPTION IN PARKS AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 37-40 units

Option Core: 18 units

6 courses required:

RECR    040    Outdoor Recreation Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    240    Environ/Comprehensive Plan Rec    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 040 and RECR 200; completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    241    Citizen Involvement in Res Mgmt    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or completion of RECR 040 and RECR 200; or faculty permission.

RECR    244    Environmental Interpretation    4.0    SP

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; a basic oral communication course such as CMST 011; or faculty permission.

RECR    246    Natural Resources Management    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 040; RECR 200; RECR 240; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    249    Senior Workshop: Field Methods    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 040; RECR 200; RECR 240; senior standing.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 19-22 units

Students must select one of the following patterns to complete the requirements for the Option in Parks and Natural Resource Management.

Environmental Interpretation/Education Pattern: 19-21 units

2 courses required:

RECR    222    Leisure Services Promotion    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    245    Adv Meth of Environ Interpret    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; a basic oral communication course, such as CMST 011; RECR 244; or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

EDCI    251    Methods/Materials for Environ Ed    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 142 or GEOS 030 or equivalent.

This course is the same as RECR 251 which may be substituted.

RECR    251    Methods/Materials for Environ Ed    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 142 or GEOS 030 or equivalent or faculty permission.

This course is the same as EDCI 251 which may be substituted.

1 course selected from:

ART    015A    Color Theory    3.0    FS

ART    015B    Design    3.0    FS

ART    143    Human Factors in Design    3.0    FS

CDES    023    Visual Communication Concepts    2.0    FS

RECR    060    Intro to Special Populations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010 or faculty permission.

3 courses selected from:

ANTH    261    Museum Collections Management    3.0    FA

ANTH    288A    Exhibit Research and Design    3.0    SP

ANTH    288B    Exhibit Installation    3.0    FA

ART    058    Introduction to Computer Art    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ART 003A, ART 015A, or faculty permission.

OR     (the following course may be substituted for the above)

CDES    122    Computer Graphics    3.0    FS

OR     (the following course may be substituted for the above)

CSCI    040    Computer-Assisted Art I    3.0    FS *

BIOL    007    Museum Techniques    2.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Previous biological course work is recommended.

BIOL    142    Field Biology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BIOL 008.

CDES    003    Writing for Electronic Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

CDES    092    Intro Photo Com & Dig Imaging    3.0    FS

JOUR    060    Writing for Mass Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

MUS    157    Music in Recreation    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 129, faculty permission.

Note: An approved minor may be substituted for 9 units of the “selected courses” in this advising pattern. Approved minors include biological sciences, communication design, instructional design, museology (certificate), or other with adviser’s approval.

Human Dimensions in Parks Management Pattern: 21 units

2 courses required:

RECR    238    Recreation/Park Law/Principles    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; or faculty permission.

RECR    247    Recr & Nat Resource Economics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010, RECR 040, computer literacy; or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

POLS    260A    Intro to Public Administration    3.0    FS

POLS    261    Environmental Politics/Admin    3.0    SP

POLS    271A    Public Policy Formation    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in POLS 199A required.

SOCI    145    Environmental Sociology    3.0    FA

1 course selected from:

GEOG    227    Environmental Impact Analysis    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: GEOG 120 or equivalent.

POLS    264    Administrative Law    3.0    FA

POLS    268    Planning Law    3.0    SP

1 course selected from:

ANTH    223    Human Behavioral Ecology    3.0    Inq

BIOL    134    Conservation Ecology    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or equivalent.

HIST    150    American Environment    3.0    SP *Eth

PSY    245    Social Psychology    3.0    FS

SOCI    200    Rural Sociology    3.0    FA

SOCI    210    Population and Human Ecology    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: SOCI 110 is recommended.

1 course selected from:

CMST    012    Small Group Communication    3.0    FS *

CMST    111    Advanced Presentational Speaking    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CMST 011.

CMST    114    Persuasion    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CMST 011.

CMST    117    Intro to Organizational Comm    3.0    FS

CMST    218    Social Movement Communication    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CMST 101.

CMST    224    Public Opinion and Propaganda    3.0    FS

This course is the same as JOUR 224 and POLS 224 which may be substituted.

MGMT    145    Negotiation Techn for Conflict    3.0    SP

Outdoor Leadership Pattern: 21-22 units

Note: Completion of the Certificate in Outdoor Education (see the chapter on Physical Education and Exercise Physiology) can be substituted for the Outdoor Leadership Pattern to fulfill advising pattern requirments for the Option in Parks and Natural Resource Management.

2 courses required:

RECR    115    Outdoor Leadership Practicum    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 085; or faculty permission.

RECR    238    Recreation/Park Law/Principles    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

EDCI    251    Methods/Materials for Environ Ed    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 142 or GEOS 030 or equivalent.

This course is the same as RECR 251 which may be substituted.

RECR    251    Methods/Materials for Environ Ed    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 142 or GEOS 030 or equivalent or faculty permission.

This course is the same as EDCI 251 which may be substituted.

1 course selected from:

RECR    020    Foundations of Programming    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010 or faculty permission.

RECR    060    Intro to Special Populations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010 or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

CMST    012    Small Group Communication    3.0    FS *

CMST    229    Org Ldrshp & Decsn Making    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CMST 012, CMST 101, CMST 117 for Communication Studies majors; by faculty permission for non-majors.

PHED    208    Social Psych of Sport/Play/Games    3.0    FS

This course is the same as PSY 208 which may be substituted.

OR     (the following course may be substituted for the above)

PSY    208    Social Psych of Sport/Play/Games    3.0    FS

This course is the same as PHED 208 which may be substituted.

PHED    260    Phil Found of Outdoor Education    3.0    FS

PHED    264    Facilitating Adventure Exp    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 260.

3-4 units selected from:

PHED    024    Methods of Teaching Rock Climb    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

PHED    026    Methods of Tch Wilderness Living    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

PHED    027    Winter and the Mountain    4.0    JA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, PHED 026 or RECR 115.

PHED    028    Methods of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder.

RECR    085    Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership    3.0    FS

Parks and Facilities Management Pattern: 21 units

3 courses required:

RECR    142    Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    212    Adv Apps of Tech for Recreation    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Any approved department computer literacy course.

RECR    238    Recreation/Park Law/Principles    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

PSSC    002    Introduction to Plant Science    3.0    FS *

RECR    154    Resort/Lodging Development & Mgt    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 050; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    220    Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; one course chosen from RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

CM    091    Construction Graphics    3.0    FS

CM    093    Construction Materials & Systems    3.0    FS

CM    094    Analysis Construction Drawing    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CM 091, CM 093.

PSSC    050    Introduction to Soil Science    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 027 or CHEM 037.

PSSC    153    Agrichemicals    3.0    F1

Prerequisites: CHEM 027 or CHEM 037; PSSC 050.

THE OPTION IN RESORT AND LODGING MANAGEMENT: 39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:

RECR    050    Hospitality Industry Intro    3.0    FS

RECR    150    Food & Beverage Administration    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 050.

RECR    154    Resort/Lodging Development & Mgt    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 050; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    170A    Commercial Recreation/Tourism    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; or faculty permission.

RECR    220    Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; one course chosen from RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    252    Resort/Lodging Front House Mgmt    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010, RECR 050, computer literacy.

RECR    258    Adv Resort/Lodging Operations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010, RECR 050, RECR 252, RECR 254, computer literacy.

Option Selection: 18 units

A maximum of 9 lower-division units may be selected to meet this requirement.

18 units selected from:

ACCT    015    Intro to Financial Accounting    3.0    FS

ACCT    016    Intro to Managerial Accounting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ACCT 015 (or ABUS 083 for ABUS majors only).

BLAW    100    Managing the Legal Environment    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing.

BLAW    213    Employment Law    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing.

BLAW    214    Labor Law/Collective Bargaining    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.

CDES    001    Introduction to Communication    3.0    FS

This course is the same as JOUR 001 which may be substituted.

CMST    012    Small Group Communication    3.0    FS *

CMST    100    Theory/Principles Communication    3.0    FS

CMST    113    Foundations of Interpersonal Com    3.0    FS

CMST    117    Intro to Organizational Comm    3.0    FS

CMST    229    Org Ldrshp & Decsn Making    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CMST 012, CMST 101, CMST 117 for Communication Studies majors; by faculty permission for non-majors.

FIN    150    Survey of Finance    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ACCT 015, ECON 003.

FREN    001    First-Semester French    4.0    FS *

FREN    002    Second-Semester French    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: FREN 001 or equivalent.

FREN    003    Third-Semester French    4.0    FA *

Prerequisites: FREN 002 or equivalent.

FREN    004    Fourth-Semester French    4.0    SP *

Prerequisites: FREN 003 or equivalent.

GERM    001    First-Semester German    4.0    FS *

GERM    002    Second-Semester German    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: GERM 001 or equivalent.

GERM    003    Third-Semester German    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: GERM 002 or equivalent.

GERM    004    Fourth-Semester German    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: GERM 003 or equivalent.

ITAL    001    First-Semester Italian    4.0    FS *

ITAL    002    Second-Semester Italian    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: ITAL 001 or equivalent.

ITAL    003    Third-Semester Italian    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: ITAL 002 or equivalent.

ITAL    004    Fourth-Semester Italian    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: ITAL 003 or equivalent.

JAPN    001    First-Semester Japanese    4.0    FS *

JAPN    002    Second-Semester Japanese    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: JAPN 001 or faculty permission.

JAPN    003    Third-Semester Japanese    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: JAPN 002 or faculty permission.

JAPN    004    Fourth-Semester Japanese    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: JAPN 003 or faculty permission.

MGMT    129    Communication in Business    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

MGMT    131    Human Resource Management    3.0    FS

MGMT    145    Negotiation Techn for Conflict    3.0    SP

MGMT    243    Managing Innovation and Change    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MGMT 180.

MGMT    245    International Management    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MGMT 180.

MGMT    284    Managing Project Teams    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MGMT 180.

MKTG    170    Survey of Marketing    3.0    FS

MKTG    171    Consumer Behavior    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 170.

MKTG    270    Sales Force Management    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 170, MKTG 171, MKTG 180.

MKTG    274    Market Analysis    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 170, MKTG 171, MKTG 180.

NFSC    020    Elementary Food    3.0    FS

NFSC    160    Intro Foodserv Adm & Sanitation    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: NFSC 020.

NFSC    261    Foodservice Procurement & Mgmt    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: BIOL 011; NFSC 160 or MGMT 180; NFSC 020.

NFSC    262    Foodservice Equip/Production    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: NFSC 261.

NFSC    263    Adv Foodservice Administration    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: NFSC 261, NFSC 262.

PSSC    195    Introduction to Wines    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: At least junior standing.

RECR    020    Foundations of Programming    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010 or faculty permission.

RECR    060    Intro to Special Populations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010 or faculty permission.

RECR    134    Health Club and Spa Management    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    171    Visitor Information Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 170A, successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    172    Meeting and Conference Planning    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 170A, successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    189    Direct Fieldwork    1.0-6.0    FS

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

RECR    199    Special Problems    1.0-3.0    FS

RECR    222    Leisure Services Promotion    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    234    Commercial Recreation Operations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; one course chosen from RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; RECR 220; RECR 222; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    238    Recreation/Park Law/Principles    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 010; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 020, RECR 040, RECR 050, or RECR 060; or faculty permission.

RECR    271    Trends Outdoor Recr & Tourism    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    279    Tourism Capstone Seminar    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

SPAN    001    First-Semester Spanish    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: SPAN 001 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.

SPAN    002    Second-Semester Spanish    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: SPAN 001 or equivalent.

SPAN    003    Third-Semester Spanish    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: SPAN 002 or equivalent.

SPAN    004    Fourth-Semester Spanish    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: SPAN 003 or equivalent.

NOTE: An approved minor may be substituted for the “selected courses” in the Option in Resort Lodging Management. Approved minors include: accounting, business administration, communication, communication design, computer science, economics, foodservice administration, a foreign language, international business, management of human resources, management information systems, managing diversity in organizations, marketing, organizational communication, public administration, tourism.

THE OPTION IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION: 39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:

RECR    060    Intro to Special Populations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010 or faculty permission.

RECR    260    Comprehensive Study Special Pops    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 060; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    262    Therapeutic Recreation Services    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 060; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR    264    Therapeutic Recr Technique    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 060.

RECR    266    Program Mgmt Special Populations    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: RECR 060; RECR 262; RECR 264; or faculty permission.

RECR    268    Leisure Counseling    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 060 or faculty permission.

RECR    269    Therapeutic Case Management    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: RECR 060; RECR 262; or faculty permission.

Option Selection: 18 units

4 courses required:

BIOL    003    Human Anatomy    3.0    FS *

BIOL    004    Human Physiology    3.0    FS *

PSY    225    Abnormal Psychology    3.0    FS

C D    052    Child Development    3.0    FS *

OR     (the following course may be substituted for the above)

C D    254    Adolescent Development    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: C D 050 or C D 052 or PSY 202.

The four courses above are the minimum requirement for certification through California Board of Recreation and Park Certification (CBPAC) and National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). Additional courses may be needed to complete requirements for certification.

6 units selected from:

In consultaton with your adviser, select two courses from the following areas or an approved minor: child development, health and community services, physical education, education, psychology, physical/biological science, social work, and sociology.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor’s degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade, except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major.
It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (299H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B.
2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units.
3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department.
4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department.
5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year.
6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.

Honors in Recreation Administration

1. You must complete RECR 010, RECR 191, and RECR 200 before you can be admitted to the Honors in the Major program.
2. Your overall GPA must be 3.5 or above for the four semesters before entering the program and 3.5 or above in the major. You must also be recommended by a faculty member and approved by the department chair.
3. To complete Honors in the Major, you must take RECR 280H and RECR 299H during your senior year and earn at least a grade of B in each. You must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in your senior year.