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Recreation and Parks Management Course Offerings

Please see the section on “Course Description Symbols and Terms” in The University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

RECR 010

Foundations of Leisure and Recreation    3.0 Fa/Spr

First professional preparation course for majors and minors. Prerequisite to all upper-division required recreation courses for majors and minors. Sociology and social psychology of leisure. History of leisure in Western cultures. Philosophical foundations of leisure studies. Introduction to the principal journals and professional literature. Ethics and foundations of professional practice. Introduction to the principal professional organizations. Career and course of study planning. CAN REC 2.

RECR 012

Computers in Recreation    3.0 Fa/Spr

Familiarization with the capabilities, limitations, and recreation management applications of computers. The basic operation, functions, and vocabulary of computers will be examined. Word processing, electronic spreadsheet, and database/file management software packages will be introduced. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 020

Foundations of Programming    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Theory and process of program planning, construction, operation, and evaluation as applicable to a variety of agencies and communities. Exposure to several types of programs serving different age groups, interests, and needs within a range of environments. Recruitment, use, and supervision of volunteers. Exploration of program areas in depth: social, cultural, physical, mental, and special events. Consideration of practical application. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity.

RECR 040

Outdoor Recreation Systems    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Resources and needs for outdoor recreation: managing people and natural resources to provide quality outdoor recreation experiences. Study of historic, social, political, economic, and environmental factors influencing natural resources recreation at federal, state, and local levels. Survey of conflicts in natural resource land use. Required field trip.

RECR 050

Hospitality Industry Introduction    3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction and overview of the history, present, and future of the resort and lodging industry. All aspects of the industry will be discussed, with emphasis on managerial and supervisory career opportunities and managerial responsibilities in the resort and lodging industry. Historical developments, pioneers, and industry leaders will be discussed. The course will also explore the complex interrelationships involved in this service industry, and stress the variety of career opportunities available and how to prepare to be a successful professional.

RECR 060

Introduction to Special Populations    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

A study of the characteristics and needs of special populations, specifically related to the delivery of leisure services. In-depth discussion of personal and societal attitudes, stereotypes, legislation, accessibility, and activity modification. Special populations covered include physically disabled, developmentally disabled, substance abusers, juvenile delinquents, learning disabled, mentally ill, and sensory impaired. Learning experiences include volunteer work, field trips, guest speakers, and wheelchair experience. This course is applicable to all disciplines dealing with special populations.

RECR 080

Leisure and Life    3.0 Fa/Spr

Orientation to leisure in terms of personal and social growth, leisure and recreational planning, leisure time management, fitness and health enhancement, stress management, constructive use of leisure, and the development of personal leisure values. Designed for non-majors. This is an approved General Education course.

RECR 085

Camp Management and Outdoor Leadership    3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to basic camp management, outdoor-related skills, and outdoor leadership in a back-country environment. Exposure to the logistical planning process, risk management, environmental awareness/education, outdoor recreation programming, and psycho-social leadership skills. This course is applicable to all disciplines dealing with the management of people in a wilderness setting. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 098

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 098A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered.

RECR 110

Natural Resources and the Informed Citizen    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

The role of citizens in influencing natural resources policy. Integrative study of factors influencing wildlife, timber, range, water, air, mineral, and recreation resources, including resource scarcity, societal structure, economic influences, and institutional policies. Focus on public involvement in natural resources planning and decision-making. Survey of basic principles of multiple-use natural resource management. This is an approved General Education course.

RECR 115

Outdoor Leadership Practicum    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RECR 085; or faculty permission.

Theoretical and pragmatic application of outdoor leadership strategies and techniques for the provision of safe and satisfying formal outdoor recreation group experiences. Exposure to a laboratory leadership experience, with an emphasis on psycho-social leadership skills, including judgment and decision-making, risk management, and the emotional, intellectual, and physiological elements of effective outdoor leadership. Required field trips. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 132

Trends in Sports    3.0 Fa/Spr
and Physical Recreation Services

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

Theory and practice of organizing and directing programs, tournaments, and special events for sports and physical recreation activities which are applicable to health clubs, corporations, military, health spas, and communities.

RECR 133

Cultural, Social, and Creative Programming    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RECR 010; RECR 020 or faculty permission.

Planning for social, cultural, and special events in the recreational program. Cultural, social, and creative activities in music, drama, dance, art, and writing. Aimed at the activities director in resorts, spas, employee services, recreation agencies, and military bases, etc. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity.

RECR 134

Health Club and Spa Management    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RECR 010 or faculty permission.

Concepts of organization, marketing, program development, program design, facility design, equipment utilization, management, and community interaction. Introduction to trends in the business, and design and management of a successful model in today’s society.

RECR 142

Systems Management    3.0 Fall
in Maintenance and Operations

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

Purpose, types, organization for scheduling, budget, recruitment, training, supervision, appraisal, tasks, tools, equipment, vegetation, OSHA, safety, and methods of maintenance. Design to minimize maintenance and vandalism. Review of special facilities: pools, golf courses, ball fields, camps, lakes, marinas, ski areas, state and federal recreation areas, etc. Field visits required. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Formerly RECR 152.

RECR 150

Food and Beverage Management    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RECR 050.

Organization, administration, and management of food service in the Food service/Hospitality industry. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 154

Resort and Lodging    3.0 Fa/Spr
Development and Management

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

Discussion of the conceptualization of a resort or lodging business, feasibility studies, financing requirements; federal, state, and local considerations and requirements, management theories and practical application, management principles and practices relating to the maintenance of resort/lodging facilities. The emphaiss is on the applications of principles of management in resort/lodging operations. Issues are explored from all levels of management, but with emphasis on a supervisor and/or middle management perspective. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly RECR 254.

RECR 160

Leisure in Later Life    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Methods and skills to effectively provide recreation services for elders in a variety of settings; current issues and problems involved in providing leisure and recreation services for the elders; examination of the value of recreation activities in the lives of elders with regard to relatives and friends as well as oneself; resources for providing leisure programs and pre-retirement planning. Requires out-of-class activity with senior programs. Helpful to all disciplines working with senior citizens. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours workshop. Formerly RECR 170.

RECR 170A

Commercial Recreation and Tourism    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Overview of the private sector of leisure services, including current trends in commercial recreation, employee recreation, the resort and hospitality industry, and recreation travel and tourism. The social, economic, and environmental significance of tourism and private sector recreation is examined. Selected recreation specialty businesses and tourism service providers are explored. Formerly RECR 232.

RECR 171

Visitor Information Systems    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Investigation of destination marketing organizaitons (DMOs) and destination marketing tactics. Analysis of career options and requirements. Role of affinity groups, group travel, and database marketing in destination development and marketing. Creation of materials for cooperative tourism marketing programs.

RECR 172

Meeting and Conference Planning    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

This course provides an overview of the meeting, conference, and event planning industry, including suppliers and affiliates. It is designed to provide students with basic information and experience about the development and implementation of a meeting or conference. Experiential and theoretical information about planning and design, budgeting, and financial management systems, measurement and evaluation and risk and liability will be presented.

RECR 189

Direct Fieldwork    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

This course is directed fieldwork offered as 189A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Credit/no credit grading only.

RECR 190

Service Learning in Recreation Programs    2.0 Fa/Spr

This course provides students with the opportunity to become involved in service to recreation and leisure agencies and organizations. Integrated learning is coupled with service in a collaborative relationship with a variety of civic and regional service agencies and organizations. Students are involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating selected service learning projects. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units.

RECR 191

Leadership and Supervision in Recreation    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Study of the nature, scope, status, and historical development of professional leadership in recreation, parks, and special groups. Types, responsibilities, and criteria for positions. Professional preparation, certification, and licensing of personnel. Examination of professional body of knowledge, group dynamics, and theories of leadership. Competence, skills, and techniques of the supervisor and other professional personnel stressed.

RECR 198

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 198A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered.

RECR 199

Special Problems    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered as 199A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Credit/no credit grading only.

RECR 200

Leisure Science    3.0 Fa/Spr

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.

Applications of science in recreation and parks management, including needs assessment and evaluation methods. Interpretation of research literature. Use of computers for data management and analysis. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 210

Leisure Services in Military Settings    3.0 Fa/Spr

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.

Designed to familiarize students with the fundamental philosophy, rationale, psychology, and operation of leisure services in a military setting. This course will focus on civilian careers that provide recreational services to military service personnel and their dependents. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

RECR 212

Advanced Applications of Technology    3.0 Fa/Spr
for Recreation, Tourism, and Leisure Services

Prerequisites: Any approved department computer literacy course.

Advanced technological applications for recreation, tourism, and leisure services managers. Use of the computer as a decision-making tool. Intermediate and advanced applications of computer software to solve budgeting, database marketing and management, visual presentation, desktop publishing, GIS, and statistical problems confronting contemporary leisure services managers. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory.

RECR 220

Recreation Budgeting    3.0 Fa/Spr
and Finance Management

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.

Management approaches to budget and finance in recreation and park agencies and businesses; budget preparations, forecasting, accounting techniques, and capital acquisition. Review of revenue options, capital funding, and revenue sources included. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 222

Leisure Services Promotion    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Development of the ability to promote, publicize, mobilize, and coordinate private, commercial, and community recreation programs, services, resources, and activities to meet recreation needs. Development of public relations knowledge and skills necessary for managing a park and recreation agency, organization, or business. Covers working with print and electronic media. Special emphasis on market analysis, marketing, and promotion. Corporate Certification available from the American Hotel and Motel Association. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 234

Commercial Recreation Operation    3.0 Fa/Spr

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.

Management of private and commercial recreation programs, areas, and facilities. Considers planning, organizing, financing, staffing, operation, evaluation, facility use, and operational effectiveness and efficiency. Explores a broad range of private and commercial operations.

RECR 238

Recreation and Park Law    3.0 Fa/Spr
and Legal Principles

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

Introduction to the study of law applicable to the management of recreation resources in providing valuable recreational experiences for clientele of public and commercial recreation programs and facilities. Examines general legal principles, legal aspects of provision of services by the private sector, contracts and contracting for recreation and park services, legal authority and methods in resource-based recreation areas, and legal liability in parks, recreation, and athletic programs.

RECR 240

Environmental and Comprehensive    3.0 Fa/Spr
Planning for Recreation

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

Basic course in planning for conservation of natural resources for recreation, and the development of comprehensive, area-wide recreation master-plans for cities, special districts, counties, regional planning areas, states, and federal areas. Includes principles of planning: problem identification, goal-setting, development of objectives and policies, assessment of needs, resources, and constraints, and the development and implemention of programs to meet needs. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 241

Citizen Involvement in    3.0 Fa/Spr
Recreation Resource Management

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

Theoretical and applied concepts of citizen involvement in policy and management decisions for both public and private sectors of recreation resource management. Discussion of legal mandates, agency/organization credibility, applied methods for obtaining citizen input, and case studies.

RECR 242

Planning and Design of    4.0 Fa/Spr
Recreation Areas and Facilities

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

Design principles and processes for recreation areas and facilities. Includes the practical experience of designing a specific recreation area or facility and its components. Field trips required. 3.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 244

Environmental Interpretation    4.0 Spring
and Communication

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

Theory and application of environmental interpretation services to visitors in natural and cultural resource settings. Communication of environmental information to general public via audio-visual presentations, conducted trips, exhibits, nature trails, publications, and visitor centers. 3.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 245

Advanced Methods    3.0 Fa/Spr
of Environmental Interpretation

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

This course explores advanced principles, methods, and techniques related to environmental interpretation programs and services at natural and cultural resource sites. Focuses on developing interpretive master plans, producing audio-visual media such as computer- generated presentations, preparing interpretive publications, and programming special events such as living history demonstrations. Discusses the management and evaluation of interpretive programs.

RECR 246

Natural Resources Management    3.0 Fall

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

Managing the interactions between natural resources and users to produce outdoor recreation. The outdoor recreation production function. Carrying capacity, limits of acceptable change, competition, and complementarity among recreation uses and between recreation uses and other resource uses. Methods for monitoring recreational impacts, and approaches to managing resource quality and recreational opportunities. Required field trip. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 247

Recreation and Natural Resource Economics    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Development of economic tools to analyze the demand for and the supply of outdoor recreation, and factors affecting each. Economic impacts on local communities, pricing and paying for facilities.

RECR 249

Senior Workshop in Parks    2.0 Fa/Spr
and Natural Resources Field Methods

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

A workshop course intended to develop specific skills and field measurement techniques commonly used in recreation and natural resources management. Field methods will be developed for use in recreation resources management and will integrate with forest, watershed, wildlife, fisheries, and range management as well as urban forestry and urban, county, district, rural, and regional parklands management. The relationship between techniques and their use in recreation resources management will be addressed. 4.0 hours workshop. Formerly RECR 248.

RECR 251

Methods and Materials    3.0 Fa/Spr
for Environmental Education

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

Experiential-oriented survey of methods and materials for teaching environmental concepts in schools, communities, nature centers, camps, and parks. Exposure to history, theory, philosophy, and goals of environmental education programs. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

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

RECR 252

Resort/Lodging Front-of-House Management    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RECR 010, RECR 050, computer literacy.

Concepts of organization, communication, ethics, and policy formulation in the front of the house operations in the hotel and hospitality industry. Introducing the basic techniques and trends in the system and equipment available to meet the needs of management and guests. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

RECR 258

Advanced Resort/Lodging Operations    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

This is a capstone course designed to focus on the responsibilities of executive committee members and the general manager of a hotel. This course draws on concepts from the functional disciplines such as marketing, finance, human resource, and operations in the diagnosis, analysis, and resolution of complex business situations. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Formerly RECR 259.

RECR 260

Comprehensive Study of Special Populations    3.0 Spring

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

An in-depth exploration of special populations, including individuals with disabilities and diseases. Content will focus on etiology, prognosis, symptomatic conditions, and recreation therapy prescription. Medical terminology and pharmacology as it relates to therapeutic recreation will be discussed. Appropriate for allied health professionals.

RECR 262

Therapeutic Recreation Service    3.0 Fall

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

Comprehensive study of the provision of therapeutic recreation services, primarily in clinical settings. Topics include the philosophy of therapeutic recreation, historical foundations, assessment, goal planning,
documentation, evaluation, activity analysis, therapeutic modalities, clinical team approaches, medical terminology, transfer techniques, professionalism, and trends.

RECR 264

Therapeutic Recreation Techniques    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RECR 060.

The study of therapeutic techniques (e.g. creative drama, art, music, puppetry, adapted dance) used with special populations in clinical and community-based settings. The focus is on exploring, planning, and presenting techniques in the classroom and participating in activities at various agencies in the community. Applicable to allied health and human service disciplines. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

RECR 266

Program Management for Special Populations    3.0 Fall

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

Application of knowledge and skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating an eight-week leisure program for a special population in an agency of the student’s choice. Course topics include volunteer management, marketing, public relations, funding, risk management, evaluation, and problem-solving. Requires out-of-class activity. Applicable to all human service fields. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity.

RECR 268

Leisure Counseling    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RECR 060 or faculty permission.

Study and practical application of individual and group leisure counseling techniques (students will counsel their peers). Other topics include communication skills, leisure assessments, leisure resources, leisure education activities, and applications of leisure counseling for special populations. Applicable for all leisure service professionals and human service disciplines.

RECR 269

Therapeutic Case Management    3.0 Spring

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

Controlled case management process. Assessing, diagnosing, goalplanning, implementing individual treatment programs, and evaluation. One-to-one treatment procedure. Applicable to allied health and human service professionals. 1.0 hour lecture, 4.0 hours activity.

RECR 271

Trends in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

Orientation to agencies, activities, programs, and small businesses in outdoor recreation and tourism. Program development and implementation strategies considered for a variety of settings from organized camping to entrepreneurship. Critical issues affecting the delivery of outdoor recreation services are analyzed. Required field trips. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours workshop. Formerly RECR 131.

RECR 279

Tourism Capstone Seminar    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Synthesis of tourism as an industry, including its history and growth. Analysis of career potentials and requirements. Role of multi-national business and domestic and international tourism. Study of tourism in selected destinations. Formerly RECR 250.

RECR 280

Management of Recreation and Parks    3.0 Fa/Spr

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.

Management of parks and/or recreation operations and agencies. Legalities, policies, practices, procedures, principles, and theory related to planning, organizing, staffing, training, motivating, controlling, evaluating, financing, and managing resources in parks, recreation, and leisure services. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

RECR 280H

Management of Recreation and Parks -    3.0 Fa/Spr
Honors

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; RECR 010; RECR 191; and RECR 020 or RECR 040 or RECR 060; senior standing, RECR 299H, and acceptance int he Honors in the Major program.

Management of parks and/or recreation operations and agencies. Legalities, policies, practices, procedures, principles, and theory related to planning, organizing, staffing, training, motivating, controlling, evaluating, financing, and managing resources in parks, recreation, and leisure services. The Honors student will refine the honors paper into publishable form and make a public presentation as a part of this class. This course fulfills 50 percent of the requirements for Honors in the Major. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

RECR 287

Internship Preparation    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Senior standing; faculty permission.

Preparation for internship field assignment in ensuing semester: resume and job inquiry letter writing, community and agency traditions, mores, environments and expectations, interview methods, problem-solving, human relations, attitudes, communication skills, positive learning and contributing. Leads to and requires securing of an internship to complete course requirements. 2.0 hours workshop.

RECR 287M

Merit Internship Preparation    1.0 Fa/Spr

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

Preparation for merit internship field assignment in international area in ensuing semester: resume and job inquiry letter writing, community and agency environments, traditions, mores and expectations, interview methods, problem-solving, human relations, attitudes and communication skills, positive learning and contributing. Leads to and requires the securing of an internship to complete the course requirements. 2.0 hours workshop.

RECR 288

Internship Seminar    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RECR 289; faculty permission.

Pre-assignment preparation for internship experience and post-assignment analysis of the 14 weeks of full-time experience in a recreation, parks, hospitality, therapeutic, or special group operation, business, or agency. Credit/no credit grading only.

RECR 288M

Merit Internship Seminar    1.0 Fa/Spr

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

Pre-assignment preparation for merit internship experience and postassignment analysis of the 14 weeks of full-time experience in a recreation, parks, hospitality, therapeutic, or special group operation, business, or agency. Credit/no credit grading only.

RECR 289

Internship in Parks, Recreation,    12.0 Fa/Spr
and/or Hospitality

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.

Supervised off-campus, full-time practical work or leadership experience, including application of curricular knowledge and skills, study of agency applications and resources, and public and/or private service offerings. Internship field placement must be approved by faculty adviser. Credit/no credit grading only.

RECR 289M

Merit Internship in Parks, Recreation,    12.0 Fa/Spr
and/or Hospitality

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.

Supervised off-campus, full-time practical work or leadership experience, including application of curricular knowledge and skills, study of agency applications and resources and public and/or private service offerings. Internship field placement must be approved by faculty adviser. Credit/no credit grading only.

RECR 298

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 298A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered.

RECR 299H

Honors Seminar in    3.0 Fa/Spr
Recreation and Parks Management

Prerequisites: Faculty permission; acceptance in the Honors in the Major program.

The student, in conference/seminar with a faculty member, will define a research problem, develop a research proposal, conduct the research, and submit a written report on the project. This will entail developing competence in a research methodology appropriate to the field of recreation and the student’s interests, review of the literature, collecting data, and acceptance of a prospectus for a senior paper. This review will carry forward to RECR 280H, where Honors students will refine their research and present their paper. This course fulfills 50 percent of the requirements for Honors in the Major.

RECR 301

Contemporary Issues in Leisure and Recreation    3.0 Fall

Exploration of leisure in contemporary society; current issues and trends. Analysis of social, political, and economic forces affecting leisure trends and leisure landscapes through exploration of current literature.

RECR 311

Theory of Leisure and Recreation    3.0 Fall

Foundations of theory and the professional organization of the field of recreation. Exploration of the social psychological, cultural, economic, physical, and environmental determinants of leisure behavior. Critical analysis of the growing body of research and literature in the field.

RECR 321

Research Designs for Recreation and Leisure    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: RECR 200 or equivalent, or upper-division statistics (or concurrent enrollment)

Research design in leisure studies with application to theoretical development and professional practice. Techniques include problem solving, literature review, quantitative research methods, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of results. Basic statistical concepts. Mechanics of the written report.

RECR 331

Surveys and Appraisals    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: RECR 200 or equivalent, or upper-division statistics (or concurrent enrollment) faculty permission.

Study of survey and appraisal processes used in recreation and park management. Focus on development and administration of qualitative research methods for gathering data. Applications of relevant statistical methods and presentation technologies.

RECR 340A

Seminar in    2.0 Fa/Spr
Community and Commercial Recreation

A critical examination of selected theories, current research, methods, and professional practice in community and commercial recreation. Examination of current relevant literature. Student research and in-depth presentations required. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units.

RECR 340B

Seminar in Resort and Lodging Management    2.0 Fa/Spr

A critical examination of selected theories, current research, methods, and professional practice in resort and lodging management. Examination of current relevant literature. Student research and in-depth presentations required. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units.

RECR 340C

Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation    2.0 Fa/Spr

A critical examination of selected theories, current research, methods, and professional practice in therapeutic recreation. Examination of current relevant literature. Student research and in-depth presentations required. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units.

RECR 340D

Seminar in Parks and Natural Resources    2.0 Fa/Spr

A critical examination of selected theories, current research, methods, and professional practice in parks and natural resources management. Examination of current relevant literature. Student research and in-depth presentations required. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units.

RECR 340E

Seminar in Leadership    2.0 Fa/Spr

A critical examination of selected theories, current research, methods, and professional practice in leadership for recreation and organizational settings. Examination of current, relevant literature. Student research and in-depth presentations required. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units.

RECR 389

Graduate Internship    1.0-4.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an internship offered as 389A-D for 1.0 to 4.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised field experience in a selected agency congruent with the student’s major emphasis. Periodic conferences, and evaluation sessions with student, agency personnel, and university faculty. Student reports are required.

RECR 398

Independent Study    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate level independent study offered as 398A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Research is supervised by a faculty member and is separate from the thesis or project.

RECR 399

Master’s Study    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a master’s study offered as either a Master’s Thesis, identified as 399A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively, or as a Master’s Project, identified as 399G-L for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Thesis requirements include systematic study of a significant problem; writing of the thesis, which identifies the problem, summarizes related research, describes the methodology used, and presents findings and conclusions. Project requirements include development of a project directly related to the candidate’s area of professional specialization; writing of the support document which defines the purpose of the project, describes the development process, and presents other related information.