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.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared 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 taken 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 130 and POLS 155. 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 130 (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: 66-70 units

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

NOTE: A maximum of 15 units of internship (courses numbered 189, 289, 389, 489) 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 200 and complete the computer literacy requirement during the first semester in the department. Depending on the desired option, RECR 220 (for the Options in Community/Commercial Recreation and Special Events and Tourism) or RECR 250 (for the Options in Resort and Lodging Management and Special Events and Tourism) or RECR 240 (for the Option in Parks and Natural Resource Management) or RECR 260 (for the Option in Therapeutic Recreation) should also be considered.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 29 units

Computer Literacy

3 units selected from:
CSCI100Computer Literacy3.0FS
BSIS101Windows/Wd Proc/Present Softwr1.0FS
AND (Both the above and following course must be taken)
BSIS102Spreadsheets and Graphics1.0FS
AND (Both the above and following course must be taken)
BSIS103Introduction to Databases1.0FS
RECR201Computers in Recreation3.0FS
SOSC110Computer Applications for BSS3.0FS

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:
RECR200Foundations Leisure/Recreation3.0FS
RECR300Leisure Science3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR301Leadership/Supervision in Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR400Management of Recreation/Parks3.0FS WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, RECR 200, RECR 301; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; senior standing.

14 units selected from:

one of the following two plans:

PLAN I - Internship Program

3 courses required:
RECR584Internship Preparation1.0FS

Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.

RECR586Internship Seminar1.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RECR 588, faculty permission.

RECR588Internship in Parks/Recr/Hosp1.012.0FS

Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing, completion of other course requirements, RECR 584, 700 hours of approved field experience, concurrent enrollment in RECR 586, 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:
RECR585Merit Internship Preparation1.0FS

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

RECR587Merit Internship Seminar1.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RECR 589, cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, faculty permission.

RECR589Merit Intern Parks/Recr/Hosp12.0FS

Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing, GPA of 3.0 or higher in overall course work, completion of other course requirements, RECR 585, 1000 hours of approved field experience, concurrent enrollment in RECR 587, faculty permission.

Major Option Course Requirements: 37-41 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: 38-39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:
RECR220Foundations of Programming3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR260Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR270Commercial Recreation/Tourism3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.

RECR420Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR422Leisure Services Promotion3.0FS

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

RECR471Customer Serv/Sales Recr Opers3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.

RECR524Commercial Recr Operations3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 17-18 units

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

Commercial Recreation Pattern: 18 units

6 courses selected from:
MGMT304Human Resource Management3.0FS
MGMT432Recruitment and Selection3.0FA

Prerequisites: MGMT 304.

MGMT433Training and Development3.0SP

Prerequisites: MGMT 304.

MGMT434Performance Management3.0SP

Prerequisites: MGMT 304.

MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
MKTG473Strategic Personal Selling3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

MKTG475Retailing3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

MKTG478Service Marketing3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

RECR190Service Learning in Rec Prog2.0FS
RECR323Special Event Plan and Oper3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.

RECR324Health Club and Spa Management3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR342Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper3.0FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR350Food & Beverage Administration3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 250.

RECR370Visitor Information Systems3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR412Adv Apps of Tech for Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Any approved department computer literacy course.

RECR470Mtg and Conference Planning3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

Community/Programming Pattern: 17-18 units

6 courses selected from:
RECR190Service Learning in Rec Prog2.0FS
RECR240Outdoor Recreation Systems3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR185Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership3.0FS
RECR187Outdoor Leadership Practicum3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 185, or faculty permission.

RECR320Leisure Serv Military Setting3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

RECR322Trends in Recr Services3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR323Special Event Plan and Oper3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.

RECR342Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper3.0FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR360Therapeutic Recr Older Adults3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR440Environ/Comprehensive Plan Rec3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR460Adv Therapeutic Rec Practices3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR462Therapeutic Recr Services3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR464Therapeutic Recr Techniques3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 260.

RECR466Program Management in TR3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 260; RECR 462; RECR 464; or faculty permission.

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

Option Core: 18 units

6 courses required:
RECR240Outdoor Recreation Systems3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR440Environ/Comprehensive Plan Rec3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR441Citizen Involvemt in Res Mgmt3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, or faculty permission.

RECR444Environmental Interpretation4.0SP

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, a basic oral communication course such as CMST 131, or faculty permission.

RECR446Natural Resources Management3.0FA

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 240, RECR 300, RECR 440, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR549Senior Workshop: Field Methods2.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 240, RECR 300, RECR 440, 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:
RECR422Leisure Services Promotion3.0FS

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

RECR545Adv Meth of Environ Interpret3.0FS

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, a basic oral communication course (such as CMST 131), RECR 444, or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:
EDCI448Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed3.0FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.

RECR448Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed3.0FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:
ARTS122Color Theory3.0FS
ARTS123Design3.0FS
ARTS384Human Factors in Design3.0FS
CDES131Visual Communication Concepts2.0FS
RECR260Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

3 courses selected from:
ANTH461Museum Collections Management3.0FA
ANTH466Museum Exhibit Planning3.0SP
ANTH467Exhibit Res, Design, Install3.0FA
ARTS250Introduction to Computer Art3.0FS

Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, or faculty permission.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)
CDES214Computer Graphics3.0FS
OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)
APCG110Computer-Assisted Art I3.0FS *
BIOL305Museum Techniques2.0Inq

Prerequisites: Previous biological sciences course work is recommended.

BIOL342Field Biology3.0FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.

CDES103Writing for Electronic Media3.0FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

CDES206Intro Photo Com & Dig Imaging3.0FS
JOUR260Writing for Mass Media3.0FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

MUSC328Music in Recreation3.0FS

Prerequisites: MUSC 326, 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:
RECR428Recr Law & Legal Principles3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

RECR447Recr & Nat Resource Economics3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 240, computer literacy, or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:
POLS460AIntro to Public Administration3.0FS
POLS461Environmental Politics/Admin3.0SP
POLS471APublic Policy Formation3.0FA
SOCI420Environmental Sociology3.0FA
1 course selected from:
GEOG427Environmental Impact Analysis3.0SP

Prerequisites: GEOG 320 or equivalent.

POLS464Administrative Law3.0FA
POLS468Planning Law3.0SP
1 course selected from:
ANTH423Human Behavioral Ecology3.0Inq
BIOL334Conservation Ecology3.0FS *

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent.

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PSYC395Social Psychology3.0FS
SOCI423Rural Sociology3.0FA
SOCI470Population and Human Ecology3.0SP

Prerequisites: SOCI 370 is recommended.

1 course selected from:
CMST132Small Group Communication3.0FS *
CMST251Adv Presentational Speaking3.0FS

Prerequisites: CMST 131.

CMST354Persuasion3.0FS

Prerequisites: CMST 131.

CMST370Intro to Organizational Comm3.0FS
CMST424Public Opinion and Propaganda3.0FS

Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 354, or CMST 255, or CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.

CMST458Social Movement Communication3.0SP

Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher.

MGMT345Negotiation Techn for Conflict3.0SP

Outdoor Leadership Pattern: 21-22 units

Note: Completion of the Certificate in Outdoor Education (see the chapter on Kinesiology) 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:
RECR187Outdoor Leadership Practicum3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 185, or faculty permission.

RECR428Recr Law & Legal Principles3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:
EDCI448Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed3.0FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.

RECR448Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed3.0FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:
RECR220Foundations of Programming3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR260Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:
CMST132Small Group Communication3.0FS *
CMST472Org Ldrshp & Decsn Making3.0FS WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher; CMST 132 for CMST majors or by faculty permission for non-majors.

KINE492Social Psy of Sport/Play/Games3.0FS
OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)
PSYC492Social Psy of Sport/Play/Games3.0FS
KINE460Phil Found of Outdoor Educ3.0FS
KINE464Facilitating Adventure Exp3.0FS

Prerequisites: KINE 460.

3-4 units selected from:
KINE224Mthd Tch Rock Climbing3.0FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

KINE226Meth of Tch Wilderness Living3.0FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

KINE227Winter and the Mountain4.0JA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, KINE 226 or RECR 187.

KINE228Meth of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking3.0SP

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder.

RECR185Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership3.0FS

Parks and Facilities Management Pattern: 21 units

3 courses required:
RECR342Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper3.0FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR412Adv Apps of Tech for Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Any approved department computer literacy course.

RECR428Recr Law & Legal Principles3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:
PSSC101Introduction to Plant Science3.0FS *
RECR354Resort/Lodging Development3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR420Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:
CMGT110Construction Graphics3.0FS
CMGT135Construction Materials & Syste3.0FS
CMGT210Analysis Construction Drawing3.0FS

Prerequisites: CMGT 135.

PSSC250Introduction to Soil Science3.0FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.

PSSC353Agrichemicals3.0F1

Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111; PSSC 250.

THE OPTION IN RESORT AND LODGING MANAGEMENT: 39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:
RECR250Hospitality Industry Intro3.0FS

Prerequisites: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR350Food & Beverage Administration3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 250.

RECR354Resort/Lodging Development3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR420Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR452Resort/Lodging Management3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, computer literacy.

RECR471Customer Serv/Sales Recr Opers3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.

RECR558Resort/Lodging Seminar3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, RECR 254, RECR 452, computer literacy.

Option Selection: 18 units

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

18 units selected from:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
ACCT202Intro to Managerial Accounting3.0FS

Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).

BLAW302Managing the Legal Environment3.0FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing.

BLAW413Employment Law3.0FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing.

BLAW414Labor Law/Collective Bargain3.0FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.

CDES101Introduction to Communication3.0FS
CMST132Small Group Communication3.0FS *
CMST233Found of Interpersonal Com3.0FS
CMST330Theory/Principles Communictn3.0FS
CMST370Intro to Organizational Comm3.0FS
CMST472Org Ldrshp & Decsn Making3.0FS WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher; CMST 132 for CMST majors or by faculty permission for non-majors.

FINA307Survey of Finance3.0FS

Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.

FREN101First-Semester French4.0FS *
FREN102Second-Semester French4.0FS *

Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent.

FREN201Third-Semester French4.0FA *

Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.

FREN202Fourth-Semester French4.0SP *

Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.

GERM101First-Semester German4.0FS *
GERM102Second-Semester German4.0FS *

Prerequisites: GERM 101 or equivalent.

GERM201Third-Semester German4.0FS *

Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.

GERM202Fourth-Semester German4.0FS *

Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.

ITAL101First-Semester Italian4.0FS *
ITAL102Second-Semester Italian4.0FS *

Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or equivalent.

ITAL201Third-Semester Italian4.0FS *

Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.

ITAL202Fourth-Semester Italian4.0FS *

Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.

JAPN101First-Semester Japanese4.0FS *
JAPN102Second-Semester Japanese4.0FS *

Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.

JAPN201Third-Semester Japanese4.0FS *

Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or faculty permission.

JAPN202Fourth-Semester Japanese4.0FS *

Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or faculty permission.

MGMT300Communication in Business3.0FS WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

MGMT304Human Resource Management3.0FS
MGMT345Negotiation Techn for Conflict3.0SP
MGMT443Managing Innovation and Change3.0FA

Prerequisites: MGMT 303.

MGMT444Managing Project Teams3.0FS

Prerequisites: MGMT 303.

MGMT445International Management3.0FA

Prerequisites: MGMT 303.

MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
MKTG371Consumer Behavior3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 305.

MKTG470Sales Force Management3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

MKTG474Market Analysis3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

NFSC120Elementary Food3.0FS
NFSC230Intro Foodserv Adm/Sanitation3.0FA

Prerequisites: NFSC 120.

NFSC430Foodservice Procurement & Mgmt3.0FA

Prerequisites: BIOL 211; NFSC 230 or MGMT 303; NFSC 120.

NFSC431Foodservice Equip/Production3.0SP

Prerequisites: NFSC 430.

NFSC432Adv Foodservice Administration3.0SP

Prerequisites: NFSC 430, NFSC 431.

PSSC305Introduction to Wines3.0FA

Prerequisites: At least 21 years of age.

RECR220Foundations of Programming3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR260Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR270Commercial Recreation/Tourism3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.

RECR324Health Club and Spa Management3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR370Visitor Information Systems3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR470Mtg and Conference Planning3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR489Direct Fieldwork1.06.0FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

RECR399Special Problems1.03.0FS
RECR422Leisure Services Promotion3.0FS

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

RECR428Recr Law & Legal Principles3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

RECR524Commercial Recr Operations3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR570Trends Outdoor Recr & Tourism3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR579Tourism Capstone Seminar3.0FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

SPAN101First-Semester Spanish4.0FS *

Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.

SPAN102Second-Semester Spanish4.0FS *

Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

SPAN201Third-Semester Spanish4.0FS *

Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.

SPAN202Fourth-Semester Spanish4.0FS *

Prerequisites: SPAN 201 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: 41 units

Option Core: 15 units

5 courses required:
RECR260Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR460Adv Therapeutic Rec Practices3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR462Therapeutic Recr Services3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR466Program Management in TR3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 260; RECR 462; RECR 464; or faculty permission.

RECR569Therapeutic Recr Case Mgmt3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 260, RECR 462, or faculty permission.

Option Selection: 24 units

4 courses required:
BIOL103Human Anatomy4.0FS *
BIOL104Human Physiology4.0FS *
PSYC381Abnormal Psychology3.0FS
SWRK302Hum Behavr Across the Lifespan3.0FS *

Prerequisites: No prerequisites or corequisites for non-majors; concurrent enrollment in SWRK 200 for majors.

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

12 units selected from:

In consultaton with your adviser, select four courses from the following RECR courses or 12 units from an approved minor: child development, health and community services, physical education, education, psychology, physical/biological science, social work, and sociology.

RECR190Service Learning in Rec Prog2.0FS
RECR220Foundations of Programming3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR360Therapeutic Recr Older Adults3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR420Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR422Leisure Services Promotion3.0FS

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

RECR464Therapeutic Recr Techniques3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 260.

RECR468Facilitation Tech in TR3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 260 or faculty permission.

THE OPTION IN SPECIAL EVENTS AND TOURISM: 38-39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:
RECR220Foundations of Programming3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR250Hospitality Industry Intro3.0FS

Prerequisites: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR270Commercial Recreation/Tourism3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.

RECR420Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

RECR422Leisure Services Promotion3.0FS

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

RECR470Mtg and Conference Planning3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR471Customer Serv/Sales Recr Opers3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 17-18 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

Special Event Pattern: 17-18 units

6 courses selected from:
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
MKTG371Consumer Behavior3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 305.

MKTG478Service Marketing3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

RECR190Service Learning in Rec Prog2.0FS
RECR260Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

RECR323Special Event Plan and Oper3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.

RECR350Food & Beverage Administration3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 250.

RECR360Therapeutic Recr Older Adults3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR428Recr Law & Legal Principles3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

RECR474Assn Operations & Events3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.

RECR524Commercial Recr Operations3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

Tourism Pattern: 17-18 units

6 courses selected from:
ANTH338Culture and Tourism3.0Inq
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
MKTG371Consumer Behavior3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 305.

MKTG478Service Marketing3.0FS

Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

RECR190Service Learning in Rec Prog2.0FS
RECR323Special Event Plan and Oper3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.

RECR360Therapeutic Recr Older Adults3.0FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

RECR370Visitor Information Systems3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

RECR428Recr Law & Legal Principles3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

RECR447Recr & Nat Resource Economics3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 240, computer literacy, or faculty permission.

RECR474Assn Operations & Events3.0FS

Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.

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 possibly 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 (499H) 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 200, RECR 301, and RECR 300 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 510H and RECR 499H 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.