ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Recreation Management and Tourism (REC)

REC 120 Leisure and the Quality of Life. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Conceptual foundations for understanding the role of leisure in the quality of life. Social, historical, psychological, cultural, economic, and political foundations of play, recreation, and leisure.
General Studies: SB

REC 150 Outdoor Pursuits. (3)
summer
Theories and practical applications related to outdoor recreation pursuits. Interdisciplinary approach to wilderness issues and philosophies, culminating in an outdoor experience. Field trip.

REC 160 Leisure and Society. (3)
once a year
Analyzes the human relationship to leisure. Historical survey of philosophical, psychological, and socioeconomic bases for development of systems that provide leisure programs. Non-Recreation majors only.
General Studies: SB

REC 210 Leisure Delivery Systems. (3)
fall and spring
Introducees development, management, and organization of the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors of the leisure services profession. Organized into five modular units that study the delivery of services in the recreation and tourism professions. Lecture, team taught. Prerequisite: Recreation major. Pre- or corequisite: REC 120.

REC 220 Introduction to Nonprofit Youth and Human Service Agencies. (3)
fall and spring
Introduction to the not-for-profit youth and human service sector and its role in United States society, the economy, and service delivery systems.

REC 230 Camp Administration. (3)
spring
Historical and philosophical foundations of the organized camping movement in America; trends and issues; camp administration and leadership.

REC 235 Service Learning for Youth Development. (3)
fall and spring
Applies youth development theories and approaches through a community service immersion in collaboration with one or more nonprofit partners. Case studies, small group discussion. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

REC 300 Fund Raising. (3)
once a year
Methods, techniques, and directed experience in fund raising for voluntary youth and human services agencies. Budget control and accountability.

REC 305 Introduction to Travel and Tourism. (3)
fall and spring
Examines the components of the travel and tourism industry at the state, national, and global levels.
General Studies: G

REC 310 Volunteerism. (3)
once a year
Administration of volunteer service programs. Studies and analyzes the volunteer personnel process.

REC 315 Community Recreation Systems. (3)
spring
Explores and assesses community recreation delivery systems in the United States. Prerequisite: REC 210.

REC 320 Youth and Human Service Workshop. (1)
fall and spring
Professional seminar featuring nonprofit executives; variable topics on nonprofit and youth leadership. Forum for exchange between students and professionals. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

REC 325 Tourism Accommodations. (3)
once a year
Local, national, and international overview of the lodging and food service industries. Prerequisites: REC 305; Recreation major or minor.

REC 330 Programming of Recreation Services. (3)
fall and spring
Foundations for effective program planning in varied leisure delivery systems. Prerequisite: Recreation professional status.
General Studies: L

REC 340 Outdoor Survival. (3)
once a year
Interdisciplinary approach to outdoor survival, including attitudes, psychological stress, physiological stress, preparation, hypothermia, navigation, flora, and wildlife. Field trips.

REC 345 Meeting and Convention Planning. (3)
once a year
Basic aspects and skills in planning meetings and conventions. Industry and market overview of certified meeting planners. Prerequisite: REC 305.

REC 350 Promoting and Marketing Recreation Services. (3)
fall and spring
Basic principles of promoting recreation services and strategies focusing on promoting and marketing concepts as they apply to recreation/tourism settings. Prerequisite: Recreation professional status.

REC 364 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces special recreation and therapeutic recreation services for persons with disabilities. Offers both a community and clinical perspective on specialized services. Prerequisite: Recreation professional status or instructor approval.

REC 370 Outdoor Recreation Systems. (3)
fall
Introduces outdoor recreation resource delivery systems; history of wilderness and outdoor recreation resources; the role of outdoor recreation in society; outdoor recreation agencies; related environmental issues. Prerequisite: junior standing or instructor approval.

REC 372 Tourism Planning. (3)
fall and spring
Applies economic and regional development concepts and theories to destination product development. Prerequisites: REC 305; Recreation major or minor.

REC 380 Wilderness and Parks in America. (3)
fall and spring
Examines the American Conservation Movement and the relationships between the environment and recreation behavior.
General Studies: SB, H

REC 390 Adaptive Aquatics. (3)
not regularly offered
Focuses on delivery of aquatic programs for the mentally and physically challenged. Lecture, lab.

REC 400 Processes and Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation. (3)
once a year
In-depth analysis of theoretical and philosophical approaches to therapeutic recreation practice with emphasis on various facilitation techniques used in therapy. Prerequisite: REC 364 or instructor approval.

REC 401 Program Design and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation. (3)
fall and spring
In-depth analysis of assessment, treatment planning, program implementation, documentation, and evaluation strategies employed in therapeutic recreation practice. Prerequisites: both REC 364 and 400 or only instructor approval.

REC 415 Tourism Transportation Systems. (3)
once a year
Examines the role of various modes of transportation in domestic and international tourism development. Prerequisites: REC 305; Recreation major or minor.

REC 420 American Humanics Institute. (1 – 2)
fall and spring
National Management Institute for preparation of youth development and nonprofit professionals. Out-of-state conference includes seminars and case studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

REC 430 Managing Nonprofit Agencies. (3)
spring
Analyzes administrative structure, decision making, and program delivery with not-for-profit youth and human service agencies. Prerequisites: REC 220; senior standing.

REC 440 Recreation Areas and Facilities Development and Management. (3)
once a year
Surveys development and management of public, private, and commercial recreation areas and facilities with a focus on meeting program needs.

REC 458 International Tourism. (3)
fall and spring
Global examination of international tourism and its significance as a vehicle for social and economic development.
General Studies: G

REC 460 Clinical Issues in Therapeutic Recreation. (3)
once a year
Explores contemporary problems/issues confronting the therapeutic recreation field; includes philosophical, historical, practice, management, research, and educational issues. Lecture, off-campus lab. Prerequisites: both REC 364 and 400 or only instructor approval.

REC 462 Management of Recreation Services. (3)
fall and spring
Basic principles of administration and their application in successful administrative situations. Analyzes administrative function, structure, and policies. Prerequisites: REC 330; Recreation professional status.

REC 463 Senior Internship. (6 or 12)
fall, spring, summer
Supervised guided experience in selected agencies. Fee. Prerequisites: REC 462; Recreation major; senior standing.

REC 470 Environment Interpretation and Education. (3)
fall
Introduction to park interpretation and environmental education that includes theories, principles, and techniques.

REC 480 Natural Resource Tourism. (3)
spring
Examines the interaction of tourism with culture, natural environment, as well as the impacts of tourism on the environment.

REC 482 Assessment and Evaluation of Recreation Services. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces applied leisure research with emphasis on program evaluation, research design, data collection techniques, and data analysis. Prerequisites: REC 330, 350; Recreation professional status.

REC 494 Special Topics. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
Special topics selected by department faculty.

REC 500 Research Methods. (3)
once a year
Introduces recreation research methods, with emphasis on methodological questions, research issues, and techniques relevant to contemporary social research. Prerequisite: 500-level or higher approved statistics course.

REC 501 Program Evaluation and Information Management. (3)
not regularly offered
Develops skills in several professional areas, including: evaluation, needs assessment, information and data collection, data management/analysis, computer applications, and report writing.

REC 530 Recreation and Tourism Service Management. (3)
spring in even years
Examines and applies organizational behavior, leadership, human resources, and development; planning and risk management to profession.

REC 552 Foundation of the Recreation and Tourism Professions. (3)
once a year
Examines the philosophical and conceptual foundations of play, leisure, recreation and tourism; history of the profession; professional and research issues.

REC 555 Social and Psychological Aspects of Recreation and Tourism Behavior. (3)
once a year
Theoretical review and empirical analysis of social, cultural, and psychological foundations of leisure behavior with practical implications.

REC 558 Integrative Seminar. (3)
once a year
Advanced exploration and assessment of current trends within the leisure studies profession. Variable topics, including, but not limited to: cross-cultural analysis of leisure, urban recreation, planning and resources, sociocultural dimensions of tourism development, wilderness management. Prerequisite: REC 552.

REC 569 Current Issues in Tourism. (3)
once a year
General survey of tourism literature with emphasis on relevant theories, concepts, and current research.

REC 570 Social Aspects of Outdoor Recreation Management. (3)
once a year
Analyzes the social aspects of natural resource recreation management and planning. Prerequisite: REC 370 (or its equivalent).

REC 580 Practicum. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

REC 593 Applied Project. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

REC 598 Special Topics. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

REC 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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