Recreation Minor

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Program Requirements


A foundation course that introduces the student to the profession of leisure services. Emphasis is placed on recreation in the student's life, the development of the profession, the community leisure service system and careers in recreation, parks and leisure services.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-09

Through interactive assignments, students will learn and practice the skills and techniques used by direct leaders in the Recreation and Parks profession. Topics include an introduction to leadership practices, program planning, activity selection, and activity facilitation for diverse groups.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1B

The emphasis of this course is on the program planning process-from creating the idea through evaluation of the program-and how it fits into the agency profile. Various formats such as leisure learning, tournaments, trips and outings, and special events are highlighted for a variety of leisure service agencies.

Prerequisites: none

Diversity, equity, and inclusion within RPLS has evolved from a focus on control by othering to a strategic-level effort to enhance quality of life and wellbeing in our communities. While we aspire to create a community climate that acknowledges and appreciates diversity, equity, and inclusion, current community practices lag behind this aspiration. We will explore language around diversity, equity, and inclusion to engage in discourse that requires us to acknowledge our history and ways we can learn, heal, and advocate for equitable practices related to recreation programming and access to spaces.

Prerequisites: none

Unrestricted Electives

Choose 9 Credit(s).

Prerequisites: none