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The Minor in Recreation Administration

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008779)

This course must be taken before or concurrently with the first courses taken in the minor.

3 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008781)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008782)
Prerequisites: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in RECR 200 or faculty permission.
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. 3 hours lecture. (008783)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 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. 3 hours lecture. (008785)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008808)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008822)
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.
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. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. (008838)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, 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. 3 hours discussion. (008831)

One petitioned upper-division recreation course may be substituted for a course in the above grouping with advance approval from the advisor and department chair.

9 units selected from:

Any upper-division Recreation (RECR) courses not used in the section above.

Written Notice

Departmental approval is required before you begin course work for this minor. Approval can be obtained by providing written notice of your intention to declare this minor to the department office.

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