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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 advisor.

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.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Diversity Requirement" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education Requirements.

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See Math 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 higher 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 higher 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: 67-70 units

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

Note: A maximum of 15 units of internship (courses numbered 189, 289, 389, 489, 589) may be applied to a bachelor's degree at CSU, Chico.

Since the Department of Recreation and Parks Management uses a mentor-advisor system, it is important for you to request an advisor when you declare Recreation Administration as your major. In general, Recreation Administration 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.

Major Core Program: 29 units

Computer Literacy

3 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to the computer for non-computer science students. History of the computer, hardware, software, and a variety of computer applications are considered. The social impact and future of computers for communication systems are discussed. An integrated software package for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation is used. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002279)
This course presents an overview of the Windows operating environment and a more in-depth look at Microsoft Word. In addition, Microsoft PowerPoint software is introduced. 1 hour discussion. Credit/no credit grading. (005811)

AND (Both the above and following course must be taken)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course covers the development of complex spreadsheets, including the preparation of charts and graphs, using Microsoft Excel. 1 hour discussion. Credit/no credit grading. (005812)

AND (Both the above and following course must be taken)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course uses Microsoft Access to teach the fundamentals of databases. Students learn how to create tables, queries, data entry forms, and user reports. 1 hour discussion. Credit/no credit grading. (005813)
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008780)
Prerequisites: Completion of General Education Area A4 (mathematics).
In this skills-based course, students learn the basics of computer hardware and software. They learn to use research and analytic tools needed to meet the demands of upper-division course work and to create professional presentations and Web content using electronic and conventional source materials in a safe and responsible manner. In addition to basic skills, through extensive use of the Internet this course puts the social world at the student's fingertips with the retrieval and analysis of survey data, exploration of the world using the latest in GIS technology, and participation in online collaborative communities appropriate to the social sciences. 3 hours seminar. (009054)

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:

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)
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.
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008817)
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 better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (008838)

14 units selected from:

one of the following two plans:

Plan I - Internship Program

3 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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 hours activity. (008849)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RECR 589, 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. 1 hour seminar. Credit/no credit grading. (008864)
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.
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 advisor. 36 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (008866)

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:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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 hours activity. (008863)
Prerequisites: Cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, faculty permission.
Corequisites: RECR 589M.
Pre-assignment preparation for merit 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. 1 hour seminar. Credit/no credit grading. (008865)
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.
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 advisor. 36 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (008867)

Major Option Course Requirements: 38-41 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:

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.
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: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; 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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008829)
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008832)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.
Comprehensive knowledge of managing customer service in recreation, park, hospitality, and tourism operations. Examination and application of planning and management for quality customer service in recreation, hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations. Methods for idenitfying customer service expectations; developing a service culture within a recreation or hospitality organization; setting quality standards; developing policies, procedures, and systems to assure quality customer service; managing personnel for quality customer service; developing techniques to minimize customer service problems; resolving customer complaints; and measuring customer statisfaction. 3 hours lecture. (015805)
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.
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. 3 hours lecture. (008830)

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:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course surveys human resource management practices needed for effective performance by every manager and employee. The focus of the course is on processes used to effectively recruit, select, develop, evaluate, reward, and ensure the safety of employees in order to attract and retain the best possible workforce in any organization. This course provides students with an understanding of workforce diversity, investigates ethical issues, and explores the international context of HRM. 3 hours lecture. (005690)
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
Intensive examination and application of the processes required to attract and select employees. Students conduct job analyses, develop HR plans, and develop recruitment and selection programs using human resource information systems to support these activities. Course addresses the ethical issues that arise during recruitment and selection as well as the issues germane to attracting and selecting a diverse and/or global workforce. 3 hours discussion. (005694)
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
Intensive examination of training and developing diverse employees in both domestic and international contexts. Includes designing, implementing, and evaluating training programs; creating and administering employee relations programs; and using human resource information systems in carrying out these activities. 3 hours discussion. (005692)
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
Intensive examination of the processes used to appraise and reward human resources. Includes designing, implementing, and evaluating programs to assess employee job performance, developing compensation and benefit packages to reward performance, and using human resource information systems to carry out these activities. The course addresses the ethical issues inherent in appraising and rewarding employees as well as the challenges of developing appropriate international processes. 3 hours discussion. (005695)
Nature and functions of marketing systems and marketing in the individual firm. Study of the marketing mix, marketing institutions, and the environments in which marketing decisions are made. 3 hours lecture. (005872)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
Principles and practices of strategic personal selling, including relationship strategy, customer strategy, product strategy, and presentation strategy. The role of personal selling in the marketing mix and the current business environment. 3 hours lecture. (005886)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
Essentials of retail management; market segmentation and market research for retail operations, buying and pricing functions, inventory control, budgeting, nature of change. 3 hours discussion. (005874)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
Study of the unique characteristics of services and their implications for the development of effective marketing strategies, programs, and plans for service businesses, including professional services, not-for-profit services, and international services. 3 hours discussion. (005889)
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. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (008821)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.
Planning and implementing festivals and special events. Topics include event planning, coordination, research, marketing, revenue generation, sponsorship, programming, media relations, volunteers, risk management, and evaluation. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008801)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (008804)
Prerequisites: RECR 250.
Organization, administration, and management of food service in the Food Service/Hospitality industry. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008805)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
Investigation of destination marketing organizations (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. 3 hours lecture. (008809)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; 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. 3 hours lecture. (008818)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008810)

Community/Programming Pattern: 17-18 units

6 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: 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 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (008796)
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. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (008821)
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: 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.
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. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008827)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 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. 3 hours lecture. (008800)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.
Planning and implementing festivals and special events. Topics include event planning, coordination, research, marketing, revenue generation, sponsorship, programming, media relations, volunteers, risk management, and evaluation. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008801)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (008804)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (004440)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; 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. 3 hours lecture. (008818)
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)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008854)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008855)
Prerequisites: RECR 260; RECR 462; 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008835)

The Option in Parks and Natural Resources Management: 39-41 units

Option Core: 19 units

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (008804)
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)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008839)
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, a basic oral communication course such as CMST 131, 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 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (008840)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 240, RECR 300, RECR 440, 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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008843)

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 20-22 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: 20-21 units

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
Plant and animal morphology, classification, and ecological relationships examined through field and laboratory study. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (001158)
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: 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008832)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.
This course is also offered as RECR 448 .
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002778)
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.
This course is also offered as EDCI 448 .
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002778)

4 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 2D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development, materials and methods, and additive and subtractive color theories and applications. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000720)
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 3D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development leading to design and construction, materials and methods, and use of color. 6 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (000721)
This is a foundation computer course for studio artists. The course covers basic instruction using the computer for painting, drawing, image processing, photographic composites, words as art, animation, research, and presentation. Emphasis is on conceptual and creative processes. Art and design principles, aesthetic decision making, and visual effectiveness are addressed. Basic drawing skills strongly recommended. 6 hours activity. (000737)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
An introduction to computer graphics utilizing both PC and Macintosh platforms. Applications for print, video, and training are stressed. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (001665)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
APCG 110 provides an introduction to computer graphics and art. Students use the computer as a tool for creating static and animated images. Basic instruction in design and color relationships is provided. The writing component may include research reports from current graphics publications and/or attendance and discussion of art exhibitions. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (002287)
Offers practical training in collections management techniques, including registration methods, curatorial practices, and the care, preservation, and conservation of museum specimens. 6 hours activity. (000596)
This course introduces students to all stages of the exhibit planning process, from the initial concept to the final product. Students are introduced to the methodologies and approaches of current museum practices, including industry standards in design and implementation, the importance of visitor studies, and the underlying educational foundation for developing interpretive museum exhibits. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000619)
This course focuses on the creation of an actual museum exhibit for the annual spring Museum of Anthropology student-created exhibition. Students are required to undertake all phases of the research and design process and final installation. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000621)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
An introduction to the styles and formats used in writing for radio, television, multimedia, and the Web. Writing includes commericals/public service announcements, news, and informational programming. 3 hours lecture. (001638)
Visual communication is explored through images which audiences view. Includes graphic design methodology, layout, typography, symbolism, and grid systems developed from thumbnail through comprehensive. For non-Graphic Design majors only. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001643)
This course is an introduction to the fundamental vocabulary and techniques of digital photography. Emphasis is placed on developing visual competence in the creation and consumption of lens-based imagery. Course content includes the basics of camera and digital production techniques for color and black and white photographs that are produced as exhibition-quality prints and on-screen imagery. Includes a broad-based survey of photo history, contemporary theory, and current issues related to the practice of photography. Open to non-majors. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001654)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
Techniques of information gathering and writing for various audiences in the mass media. Required course for the Options in News-Editorial and Public Relations. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to advance to subsequent writing courses in the Department of Journalism. Students who do not receive at least a C may repeat the course. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (004838)
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.
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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008829)

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 advisor's approval.

Human Dimensions in Parks Management Pattern: 21 units

4 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
An examination of ecological principles and the impact of increasing population and technology upon the environment. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001156)
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
Plant and animal morphology, classification, and ecological relationships examined through field and laboratory study. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (001158)
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.
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. 3 hours lecture. (008818)
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.
This course is also offered as EDCI 448 .
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002778)

3 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as AIST 261 .
Survey of Native North America with emphasis on U.S. tribes, their cultures, rituals, and institutions. Brief examination of pre-history. The focus is on historical and contemporary people. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000383)
The social and institutional frameworks, legislative bases, procedures, and practices of prehistoric and cultural resources management taught by means of case studies of legislative documents, management studies, and environmental impact reports. The investigation of selected resources and preparation of appropriate descriptive, evaluative, and management reports. 3 hours lecture. (000617)
Prerequisites: GEOG 219 or equivalent.
This course provides an introduction to topics in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course will combine a conceptual discussion of topics with practical exercises using microcomputer software. Both the theory and practice of GIS analysis will be presented. 3 hours lecture. (003883)
Prerequisites: GEOG 320 or equivalent.
Study of the legal antecedents to California environmental impact legislation; analysis of environmental review procedures, environmental research, preparation and evaluation of EIRs, and conditional negative declarations. 3 hours discussion. (003949)
An investigation of contemporary moral issues involved in police work and corrections, such as deadly force, entrapment, undercover work, corruption, and prisoners' rights. 3 hours seminar. (007269)
The history and philosophy of criminal justice in America; recapitulation of the system; identifying the various sub-systems, role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics, education, and training for professionalism in the criminal justice system. 3 hours lecture. (001563)
Prerequisites: POLS 250 or faculty permission.
Examines current and developing programs and issues in the field of criminal justice. 3 hours seminar. (001603)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
Soil biology, fertility, chemistry, physical properties, taxonomy and their applications to agricultural management and environmental enhancement. Relationships of soils to the world food supply and population. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007776)
A survey of North American rangeland resources and the principles of their use and management, including basic plant-animal-soil relationships and multiple uses. 3 hours lecture. (007775)
Prerequisites: Completion of lower-division core or faculty permission.
History of alteration and loss of wetland and riparian resources. Classification, description, and functions of meadows, marshes, lakes, rivers, and riparian corridors. Principal uses, impacts, and values. Inventory, monitoring, and management of riparian resources. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007792)
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of lower-division core.
Vegetation ecology with special reference to grassland, shrubland, and woodland communities and ecosystems. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007793)
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of the lower-division core.
Nature and impact of continuity and patchiness, of plant and animal movement and of material flow on the structure and dynamics of wildland and agrarian landscapes. 3 hours lecture. (007833)

Outdoor Leadership Pattern: 22-23 units

4 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: KINE 121 recommended but not required.
Introduction to basic summer backpacking skills, including equipment, nutrition, fitness, minimum impact camping, safety, beginning map and compass skills, leadership issues, and environmental ethics. Emphasis on technical applications and the implementation of these skills in adventure programs. Successful completion of this course meets the requirements for two national certifications: 1) The Wilderness Education Association's Wilderness Steward Certification; 2) Leave No Trace Trainer Certification. This course requires a ten-day field session taught over Thanksgiving break. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006700)
This course provides the historical and philosophical foundations for using the outdoors as a medium for learning. Basic teaching and leadership styles used in instruction are emphasized, including a detailed look at the ethics involved in using the outdoors and adventure programming in education. 3 hours lecture. (007019)
Prerequisites: KINE 222 recommended.
This course focuses on the process of facilitation. Specific attention is paid to transfer of learning, outdoor education process/theory, use of metaphors, small group development, debriefing/processing, providing appropriate feedback, therapeutic approaches, framing experiences, and the various theories involved in the use of adventure experiences as a medium for education/therapy. Applications are generalized to specific populations (e.g., youth at risk, chemical dependency, businesses, university orientation programs, and public schools). This class focuses on advanced methods of facilitation and processing. 3 hours lecture. (007021)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; 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. 3 hours lecture. (008818)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.
This course is also offered as RECR 448 .
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002778)
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.
This course is also offered as EDCI 448 .
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002778)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A study of common disabilities found across the lifespan. Discussions are held about the historical and philosophical basis for adapted physical activity, and the impact of state and federal legislation. Analysis of the roles and responsibilities of the adapted physical education specialist and the inclusive educational environment also are examined. This course is applicable to all disciplines dealing with the disabled. 3 hours seminar. (015911)
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)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: KINE 123 or KINE 124 recommended.
This course is for outdoor education and recreation leaders and is an introduction to the skills and safety systems associated with beginning rock climbing (e.g., top rope climbing, rappelling, bouldering) and the management of rock climbing in outdoor programs. Additionally, teaching methods appropriate for rock climbing are discussed, demonstrated, and evaluated. This course requires additional field time taught on weekends. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006686)
Prerequisites: KINE 226 or equivalent.
Introduction to winter wilderness living skills including nutrition, minimum impact camping, snow physics, avalanche, safety, medical issues, back country skiing techniques, snow shelters, leadership issues, and environmental ethics. Emphasis is on technical applications and the implementations of these skills in adventure programs. Successful completion of this class earns the student an American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education Level I certification. This is a physically demanding course requiring 10 continuous days of camping in winter conditions. It is not for the novice. 1 hour lecture, 9 hours laboratory. (006685)
Prerequisites: KINE 226 (may be taken concurrently).
This course gives students an introduction to whitewater canoeing and kayaking skills. Students gain an understanding of the equipment, techniques, and procedures to conduct canoeing and kayaking activities in flat water, moving water, and whitewater environments. Emphasis is on the development of individual paddling skills, safe and conscientious paddling, and group management while on moving water. This course requires additional field time taught on weekends. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006707)

Parks and Facilities Management Pattern: 21 units

2 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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.
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. 3 hours lecture. (008818)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, 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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008806)
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.
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. 3 hours lecture. (008830)

4 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: PSSC 101 or PSSC 250 or faculty permission.
Design, management, and evaluation of landscape and agricultural irrigation systems for efficient water use. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000170)
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
An examination of ecological principles and the impact of increasing population and technology upon the environment. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001156)
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
Plant and animal morphology, classification, and ecological relationships examined through field and laboratory study. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (001158)
Plant structure, growth, reproduction, and responses to the environment. How humans modify plants and the environment to grow crops. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (007765)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
Soil biology, fertility, chemistry, physical properties, taxonomy and their applications to agricultural management and environmental enhancement. Relationships of soils to the world food supply and population. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007776)
Prerequisites: PSSC 250.
Properties of soils, fertilizers, and plant materials. Soil amendments and soil reaction effects on plants. Fertilizer usage. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007840)

The Option in Resort and Lodging Management: 39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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: RECR 250.
Organization, administration, and management of food service in the Food Service/Hospitality industry. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008805)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, 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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008806)
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.
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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008829)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008848)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.
Comprehensive knowledge of managing customer service in recreation, park, hospitality, and tourism operations. Examination and application of planning and management for quality customer service in recreation, hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations. Methods for idenitfying customer service expectations; developing a service culture within a recreation or hospitality organization; setting quality standards; developing policies, procedures, and systems to assure quality customer service; managing personnel for quality customer service; developing techniques to minimize customer service problems; resolving customer complaints; and measuring customer statisfaction. 3 hours lecture. (015805)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, RECR 254, RECR 452, 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008853)

Option Selection: 18 units

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

18 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A study of financial reports, their construction and use. Procedures are introduced to the extent necessary to illustrate basic concepts. Designed to meet the needs of prospective accounting majors, students of business administration, and students seeking a general education. 3 hours discussion. (000077)
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
The application of appropriate techniques and concepts in processing historical and projected economic data to assist managerial planning, controlling, and decision-making. Selected topics include cost concepts, product costing, cost behavior, budgeting, standard cost analysis, relevant cost analysis, and contribution margin. 3 hours discussion. (000078)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
Emphasis is on solving business problems through the strategic design of verbal, print, and electronic messages. Models for effective business documents, presentations, meetings, and interpersonal as well as electronic project interaction are applied to business communication problems. Related technology use, etiquette, cultural differences, and ethical considerations are highlighted. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly MGMT 300. (005687)
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
Increasingly, managers are faced with legal and ethical challenges in their decision making. This course adopts an integrative strategy which explores the legal and ethical environments of business by focusing on those issues which most affect the major functional areas of business (accounting, marketing, information systems, human resource management, etc.). Students learn strategies which can later be employed not only to avoid litigation but also to pursue more effectively strategic goals of business. This course applies to those working in organizations which employ only a few employees as well as to those which employ thousands. 3 hours lecture. (001342)
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
An in-depth study of federal and California employment laws as they affect the management of human resources, with appropriate consideration of ethical and global dimensions. Emphasis is on the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in the employment relationship, primarily in a private-sector, non-union environment. 3 hours discussion. (001352)
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
Intensive examination of unions in an organizational setting. Includes organizational and concerted activities, collective bargaining and employee/employer rights and responsibilities. Includes applied collective bargaining project. 3 hours discussion. (001343)
This course is also offered as JOUR 101 .
This course teaches the concepts, history, and applications of communication. The implications and ethical issues of media and the communication process are covered. 3 hours lecture. (001636)
This course examines communication in small group processes such as group development, group climate, leadership and roles, problem solving, and conflict. Participation in an in-class small group helps facilitate individual and group improvement. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (002208)
An introduction to the study of one-to-one relationships, focusing on the experience, behavior, and rules governing such interpersonal contexts as friendships, families, and employer-employee relations. Factors influencing communication are studied, such as language, perception, non-verbal, power, status, and roles. Problems of communication are identified and studied. Confidence in relating interpersonally is handled. 3 hours discussion. (002219)
This course introduces students to the communication studies major or minor. It reviews and discusses the major theories, research, and related principles of the field to create general awareness for students new to the communication discipline and emphasizes the practical and professional applications of the field, enabling students to make connections among the discipline, their daily life, and potential career choices. 3 hours lecture. (002001)
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 330, CMST 331 with a grade of C- or higher.
The study and survey of major content areas of organizational communication theory and research. Contemporary theories related to organizational environments are reviewed with an emphasis on technology in organizations and its relationship to communication process. Content areas include ethics, networks, diversity and cultures, changing employer-employee relations, feedback, groups, home-workplace tensions, and various emerging topics in the field. 3 hours discussion. (002222)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CMST 131, CMST 330, CMST 331, CMST 350, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher; CMST 132 for CMST majors or by faculty permission for non-majors.
This course represents an advanced exploration and application of leadership and associated decision making with particular focus on communication processes in a variety of contexts. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, traditional and contemporary leadership theory, leadership communication competence, leadership and dissent, gender and cultural issues associated with leadership and decision making, followers as an integral part of the leadership equation, and ethical issues related to leadership communication. A group project offers students the opportunity to witness first-hand concepts discussed and to apply what they have learned. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002247)
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
An introduction to financial management, providing a background in the areas of financial institutions, the time value of money, analysis of financial statements, working capital management, financial structure of the firm, capital budgeting, and related tools of financial analysis. 3 hours lecture. (003729)
Introduction to French language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003787)
Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of FREN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003792)
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101 and FREN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003795)
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101, FREN 102, and FREN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003794)
Introduction to German language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004199)
Prerequisites: GERM 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of GERM 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004201)
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101 and GERM 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004204)
Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101, GERM 102, and GERM 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004203)
Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005088)
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of ITAL 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005090)
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101 and ITAL 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005093)
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101, ITAL 102, and ITAL 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005092)
Introduction to the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on the development of fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with clear understanding of basic sentence structures. Acquisition of Hiragana and Katakana characters (phonetic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005334)
Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.
Continuation of JAPN 101. Special attention to different verb forms and essential auxiliary expressions. Appropriate language use in a variety of social settings. Acquisition of 110 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005335)
Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or faculty permission.
Review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to logical discourse development. Acquisition of 200 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005336)
Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or faculty permission.
Continuation of review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to refining and expanding discourse. Acquisition of 300 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005337)
This course surveys human resource management practices needed for effective performance by every manager and employee. The focus of the course is on processes used to effectively recruit, select, develop, evaluate, reward, and ensure the safety of employees in order to attract and retain the best possible workforce in any organization. This course provides students with an understanding of workforce diversity, investigates ethical issues, and explores the international context of HRM. 3 hours lecture. (005690)
This course explores creative, integrative approaches to conflict resolution. Includes bargaining games, role-plays, cases, issues in conflict management, interpersonal influence processes, cultural, and ethical implications of bargaining problems and personal negotiating styles. 3 hours lecture. (005703)
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
Comprehensive investigation of knowledge management, the innovation process, and change management within the context of corporate entrepreneurship. Focus is on building a learning organization, developing organizational structures that facilitate innovation and change, facilitating the innovation process, and managing change in new and established organizations both domestically and internationally. Various methodologies for creating innovation and change in organizations are examined. 3 hours lecture. (005696)
Prerequisites: MGMT 303 or faculty permission.
Creating team effectiveness and developing project management skills. Includes coverage of the nine project management body of knowledge areas required for professional certification by PMI, the professional code of ethics, and the benefits of diversity on team performance. The course requires use of information technology including spreadsheets, Web-based file storage and sharing, electronic presentations and use of project management software. 3 hours lecture. (005731)
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
An examination of the strategy, infrastructure, and business processes that foster effectiveness in global organizations. An analysis of the impact of cross-cultural differences on managerial issues such as motivation, discipline, work and leisure values, and collaboration. An analysis of issues in the global business environment, including the impact of labor conventions, legal systems, technology transfer, ethics, and e-commerce. 3 hours lecture. (005707)
Nature and functions of marketing systems and marketing in the individual firm. Study of the marketing mix, marketing institutions, and the environments in which marketing decisions are made. 3 hours lecture. (005872)
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
Study of the decision processes of individuals and groups toward consumer products and the implications to marketers. Emphasis on both individual, group, and external determinants of consumer attitudes and behavior. 3 hours discussion. (005873)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371, MKTG 473.
Management of the sales force and sales process including account management, sale force organization, sales forecasting and budgeting, quota setting, territory management, recruitment and selection, training, motivation and compensation systems, evaluation and control of sales performance. Role of customer relationship management systems in managing sales information and the customer interface. Current issues in sales management. 3 hours discussion. (005877)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
Study of marketing strategies, programs, and plans on which sound marketing practice is based; special emphasis on analyzing marketing situtations. 3 hours lecture. (005875)
An elementary study of the physical and chemical properties and reactions of foods. An emphasis on food purchasing, storage, preparation, and use as well as safety, sanitation, and nutrient preservation. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (004271)
Study of management tools and practices ranging from conceptual to applied as they relate to all aspects of the field of nutrition and food sciences. 3 hours discussion. (004294)
Prerequisites: BIOL 211; NFSC 230 or MGMT 303; NFSC 120.
Principles of purchasing for commercial and institution foodservice. A study of the types of food, their distribution, and laws affecting sales and quality; purchase procedures for other supplies and equipment. Preparation of purchase specifications, factors affecting cost control, and theories of internal control. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (004326)
Prerequisites: NFSC 430.
Application of procedures and principles of menu planning, operation of foodservice equipment, recipe adaptation and costing, employee and production schedules, environmental health control, inservice training, and merchandising techniques. Experience in a variety of foodservice systems. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (004332)
Prerequisites: NFSC 430, NFSC 431.
Advanced study and application of foodservice concepts and procedures for accountable management of organizational resources. 2 hours seminar, 2 hours activity. (004329)
Prerequisites: At least 21 years of age.
Grape-growing, and winemaking in California wine regions. Wine and food matching. Sensory evaluation. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion. (007781)
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.
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: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
Investigation of destination marketing organizations (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. 3 hours lecture. (008809)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008810)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is directed fieldwork for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (008819)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (008824)
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008832)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; 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. 3 hours lecture. (008818)
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.
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. 3 hours lecture. (008830)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008799)
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. 3 hours seminar. (015895)
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
Introduction to Spanish language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009113)
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of SPAN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009118)
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009121)
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101, SPAN 102, and SPAN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009120)

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 Recreation Therapy: 38-41 units

Option Core: 18 units

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (004440)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008854)
Prerequisites: RECR 260; RECR 462; 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008835)
Prerequisites: RECR 260 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. 3 hours lecture. (008856)
Prerequisites: RECR 260, RECR 462, or faculty permission.
Controlled case management process. Assessing, diagnosing, goal-planning, implementing individual treatment programs, and evaluation. One-to-one treatment procedure. Applicable to allied health and human service professionals. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours activity. (008859)

Option Selection: 20-23 units

20-23 units selected from:

In consultation with a major advisor, select courses from the list below or an approved minor such as child development, health and community services, physical education, education, psychology, physical/biological sciences, social work, and sociology.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (008821)
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.
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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008829)
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008832)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008855)

Note: Two certifications are available to students: California Board of Recreation and Park Certification (CBRPC) and National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). To qualify for the state certification, 3 units must be in anatomy/physiology. For national certification, 14 units must be taken from the following:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Study of the structure of the human body, to include muscles, bones, heart, brain, ear, eye, and other systems, as well as a short look at development of the fetus. Lab work entails dissection of the cat and study of the human skeleton. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001110)
Basic functioning of the organ systems of the human body, including the brain and nervous system; vision and hearing; heart and circulation; blood and immunity; respiration, digestion and metabolism; muscles; excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001114)
Introduction to the study, definition, and classification of deviant behavior, including experimental psychopathology, psychodiagnostic methods, and psychotherapeutic procedures. 3 hours lecture. (007939)
Corequisites: SWRK 200 for majors only.
Using a systems framework and selected human behavior theories across the lifespan, the biological, social, psychological, and cultural influences on individuals, families, and groups are investigated. Particular emphasis is given to ethnic and cultural diversity and promoting student self-reflection across generations and cultural competence. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (009416)

The Option in Event Management: 38-39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:

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: 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: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.
Planning and implementing festivals and special events. Topics include event planning, coordination, research, marketing, revenue generation, sponsorship, programming, media relations, volunteers, risk management, and evaluation. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008801)
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.
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 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008829)
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008832)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, 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. 3 hours lecture. (008810)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.
Comprehensive knowledge of managing customer service in recreation, park, hospitality, and tourism operations. Examination and application of planning and management for quality customer service in recreation, hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations. Methods for idenitfying customer service expectations; developing a service culture within a recreation or hospitality organization; setting quality standards; developing policies, procedures, and systems to assure quality customer service; managing personnel for quality customer service; developing techniques to minimize customer service problems; resolving customer complaints; and measuring customer statisfaction. 3 hours lecture. (015805)

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:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Nature and functions of marketing systems and marketing in the individual firm. Study of the marketing mix, marketing institutions, and the environments in which marketing decisions are made. 3 hours lecture. (005872)
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
Study of the decision processes of individuals and groups toward consumer products and the implications to marketers. Emphasis on both individual, group, and external determinants of consumer attitudes and behavior. 3 hours discussion. (005873)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
Study of the unique characteristics of services and their implications for the development of effective marketing strategies, programs, and plans for service businesses, including professional services, not-for-profit services, and international services. 3 hours discussion. (005889)
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. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (008821)
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: RECR 250.
Organization, administration, and management of food service in the Food Service/Hospitality industry. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008805)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, 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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (004440)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; 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. 3 hours lecture. (008818)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.
Exploration of the role and scope of professional associations and affinity organizations. Topics include mission and values, organizational structures, board governance, typical association divisions, member services, and employment opportunities. Students gain experience in special event planning and the development of member benefits. Partnerships with campus or area organizations provide opportunitites to apply the class material. 3 hours lecture. (015806)
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.
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. 3 hours lecture. (008830)

Tourism Pattern: 17-18 units

6 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course examines the cultural diversity of tourism as a global phenomenon, focusing on non-Western cultures and the impact of culture change in the 21st century. The development of tourism as a global industry is discussed as well as an analysis of types of tourists and motivation for travel to various destinations, such as cultural heritage tourism and ecotourism. Case studies illustrate the positive and negative impacts of tourism. 3 hours lecture. (000516)
Nature and functions of marketing systems and marketing in the individual firm. Study of the marketing mix, marketing institutions, and the environments in which marketing decisions are made. 3 hours lecture. (005872)
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
Study of the decision processes of individuals and groups toward consumer products and the implications to marketers. Emphasis on both individual, group, and external determinants of consumer attitudes and behavior. 3 hours discussion. (005873)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
Study of the unique characteristics of services and their implications for the development of effective marketing strategies, programs, and plans for service businesses, including professional services, not-for-profit services, and international services. 3 hours discussion. (005889)
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. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (008821)
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.
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 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (004440)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
Investigation of destination marketing organizations (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. 3 hours lecture. (008809)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; 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. 3 hours lecture. (008818)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.
Exploration of the role and scope of professional associations and affinity organizations. Topics include mission and values, organizational structures, board governance, typical association divisions, member services, and employment opportunities. Students gain experience in special event planning and the development of member benefits. Partnerships with campus or area organizations provide opportunitites to apply the class material. 3 hours lecture. (015806)

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 advisor 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 advisor for specific information.

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