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The Minor in Recreation Administration

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21 units

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

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
First professional preparation course for majors and minors. Prerequisite to all upper-division required recreation courses for majors and minors. Sociology and social psychology of leisure. History of leisure in Western cultures. Philosophical foundations of leisure studies. Introduction to the principal journals and professional literature. Ethics and foundations of professional practice. Introduction to the principal professional organizations. Career and course of study planning. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008779)

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

18 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
The role of citizens in influencing natural resources policy. Integrative study of factors influencing wildlife, timber, range, water, air, mineral, and recreation resources, including resource scarcity, societal structure, economic influences, and institutional policies. Focus on public involvement in natural resources planning and decision-making. Survey of basic principles of multiple-use natural resource management. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021245)
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. 3 hours lecture. (008781)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
Resources and needs for outdoor recreation: managing people and natural resources to provide quality outdoor recreation experiences. Study of historic, social, political, economic, and environmental factors influencing natural resources recreation at federal, state, and local levels. Survey of conflicts in natural resource land use. Required field trip. 3 hours lecture. (008782)
Prerequisites: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in RECR 200 or faculty permission.
This course provides an in-depth analysis of the role of service departments within a hospitality setting. The course also reviews the latest industry issues and trends affecting all aspects and segments of the hospitality industry including full-service hotels, bed and breakfast, spas, and cruise lines. 3 hours lecture. (008783)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
A study of the characteristics and needs of diverse populations, specifically related to the delivery of inclusive leisure services. In-depth discussion of personal and societal attitudes, stereotypes, cultural competencies, legislation, accessibility, and program modification. Learning experiences include volunteer work, guest speakers, and wheelchair experience. This course is applicable to all disciplines dealing with diverse populations. 3 hours lecture. (008785)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.
Overview of the private sector of leisure services, including current trends in commercial recreation, employee recreation, the resort and hospitality industry, and recreation travel and tourism. The social, economic, and environmental significance of tourism and private sector recreation is examined. Selected recreation specialty businesses and tourism service providers are explored. 3 hours lecture. (008808)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
Study of the nature, scope, status, and historical development of professional leadership in recreation, parks, and special groups. Types, responsibilities, and criteria for positions. Professional preparation 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: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.
This is an introduction to the fundamentals of event management. Topics include main categories of events professionalism, economic impact of the event industry, event planning, coordination, marketing, research, evaluation, revenue generation, sponsorship, programming, volunteer management, risk management, site planning, sustainable management, technology, operations, and logistics. 3 hours lecture. 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, 2 hours activity. (008804)
Prerequisites: RECR 250, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
The organization, duties, and administration of hotel front office. Examines the various jobs in the lodging front office, and procedures for registering, accounting for, and checking out of guests. Additional focus is on the organization, duties, and administration of hotel reservations, night audit, service quality, pricing and inventory management, and uniformed services departments. Emphasis is placed on the operations, coordination, and communication within and between departments. 3 hours lecture. (008806)
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. 3 hours lecture. (004440)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 2 hours lecture. (008823)
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: RECR 200, RECR 220, RECR 300 (for RECR majors only); ACCT 201, NFSC 230 (for NFSC majors only); 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 220, RECR 300, or faculty permission.
Application of promotion knowledge as it relates to leisure services through the development of promotional materials for recreation programs, organizations, and events. Creation of program, organization, and business promotional strategies, including message design, promotion creation, budgeting, and promotion evaluation. Design related software such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver to create meaningful print and electronic promotions for leisure services. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008832)
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
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: Junior standing.
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: Junior standing.
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 240, RECR 300, 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)
Prerequisites: GEOS 130 or SCED 343 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)
Prerequisites: RECR 354 or faculty permission.
Focused on the application of critical thinking, demonstration of leadership principles, interaction with industry professionals, and development of an awareness of societal and ethical issues and their application to the hospitality and tourism industries. Components of guest satisfaction and guest loyalty programs are explored. 3 hours lecture. (008848)
Prerequisites: RECR 260.
An in-depth exploration of special populations, including individuals with disabilities and diseases. Content focuses on etiology, prognosis, symptomatic conditions, and recreation therapy prescription. Medical terminology and pharmacology as it relates to recreation therapy are discussed. Appropriate for allied health professionals. 3 hours lecture. (008854)
Prerequisites: RECR 260.
Application of knowledge and skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating recreation programs for diverse populations. 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. 3 hours lecture. (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 323, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
This course provides an overview of the meeting industry and its major components. Topics include economic impact of the meeting industry, strategic planning, meeting design, financial management, marketing, risk management, site management, human resources management, meeting technology, research and evaluation and professionalism. The course gives emphasis on a sustainability management approach to all areas of meeting management. 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)
Prerequisites: RECR 420 (may be taken concurrently).
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)

Written Notice

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

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