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Recreation and Leisure Studies

College of Health and Human Services

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Recreation and Leisure Studies - REC Courses

Courses (REC)


LOWER DIVISION

100./300. Orientation to the Recreation Major (3)
Orientation to the professional roles in the field of leisure services; the philosophy, academic requirements, standards, documentation, procedures of followed in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; and computer applications required of all majors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion, 3 hours) Not open to students with credit in REC 300.

 

141. Introduction to Leisure Services (3)
Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
Survey of public, private and non-profit agencies engaged in leisure services. Examination of populations served. Organizing principles of the recreation and leisure services profession.
Not open to students who have completed REC 241. (CAN REC 2)

 

220. Universality of Play (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Exploration of ethnic origins of play from international perspective. Influence of play on creativity, drive and self image of society.
(Theory and practicum)

 

225. Programming Recreation Activities (3)
Methods and materials used in planning and leading organized recreation programs in public and private agencies. Analysis of interpersonal and group skills necessary for effective leadership of recreation activities. Special emphasis on supervised programming field experiences.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

UPPER DIVISION

300./100. Orientation to the Recreation Major (3)
Orientation to the professional roles in the field of leisure services; the philosophy, academic requirements, standards, documentation, procedures of followed in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; and computer applications required of all majors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion, 3 hours) Not open to students with credit in REC 100.

 

321. Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Studies (3)
Theory and application of leadership as it pertains to leisure service agencies. In depth analysis of interaction between leadership styles and group dynamics. Facilitation techniques necessary for effective group leadership.

 

322. Recreational Sports Supervision (3)
Organization and supervision of recreational sports for community-wide participation.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours.)

 

324. Campus Recreation Services (3)
Prerequisites: Junior Standing.
Principles and practices in provision of recreation services on college, secondary, and elementary school campuses.

 

325. Advanced Program and Event Management (3)
Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
Advanced management of recreation and leisure service programs with special emphasis on event planning and promotion. Includes interpretations of needs assessments and market analysis; analysis and selection of prospective client bases; program design, marketing, promotion, implementation and evaluation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

337. Environmental and Cultural Interpretation (3)
Principles and practices of environmental and cultural interpretation of outdoor recreation resources, including tours, brochures, slide shows and exhibits.
(Discussion, 3 hours)

 

340I. Leisure in Contemporary Society (3)
Prerquisites: Completion of G.E. Foundations requirements; one or more explorations courses; upper division standing.
Enhancing the understanding of leisure in contemporary society by examining beliefs, values, and social structures of one’s own leisure and comparing and contrasting them with individual and social influences such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, economic status, ability and religion.

 

341. Evaluation and Research in Leisure Services (3)
Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300, REC 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
Foundations of current methods and practices of evaluation and research about leisure and in leisure services. Includes the critical need for evaluation and research in leisure services; research and evaluation concepts, types, and designs; sampling; and information/data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

351. Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation (3)
Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300, REC 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
Philosophical and historical foundations of therapeutic recreation and principles of planning, implementing and evaluating leisure services for individuals with disabilities.
(Lecture/Activity 3 hours.)

 

371. Human Services Programming in Urban Areas (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation requirements.
Exploration of the community diversity, social issues, and community resources of urban areas in relationship to the concerns of recreation and human service needs. Examination of planning, development, and agency collaborations required to insure recreation services development meets community needs.

 

*421. Supervisory and Administrative Practices (3)
Prerequisite: REC 100 or 300; 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
Concepts and techniques of supervision and administration in recreation agencies; emphasis on recruitment, assignment, evaluation and in-service training of recreation personnel.

 

*423. Facility Design and Operations (3)
Prerequisites: REC 325 or consent of instructor.
Theories and practical experience in the design, development, operation, maintenance and administration of various recreational facilities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*425. Financing Leisure Services (3)
Prerequisites: REC 325 or consent of instructor.
Financing and budgeting in public and private sector leisure service agencies; management by objectives as related to fiscal elements.

 

427./527. Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Standing.
Political, policy making, and legal aspects underlying the establishment, operation, and termination of public and private leisure services.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion, 3 hours.)

 

428./528. Principles of Nonprofit/Volunteer Management (3)
Survey of the principles of nonprofit and volunteer services management. The philosophical, historical and social context of the volunteer movement; funding, governance, organization and management of nonprofit organizations and volunteer services; trends and issues; professional development and employment.

 

*430. Recreation in the Ocean Environment (3)
Study of the skills and techniques of administration of an ocean-oriented recreational resource, including management and trip planning. Will be supplemented with a week long field trip to Santa Barbara Island.
Course fee may be required.

 

*431. Recreation Resource Management (3)
Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; 141, or consent of instructor.
Review of the techniques of recreation resource management; the role of citizens, government and private agencies in acquisition and development of these resources; development of resource management policies.

 

*433. Management of Organized Camps (3)
Management of organized camps, with particular emphasis on the role and responsibility of the on-site director; practical experience in all phases of camping. Topics include camp philosophies, job responsibilities, staff dynamics, campers’ characteristics and needs, program development and facility management.

 

*451. Management of Therapeutic Recreation Services (3)
Prerequisites: REC 351, 452 or consent of instructor.
Comprehensive therapeutic recreation program development, operation, and management. Advanced principles, issues, and trends in therapeutic recreation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*452. Therapeutic Recreation Treatment/Program Planning (3)
Prerequisites: REC 351 or consent of instructor.
Development of individual treatment/program plans in therapeutic recreation. Includes assessment of leisure and social functioning, problem identification, development of measurable objectives, determination of program content and methods, documentation, and evaluation of the client’s progress.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 1 hour.)

 

454./554. Leisure Counseling (3)
Prerequisites: REC 351, 452, or consent of the instructor.
Current practices and procedures in leisure counseling. Includes techniques of leisure needs assessment, leisure counseling and leisure education methods and techniques, and leisure counseling and leisure education content.

 

457./557. Legislative Action in Therapeutic Recreation (3)
Prerequisites: REC 351 or consent of instructor.
Overview of Therapeutic Recreation as related to national healthcare issues. Includes examination of various legislative issues/bills introduced in congress with a direct effect on the profession. This non-required course includes travel to a midyear conference in Washington D.C.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

458./558. Therapeutic Recreation: Facilitating Leisure and Wellness (3)
Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; 141, 225, or consent of the instructor.
Overview of role of leisure within wellness programs as it relates to therapeutic recreation. Examination of facilitation techniques as a major component of wellness promotion programs. Includes assessment of leisure functioning; development and implementation of therapeutic recreation programs and services.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*462. Travel, Tourism, and Resort Recreation Management (3)
Prerequisites: REC 325 or consent of instructor.
Current procedures and processes in managing travel, tourism and resort recreation organizations. Discussion includes the organization and management of human resources in the marketing of travel, tourism and resort recreation enterprises.

 

*468. Tourism Planning and Development (3)
Prerequisites: REC 462 or consent of instructor.
Analysis of elements which are included in a community development plans. Assessment of the touristic potential of a region or site, enabling legislation, organization, and administration of a tourism development plans, identification of sources of resistance and support.

 

469./569. Disability, Culture and Society: Issues and Intervention (3)
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status.
Disability as a social construct. Examines policies and practices to understand the experience of disability. Includes historical and contemporary perspectives as well as future issues. Emphasis on social and clinical intervention methods as well as programs and resources.
Same course as GERN 469./569 and SW 469./569. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

473./573. Aging and Leisure (3)
Prerequisites: REC 325 or consent of instructor.
Theories, concepts and influences on satisfaction with retirement focusing on leisure-related issues. Overview of the continuum of services, emphasizing leisure services available to older people.

 

480. Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure (3)
Prerequisites: REC 325, 341, one of the following: REC 421, 425, 427. Open to recreation majors only.
Exploration of the philosophical and ethical basis for current practices in recreation and leisure service organizations.
(Discussion, 3 hours.)

 

485. Field Work (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
Supervised experience in recreation leadership, supervision or administration approved by faculty advisor or consent of the instructor.
Credit/No credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

 

*490. Special Studies in Recreation (1-3)
Identification and critical analysis of current problems in selected areas of recreation.
Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

 

*498. Internship in Leisure Services (6-9)
Prerequisites: Completion of all major requirements; 1000 hours of verified paid or volunteer leadership experience approved by faculty advisor, or 500 hours of experience and fluency in both English and a second language consistent with the CSULB Language Proficiency Requirements; and consent of the internship coordinator.
This internship will involve 400 hours of supervised experience in an approved leisure service agency jointly supervised by university and agency personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Field work)

 

499. Independent Study (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of dept. and approval by department chairperson.
Individual projects in areas of special interest areas. Independent study under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters with consent of instructor.

 

GRADUATE LEVEL


521. Recreation Administration (3)
Organizational theory; planning, staffing and budgeting of recreation programs in governmental and voluntary agencies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

527./427. Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Standing.
Political, policy making, and legal aspects underlying the establishment, operation, and termination of public and private leisure services.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion, 3 hours.)

 

528./428. Principles of Nonprofit/Volunteer Management (3)
Survey of the principles of nonprofit and volunteer services management. The philosophical, historical and social context of the volunteer movement; funding, governance, organization and management of nonprofit organizations and volunteer services; trends and issues; professional development and employment.

 

554./454. Leisure Counseling (3)
Prerequisites: REC 351, 452, or consent of the instructor.
Current practices and procedures in leisure counseling. Includes techniques of leisure needs assessment, leisure counseling and leisure education methods and techniques, and leisure counseling and leisure education content.

 

557./457. Legislative Action in Therapeutic Recreation (3)
Prerequisites: REC 351 or consent of instructor.
Overview of Therapeutic Recreation as related to national healthcare issues. Includes examination of various legislative issues/bills introduced in congress with a direct effect on the profession. This non-required course includes travel to a midyear conference in Washington D.C.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

558./458 Therapeutic Recreation: Facilitating Leisure and Wellness (3)
Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; 141, 225, or consent of the instructor.
Overview of role of leisure within wellness programs as it relates to therapeutic recreation. Examination of facilitation techniques as a major component of wellness promotion programs. Includes assessment of leisure functioning; development and implementation of therapeutic recreation programs and services.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

569./469. Disability, Culture and Society: Issues and Intervention (3)
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status.
Disability as a social construct. Examines policies and practices to understand the experience of disability. Includes historical and contemporary perspectives as well as future issues. Emphasis on social and clinical intervention methods as well as programs and resources.
Same course as GERN 569./469 and SW 569./469. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

571. Philosophy, Issues and Trends (3)
Exploration of the current philosophy, trends and issues in the field of recreation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

573./473. Aging and Leisure (3)
Prerequisites: REC 325 or consent of instructor.
Theories, concepts and influences on satisfaction with retirement focusing on leisure-related issues. Overview of the continuum of services, emphasizing leisure services available to older people.

 

590. Special Topics in Recreation (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
In-depth investigation of topics of current interest and concern to students experienced in recreation.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics in different semester

 

591. Research Proposal Writing (1)
Prerequisite: REC 696.
Concerned with variations in research design and methodology. Completion of a thesis proposal is a requirement.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

595. Management Studies (3)
Administrative studies and surveys; procedures for conducting appraisals of recreation programs and facilities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

599. Independent Study (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor and Department Chair.
Independent research under the supervision of a Recreation and Leisure Faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

696. Research Methodology (3)
Research methodology in recreation. To be completed within the first 12 units of the 500/600 series of courses.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: REC 698, advancement to candidacy.
Independent investigation of field research problems in recreation.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units in different semesters.

 

698. Thesis (1-4)
Prerequisites: REC 591, 696, advancement to candidacy.
Planning, preparation and completion of an approved thesis.
May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.