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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Recreation (120 units)

This program is designed to accommodate the needs of new college students, continuing students, transferring students, and experienced recreation professionals.

Students intending to transfer from community colleges to this University are advised to complete general education requirements while attending the community college. Other recreation courses taken at community colleges cannot be substituted for upper-division recreation courses.

Student must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA on all units attempted and achieve a "C" or better in each course of the Recreation major to progress in the sequence of study. Students earning less than a "C" grade in a course required in the major must repeat that course.

Students wishing to substitute courses or deviate in any way from department requirements must submit a letter of request to the Department faculty. No more than six units of Recreation prefix courses may be taken by contract. The Internship is "Letter grade only (A-F)." The Internship is taken the last semester before graduation. No other courses may be taken concurrently with the Internship.

Requirements

Major Core Courses:

Take all of the following:

  • REC 141 Introduction to Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

  • REC 225 Programming Recreation Activities (3)
    Prerequisites: None

  • REC 341 Evaluation and Research in Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 141, 225.

  • REC 351 Foundations of Inclusive Recreation and Recreation Therapy (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 141, 225.

  • REC 480 Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 341, 351, and three 400 level REC classes. Open to recreation majors only.

Take all of the following:

  • REC 325 Advanced Program & Event Management (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 141, 225.

  • REC 421 Supervisory and Administrative Practices (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325, 341.

  • REC 423 Facility Design and Operations (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325, 341.

  • REC 425 Financing Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.

  • REC 427 Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.

  • REC 431 Recreation Resource Management (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 141, 225.

  • REC 498 Internship in Leisure Services (6)
    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 CSULB Language Proficiency Requirements; and consent of internship coordinator.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: Any GE Foundation course.

  • CDFS 211 Guiding Young Children (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in PSY 100 or SOC 100 or CDFS 111.

  • HDEV 180 Lifespan Human Development (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or equivalent.

  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisite: GE A1 requirement.

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: A GE Foundation course.

Complete one of the following four concentration areas:

A. Community Recreation Concentration:

Take all of the following courses

  • REC 321 Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Studies (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • REC 371 Human Services Programming in Urban Areas (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundations requirements.

  • REC 428 Principals of Nonprofit/Volunteer Management (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • REC 437 Access and Equity of Park Resources (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 431.

Take one of the following courses

  • REC 433 Management of Organized Camps (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • REC 469 Disability, Culture, and Society (3)
    Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.

  • REC 473 Leisure and Aging (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

B. Parks and Outdoor Recreation Resource Management Concentration:

Take all of the following courses

  • REC 337 Environmental and Cultural Interpretation (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • REC 437 Access and Equity of Park Resources (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 431.

Take two of the following courses

  • REC 430 Recreation in the Ocean Environment (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

  • REC 432 Wildlife and Wildfire Management in Urban Proximate Areas (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • REC 490 Sustainable Coastal Resource Management (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

Take an additional upper-division recreation course (3)

C. Campus Recreation and Student Services Concentration:

Take all of the following courses

  • REC 321 Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Studies (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • REC 322 Recreational Sports Supervision (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • REC 324 Campus Recreation Services (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • REC 428 Principals of nonprofit/Volunteer Management (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

Take an additional upper-division recreation course (3)

D. Tourism Management Concentration:

Take all of the following courses

  • REC 462 Travel, Tourism, and Resort Recreation Management (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.

  • REC 468 Tourism Planning and Development (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.

Take two of the following courses

  • REC 465 Convention and Conference Planning (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.

  • REC 467 Principals of Ecotourism Development (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.

  • REC 490 Belize Ecotourism (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • HFHM 170 Introduction to Hospitality Food Service and Hotel Management (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

  • GEOG 352 Geography of Tourism (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

Take an additional upper-division recreation course (3)

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