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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. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 200. (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. Formerly RECR 210. (021245)
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. Formerly RECR 220. (008781)
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. Formerly RECR 240. (008782)
Overview of the hospitality industry and its core businesses, including hotels and resorts, restaurants, clubs, theme parks, and cruise lines. Review of current issues and trends affecting various segments of the hospitality industry. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 250. (008783)
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. Formerly RECR 260. (008785)
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. Formerly RECR 270. (008808)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RHPM 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. Formerly RECR 301. (008822)
Prerequisites: RHPM 200, RHPM 220.
Introduction to event management fundamentals and overview of the event industry. Topics include strategic planning, logistics, operations, financial management, risk management, and sustainability in event operations. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly RECR 323. (008801)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RHPM 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. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 342. (008804)
Prerequisite: RHPM 250.
Organization, administration, and management of food service in the Food Service/Hospitality industry. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 350. (008805)
Prerequisite: RHPM 250.
This course is designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the internal operations of hotels and resorts. The course covers the operation and management of resorts and hotels. 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. As a result of completing this course, students have real world knowledge, understanding, and skills that will facilitate their entry and early success in the resort and lodging industry. Some field trips are required in this course. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 354. (008806)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RHPM 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. Formerly HCSV 144. (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. Formerly RECR 398. (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. Formerly RECR 399. (008824)
Prerequisites: RHPM 200, RHPM 220, RHPM 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. 3 hours discussion. Formerly RECR 420. (008829)
Prerequisites: RHPM 200, RHPM 220, RHPM 300, or faculty permission.
Introduction to marketing concepts; application of promotion in recreation, hospitality, and parks through the development of promotional materials for programs, organizations, and events. Creation of program, organization, and business promotional strategies, including message design, promotion creation, and evaluation. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 422. (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. Formerly RECR 428. (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. Formerly RECR 441. (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. 4 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 444. (008840)
Prerequisites: RHPM 240, RHPM 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. 3 hours discussion. Formerly RECR 446. (008843)
Prerequisite: 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. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 448. (002778)
Prerequisite: RHPM 354 or faculty permission.
This course provides information in understanding hotel management, especially hotel development and operations This course helps students to understand how hotel performances are evaluated. Internet research is utilized and students prepare to understand current issues in the hotel industry. Some field trips on certain dates may be require in this class. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 452. (008848)
Prerequisite: RHPM 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. Formerly RECR 460. (008854)
Prerequisite: RHPM 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. Formerly RECR 466. (008835)
Prerequisite: RHPM 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. Formerly RECR 468. (008856)
Prerequisite: RHPM 250.
Overview of meetings and conferences and their major components. Topics include site selection, meeting design, financial management, marketing, operations, meeting technology, contracting and risk management, and sustainability with conferences and meetings. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 470. (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. Formerly RECR 489. (008819)
Prerequisites: RHPM 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. Formerly RECR 524. (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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