Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Graduate Prerequisite in Recreation and Park Administration, 3 credits
R391 | 7342 | Joel Meier


Description of Course Content:  The purpose of this course is to
provide an overview of fundamental concepts, practices, and
disciplines in recreation and leisure for those with minimal academic
background in the field.  Students will actively explore recreation
and leisure history, philosophy, theory, leadership methods,
professional specializations, program development, and other basic
relevant concepts.

Required Book List:  A wide variety of outside readings are assigned
throughout the semester.  Readings are posted on the internet and can
be downloaded and read on screen or printed.

Summary of Assignments:  Reading is an essential course requirement.
Therefore, students are required to provide the instructor with a one
to two page single spaced typed summary of each reading assignment.
Papers are due on first class session after reading has been assigned.

Research Paper and Related Class Report:  Each student will write a
10 to 15 page (double spaced) term paper and will also make a ten to
fifteen minute classroom presentation on your chosen topic.  The
topic of choice is to deal with a contemporary issue, problem, trend,
or "hot topic" in the field of recreation.

Theory Presentations:  Each student will investigate and give a ten
minute report to the class on a specific leisure theory.  Theory
presentations will be scheduled individually during various class
sessions.