Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Careers in Leisure Services/3 credit hours
R231 | 22120 | Dr. Craig M. Ross


This three (3) credit hour course is designed to familiarize students
with the overall range of agencies providing recreation and park
facilities and programs.  Itís chief purpose as an introductory course
is to help students gain specific information about recreation and
leisure services as a career field, to assist them in their college
study, and as a beginning step in personal career development and the
job search process.

Required Book List:

1)	Introduction to Leisure Services: Career Perspectives by Kraus,
Barber and Shapiro, 2001,  Sagamore Publishing.

2)     Creative Job Search, 2004 by Minnesota Department of Economic
Security

Summary of Assignments:

In class Activities: The course places a significant amount of
emphasis on active involvement in class with the material. Numerous in
class activities will be conducted throughout the semester at random
times.

Assignments:  There will be several practical assignments that will
help students prepare for the job search process.  Among them are:
developing both a traditional and electronic resume; conducting an
information interview with a practitioner in the field, writing five
cover letters for the following: an ad-response cover letter, an
online cover letter, a cold-call cover letter, a networking letter,
and a follow-up letter; conducting a mock interview; and developing a
web portfolio.

Exams:  There will be three exams and a final exam.