Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Careers in Leisure Services
R231 | 1201 | Dr. Craig M. Ross


Description of Course Content:  This three (3) credit hour course is
designed to familiarize students with the overall range of agencies
providing recreation and park facilities and programs.  It's 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.

Summary of Assignment:

In-class Acticities:  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, a cold-
call cover letter, a networking letter, and a follow-up leter;
conducting a mock interview; and developing a web portfolio.

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