Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Legal Aspects in Recreation, Park, Tourism & Sport Mgmt. (3 cr)
R441 | 2134 | B Hronek


Legal Aspects in Recreation, Park, Tourism & Sport Mgmt.
8:55a-10:10a  D  WH008

Description:  This course concentrates on legal aspects of recreation,
sports, and tourism management in the public sector.  The course provides
students with a basic understanding of the risk management process,
negligence, intentional torts, Constitutional torts, strict liability,
standard of care, attractive nuisance, and other legal subjects.  It
provides an introduction to personnel and intellectual property law.  The
course is aimed at avoiding or reducing the probability of litigation.  The
central theme for the course will be public recreation, parks, tourism, and
sports related; however, the legal theories discussed are applicable to a
broad category of interests.

Required Text:  Hronek, B. and Spengler, J.  Legal Liability in Recreation
and Sports, Sagamore Publishing; Champaign, IL.  61820.  ISBN:
1-57167-129-3.

Requirements:  (1)Attendance at all regularly scheduled classes and law
library classes.  The only excused absence is medical, with appropriate
verification from the Student Health Center, Doctor, or coach.  All missed
work must be completed within two days of the absence.  Absence authorized
by official university activities such as participation in varsity athletics
are also excused.
(2) Each student will prepare a short, typed, research paper on a
contemporary outdoor recreation legal issue.  The subject of the paper will
be agreed upon jointly by the instructor and the student.  The paper will
follow either APA or legal writing guidelines.  Paper will not exceed three
pages in length (not including bibliography and title page).  To receive an
A grade, the paper must reflect the student's reading and critical thinking.
A successful report writer will read books, articles and other materials and
make extensive notes prior to writing the paper.  The paper actually
summarizes the reading and thinking process of the student.  Critical
thinking consists of objective criticism, analysis, and drawing conclusions
from ideas found in materials.  The writing effort will require library
investigation and research of the issue.  Please note that a three page
report that summarizes your research findings is much more difficult to
write than a long detailed report.  It is your thinking and analytical
skills that this paper will explore and will form the basis of your grade.

Additional Information:  This course also meets with HPER R544 (Section
2139).