​Course Descriptions

FALL 2014 

  • REC 101 Recreation and Leisure In Contemporary Society; 8 weeks online Section 12491
  • REC 102 Planning Programs and Events for Recreation TTH 9:30-10:50 Section 12579
  • REC 104 Therapeutic Recreation and Special Populations; online Section 12801
WINTER 2015
  • REC 103 Outdoor Recreation and the Natural Environment; online
SPRING 2015
  • REC 101 Recreation and Leisure in Contemporary Sociaty; online
  • REC 103 Outdoor Recreation and the Natural Environment; MW 12:30-1:50
  • REC 105 Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services TTH 11-12:20
  • KPET 217 Sports Managment TTH 9:30-10:50

REC 101 RECREATION AND LEISURE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Units: 3.00 - CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum. Investigates the contributions of play, leisure and recreation to the social, psychological and economic well being of individuals and groups, incorporating local, regional, national and international perspectives.
 
REC 102 PLANNING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR RECREATION EXPERIENCES
Units: 3.00 - CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum. Principles and practice of effective recreational leadership including program and event planning as it relates to play, recreation, and leisure experiences. Requires field work visits to recreation programs.
 
REC 103 OUTDOOR RECREATION AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Units: 3.00 - CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum. Introduces recreational use of outdoor/natural areas and the trends, both past and present, that create changing patterns of use, including an overview of human, animal, and technological impacts on outdoor recreation resources. 
 
REC 104 INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC RECREATION AND SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Units: 3.00 - CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum. Introduces the characteristics and needs of special populations as they relate to the delivery of recreation and leisure services, including the nature and function of recreation in rehabilitation agencies and settings.  Emphasizes planning and adapting recreational programs both in clinical and community settings. 
 
REC 105 LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES
Units: 3:00 – CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum.  Analysis of the foundations of leadership and management skills integral for recreational leaders.  Emphasis on comparing classic and contemporary leadership theories and emphasis on developing competencies and skills for effective leadership within the recreation and leisure industry.
 
SOCI 233 SOCIOLOGICAL ISSUES OF LIFE AND LONGEVITY
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum. Examines the life course of older adults and the aging process, including cultural, social, and political influences that shape contemporary concepts of 'growing old,' especially within Western society.
 
KPET 217 SPORTS MANAGEMENT
Units: 3.00 - CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum.  Introduces organization, management, planning, staffing, directing, and controlling a sports program, including such areas as budget, facilities, scheduling, officials, transportation, public relations, parent and booster clubs, purchase and care of athletic equipment, fundraising and marketing.
 
KPET 120 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Units: 2.00 - UC:CSU 36.0 hours lecture maximum, 18.0 hours lab maximum. Introduces procedures to maintain health in emergency first aid situations. Successful course completion qualifies a student for the American Red Cross Community. First Aid and Safety, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Automated External Defibrillation cards. Does not satisfy the Physical Education requirement for the associate degree.
 
HRMGT 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
Units: 3.00 - CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum. Surveys the careers, responsibilities and trends in the hotel, restaurant, tourism, and recreation industry, including social and economic forces that interrelate and influence various industry components.
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
 
PSYCH 172 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum. Surveys human development, emphasizing changes occurring throughout the lifespan. Examines the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social growth of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, schoolchildren, adolescents, and adults.   
 
BUS 110 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Units: 3.00 - CSU 54.0 hours lecture maximum. Examines the fundamental functions of modern management in a changing world with an emphasis on planning, leading, and organizing, including leadership in management, motivation, communication, cultural diversity, team decision-making, management by objectives, organizational environment, sustainability, planning and strategic management, control process, organizational structure, and managing organizational change.