RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES (RECR)

RECR 50. First-Year Seminar. 3 Credits.

The seminar is designed to enable first-year students to work closely with senior professors in classes that enroll 20 students or fewer. See the directory of classes for specific offerings.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 310. Women, Work, and Leisure. 3 Credits.

Implications of the relationship between women and leisure from a lifestyle perspective and an analysis of the changing role of women and changing leisure concepts from a feminist perspective.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: WMST 310.

RECR 311. Recreation and Leisure in Society. 3 Credits.

An introduction to leisure studies and its various elements developed from historical, philosophical, and theoretical perspectives with a focus on the meanings of leisure in individual and community life.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 370. Recreation Services across the Lifespan. 3 Credits.

An analysis of the issues that affect recreation programming for persons across the lifespan. Constraints associated with age, economics, and disabling conditions will be explored.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 390. Selected Issues Seminar. 1-12 Credits.

Current issues, techniques, and research of a topical short-term nature are the focus of these seminars.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 12 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 396. Independent Studies in RECR. 1-12 Credits.

Individual readings, research, and/or field study of a recreation issue, problem, service system, or activity pattern. The course may take the form of an independent study or seminar depending upon students' interests and enrollment.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 12 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 420. Program Planning in Recreation Services. 3 Credits.

This experiential course covers the concepts and skills used in program planning. Students apply their program planning skills to real-life situations and implement a recreation program for a community agency.
Gen Ed: EE-Service Learning.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 430. Introduction to Leadership and Group Dynamics. 3 Credits.

An analysis of the techniques, methods, and motives of group and community leaders. Special attention is focused upon the roles of organizational structure, personnel policies, and in-service training programs.
Gen Ed: CI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 440. Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Issues. 3 Credits.

A survey course taught from a psychosocial perspective addressing the roles of public and private agencies in meeting increased demand for outdoor recreation. Emphasizes the implications of environmental awareness on outdoor recreation.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 470. Recreation and Leisure across the Lifespan. 3 Credits.

An analysis of aspects that affect recreation and leisure behavior from birth to death, with a focus on issues associated with race, class, gender, sexual identity, and disabling conditions.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 475. Disability, Culture, and Therapeutic Recreation. 3 Credits.

An examination of disability from a cultural perspective with the application of theoretical and scientific knowledge to provide recreation interventions that facilitate participation in life by individuals with disabilities.
Gen Ed: SS, US.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 676. Clinical Skills in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 Credits.

Development of helping skills for the practice of therapeutic recreation emphasizing rationale, techniques, and role responsibilities of therapeutic recreation in the area of leisure education. A 20-hour practicum is required.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 677. Disabling Conditions and the Practice of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 Credits.

Instruction in the relationship between various disabling conditions and the practice of therapeutic recreation. A 24-hour practicum is required.
Requisites: Prerequisites, RECR 475 and 676.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 691H. Honors in RECR. 3 Credits.

Special studies for undergraduates. Intensive study on a particular topic under the supervision of a qualified member of the staff. For RECR majors, with special permission of the faculty members involved and the director of undergraduate studies.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 692H. Honors in RECR. 3 Credits.

Honors project in recreation. The completion of a special project, approved by the department, by a student who has been designated a candidate for undergraduate honors. The second of a two-course honors sequence.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RECR 710. Leisure and Organized Recreation in the United States. 3 Credits.

An analysis of the scope of leisure research, recreation services, the evolution of leisure, and the of individual recreation behavior.

RECR 770. Administration of Therapeutic Recreation Services. 3 Credits.

Emphasis on information specific to the administration of therapeutic recreation such as fiscal management, quality assurance, evaluation, marketing of therapeutic recreation, and other general administrative topics.

RECR 775. Principles and Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 Credits.

A study of the existing practices and principles of therapeutic recreation. An in-depth treatment of assessment/evaluation, goal setting and individualized planning, documentation, leisure counseling, and clinical skills.

RECR 790. Independent Field Study. 3 Credits.

Permission of the department. May be repeated for credit.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

RECR 830. Managing Organizational Behavior in Recreation Services. 3 Credits.

This course addresses organizational behavior and theory to promote insight into micro and macro issues confronting professionals in organized recreation services.

RECR 865. Issues and Trends in Recreation Management. 3 Credits.

A seminar to involve graduate recreation students in in-depth analyses of selected topics, issues, and problems relevant to the recreation management in public and not-for-profit leisure service organizations.

RECR 876. Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 Credits.

An analysis of selected issues, problems, and concerns in the provision of therapeutic recreation and inclusive recreation services.

RECR 880. Internship in Recreation Administration. 2 Credits.

Participation in full-time, practical on-the-job experience in a recreational agency of the student's choice.

RECR 881. Internship in Recreation Administration. 2 Credits.

Completion of a professional project and in-depth paper reflecting the outcomes of the internship completed in RECR 880.

RECR 890. Seminar in Leisure Studies. 3 Credits.

A survey of contemporary views of society and their structures and functions, as they relate to concepts of leisure and recreation behaviors.

RECR 950. Recreation Research Design and Methods I. 3 Credits.

An appraisal of current recreation and leisure research design using both quantitative and qualitative data. Students complete and deliver a formal research proposal.

RECR 951. Recreation Research Design and Methods II. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, any statistics course. Students analyze quantitative and qualitative data and apply their work to theory and practice. Students complete the research proposed in RECR 950.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RECR 950.

RECR 993. Master's Research and Thesis. 3 Credits.