2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Minor in Parks and Recreation

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Curriculum

Course Credits
Required Course 3
REC 165  Introduction to Recreation and Leisure*
3
   
Electives** 15
Group 1 Courses: 300-Level REC 6 to 12
REC 361  Recreation for Diverse Populations 3
REC 362  Recreation Facility Design and Management 3
REC 365  Recreation Resource Management 3
REC 374  Recreation Management and Leadership 3
REC 378  Commercial Recreation 3
   
Group 2 Courses: 400-Level REC/GEO 3 to 9
REC 412  Recreation Program Design and Evaluation 3
REC 478  Professional Development in Parks and Recreation 3
GEO 474  Developing the Master Plan 3
   
Group 3 Courses: Other Parks and Recreation Management Courses 0 to 6 
REC 225  Recreation and Youth Development 3
REC 235  Special Event Management in Recreation Settings 3
REC 240  Human Ecology 3
REC 246  Scenic Areas of U.S.  3
REC 270  Interpretative Methods in Recreation 3
REC 280  Adventure/Outdoor Recreation Outfitting 3
GEO 479A  Internship in Parks & Recreation 3 only
Any Other Future REC Courses 3
   
Total 18

* REC 165 is a pre-requisite/co-requisite for ALL 300- and 400-level REC courses.

** Use the following guidance when selecting electives:

  • Choose two courses from Group 1 (6 credits).
  • Choose one course from Group 2 (3 credits).
  • Choose two additional courses from groups 1, 2 or 3 (6 credits).