Term: Fall 2017
Subject: Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Introduction to leisure studies focusing on outdoor recreation and tourism. Includes philosophy, history, social science, future trends, and business applications of recreation and tourism.
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Recreation design methodology applied to the design of public and private recreational facilities.
Provides an understanding of the history, global evolution, current issues, leadership skills, ethics and future trends in WEL; skill mastery in "hard skills"; and places these skills in a professional context. Prerequisite: ENVS 001 or NR 001.
Study of the management of year-round resort facilities. Emphasis on resort marketing, internal support functions, and associated recreational facilities. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Supervised field experience in national, state, urban, or private park and recreation operations. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism major or minor.
Planning large land areas for outdoor recreation use. Emphasis on the planning process relative to the leisure time use of natural resources. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism major or minor.
Philosophy, principles, and techniques of communicating environmental values, natural history processes, and cultural features to recreation visitors through the use of interpretive media. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism major or minor.
Honors project dealing with management of outdoor recreation and tourism. See program chair.