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300./100. Orientation to the Recreation Major (3)

Orientation to the professional roles in the field of leisure services; the philosophy, academic requirements, standards, documentation, procedures of followed in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; and computer applications required of all majors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion, 3 hours) Not open to students with credit in REC 100.

321. Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Studies (3)

Theory and application of leadership as it pertains to leisure service agencies. In depth analysis of interaction between leadership styles and group dynamics. Facilitation techniques necessary for effective group leadership.

322. Recreational Sports Supervision (3)

Organization and supervision of recreational sports for community-wide participation.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours.)

324. Campus Recreation Services (3)

Principles and practices in provision of recreation services on college, secondary, and elementary school campuses

325. Advanced Program and Event Management (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 141, REC 225.
Advanced management of recreation and leisure service programs with special emphasis on event planning and promotion. Includes interpretations of needs assessments and market analysis; analysis and selection of prospective client bases; program design, marketing, promotion, implementation and evaluation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

337. Environmental and Cultural Interpretation (3)

Principles and practices of environmental and cultural interpretation of outdoor recreation resources, including tours, brochures, slide shows and exhibits.
(Discussion, 3 hours)

340. Leisure in Contemporary Society (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundations requirements; one or more Exploration courses; upper division standing.
Enhancing the understanding of leisure in contemporary society by examining beliefs, values, and social structures of one's own leisure and comparing and contrasting them with individual and social influences such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, economic status, ability and religion.

341. Evaluation and Research in Leisure Services (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 141, REC 225.
Foundations of current methods and practices of evaluation and research about leisure and in leisure services. Includes the critical need for evaluation and research in leisure services; research and evaluation concepts, types, and designs; sampling; and information/data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

351. Foundations of Inclusive Recreation and Recreation Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 141, REC 225.
The role of inclusion in programming recreation services in society. Philosophical and historical foundations of recreation therapy, and principles of planning, implementing, and evaluating inclusive leisure services for individuals with disabilities.
(Lecture/Activity 3 hours)

371. Human Services Programming in Urban Areas (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Exploration of the community diversity, social issues, and community resources of urban areas in relationship to the concerns of recreation and human service needs. Examination of planning, development, and agency collaborations required to insure recreation services development meets community needs.

421. Supervisory and Administrative Practices (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325, REC 341.
Concepts and techniques of supervision and administration in recreation agencies; emphasis on recruitment, assignment, evaluation and in-service training of recreation personnel.

423. Facility Design and Operations (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325, REC 341.
Theories and practical experience in the design, development, operation, maintenance and administration of various recreational facilities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

425. Financing Leisure Services (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.
Financing and budgeting in public and private sector leisure service agencies; management by objectives as related to fiscal elements.

427./527. Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.
Political, policy making, and legal aspects underlying the establishment, operation, and termination of public and private leisure services.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion, 3 hours.)

428./528. Principles of Nonprofit/Volunteer Management (3)

Survey of the principles of nonprofit and volunteer services management. The philosophical, historical and social context of the volunteer movement; funding, governance, organization and management of nonprofit organizations and volunteer services; trends and issues; professional development and employment.

430. Recreation in the Ocean Environment (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Study of the skills and techniques of administration of an ocean-oriented recreational resource, including management and trip planning. Will be supplemented with a week long field trip to Santa Barbara Island.

431. Recreation Resource Management (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 141, REC 225.
Review of the techniques of recreation resource management; the role of citizens, government and private agencies in acquisition and development of these resources; development of resource management policies.

432. Wildlife and Wildfire Management in Urban Proximate Areas (3)

Study of the skills and techniques of managing wildlife and wildfires to improve public safety. Examination of management and visitor information services in city parks, national parks, national forests, and state parks surrounding the L.A. metro area.

433. Management of Organized Camps (3)

Management of organized camps, with particular emphasis on the role and responsibility of the on-site director; practical experience in all phases of camping. Topics include camp philosophies, job responsibilities, staff dynamics, campers' characteristics and needs, program development and facility management.

437. Access and Equity of Park Resources (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 431.
Examination of distribution and management of city parks, county parks, and special park districts in the L.A. metro area. Analysis of historical and contemporary opportunity and access based on economic status, cultural background, gender, and mobility.

451. Management and Administration of Recreation Therapy Services (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 351, REC 452.
Comprehensive recreation therapy program development, operation, and management. Administration of recreation therapy services and personnel. Advanced principles, issues, and trends in recreation therapy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

452. Assessment and Documentation in Recreation Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 351.
Introduction to the theories, concepts, and techniques used in client assessment and documentation for recreation therapy programs and treatments. Students learn to assess the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and leisure functioning of clients; develop measurable objectives; and document client progress.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 1 hour)

453. Comprehensive Programming and Evaluation in Recreation Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 351.
Examination of treatment programs for a variety of populations and settings in Recreation Therapy. Students learn to develop comprehensive treatment plans based on client objectives, select appropriate program content, modify activities to meet client needs, and evaluate program effectiveness.
Letter grade only (A-F).

454./554. Counseling Techniques in Recreation Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 351.
Current practices and procedures in recreation therapy using counseling techniques. Includes techniques of leisure needs assessments, leisure counseling, and leisure education methods. Covers recreation therapy practice perspectives using counseling/leisure education as a treatment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

457./557. Legislative Action in Recreation Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 351.
Overview of Recreation Therapy as related to national healthcare issues. Includes examination of various legislative issues/bills introduced in congress with a direct effect on the profession. This non-required course includes travel to a midyear conference in Washington D.C.
Letter grade only (A-F).

458./558. Clinical Techniques in Recreation Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 351.
Examination of clinical techniques and practices in recreation therapy. Includes theoretical background to clinical treatment, facilitation techniques, and treatment modalities for individuals with disabilities.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab)

462. Travel, Tourism, and Resort Recreation Management (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.
Current procedures and processes in managing travel, tourism and resort recreation organizations. Discussion includes the organization and management of human resources in the marketing of travel, tourism and resort recreation enterprises.

465. Convention and Conference Planning (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.
Organizing, planning and managing conferences and conventions. Analysis of site and facility selection, scheduling, theme development, programming, affiliated events, exhibit management, registration and overall services.
Letter grade only (A-F).

467./567. Principles of Ecotourism Development (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.
Principles and practices of ecotourism development from a socio-cultural, environmental, economic, and political perspective. Implementation of tourism development including certification issues, management of resources, and community choices. Ecotourism planning that benefits locals and travelers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

468. Tourism Planning and Development (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.
Analysis of elements which are included in a community development plans. Assessment of the touristic potential of a region or site, enabling legislation, organization, and administration of a tourism development plans, identification of sources of resistance and support.

469./569. Disability, Culture and Society: Issues and Intervention (3)

Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.
Disability as a social construct. Examines policies and practices to understand the experience of disability. Includes historical and contemporary perspectives as well as future issues. Emphasis on social and clinical intervention methods as well as programs and resources.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 469. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 469 or SW 469.

473./573. Aging and Leisure (3)

Theories, concepts and influences on satisfaction with retirement focusing on leisure-related issues. Overview of the continuum of services, emphasizing leisure services available to older people.

480. Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 341, REC 351, and three 400-level REC classes. Open to recreation majors only.
Exploration of the philosophical and ethical basis for current practices in recreation and leisure service organizations.
(Discussion, 3 hours.)

485. Field Work (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Supervised experience in recreation leadership, supervision or administration approved by faculty advisor or consent of instructor.
Credit/No credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

490. Selected Topics in Recreation (1-3)

Identification and critical analysis of current problems in selected areas of recreation.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

498. Internship in Leisure Services (6-12)

Prerequisites:Completion of all major requirements; REC 485, or 1000 hours of verified paid or volunteer leadership experience approved by faculty advisor, or 500 hours of experience and fluency in both English and a second language consistent with CSULB Language Proficiency Requirements; and consent of internship coordinator.
This internship will involve a minimum of 400 hours of supervised experience in an approved leisure service agency jointly supervised by university and agency personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Field work) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

499. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department and department chair.
Individual projects in areas of special interest areas. Independent study under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters with consent of instructor.

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