RLS 110 - Foundations of Recreation
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: The course provides an introduction to the historical and philosophical background of the recreation and leisure movement, recreation organizations, social issues, and professional development.
Schedule: Fall and summer semesters. This course follows the on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Sherry Niesar; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types of professional recreation fields.
- Identify the agencies that provide recreation and leisure services.
- Define the social issues that affect the recreation and leisure services.
- Outline the history of recreation and leisure services.
- Regular participation in the class is expected
- Students are expected to read the textbook material for the assigned chapters and read the lecture notes posted by the instructor
- Assignments are given to reinforce chapter content. They are practical in nature and require the student to apply new knowledge of chapters
- Nine quizzes and two one-hour exams of are given
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All quizzes and exams can be taken on any computer with Internet access
- Students need to select a testing environment conducive for testing such as a distraction-free area at home, a computer lab at a library, etc
- Exams may only be taken during the set dates and times. Times are clearly posted on course calendar
- Each quiz/exam is available for a 36-hour period on a date set by the instructor. Students can take a quiz/exam at any time during the 36-hour period. Once opened, quizzes and exams are available for a limited period of time: 10-60 minutes, depending upon the number of questions
- Exams are comprised primarily of multiple choice and true/false questions
- A comprehensive essay is given at the end of the course
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