RLS 271 - Fundamentals of Recreation & Resource Management
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course is an overview of the use of natural environments as formal and informal settings for leisure and recreation, as well as the interrelationship among people, the environment, and leisure. Focus is on the principles of managing outdoor recreation sites and visitor systems where the natural environment provides the dominant attraction. Students will be introduced to outdoor recreation activities, agencies, philosophy and management.
Schedule: Even spring 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 knowledge of outdoor recreation management and visitor systems
- Describe how the natural environment provides a major focus in outdoor recreation
- Characterize the different types of agencies that provide outdoor recreation and define their missions
- State the management principles of outdoor recreation resources
- Explain how technology may effect recreation in the natural environment
- Depict the future outlook of the field
- Regular participation in the class is expected
- Assignments are given to reinforce chapter content. They are practical in nature and require the student to apply new knowledge of chapters
- Grades are based on total points earned and include the points earned on exams and assignments
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All quizzes and exams can be taken on any computer with Internet access
- Exams may only be taken during set dates and times. These dates are clearly posted on course calendar
- Exams and quizzes will be available for a 36-hour period. Students can take an exam or quiz at any time during the 36-hour period
- Once opened, quizzes and tests will remain open for a limited time, typically 10-60 minutes depending upon the number of questions
- A comprehensive practical exam is given at the end of the course
- A comprehensive project final exam is given the last 3 weeks of class
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