Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

RPTM 16000     FOUNDATIONS OF RECREATION AND LEISURE      3 Credit Hours

Historical examination of the park and recreation movement, sociological, economic, psychological and political considerations for the delivery of leisure and recreation services in contemporary society.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 26001     INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY INCLUSION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES      3 Credit Hours

Interdisciplinary exploration of conceptual theoretical, philosophical and legal aspects related to inclusion of individuals with disabilities in community life.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 26010     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN RECREATION      3 Credit Hours

Explores the contemporary and historical roles, organization and services of public and non-profit leisure service providers. Includes various theoretical perspectives on community organization and development as well as methods available to the recreation practitioner to facilitate the development of recreation services in communities.

Prerequisite: RPTM 16000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 26030     RECREATION GROUP LEADERSHIP      3 Credit Hours

Group leadership concepts, methods and techniques. Practical experience in planning and conducting recreational activities for a variety of populations.

Pre/corequisite: RPTM 16000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 26060     INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL TOURISM (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with GEOG 22040) Introduction to travel and tourism around the world, including tourism technologies, cultural and natural environments as attractions, benefits of travel ethics and sustainable development.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

RPTM 26071     MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF AREAS AND FACILITIES      3 Credit Hours

A systems approach for the effective maintenance and operation of areas and facilities.

Prerequisite: RPTM 16000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 26081     PRINCIPLES OF OUTDOOR RECREATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to outdoor recreation including historical and cultural perspectives, outdoor recreation resources, environmental aspects, trends and management.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 36010     RECREATION, LEISURE AND AGING      3 Credit Hours

Knowledge and understanding of leisure and aging. Planning and implementing recreation programs and activities for enriching the lives of older persons.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 36040     INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN LEISURE SERVICES (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

An examination of attitudes toward people with disabilities, characteristics of various disability groups, the role and responsibility of leisure service providers to be inclusive of all individuals and techniques for adapting programs.

Prerequisite: RPTM 26030.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

RPTM 36060     ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACHES TO LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY SERVICES      3 Credit Hours

Principles of commercial recreation and tourism services, including entrepreneurship, economic concepts of the for-profit recreation industries and management skills.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 36075     PROGRAM DESIGN AND EVALUATION      3 Credit Hours

Programming leisure services within a socio-cultural context, involving understanding and assessing client behavior and needs, proficiency in program design and implementation, and knowledge of evaluation methods reflective of a service-centered and benefits approach.

Prerequisite: RPTM 26030.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 36081     ADVENTURE EDUCATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to adventure education, the history and philosophy, initiatives, ropes courses, adventure curricula and the basics of outdoor leadership and process faciliation.

Prerequisite: RPTM 26030 and RPTM 26081.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 36082     INTERPRETATION OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES      3 Credit Hours

Interpretation is the art of creating intellectual and emotional bonds between people and natural and cultural resources. Interpretation is commonly practiced in parks and other protected areas, zoos, museums and a variety of tourist attractions. This course provides students with the philosophies, concepts and practical techniques necessary to plan and present effective interpretation of natural and cultural resources.

Prerequisite: RPTM 26081.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 36083     ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION      3 Credit Hours

Environmental education helps people better understand the natural world and to develop attitudes and behaviors conducive to environmental conservation. Teaches students the foundations, principles and techniques of environmental education thus enabling students to prepare and present effective environmental education programs.

Prerequisite: RPTM 26081.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 36085     LEISURE AND CULTURE (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Leisure behaviors and beliefs for people from diverse cultures, factors perpetuating inequity in the United States and strategies for leisure programming in a pluralistic society.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

RPTM 36192     PRACTICUM IN RECREATION, PARK AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit) A 60-hour field experience in a recreation, park, or tourism setting. Must be approved by instructor prior to registration.

Prerequisite: RPTM 16000; and special approval; and recreation, park and tourism management (RPTM) major or Park Management (PMM) minor or Recreation Management (RMM) minor or Tourism Management (TMM minor) or Event Planning (EVPL) minor.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

RPTM 36911     WILDERNESS AND REMOTE FIRST AID FOR PROFESSIONALS AND EDUCATORS      3 Credit Hours

Students build first aid knowledge skills and behaviors through a variety of learning strategies to individually help in an emergency. A key focus is on how to work in limited resource environments or remote environments (i.e., foreign countries, wilderness, air travel). Then students learn and demonstrate how to prepare others, and be a leader during emergencies through practical experiences. Course is taught and assessed in a cognitively, physically, and emotionally stressed manner. This course includes three weekends and include outdoors experiences. Successful completion of the course may result in American Red Cross certification and Instructor status.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 1.5 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 45031     SPORT TOURISM      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with SPAD 45031) (Slashed with SRM 55031) Incorporates both theoretical learning of travel for sports as a global phenomenon and application of such knowledge in hosting a sporting event with travel as the focus. The experiential, cultural, and economic aspects of sport tourism are examined. Students demonstrate their ability to prepare a sport tourism plan upon the completion of the course.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 46000     TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with GEOG 42040) Investigation of travel and tourism development using an interdisciplinary social science approach.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 46001     PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF COMMUNITY INCLUSION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with SRM 56001) Interdisciplinary approach to the principles and methods of designing an inclusive environment. Focus is on characteristics of disability groups and societal considerations to making adaptations and accommodations. Students complete a service learning component that focuses on inclusion of people with disabilities in community life.

Prerequisite: RPTM 26001.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 46030     DYNAMICS OF LEISURE BEHAVIOR (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with SRM 56030) Analysis of leisure behavior through an examination of social-psychological theories and research.

Prerequisite: RPTM 36040 and 36075.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

RPTM 46060     ADMINISTRATION OF LEISURE SERVICES      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credit hours) Administrative practices of private and public leisure service agencies. Organization, philosophy, personnel and fiscal management, public relations and legal concerns are examined.

Prerequisite: RPTM 36040 and 36075 and 36192.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 46070     PARK PLANNING      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with SRM 56070) Understanding the relationship between recreation places and the people who use them. This includes the planning, design and functioning of public and commercial recreation places.

Prerequisite: RPTM 26081 and 36040.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 46091     SEMINAR FOR INTERNSHIP PREPARATION      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit)Planning and preparation for the internship experience in leisure service settings. Students should register for this course two semesters before enrolling in the internship course.

Prerequisite: junior standing; and recreation, park and tourism management (RPTM) major; and RPTM 36092 or RPTM 36192; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

RPTM 46092     INTERNSHIP IN RECREATION (ELR)      12 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Supervised full-time experience providing knowledge of overall agency operation in approved leisure setting.

Prerequisite: senior standing and RPTM 46091 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 40 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

RPTM 46095     SELECTED TOPICS IN RECREATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours)Selected topics dependent upon interest.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RPTM 46096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN RECREATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours)Independent study completed under the supervision of a faculty member. Written approval of the supervising faculty member and school director required prior to registration.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3-9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP