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Course Descriptions

PRKM 100  Orientation to Recreation and Physical Education
This course provides Recreation and Physical Education students with an introduction to the College and the department, academic policies, degree requirements, the grading system, career planning, student services, academic services, and transfer and career opportunities.
Prerequisite:  None
(1:1,0)  Fall, Spring

PRKM 110  Introduction to Recreation and Physical Education                       
The philosophy, history, scope, and significance of the Park, Recreation, and Physical Education movement are studied.
Prerequisite:  None
(3:3,0)  Fall, Spring

PRKM/PEDH 128  Adventure Recreation I   (Hiking & Backpacking)
Introduction to basic three season backpacking and hiking. Techniques for minimizing impact on the environment will be emphasized. Includes discussion on trip preparation, meal planning and cooking techniques, hiking considerations, campsite selection, safety considerations, equipment selection, and leadership skills. An over night experience is required. A fee is charged to cover expenses.
Prerequisite:  None
(1:0,2)  (7 ½  weeks)  Fall

PRKM/PEDH 129  Adventure Recreation II    (Ski Touring & Snow Shoeing)
Introduction to Basic Ski Touring and Snow Shoeing.  Techniques for minimizing impact on the environment will be emphasized.  Includes discussions on equipment, techniques, dressing for winter conditions, trail selection, health and safety considerations, conditioning, trip planning, and leadership skills.  Skiing and snowshoe experience is required.  A fee is charged to cover expenses.
Prerequisite:  None
(1:0,4)  (7 ½  weeks)  Spring

PRKM 130  Program Planning and Leadership for Recreation and Physical Education
Planning and supervising recreation programs for governmental, non-profit, and commercial agencies are covered.
Prerequisite:  None
(3:2,3)  Fall, Spring

PRKM/PEDH 131  Adventure Recreation III   (Kayaking & White Water Rafting)
Introduction to basic flat water kayaking and white water rafting.  Includes discussions on history, benefits, conditioning, craft selection, equipment, health and safety considerations, basic techniques, anatomy of a body of water, trip planning, and leadership skills.  A kayaking and rafting experience is required.  A fee is charged to cover expenses.
Prerequisite:  Basic Swimming Skills (must pass a swim test at the start of the course)
(1:0,4)  (7 ½  weeks)  Spring

PRKM/PEDH 132  Adventure Recreation IV    (New Games, Initiatives & Ropes Courses)
This course is designed to allow students to experience a variety of activities including new games, initiatives, and ropes courses.  Topics will include the use of challenge course apparatus, safety techniques, facilitating skills, types of programs and equipment.  Ropes course experience is required.  A fee is charged to cover expenses.
Prerequisite:  None
(1:0,4)  (7 ½  weeks)  Spring

PRKM 145  Adventure Recreation Programming and Leadership
This course is designed to prepare students to plan and lead adventure recreation programs.  Topics will include the following aspects of Adventure Recreation:  history, philosophy, theories, leadership skills, settings, clients, activities, programming, psychological/sociological aspects, professionalism, and evaluation.
Prerequisite:  PRKM 100, 110, and 130 or permission of instructor.
(3:2,3)  Spring

PRKM 200  Design and Development of Park and Recreation Facilities
Basic concepts, principles, and procedures for the planning, development, and design of recreational resources, areas, and facilities are studied.
Prerequisites:  PRKM 100, PRKM 110, and PRKM 130 or permission of the instructor
(3:2,3)  Spring

PRKM 210  Outdoor Education and Camping
Principles, techniques, and procedures in the design, programming and operation of outdoor education and camping facilities such as interpretive centers, resident camps, and day camps are covered.
Prerequisites:  PRKM 100, PRKM 110, PRKM 130, and BIOL 140 or permission of the instructor
(4:3,3)  Fall

PRKM 220  Park and Recreation Management
Topics included are: administrative policies and practices in government, non-profit, and commercial agencies; management principles; business procedures; legal provisions; personnel management; public relations; budgeting; marketing and promotion; decision making.
Prerequisites:  PRKM 100, PRKM 110, and PRKM 130 or permission of the instructor
(3:3,0)  Spring

PRKM 230  Park and Recreation Internship I
This special studies course prepares students for advanced independent work through assignments given on an individual basis in a particular phase of the park, recreation, or physical education field. Assignments may be completed on or off campus.
Prerequisites:  PRKM 100, PRKM 110, and PRKM 130 or permission of the instructor
(3:3,0)  Fall, Spring

PRKM 255  Park and Recreation Maintenance Management
Principles, techniques, procedures, material, and equipment used in the maintenance of recreational areas and facilities are covered.
Prerequisite:  None
(3:2,3)  Fall

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Last Updated: 5/7/13