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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Recreation (120 units)

Student must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA on all units attempted and achieve a "C" or better in each course of the Recreation major to progress in the sequence of study. Students earning less than a "C" grade in a course required in the major must repeat that course.

Students wishing to substitute courses or deviate in any way from department requirements must submit a letter of request to the Department faculty. No more than six units of Recreation‑prefix courses may be taken by contract. The Internship is "Letter grade only (A-F)." The Internship is taken the last semester before graduation. No other courses may be taken concurrently with the Internship.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • REC 141 Introduction to Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • REC 225 Programming Recreation Activities (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • REC 325 Advanced Program & Event Management (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
  • REC 341 Eval and Research in Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; REC 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
  • REC 351 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; REC 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
  • REC 421 Supervisory & Administrative Practices (3)
    Prerequisite: REC 100 or 300; 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
  • REC 423 Facility Design and Operations (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 325 or consent of instructor.
  • REC 425 Financing Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 325 or consent of instructor.
  • REC 427 Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
  • REC 431 Recreation Resource Management (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; 141, or consent of instructor.
  • REC 480 Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 325, 341, one of the following: REC 421, 425, 427.
  • REC 498 Internship in Leisure Services (6-9)
    Prerequisites: Completion of all major requirements; 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.

Additional Courses:

Take one the following courses:

  • REC 100 , 300

Take one of the following courses:

  • HDEV 307I, 357I, or PSY 370

Take 15 units from the following courses:

  • REC 321, 322, 324, 337, 340I, 371, 428, 430, 433, 451, 452, 453, 454, 457, 458, 462, 465, 468, 469, 473, 490, 499
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