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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Courses - REC Graduate Level

521. Recreation Administration (3)

Organizational theory; planning, staffing and budgeting of recreation programs in governmental and voluntary agencies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

527./427. Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Political, policy making, and legal aspects underlying the establishment, operation, and termination of public and private leisure services.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion, 3 hours.)

528./428. Principles of Nonprofit/Volunteer Management (3)

Survey of the principles of nonprofit and volunteer services management. The philosophical, historical and social context of the volunteer movement; funding, governance, organization and management of nonprofit organizations and volunteer services; trends and issues; professional development and employment.

554./454. Counseling Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation (3)

Prerequisites: REC 351, 452 or consent of instructor.
Current practices and procedures in therapeutic recreation using counseling techniques. Includes techniques of leisure needs assessments, leisure counseling and leisure education methods. Covers therapeutic recreation practice perspectives using counseling/leisure education as a treatment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

557./457. Legislative Action in Therapeutic Recreation (3)

Prerequisites: REC 351 or consent of instructor.
Overview of Therapeutic Recreation as related to national healthcare issues. Includes examination of various legislative issues/bills introduced in congress with a direct effect on the profession. This non-required course includes travel to a midyear conference in Washington D.C.
Letter grade only (A-F).

558./458 Clinical Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation (3)

Prerequisites: REC 100 or 300; 141, 225, or consent of instructor.
Examination of clinical techniques and practices in therapeutic recreation. Includes theoretical background to clinical treatment, facilitation techniques, treatment modalities and individual and group interventions for individuals with disabilities.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture and 1 hour lab)

567./467. Principles of Ecotourism Development (3)

Prerequesite: REC 325 or graduate student standing.
Principles and practices of ecotourism development from a socio-cultural, environmental, economic, and political perspective. Implementation of tourism development including certification issues, management of resources, and community choices. Ecotourism planning that benefits locals and travelers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

569./469. Disability, Culture and Society: Issues and Intervention (3)

Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.
Disability as a social construct. Examines policies and practices to understand the experience of disability. Includes historical and contemporary perspectives as well as future issues. Emphasis on social and clinical intervention methods as well as programs and resources.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 569 and SW 569. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 569.

571. Philosophy, Issues and Trends (3)

Exploration of the current philosophy, trends and issues in the field of recreation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

573./473. Aging and Leisure (3)

Prerequisites: REC 325 or consent of instructor.
Theories, concepts and influences on satisfaction with retirement focusing on leisure-related issues. Overview of the continuum of services, emphasizing leisure services available to older people.

590. Selected Topics in Recreation (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
In-depth investigation of topics of current interest and concern to students experienced in recreation.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

591. Research Proposal Writing (3)

Prerequisite: REC 571, 595, and 696.
Addresses variations in research design and methodology. Completion of a thesis or project proposal is a requirement.
Letter grade only (A-F).

595. Data Analysis in Recreation Administration (3)

Prerequisites: REC 571 and 696.
Analysis of administrative studies and surveys; procedures for conducting and analyzing appraisals of recreation programs and facilities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

599. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate advisor and department chair.
Independent research under the supervision of a Recreation and Leisure Faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

696. Research Methodology (3)

Research methodology in recreation. To be completed within the first 12 units of the 500/600 series of courses.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: REC 698, advancement to candidacy.
Independent investigation of field research problems in recreation.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units in different semesters

698. Thesis (1-4)

Prerequisites: REC 591, 696, advancement to candidacy.
Planning, preparation and completion of an approved thesis.
May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

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