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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)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325 or graduate student status.
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.

532. Wildlife and Wildfire Management in Urban Proximate Areas (3)

Study of the skills and techniques of managing wildlife and wildfires to improve public safety. Examination of management and visitor information services in city parks, national parks, national forests, and state parks surrounding the L.A. metro area.

537. Access and Equity of Park Resources (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 431.
Examination of distribution and management of city parks, county parks, and special park districts in the L.A. metro area. Analysis of historical and contemporary opportunity and access based on economic status, cultural background, gender, and mobility.

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

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

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

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 351.
Overview of Recreation Therapy 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 Recreation Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 351.
Examination of clinical techniques and practices in recreation therapy. Includes theoretical background to clinical treatment, facilitation techniques, and treatment modalities for individuals with disabilities.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture and 1 hour lab)

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

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325 or graduate student status.
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. 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)

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, REC 595, and REC 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 REC 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).

692. Directed Project (1-3)

Prerequisites: REC 591, REC 696, and Advancement to Candidacy
Students will work under the guidance of a faculty advisor to develop a project that advances the field of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism.
Letter grade only (A-F) (Independent Study)

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 (3)

Prerequisites: REC 591, REC 696, and 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 (1-3)

Prerequisites: REC 591, REC 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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