REC 101: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services
Calendar description: Using a wide variety of leisure agencies as examples, this course introduces students to the nature and scope of leisure provision. Topics include program components, the classification of management resources, professionalism, and current management trends and future developments.
REC 220: Program Management and Evaluation
Calendar description: The scope of recreation program planning, design, implementation and evaluation is examined along with current associated issues and trends. Emphasis is placed on planning and evaluation processes and their existence as core elements in any recreation and leisure services organization.
REC 316: Financing Recreation and Leisure Services
Calendar description: Exploration of financial options available to public and private leisure service organizations. Topics include: foundations of financing and resource acquisition including budgeting, taxes and debentures, and less-than-fee simple approaches; direct partnerships including interagency cooperation, privatization, contracting, exactions, facilitation and co-production; and support from external sources including donations, sponsorships, foundations, and volunteers.
REC 420: Program Evaluation
Calendar description: Students will be provided with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills required to plan and conduct evaluation of profit and not-for-profit leisure services and programs. The course will cover needs assessment, goal analysis, evaluability assessment, process and outcome evaluation, report preparation, and evaluation politics and ethics. Case studies will be used to familiarize students with qualitative, quantitative, experimental, and non-experimental data-gathering techniques.
REC 422: Urban Recreation
Calendar description: This course examines the role of the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors in providing recreation opportunity in the urban setting. Existing patterns of urban recreation facilities will be examined. The role of social, economic, political and spatial factors influencing the use and development of recreation resources in the urban setting will be examined.
REC 600: Integrative Seminar in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Calendar description: An examination and discussion of the definitions, concepts and theories used in recreation and leisure studies. The seminar seeks to identify and discuss current theories, methods and issues, and to examine the concepts of professionalism and scientific inquiry as they apply to the field of recreation.
REC 603: Leisure and Social Policy
Calendar description: Influence of leisure on Canadian social policy; role of government in establishing and administering policies as they pertain to leisure service delivery systems.
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