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REC 250 Leadership in Recreation
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Theories and strategies for leadership in recreation and tourism settings, including communication skills, group dynamics, motivational processes, and supervisory skills.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Distinguish between various traditional and contemporary leadership styles.
2. (Application Level) Identify, explain and display multiple leadership styles and strategies for groups of varying size.
3. (Analysis Level) Illustrate several approaches to evaluating leadership.
4. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the roles of individuals and groups.
5. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the dynamics of creativity and how it affects leadership.
6. (Evaluation Level) Defend the importance of role models in leadership positions.
7. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate personal interaction skills and leadership style; and refine self-observation skills.
8. (Evaluation Level) Assess personal verbal communication style and skills; and experiment with alternatives.
9. (Application Level) Demonstrate alternative interaction and leadership styles.
10. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to accept constructive criticism and to provide constructive feedback with others.
11. (Analysis Level) Identify leadership styles and analyze them for effectiveness, failure and success.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will meet the minimum course proficiencies as outlined in the current Standards and Evaluative Criteria for Programs in Recreation, Park Resources, and Leisure Services established by the National Recreation and Parks Association, NRPA/AALR Council on Accreditation (National Recreation and Parks Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation). http://www.nrpa.org/