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REC 101 Recreation, Leisure and the Quality of Life
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: The conceptual foundations of recreation, play and leisure from cultural, historical, philosophical, physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives; and the significance of recreation, play and leisure on life quality. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Analyze and discuss the role and importance of recreation, play and leisure in various societies.
2. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the conceptual foundations of recreation, play and leisure from cultural, historical, philosophical, physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives.
3. (Synthesis Level) Identify, describe, and apply theories about human growth and development across the lifespan to case studies.
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain how recreation, play and leisure contribute to well-being, a healthy lifestyle, and self-fulfillment.
5. (Evaluation Level) Create and implement a personal plan to meet individual developmental needs, including all eight areas: social, physical, aesthetic, psycho-emotional, cognitive, spiritual, environmental, and civic engagement.
6. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast the significance of recreation, play and leisure throughout the life cycle for all persons, including underrepresented groups, and in different societies.
7. (Analysis Level) Identify and relate the significance of culture, economics, politics, and technology to recreation, play and leisure.
8. (Comprehension Level) Describe and explain the interrelationship of recreation, play and leisure behavior with the natural environment.
9. (Evaluation Level) Research a need in a specific community, define the project, analyze barriers and challenges, then design a program to meet the need, including creating a budget, training staff, and provide the infrastructure to maintain sustainability.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Refer to the Professional Competencies as listed in the 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). https://www.nrpa.org