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RA 194 iStudy COURSE SYLLABUS

RA 194, Foundations of Leisure and Recreation, v3 
University of Mississippi

Instructor Information:

David Waddell

David Waddell

David has taught at Ole Miss for seven years following a twenty-five year career leading recreation programs for churches and retirement communities.

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Course Description

Foundations of Leisure and Recreation is a three-hour credit course which will provide a basic understanding of the evolution of leisure and the professional field of leisure/recreation delivery services. An overview of the sociological and historical ramifications of earlier societies, up to and including, contemporary life will provide a conceptual introduction and philosophical point of reference for the academic study of this profession.

Textbook Information:

PRM 194 TEXTBOOK

Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society (2012)-Ninth Edition. McLean, D. and Hurd, A. Jones & Barlett Learning, Ontario, CA.

ISBN 978-0-7637-8159-0

Outside resources can be incorporated (and encouraged) to supplement responses to lesson questions. These can be obtained from a variety of academic oriented textbooks.

Any references utilized must be acknowledged in the narrative with APA style for documentation. Suggested Supplementary Resources (not inclusive)

Journal: Park and Recreation http://www.parksandrecreation.org/

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices. The Ole Miss Bookstore does not stock the textbooks but can order them for you. To order through the Ole Miss Bookstore online, access http://ole-miss.bncollege.com then make the following selections:
1. Term: select "Independent Study"
2. Department: select "RA"
3. Course: select "194"
4. Section: select "I Study"

To order by phone, call 662-915-7137 and make sure that you indicate that you are ordering textbooks for an Independent Study course.

Whether you order from an online vendor or through the Ole Miss Bookstore, you must make sure that you are ordering the exact book that is required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Analysis of the leisure field to provide a basic understanding of leisure as an increasingly important component of our society.

Standard 7.01 - Historical, Philosophical and Scientific Foundations

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in those industries; and c) the foundations of the profession in history, science and philosophy.

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

1

the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries

2

techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in those industries

3

the foundations of the profession in history, science and philosophy

Course Outline:

This course consists of 13 instructional modules (or lessons).

Lessons

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Lesson One

Chapter 1: Varied Views of Recreation and Leisure

Lesson Assignments, Journal entry, Quiz

Lesson Two

Chapter 2: Basic Concepts of Play, Leisure and Recreation

Lesson Assignments

Lesson Three

Chapter 3: Early History of Recreation and Leisure

Lesson Assignments

Lesson Four

Chapter 4: Recreation and Leisure in the Modern World

Lesson Assignments

Lesson Five

Chapter 5: Leisure Motivation

Lesson Assignments, Quiz

Lesson Six

Chapter 6: Leisure Motivation

Lesson Assignment, Presentation Assignment

Lesson Seven

Chapter 7: Social Functions of Community Recreation

Lesson Assignments

Mid Course Exam

Proctored exam covering Lessons 1-7

To be scheduled

and completed

before proceeding

Lesson Eight

Chapter 8: The Leisure-Service System

Lesson Assignments, Presentation Assignment, Quiz

Lesson Nine

Chapter 9: Specialized Leisure-Service Areas

Lesson Assignment, Presentation Assignment

Lesson Ten

Chapter 10: Travel and Tourism

Lesson Assignments

Lesson Eleven

Chapter 11: Sport as Leisure

Lesson Assignments, Presentation Assignment, Journal Entry

Lesson Twelve

Chapter 12: Leisure as a Profession

Lesson Assignments, Journal Entry

Lesson Thirteen

Chapter 13: Future Perspectives of Recreation and Leisure

Lesson Assignments

Final Exam

Proctored exam covering Lessons 8-13

To be scheduled

and completed

to finalize credit

Grading:

Scale

Grades Between Will Equal
97 - 100% = A+
94 - 97% = A
90 - 94% = A-
87 - 90% = B+
84 - 87% = B
80 - 84% = B-
77 - 80% = C+
74 - 77% = C
70 - 74% = C-
67 - 70% = D+
64 - 67% = D
60 - 64% = D-
0-60% F

Grading Information
Each student's final course-grade shall be comprised of:

Lesson Homework Assignments: 50%
Mid-Course Examination (Chapters 1 - 7) 25%
Final Examination (Chapters 8 - 13) 25%

You must pass the Final Examination in order to pass the course.

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