PRM 194 Foundations of Leisure and Recreation

PRM 194 IS Sec 1, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

David Waddell

Instructor name:
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.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line.

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The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826

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:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries
  • techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in those industries
  • the foundations of the profession in history, science and philosophy

Course Outline:

This course consists of 13 instructional modules (or lessons) and 2 proctored examinations.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.


Grading Scale:
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


You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.