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.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

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

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

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:

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

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

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.