Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education (OLEE)

OLEE 201. Outdoor Recreation, Nature and Society. 3 Credits.

Introduction to outdoor recreation and learning in natural environments, including socio-cultural, psychological, philosophical and ecological influences of recreation in American society and among diverse groups of people, with particular attention on the balance between human interests and ecological preservation in parks and protected environments. On demand.

OLEE 271. Outdoor Education Methods. 3 Credits.

Learn about the theories, philosophies, and methods of outdoor education for diverse learners in outdoor settings, with a focus on experiential and place-based learning. On demand.

OLEE 362. Foundations of Environmental Education. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the theories, philosophies, and methods of environmental education in formal educational settings and development of competencies for exploring environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and taking actions to improve the environment through educational processes. On demand.

OLEE 370. Practicum in Outdoor Leadership. 4 Credits.

Practicum course that provides both knowledge development and experiential practice of skills and leadership awareness. Development of understanding of outdoor leadership in both formal and informal settings, and development of the competencies required to lead diverse groups and enhance recreation and learning experiences in the natural environment. Experiential, immersive learning in outdoor settings. On demand.

OLEE 470. Environmental Interpretation. 3 Credits.

Learn about the principles, methods, and materials of interpretive naturalist programs for heritage and recreational agencies. Emphasis is placed on obtaining practical experience in developing interpretive materials and programs. On demand.

RTS 272. Recreation and the Natural Environment. 3 Credits.

An overview of the use of natural environments as formal and informal settings for leisure and recreation involvement and the interrelationship among people, the environment and leisure. F.

RTS 322. Recreation Program and Event Planning. 3 Credits.

Development of programming skills for recreation programs and special events in various settings. Prerequisite: RTS 201. F.

RTS 323. Recreation Program and Event Implementation. 3 Credits.

Implementation and evaluation of programs planned in RTS 322. Prerequisite: RTS 322. S.

RTS 397. Cooperative Education in Recreation and Leisure Services. 1-4 Credits.

A practical work experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department and employer. Repeatable to 16 credits. Prerequisite: RTS 201. Repeatable to 16.00 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

RTS 398. Field Experience in Outdoor Leadership/Environmental Education. 1-6 Credits.

Placement of student in a practical setting under university faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and upper division status. Repeatable to 6.00 credits. S/U grading. On demand.

RTS 399. Special Topics in Recreation and Leisure Services. 1-4 Credits.

Specialized topics related to recreation and leisure. Repeatable to 9 credits. Repeatable to 9.00 credits. On demand.

RTS 421. Research and Evaluation Methods. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the recreation, parks and leisure services profession. Prerequisite: RTS 322 and senior standing in the RTS or RHS major. S.

RTS 442. Recreation Administration. 3 Credits.

An examination of theories and principles of administration for recreation services. S.

RTS 494. Directed Studies in Recreation and Leisure Services. 1-4 Credits.

An in-depth study in a subject area selected by the student under tutorial supervision. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable to 4.00 credits. F,S.

RTS 497. Internship in Recreation Tourism Studies. 4-12 Credits.

Development of professional skills by working directly with established tourism, recreation and human services organizations under the supervision of approved professionals and faculty. Prerequisite: Recreation and Tourism Studies majors only. S/U grading. SS.