Recreation, Parks and Tourism 424
RCPT 424: Advanced Recreation Administration
Prerequisites: RCPT 423
Credit Hours: (3)
Theory and practice of successful administrative techniques in the profession including human relations, communications, personnel management, legal aspects, effective time management, and the supervisor as a teacher.
Note(s): Student cannot receive credit for RCPT 424 and RCPT 422.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
The materials covered in this class deal with the wide range of subjects which a supervisor deals with in a recreation profession. A general overview of supervision is covered, but the core of the course consists of learning a systematic approach to problem solving and then applying that procedure to the various areas a supervisor must deal with to be successful. These areas include, but are not limited to, human relations, communications, personnel management, legal aspects, effective time management, and the supervisor as a teacher.
Detailed Description of Conduct of the Course
The course emphasizes the problem solving method by using the case study method of learning. Students are required to do written cases throughout the semester and the cases are then used as a basis for discussion in conjunction with the lecture topics. In addition, a newspaper is utilized as a text and a weekly quiz is given over the content. The newspaper is also used as a tool to show the relevance of the course content to the "real world." Lecture and class discussion is the primary means of teaching.
Guest speakers are also utilized.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the organized problem solving method.
2. Apply the problem solving method in case studies.
3. Discuss case studies to allow for diverse education points of view.
4. Compare the relationship between what is taught in the classroom and what is occurring in the "real world."
5. Apply problem solving skills.
6. Function in an entry level supervisory position in the recreation profession.
Assessment of the student's success in the course is based on weekly quizzes, one paper, five case studies and two exams (mid-term and final).
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
February 2005 Reviewed by Edward Udd Chair