Park and Recreation Administration (PRAD)
100 Fundamentals of Park and Recreation Administration (3 - Fall) Historical development of recreation, leisure services, and recreation resources. Philosophies of leisure, recreation, and play. Survey of organized recreation delivery systems in public, non-profit, private, and commercial settings. Career opportunities examined.
110 Park Management (3 - Spring) Planning and organizing a park management program. Methods of maintaining and operating various park and recreation facilities in public and private settings. Includes design and scheduling personnel management and training preventive and/or corrective maintenance, law enforcement, vandalism control, fire protection, litter and garbage control.
200 Recreation Leadership and Programming (3 - Spring) Presentation of the concepts, principles, practices, and potentials of effective leadership and programming in recreation activities. Techniques of leadership and programming procedures for working with groups and individuals. Application of these techniques to given situations.
220 Outdoor Recreation (3 - Not Offered) To develop a wide variety of certifiable skills in a number of outdoor activities such as orienteering, back-packing, camping, rappelling, canoeing, kayaking and problem solving. Weekend camping and canoeing trips required. Prereq: Must be a good swimmer.
300 Computer Applications in PRA (3 - Fall, Spring) Application of the microcomputer to several course subject areas taught in PRA to include design, park management, recreation programming, financing, managing, and marketing. Prereq: CSCI 200 or 201.
310 Recreation Area Design and Comprehensive Planning (4 - Spring) Principles of planning, design, and layout of recreation areas and facilities. Emphasis on site analysis and design of areas and facilities according to function, need, use, and spatial arrangement. Spatial attention will be given to the study of recreation needs analysis for comprehensive recreation plans. Two one-hour Lectures and two two-hour labs.
315 Special Event Management in PRA (3 - Not Offered) Principles and techniques for planning, promoting, marketing, and implementing special events in the park and recreation setting. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of these techniques in special events on and off campus.
321 Landscape Management (3 - Spring) Principles and techniques for maintenance of residential, commercial and institutional landscapes. Emphasis on landscape maintenance involving turf, flowers, ground covers, shrubs, and trees. Discussion of maintenance of playgrounds, natural areas, trails, golf courses, pools, and other public facilities. (Same as PLSC 321.)
400 (600) Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources (3 - Fall) Introduction to principles and techniques used to communicate natural and cultural history, ecological features, and environmental awareness to park visitors. Methods of gathering, analysis, and presentation of information. Planning construction, and use of audiovisual equipment, exhibits, and related interpretive devices. Students are required to write reports and give oral presentations. Two one-hour Lectures and one two-hour lab.
410 (610) Financing, Managing, and Marketing Recreation Services (3 - Not Offered) Study of financial resources, legal aspects, organization, budgeting, and management of recreation programs. Marketing of recreation products and services.
430 Supervised Field Experience (12 - Fall, Spring, Summer) Supervised study in an operational setting with an approved agency. Emphasis on application of principles of park and recreation administration and of selected aspects of park management, and preparation of a comprehensive analysis of a specific problem. Joint evaluation by on-the-job and academic supervisors. Prereq: Senior standing.