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Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration
ECOEE Minor Course Work
Spring Semester Prerequisite Courses
RPTA 249: Principles of Outdoor Adventure Recreation (3)
Investigates the components of an outdoor adventure experience including environmental behavior, personal growth, technical abilities, and safety.
RPTA 349: Expedition Planning (3)
Provides students the opportunity to examine the components of an outdoor expedition. An expedition is then planned.
Fall Semester ECOEE Courses
RPTA 376: Perspectives in Outdoor Recreation (3)
Examines outdoor movement in America and its impact on natural resources; reviews relationships between changing public demand and the many agencies involved in supplying outdoor recreation.
RPTA 444: Outdoor Education (3)
Organization of outdoor education activities emphasizing elementary school classroom participation.
RPTA 446: Wilderness Leadership (3)
Prepares students to become qualified wilderness trip leaders. Expedition behavior, emergency procedures, and wilderness leadership responsibilities will be examined during a five-week expedition.
RPTA 448: Interpretation of Cultural and Environmental Resources (3)
Develops basic understanding of interpretation of natural, environmental, and cultural resources. Includes philosophy and techniques.
RPTA 449: Management of Adventure Recreation (3)
Management of outdoor adventure recreation in both intensity and wilderness/dispersed recreation environments is examined.
RPTA 450: Travel Workshop (3)
Opportunity for students to observe the operations of a variety of leisure service agencies and to discuss on-location trends, problems, and techniques in leisure service delivery.