Recreation Management Track

Students will no longer be able to declare Recreation Management Track beginning Fall Semester 2011.

The Interdepartmental Studies: Recreation Management Track (BA, undergraduate degree) is a pre-approved Plan of Study that combines a generalized recreation background, with two well-matched Emphasis Area choices: Workplace Practices and Perspectives or Entrepreneurial. Students also have the option of proposing a Self-defined Emphasis Area to the Advisory Committee.

Students are required to complete the Foundation Coursework and one Emphasis Area as described in the Plan of Study.

Important Notes For All Recreation Management Track Students:

Areas of Emphasis:

Foundation Courses:

Students are required to complete a minimum of 25 semester hours as indicated below.

Complete all of the following: (Foundation Knowledge)

169:060 Leisure in Contemporary Society (3 sh)

169:061 Recreation Leadership and Programming (4 sh)

169:150 Recreation Administration (3 sh)
or
169:157 Managerial Operations in Sport (3 sh)

Choose three of the following: (Management Expertise)

145:199 Interdepartmental Studies Practicum (3 sh)

169:151 Liability in Recreation and Sport (3 sh)

169:152 Park and Recreation Facility Management (3 sh)

169:153 Sports Business Practices (3 sh)

169:156 Design of Recreation Facilities (3 sh)

169:160 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation (3 sh)

Choose two of the following: (Leisure and Sport)

028:036 Physical Activity and Healtn (3 sh)

169:040 (033:040) The Good Society (3 sh)

169:045 Health for Living (3 sh)

169:050 (033:050) Making Choices: Interdisc Perspectives (3 sh)

169:070 Perspectives on Leisure and Play (3 sh)

169:072 Leisure and the Liberal Arts (3 sh)

169:080 (033:080) Intro to Place Studies (3 sh)

169:168 (153:168) Aging and Leisure (3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. (See Course Substitution Guidelines) Please check with the Interdepartmental Studies Program Coordinator regarding submission deadlines.

EMPHASIS AREAS:

Workplace Practices and Perspectives (Emphasis Area #1)

Students are required to take a total of 12 semester hours, 6 semester hours of which must be advanced-level (100 level or above unless otherwise indicated); at least one course must be completed from each component area.

Speaking and Writing Component:

08C:001 Creative Writing Studio Workshop (3 sh)

08N:020 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (3 sh)

20E:050 Word Power: Building English Vocabulary (3 sh) Offered only fall 2010

036:012 Interpersonal Communication (3 sh)

036:017 Theory and Practice of Argument (4 sh)

036:021 (07E:021) Oral Interpretation (3 sh)

036:030 The Art of Persuading Others (3 sh)

Advanced Level:

01J:115 (033:115) What is Storytelling For? (3 sh)

06B:140 Business Writing (3 sh)

08A:104 Personal Writing for Non-English Majors (3 sh)

08A:113 Wrtng for Bus & Ind for Non-Engl Majors (3 sh)

08C:023 Creative Writing (3 sh)

08C:097 Fiction Writing (3 sh)

08C:108 (145:108) Creative Writing for New Media (3 sh)

08C:110 (145:110) Creative Writing for the Ecologically Aware: Stories in the Land (3 sh)

08C:115 (145:115) Creative Writing and Popular Culture (3 sh)

08N:080 Nonfiction Writing (3 sh)

08N:104 Personal Writing (3 sh) (Maximum 3 sh)

08N:113 Writing for Business and Industry (3 sh)

08N:120 Advanced Nonfiction Writing (3 sh)

08N:133 Team Writing for Business (3 sh)

010:141 Rhetoric & Past Public Controversy (3 sh)

20E:142 Word Power: Building English Vocabulary (3 sh)

103:100 (08L:100) Introduction to Linguistics (3 sh)

145:101 Creative Writing for Business (3 sh) course may only be counted once toward major

Foundations and Practices Component:

019:090 Media Uses and Effects (3 sh)

019:091 Media History and Culture (3 sh)

019:095 Media and Consumers (3 sh)

036:001 Core Concepts in Communication Studies (3 sh) 2.6 cum gpa required

036:018 Leadership and Organizational Procedures (2 sh)

036:019 Organizational Leadership (2 - 3 sh)

113:014 Language, Culture and Communication (3 sh)

Advanced Level:

010:131 Classical Rhetoric & Greek Culture (3 sh)

034:162 (131:160) Work and Family Institutions (3 sh)

036:070 Communication Theory in Everyday Life (3 sh)

036:074 Media and Society (3 sh)

Cultural Diversity Component:

01H:003 Art of Pre-Columbian America, Native America and Oceania (3 sh)

08G:005 (149:005) Literatures of Native American Peoples (3 sh)

08G:011 Literature and Sexualities (3 sh)

016:040 Perspectives: Diversity in American History (3 sh)

16A:065 (129:065) Introduction to African American History (3 sh)

025:080 Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad (3 sh)

032:016 Religion and Liberation (3 sh)

032:060 (149:060) Introduction to Native American Religions (3 sh)

034:018 (131:018) Gender and Society, (3 - 4 sh)

034:066 Social Inequality (3 sh)

035:070 (187:070, 130:070, 038:070) Introduction to Latin American Studies (3 sh)

113:051 Diversity in Action in American Society (1-3 sh)

129:050 (032:034) Intro to African American Religions (3 sh)

129:060 Introduction to African American Society (3 sh)

129:061 (045:030) Introduction to African American Culture (3 sh)

131:010 Intro to Gender, Wmn & Sexuality Studies (3 sh)

131:055 Gender, Race, and Class in the US (3 sh)

149:049 (045:049) Introduction to American Indian
and Native Studies (3 sh)

Advanced Level:

07B:154 Education, Race, and Ethnicity (2 - 3 sh)

07U:133 Culturally Different in Diverse Settings (3 sh)

008:118 Jewish American Literature (3 sh)

16A:104 (158:100) History of the American Deaf Community (3 - 4 sh)

16A:106 Disability in American History (3 sh)

16A:112 Mexican American History (3 sh)

019:165 (129:122) African Americans and the Media (3 sh)

025:141 History of Jazz (3 sh)

042:112 (096:112) Human Sexuality Diversity and Society (1 - 3 sh)

103:150 Language and Gender (3 sh)

113:110 (149:110, 045:105) Indians of North America (3 sh)

153:108 (042:108, 096:108, 169:108) Basic Aspects of Aging (3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. (See Course Substitution Guidelines) Please check with the Interdepartmental Studies Program Coordinator regarding submission deadlines.

Entrepreneurial (Emphasis Area #2)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 semester hours from the following courses.

Required:

06T:120 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 sh) *

(Please note: 06T:113 Basics of Small Business Accounting * or 06A:001 Introduction to Financial Accounting and 06T:116 Basics of Small Business Marketing or 06M:100 Introduction to Marketing Strategy are corequisites.  Beginning Spring Semester 2009, 06T:113 Basics of Small Business Accounting and 06T:116 Basics of Small Business Marketing will be replaced by 06T:050 Foundations in Entrepreneurship. )

Choose 9 semester hours of the following:

06A:001 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 sh)

06E:001 Principles of Microeconomics (4 sh)

06J:048 Introduction to Management (3 sh)

06J:147 (024:147, 032:127, 042:157, 096:168) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I (3 sh)

06J:148 (024:148, 032:128, 042:158, 096:169) Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II (3 sh)

06M:100 Introduction to Marketing Strategy (3 sh)

06T:133 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 sh)

06T:134 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 sh) *

(Please note: 06T:116 Basics of Small Business Marketing * is a corequisite unless 06M:100 Introduction to Marketing Strategy has been taken. Beginning Spring Semester 2009, 06T:116 Basics of Small Business Marketing will be replaced by 06T:050 Foundations in Entrepreneurship. )

06T:145 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (3 sh) *

06T:146 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (3 sh) *

06T:147 Social Entrepreneurship (3 sh)

06T:148 E-Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs (3 sh)

06T:150 Managing the Growth Business (3 sh) *

06T:190 Seminar in Entrepreneurship (2 - 3 sh)

06T:192 Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting (3 sh)

06T:194 Entrepreneurship:Advanced Business Planning (3 sh) *

May choose one of the following:

06B:140 Business Writing (3 sh)

08N:113 Writing for Business and Industry (3 sh)

145:101 Creative Writing for Business (3 sh)

Note: Proposed course substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee for approval. (See Course Substitution Guidelines) Please check with the Interdepartmental Studies Program Coordinator regarding submission deadlines.

Students interested in pursuing the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management must complete 06T:120 Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Students interested in pursuing the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management should visit the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s (JPEC) web site at http://www.iowajpec.org.

* 06T courses taken as part of this emphasis area count directly towards the Certificate of Entrepreneurship

Self-defined (Emphasis Area #3)

Students interested in creating their own emphasis area are encouraged to submit a proposal to the Interdepartmental Studies Advisory Committee.  Proposals should consist of 12 semester hours of advanced coursework, a list of alternatives, and a description of area of study. All students submitting a Self-defined Emphasis Area must follow the Submission Guidelines.  Please check with the Interdepartmental Studies Program Coordinator regarding submission deadlines

 

Emphasis Area Advisement:


Academic Advising Center
C210 Pomerantz Center Appointments and Inquiries: Phone: 319.353.5700


For Self-defined Plan of Study Advisement
21 Schaeffer Hall
Office phone: 319.384.1328

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