ROE Course Descriptions 2016-2017

RECREATION AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION COURSES  

ROE 182 Introduction to Recreation and Outdoor Education                                

3 credits An introduction to the history, philosophy, founders, and principles of recreation and outdoor education, the agencies providing programs, and an investigation of professional employment opportunities in recreation.

ROE 189 Principles of Outdoor Recreation                                                              

3 credits An exploration of the characteristics of wilderness and backcountry environments in terms of potential hazards and human capability for adverse impact on resource lands. The course is designed to create an outdoor education foundation and to enhance the knowledge of and appreciation for the natural environment so that safe, responsible and enjoyable outdoor adventures are possible. Leave No Trace Trainer curriculum will be covered and students will be provided the opportunity to earn a certificate. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

ROE 197 Special Topics                                                                                      

1-6 credits

ROE 230 Interpretation of Natural and Cultural History                                        

3 credits A study of the principles, philosophies, and practices of interpretation, as well as active approaches to describing, relating, displaying, and revealing resources to a variety of audiences, primarily through observation and involvement in a variety of interpretation programs. Prerequisites: BIOL 130, BIOL 150, BIOL 151, or GEOL 101.

ROE 235 Foundations of Teaching Environmental Education                              

3 credits A survey of environmental education examples from land management agencies, nature centers, and educational organizations. Students are guided to create their own curriculum employing environmental content. Field trips required.

ROE 240 Alternative Programming                                                                          

3 credits Course participants gain insight into alternative programming for special populations. Students explore case studies, specialized equipment, and profiles of special populations. Guest speakers and site visits will help students understand the intricacies of alternative programming and requisite career qualifications. Field trips required.

ROE 283 Leadership and Facilitation                                                                      

3 credits A study of recreation and outdoor education leadership, including leading activities, managerial leadership, and the art of facilitation. Emphasis is placed upon appropriate theories and techniques for varying populations.

ROE 293 Outdoor Pursuits Education—Water Based (with laboratory)                

3 credits  Water-based outdoor leadership, skill development in areas such as rescue techniques, rafting, and kayaking. Field trips required. Summer offering only. Consult with instructor prior to registration week. Prerequisites: ROE 189; ROE 283; and instructor permission.

ROE 295 Outdoor Pursuits Education—Snow Based (with laboratory)                

3 credits Snow-based outdoor leadership, skill development in areas such as rescue techniques, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and winter camping. Field trips required. Spring offering only. Consult with instructor prior to registration week. Prerequisites: ROE 189; ROE 283; and instructor permission.

ROE 296 Outdoor Pursuits Education—Land Based (with laboratory)                

3 credits Land-based outdoor leadership and skill development in areas such as rescue techniques, mountaineering, rock climbing, backpacking, and caving. Field trips required. Fall and  summer  offering  only. Consult  with  instructor  prior  to registration  week. Prerequisites: ROE 189; ROE 283; and instructor permission; co-requisite: ROE 320.

ROE 297 Special Topics                                                                                      

1-6 credits

ROE 320 Leave No Trace Master Educator                

1 credit A comprehensive overview of Leave No Trace skills and ethics. Time in the classroom, as well as in a backcountry setting, allows students to gain understanding of LNT history, theory, wilderness ethics and practical application of the seven principles and teaching techniques. Prerequisites: ROE 189; ROE 283; instructor permission; and pre-requisite or co-requisite of ROE 293, ROE 295, or ROE 296.  

ROE 333 Recreation and Sport Marketing                                                              

3 credits A survey of recreation and sport marketing topics: buyer behavior, segmentation, positioning, demand analysis, information and research, pricing, promotion, channels, “product” policies, destinations, sponsorship, endorsement, merchandising, and fundraising. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of “C-” and completion of at least 30 credits; or instructor permission.

ROE 351 Inquiry into Sustainability                                                                        

3 credits An investigation of sustainability and the interconnectedness of environment, economics, and society. Students are provided opportunities to examine their thoughts and practical examples of sustainsable businesses, communities, and other systems. Teaching, applied projects, field trips, and/or participation in conferences may be required. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of “C-” and completion of at least 30 credits; or instructor permission.

ROE 364 Entrepreneurship and Commercial Recreation                                      

3 credits An analysis of the types of commercial and private enterprises, along with the qualities of the entrepreneur specific to recreation businesses. The student is also exposed to small-business management practices as they relate to commercial recreation. Case study analysis and field investigation methods are emphasized to provide the student the opportunity to learn through active participation. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of “C-” and completion of at least 30 credits; or instructor permission.

ROE 391 Experiential Education Theory and Pedagogy                                        

3 credits An introduction to the historical, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations of experimental​ education. Teaching opportunities in the classroom and/or in the outdoors allow students to hone facilitation styles and effectiveness. Course topics include the experimental​ learning cycle, reflective learning, feedback, edgework, communication techniques, and multiple intelligences. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of “C-” and completion of at least 30 credits; or instructor permission.

ROE 397 Special Topics                                                                                      

1-6 credits  

ROE 398 Program Planning (with laboratory)                                                      

3 credits Equips students with a variety of program-planning methodologies and skills. Emphasis is placed on the planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of recreation programs. Theories are applied in an experiential setting. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of “C-” and completion of at least 30 credits; or instructor permission.

ROE 454 Human Development and Counseling for Outdoor Educators              

3 credits An investigation of human development theories enabling students to better understand their own motives in outdoor pursuits and allow them to more effectively program for, manage, and support a variety of client needs. Prerequisite: ROE 182; ROE 189; ROE 283; and one of the following: ROE 293, ROE 295, or ROE 296; and senior standing; or instructor permission.

ROE 466 Facilities Management                                                                              

3 credits A study of management, clientele considerations, facilities, outdoor area planning, and operation. Also addressed are personnel, finance, architectural and environmental barriers, plus equipment as related to recreation areas and facilities. Field visits required. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a minimum grade of “C-” and completion of at least 30 credits; or instructor permission.

ROE 468 Leadership and Administration                

3 credits A focus on the implementation of recreation and outdoor education programs, including planning, management and leadership, administrative duties, risk management, and specialized populations. Practical projects are employed as a means to provide students authentic experience in the field. Field trip(s) may be required. Prerequisites: senior standing or instructor permission.  

ROE 490 Recreation Philosophy and Ethics                                                

3 credits An exploration of recreation philosophy from Plato to Petzoldt and its implications to professionals in the field. Designed to prepare ROE majors for the ethical challenges and time use dilemmas of the 21st century. Prerequisites: senior standing; corequisite: ROE 491.

ROE 491 Senior Seminar                                            

3 credits A small group of graduating seniors pursue a practical project necessitating professional levels of problem solving, research, written and oral prowess, critical thinking, and familiarity with core curriculum. Final projects are of high quality, so they can be used by professionals and decision-makers in the field. Prerequisites: senior standing. corequisite: ROE 490.

ROE 492 Independent Study                                                                              

1-4 credits A course open to qualified upper-division students who have specialized interests in a particular area of advanced study in recreation. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

ROE 494 Research                                                                                                

1-4 credits Provides students the opportunity to pursue research in the field of recreation. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

ROE 496 Field Experiences                                                                                

1-6 credits Provides students with directed field experiences in teaching, coaching, and laboratory settings. Guidelines for the field experiences are provided and agreed upon prior to registering for the course. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

ROE 497 Special Topics  

1-6 credits

ROE 499 Internship in Recreation and Outdoor Education    

6-9 credits A course providing full-time concentration on a specific practical experience at an approved agency. It allows for comprehensive involvement in an agency program with faculty and on-site supervision. Prerequisites: senior standing and instructor permission.