Requirements for the Major in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Students majoring in recreation and leisure studies are required to complete:
|REC115||Foundations of Recreation and Leisure|
|REC216||Recreation Activity Analysis|
|REC218||Programming and Evaluation in Recreation|
|REC330||Play, Games and Sport|
|REC425||Internship; or a cooperative education field experience|
|REC471||Research in Recreation and Leisure Studies|
|REC492||Leisure Theories and Cultural Values|
|PED016||La Vida Wilderness Expeditions (core)|
|PSY201||Psychological Perspectives (core)|
|SOC101||Sociological Perspectives (core)|
|Choose 4 credits of the following:|
|SOC220||Marriage and Family|
|SOC221||Power, Prestige and Poverty|
|SOC232||Diversity in U.S. Populations|
|SOC242||Deviance and Social Control|
|SOC333||Sociology of Gender|
|SOC340||Women and World Development|
Minor in Recreation, Sport and Wellness
Minors may be arranged to complement a student's major or area of interest. The minor requires 20 credits, including two of the following: REC115, 330, 492.
Minor in Outdoor Education
Non-majors may minor in outdoor education by participating in the Gordon College Wilderness Immersion and Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.) Semester after completing the application and obtaining approval from the department chair.
Outdoor Education Concentration
Recreation, Sport and Wellness majors may elect this concentration by participating in the W.I.L.D. Semester and completing an outdoor education experience for their internship (LS425). Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder required for completion of concentration.
Recreation, Sport and Wellness W.I.L.D. (Wilderness Immersion and Leadership Development) Semester
This outdoor education immersion semester exposes students to the historical, cultural, spiritual, moral and environmental dimensions of the wilderness and encourages critical thought about issues important to outdoor educators. Through an extended wilderness expedition, a living and learning community, experiential opportunities, and extensive fieldwork involving outdoor adventure activities, students will obtain valuable outdoor skills and leadership experience. The W.I.L.D. Semester fulfills requirements for either a Recreation, Sport and Wellness studies concentration in outdoor education or a minor in outdoor education. Both require an internship placement for completion. This program is offered only in the Fall semesters. You can apply online at www.gordon.edu/wild/apply Contact Scott Barnett, W.I.L.D. Semester Director with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org .)
The W.I.L.D. Semester includes 16 credit hours. The courses are:
|OEI241||Foundations of Outdoor Education|
|OEI243||Philosophies and Theories of Outdoor Education and Leadership|
|OEI343||Expeditionary Training (Wilderness Education Association Certification)|
|OEI370||Culture, Society and Global Perspectives in Outdoor Education|
Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder required for completion of concentration.