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Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

RPTM 480 Senior Management Seminar (1) Current management issues will be examined relative to professional management strategies, ethics, and leadership in leisure services.

RPTM 480 Senior Management Seminar (1)

This course is a seminar about current issues in outdoor recreation management. The course objective is to provide students with an opportunity to read about and discuss issues including outdoor recreation management goals and techniques, liability and risk management, leadership, ethics, the place of outdoor recreation in multiple-use management of natural resources, public participation in resource management, and career opportunities.

Topics for the semester are typically selected by the instructor in consultation with students. Examples that have been selected in the past include:
* Managing potential conflict between motorized and non-motorized recreation
* Leadership and risk management in outdoor adventure activities
* Commercial recreation on public lands and waters
* Politics, policy, and public involvement in managing public lands and waters;
* Recreation and the management of wildlife, timber, minerals, water, and grazing
* Career opportunities in teambuilding and leadership development
* Concession operations in public parks and forests
* Planning and developing a new National Monument
* Public employment and civil service requirements.

This is a required course for RPTM majors in the Outdoor Recreation Option. Students are required to have sixth semester standing or higher and have completed RPTM 320. The course is not open to students from other majors.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: sixth-semester standing in RPTM

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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