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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

RPTM 100S Introduction to Golf Management (2) First year seminar for students enrolled in the Professional Golf Management option of RPTM.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

RPTM 101 Introduction to Recreation Services (2) Introduction to discipline and exploration of professional career models/ paths, historical development of profession, expectations and opportunities in recreation services.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 120 (GS;US;IL) Leisure and Human Behavior (3) Leisure from historical and contemporary perspectives, including forces shaping leisure behavior, and relationships among leisure, the environment, and social institutions.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

RPTM 140 (SCIED 140) Outdoor School Field Experience (2 per semester/maximum of 6) To provide students with educational leadership skills and teaching opportunities working with children in an outdoor residential camp setting.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: Students must apply for and be accepted into the Outdoor School Field Experience.  

RPTM 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

RPTM 210 Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism (2) Historical and contemporary perspectives of the field of commercial recreation and tourism.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 230 Teambuilding Facilitation (3) Learn leadership and teambuilding skills to facilitate group dynamics and adventure, team activities.
Effective: Summer 2004
 

RPTM 236 Leadership and Group Dynamics in Recreation Services (3) Supervision in recreation services, including theories, strategies, group dynamics, applied leadership and decision-making skills.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 277 (US) Inclusive Leisure Services (3) Review of leisure services and programs designed to be inclusive of individuals from underrepresented groups and overview of professional, legal, and ethical issues.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

RPTM 295A Introduction to Golf Management (1-4) Introduction to various phases of golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: 2.00 cumulative grade point average  

RPTM 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Foreign Studies in RPTM.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: RPTM 199  

RPTM 300Y (IL) Tourism and Leisure Behavior (3) Examination of the impact of recreational sociocultural, governmental, economic, and physical environment on the leisure traveler within the tourism industry.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

RPTM 320 Recreation Resource Planning and Management (3) Relationship between leisure behavior and natural environment. Exploration of natural resources which enhance leisure.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 325 Principles of Environmental Interpretation (3) Introduction, history, practice, and principles of contemporary interpretive activities common to natural and cultural history program sites.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 326 Natural History Interpretation (3) Methods, techniques, resources to acquire knowledge of natural history. Field identification, projects of an applied nature, and seasonal application.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 325  

RPTM 327 Cultural History Interpretation (3) Methods, skills, and techniques necessary for the programming of historical sites and areas.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 325  

RPTM 330 Adventure-Based Program Leadership (3) Both theoretical and experiential components are included as the role of the leader in outdoor adventure programs is examined.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 334 Non-profit Recreation Agency Operations (3) Recreation agencies in voluntary and semiprivate sectors will be investigated through membership strategies, fund raising, volunteer management, etc. case studies.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: or concurrent:RPTM 356  

RPTM 356 Programming in Recreation Services (3) Translating agency philosophy and policy into understanding of organization, management, implementation, and evaluation of programming in recreation services.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: or concurrent:RPTM 101, RPTM 236 ; fifth-semester standing  

RPTM 360 Golf Operations Management (3) The course will focus on business planning, budgeting, inventory management, and financial controls within golf operations.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: MGMT 100  

RPTM 370 Introduction to Arena Management (3) Introduction to arena and facilities management including operations, budgeting, marketing and staffing. Course is taught on site at a sports/ entertainment arena (ex: the Bryce Jordan Center).
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: RPTM 120  

RPTM 394 Orientation to Internship (1) Plan and prepare for internship in Recreation Services. Analyze career opportunities, internship process, and associated requirements. For RPTM majors only.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing  

RPTM 395B Participation in Golf Management (1-4) Practical individual involvement in selected golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 295A ; 2.00 cumulative grade point average  

RPTM 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Foreign Studies in RPTM.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: RPTM 199  

RPTM 410 Marketing of Recreation Services (3) Theoretical/practical application of marketing/advertising strategies in the development/delivery of recreation services.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing or above  

RPTM 415 Commercial Recreation Management (3) Planning, developing, and managing profit-oriented recreation opportunities.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 210 andRPTM 410  

RPTM 425 Principles of Interpretive Materials (3) Principles, practices, application of non-personal interpretive activities common to natural/cultural history, including exhibits, audio-visual and illustrative materials.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 325  

RPTM 430 Environmental Education Methods and Materials (3) Methods and materials for developing, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programs within formal and non-formal educational settings.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: AEE 100 orRPTM 325  

RPTM 433W Program Evaluation and Research in Recreation Services (3) Systematic, structured problem-solving process for decision making in recreation and parks. Research techniques/evaluation procedures; quantitative, qualitative methodologies; deductive, inductive reasoning.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 356 3 credits in statistics  

RPTM 435 Recreation Facilities Planning and Management (3) Planning and management of selected facilities with empahsis upon maintenance, activity, and support provisions.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing or above  

RPTM 440 Adventure-based Programming and Administration (3) Utilization of wilderness/backcountry environments and participant challenge; history, models, theories; survey of organizations; program design, administration; and issues.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: or concurrent:RPTM 330 orRPTM 356  

RPTM 460 Political and Legal Aspects of Recreation Services (3) Role of local, state, federal government in provision of recreation services. Legislative and judicial systems.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 101  

RPTM 470 Recreation and Park Management (3 Management of recreation and park services in public/non-profit settings; planning, budgeting fiscal development, resources allocation, decision- , making, computer applications.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 320  

RPTM 480 Senior Management Seminar (1) Current management issues will be examined relative to professional management strategies, ethics, and leadership in leisure services.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: sixth-semester standing in RPTM  

RPTM 494H Senior Honors Thesis (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Senior Honors Thesis
Effective: Summer 2011
 

RPTM 495A Internship in Recreation Services (12) Meet educational objectives through participation in organized practical experience; direct observation and professional supervision in full-time work experience.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 394 ; seventh-semester standing; 300 hours practical experience; and a 2.0 grade-point average; current and valid certification in advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation  

RPTM 495B Internship in Golf Management (1-4) Observation and participation under supervision in golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 395B ; 2.00 cumulative grade point average; current and valid certification in advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation  

RPTM 495C Internship in Golf Management (1-4) Observation and participation under supervision in golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 495B ; 2.00 cumulative grade point average  

RPTM 495D Internship in Golf Management (1-4) Observation and participation under supervision in golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 495C ; 2.00 cumulative grade point average  

RPTM 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

RPTM 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

RPTM 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Foreign Studies in RPTM.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: RPTM 199  

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