SRJC Course Outlines

5/13/2021 12:02:33 PMNRM 61 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 61Title:  OUTDOOR REC MGT  
Full Title:  Outdoor Recreation Management
Last Reviewed:4/20/2009

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FOR 61

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to examine the role of the park and recreation manager in outdoor recreation settings.  It  provides students with an understanding of the issues, requirements, and challenges associated with managing outdoor recreation resources and visitors.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The role of the park and recreation manager in outdoor recreation settings. Designed to provide students with an understanding of the issues, requirements, and challenges associated with managing outdoor recreation resources and visitors.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe and discuss the outdoor recreation model.
2.  Summarize the role of the park and recreation manager in outdoor recreation settings.
3.  Evaluate components of effective park planning and operations.
4.  Implement effective problem solving and decision making techniques.
5.  Analyze management dilemmas and propose viable management solutions.
6.  Evaluate the problems of public safety in recreational areas.
7.  Assess the environmental impacts outdoor recreation may have on natural resources.
8.  Determine circumstances in which fire is beneficial in the management of natural resources.
9.  Apply BMPs (best management practices) for campground design and management.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Outdoor Recreation
 A. Outdoor recreation management overview
 B. Mission statements
 C. History
 D. Outdoor recreation model
 E. Theoretical foundations
 F. Role of the manager
II. Problem Solving Process and Decision Making
III. Impact Assessment
 A. CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)
 B. Outdoor recreation safety
IV. Recreational Resource Management
 A. Assessing impacts on ecosystem
 B. Site, turf, and overstory vegetation management
 C. Management of natural ecosystems
 D. Visual resource management
V. Visitor Management
 A. Distribution of Visitor Use
 B. Information services
 C. Interpretive services
 D. Public safety
 E Law enforcement
 F. Hazards
 G. Search and rescue
VI. Service Management
 A. Area planning
   1. picnic
   2. campground
     a. maintenance
     b. contract administration
     c. BMPs
   3. playground
   4. trails
   5. beaches
   6. accessibility
 B. Hazard management
 C. Maintenance management
 D. Concession management

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Readings in assigned text(s) averaging 15 - 20 pages per week.
2. Prepare a site plan for a recreation area in a river environment.
3. Oral presentation of site plan.
4. Prepare a scope of work and bid schedule to provide for campground maintenance.
5. Analyze management scenarios and role-play solutions.
6. Three to four incident write ups, approximately 2 pages in length.
7. Final project: visit a parks/recreation facility and ride along with/interview the manager.
8. Write a 2-4 page paper compiling findings of park manager ride along.
9. Essay exams covering management issues.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Interview findings paper.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
60 - 80%
Mgmnt scenarios; site plan; incident write-ups
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Outdoor Recreation Management Theory and Application, 3rd ed. Jubenville, Alan and Ben Twight. Venture Publishing, 1993.
Outdoor Recreation Management. Pilgram, John J. (Edt) / Jenkins, John M.Garland, 2001.
Planning Parks for People. Hultsman, John et al. Venture Publishing, 1998.
(Textbooks are classics in the field.)

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