Brock University Undergraduate Calendar

COURSES Aboriginal Studies (ABST) Adult Education (ADED) Applied Language Studies (APLS) Astronomy (ASTR) Biochemistry (BCHM) Biology (BIOL) Biotechnology (BTEC) Canadian Studies (CANA) Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCST) Chemistry (CHEM) Community Health Sciences (CHSC) Child and Youth Studies (CHYS) Classics (CLAS) Communications (COMM) Computer Science (COSC) Dramatic Arts (DART) Economics (ECON) Education (all courses) (EDUC) English (ENGL) Entrepreneurial Studies (ENTR) Environment (ENVI) Earth Sciences (ERSC) Film Studies (FILM) Finance (FNCE) French (FREN) Great Books/Liberal Studies (GBLS) Geography (GEOG) German (GERM) Greek (GREE) History (HIST) International Studies (INTL) Italian (ITAL) Information Technology Information Systems (ITIS) Japanese (JAPA) Labour Studies (LABR) Latin (LATI) Linguistics (LING) Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MAND) Mathematics (MATH) Management (MGMT) Marketing (MKTG) Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture (MLLC) Music (MUSI) Neuroscience (NEUR) Nursing (NUSC) Organizational Behaviour and Human Relations (OBHR) Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) Operations Management (OPER) Popular Culture (PCUL) Physical Education and Kinesiology (PEKN) Philosophy (PHIL) Physics (PHYS) Political Science (POLI) Portuguese (PORT) Psychology (PSYC) Recreation and Leisure Studies (RECL) Russian (RUSS) Science (SCIE) Sociology (SOCI) Spanish (SPAN) Sport Management (SPMA) Tourism Studies (TOUR) Visual Arts (VISA) Women's Studies (WISE) Writing (WRIT)
Recreation and Leisure Studies Courses
RECL 1P91 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (also offered as TOUR 1P91) Nature, significance and theories of recreation and leisure, recreation participation, opportunities for recreation involvement and leisure experiences, recreation resource management, delivery and facilitation structures. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 1F91. RECL 1P92 Introduction to Inclusive and Therapeutic Recreation Nature and needs of individuals and groups who may be devalued in our society due to disability, illness, age (youth and older adults), gender, sexual diversity, and ethnicity. Emphasis on attitudes, creating meaningful leisure opportunities and leisure lifestyles in diverse communities, and different models of practice within a leisure context. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91 (1F91) or permission of instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 2P02. RECL 1P96 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation Fundamental concepts and historical perspectives; themes central to outdoor recreation including parks, wilderness, natural resources, adventure recreation, and leadership. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91 (1F91) or permission of instructor. Note: field experience fee will be charged; consult department. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 2P06. RECL 1P98 Introduction to Tourism (also offered as TOUR 1P98) Socio-cultural, environmental and economic impact of tourism. Elements drawn from recreation, sociology, psychology, geography, economics and business. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91 (1F91) or permission of instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 2P08. RECL 1P99 Foundations of Applied Health Science Inquiry (also offered as CHSC 1P99, PEKN 1P99, SPMA 1P99 and TOUR 1P99) Multidisciplinary approaches to critical inquiry in applied health science. Introduction to investigative methods of research and critical analysis in the fields of health, sport, recreation and physical activity. Lectures, alternating weeks; seminar, alternating weeks; 3 hours per week . Restriction: open to students admitted to RECL, CHSC, CHLH, HLSC, BPhEd/BEd, PEKI, PEKN, SPMA, TOUR and WKHL. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC 1P90 and PHED 1P99. RECL 2P00 Program Planning and Supervision Consumer behaviour and factors affecting recreation participation. Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs and services; leadership and supervision responsibilities. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91. Note: field experience fee will be charged; consult department. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 1F91. RECL 2P07 Introduction to Research Design and Evaluation (also offered as TOUR 2P07) Principles and techniques for research. Issues concerning the construction, administration and evaluation of data collection as well as the processing and analysis of data. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors. Prerequisite: RECL 1P99 or COSC 1P95 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC 2Q07, HLST 2P07, PHED 2P08, PHED 2Q07, SPMA 2P07 and 2Q07. RECL 2P10 Introduction to Administration of Recreation Service Organizations Principles of administration applied to the organization and operation of a recreation agency. The need for developing goals and objectives and the criteria for evaluation in both the public and private sector. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91 (1F91). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 2P10. RECL 2P11 The Social Psychology of Leisure and Recreation (also offered as TOUR 2P11) The social psychological dimensions of human behaviour during free time including lifestyle, social habits and motives for leisure and recreation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students with a minimum of 5.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91 (1F91) or CHSC (HLST) 1F90. RECL 2P16 Fundamentals of Wildland Recreation Impacts of outdoor recreation. Theoretical approaches to carrying capacity, ethical principles and wilderness travel, and pragmatic implications of carrying. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P96 (2P06) or permission of the instructor. Note: field experience fee will be charged; consult department. RECL 2P18 Introduction to the Tourism Industry (also offered as TOUR 2P18) Foundations of tourism service delivery systems. The interactive relationships among public, quasi-public and private travel tourism systems in Canada and around the world. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P98 (2P08) or permission of the instructor. RECL 2P32 Principles of Inclusive Recreation History, philosophies, theories and procedures underlying inclusive recreation, as well as issues related to the practice of inclusive recreation. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P92 (2P02). RECL 2P41 Economics of Tourism and Leisure Activities (also offered as ECON 2P41 and TOUR 2P41) Introduction to the economic analysis of the tourism industry. Determinants of the demand and supply for tourism and recreation; impacts of tourism, recreation and leisure on regional and national economies. Topics may include ecotourism and the impact of government policies on tourism and recreation. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students with a minimum of 4.0 credits. Not open to ECON (single or combined) majors, BBE or ENEC students. RECL 2P42 Principles of Therapeutic Recreation History, philosophies and theories underlying therapeutic recreation, as well as issues related to the practice of therapeutic recreation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P92 (2P02). RECL 2P96 Parks Management Historical and contemporary philosophies related to the development, planning and management of parks in Canada and around the world. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P96 (2P06) or permission of the instructor. Note: case studies are used to illustrate the problems related to preservation and use of protected areas. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 3P16. RECL 3F92 Internship in Inclusive or Therapeutic Recreation Minimum of three months (full-time) internship in either an inclusive recreation setting (e.g., integrated camp, municipal program) or a therapeutic recreation setting (specialized camp for children with disabilities, nursing home, hospital). Orientation, seminar, evaluation workshops, 12 hours. Prerequisite: RECL 3P05. Note: internship proposal must be submitted no later than April 15th each year for approval by the Department. Internship may involve more than one setting, be remunerated or be volunteer. RECL 3P01 Issues in Leisure and Lifestyles Classical, modern and contemporary concepts of play, recreation and leisure. Research strategies, lifestyle implications and models for interpreting leisure and lifestyles. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL majors with a minimum of 9.5 overall credits. Prerequisite: RECL 2P07 and 2P11. RECL 3P02 Leisure and Disabilities Examination of various disabilities (e.g., intellectual, emotional, social and physical) and illnesses. Leisure lifestyles within these contexts and the facilitation of meaningful leisure opportunities for all persons. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P92 (2P02). RECL 3P04 Leisure and Health Relationships Physical, psychological and social factors that affect leisure and health behaviours, including self-concept, social support and stress management. The role of leisure in the pursuit of life satisfaction. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students with a minimum of 5.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91 (1F91). RECL 3P05 Leisure Services Field Work (also offered as TOUR 3P05) Practical experiences in specific leisure service agencies. Leadership, programming and community resource development and placement in a community recreation or tourism setting. Seminar, field work, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors with a minimum 60 percent major average and a minimum of 9.5 overall credits. RECL 3P06 Outdoor Recreation Resource Management Social and ecological principles in the management of people in outdoor settings. Theoretical and applied perspectives on decision-making systems (governance), management frameworks, and site considerations. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P96 (2P06) or permission of the instructor. RECL 3P10 Managing Recreation Service Organizations Theories, research and current practices related to primary management functions in recreation service organizations. Emphasis on planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling and maintaining services and facilities. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 2P10. RECL 3P12 Leisure in Later Life Characteristics of the aging population and theoretical aspects of aging, particularly as related to recreation, leisure and lifestyle. Practical aspects of recreation and leisure program development, delivery and facilitation for both community-based and institution-based older adults. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P92 (2P02). RECL 3P13 Play and Culture Play in socio-cultural contexts; children's play and playgrounds; games and gaming; word play (storytelling, drama, humour); adult play and leisure; festivals and celebrations. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 2P11. RECL 3P14 Interpersonal Communication in Recreation The interpersonal qualities, abilities and insights that play an important role in facilitating a recreation experience. Emphasis on self-concept, perception/values, language, non-verbal communication, listening, disclosure, relationships and resolving conflicts in the recreation setting. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91 (1F91). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SOCI (COMM) 2P55. RECL 3P18 Tourism Planning and Development (also offered as TOUR 3P18) Planning and development of tourism resorts, attractions, tourism sites and regional economies through tourism; consideration of regional, provincial and national developments. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P98 (2P08). RECL 3P20 Managing People in Recreation Service Organizations Theories, research and current practices. Fundamentals of managing individuals and groups. Emphasis on leadership, motivation, problem solving, conflict resolution and organizational change and development. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 2P10. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 3P20.
RECL 3P21 Community Development in Recreation Various theoretical perspectives on community organization and development, as well as methods available to the recreation practitioner to facilitate the development of recreation services in communities. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students with a minimum of 5.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: RECL 1P91 (1F91). RECL 3P22 Leisure Education and Counselling Tools, techniques and strategies for leisure education and counselling. Creating leisure awareness in inclusive and therapeutic recreation settings. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P92 (2P02). RECL 3P23 Therapeutic Benefits of Humour (also offered as CHSC 3P23) Functions and dynamics of superiority, arousal and incongruity humour theories. Contributions of humour to well-being, tension relief, personal efficacy and competency and social facilitation. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 2P11. RECL 3P26 Interpretation and Outdoor Education The importance of interpreting natural and cultural resources; how to interpret these resources. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P96 (2P06) and ENVI (ENVP) 1P90 or permission of the instructor. RECL 3P28 Interactive Travel Distribution Channels (also offered as TOUR 3P28) The nature and scope of interactive market distribution channels for travel products and services including the Internet and global distribution systems. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P98 (2P08). RECL 3P32 Therapeutic Techniques and Programs Procedures necessary for assessment, planning, implementation, management and evaluation in therapeutic recreation services. Tools and techniques used in a variety of therapeutic recreation settings. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: RECL 1P92 (2P02). RECL 3P36 Adventure Recreation Theoretical and practical exploration of historical, social, and psychological foundations of adventure recreation. Topics include group dynamics, facilitation, and risk management. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: RECL 1P96 (2P06) and 2P16, or permission of the instructor. Note: field experience fee will be charged; consult department. RECL 3P38 Tourism and Hospitality Management (also offered as TOUR 3P38) Investigation of the theories, principles and practices in hospitality and tourism management. Analyses of globalization of competitive environments, corporate strategies for small firms to multinational corporations and visitor management techniques. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P98 (2P08). RECL 3P40 Marketing in Tourism and Recreation Service Organizations (also offered as TOUR 3P40) Exploration of marketing concepts and methods available to public, commercial, and private tourism and recreation organizations. Topics include: societal marketing philosophy, issues surrounding the marketing of services, market research, market segmentation, and marketing mix strategies related to programming, distributing, pricing, and promoting tourism and recreation services. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 2P10 or permission of the instructor. RECL 3P42 Leisure and Ethnicity Theoretical aspects of Canada's ethnic groups within the recreation and leisure context. Practical considerations for recreation and leisure services in Canada's multicultural mosaic. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P92 (2P02). RECL 3P43 Women and Leisure (also offered as WISE 3P43) Feminist critique of leisure theory. Women's leisure explored from an ecological perspective. The ways that women's leisure influences and is influenced by the various domains of their environment (social, political, cultural, physical, historical, psychological, and biological). Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 2P11 or permission of the instructor. RECL 3P50 Entrepreneurship in Recreation Service Organizations An understanding of the process of starting a new recreation service business including the study of the characteristics of an entrepreneur, the identification and evaluation of business opportunities in the recreation services field, the assembly of resources and the development of a business plan. Intrapreneurship as it relates to the management of recreation service organizations is also explored. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 2P10. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 3P09. RECL 3P66 Ecotourism (also offered as TOUR 3P66) Importance of ecotourism as a global phenomenon. Analysis of ecotourism as it relates to sustainability and other forms of alternative tourism, including impacts, risk management, programming, tour operation, ethics, development, marketing and parks management. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P96 (2P06) or 1P98 (2P08) or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL (TOUR) 3V66. RECL 3P68 Heritage Toursim (also offered as TOUR 3P68) Built, natural and cultural resources for heritage tourism destinations on a variety of scales from World Heritage Sites to countryside and rural tourism attractions. Regional identities and environments and the importance of small and medium sized enterprises. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 2P08 (1P98). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL (TOUR) 3V68. RECL 3P78 International Tourism (also offered as TOUR 3P78) Changes in power relations, environment, society and economy through the globalization of tourism. Human rights and other critical issues of international tourism. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: RECL 1P98 (2P08). RECL 3P90 Directed Readings I Topic not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: permission of the department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise. RECL 3P91 Directed Readings II Topic not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: permission of the department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise. RECL 3Q07 Quantitative Analysis (also offered as TOUR 3Q07) Quantitative means of understanding, evaluating and interpreting statistical information. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors. Prerequisite: RECL 2P07. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in HLST 3P07, 3Q07, PHED 3P08, 3Q07, PEKN 3P08, RECL 3P07, SPMA 3P07, 3Q07 and TOUR 3P07. RECL 3Q17 Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry (also offered as TOUR 3Q17) Theories, approaches, designs, methods and procedures for conducting evaluative analyses. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors. Prerequisite: RECL 2P07. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in HLST 3P17, 3Q17, PHED 3P18, 3Q17, PEKN 3P18, RECL 3P17, SPMA 3P17, 3Q17 and TOUR 3P17. RECL 3V50-3V99 Special Studies in Recreation and Leisure Series of lectures, seminars and practical experiences offered in specialized areas of recreation and leisure. Restriction: open to RECL majors with a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average. Consult the department regarding permission to register. RECL 4F04 Leisure and Lifestyle Benefits Personal, social, economic and environmental benefits of incorporating leisure into lifestyle changes. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL majors with approval to year 4 (honours). RECL 4F05 Field Work Project (also offered as TOUR 4F05) Practical experience through placement in community recreation or tourism agencies which may be government funded or privately owned. Seminar, field work, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors with approval to year 4 (honours). RECL 4F07 Research Project (also offered as TOUR 4F07) Development of appropriate and relevant research designs in recreation and leisure studies. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL and TOUR majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: students propose a research problem, review the literature, discuss methodology, collect and analyze the data, and make a formal presentation. RECL 4F97 Honours Thesis Individual research project carried out under the direction of a faculty adviser in a student's area of interest. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: options include a formal honours project, a research journal manuscript or a presentation for a research symposium or professional conference. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 4P97. RECL 4P01 Contemporary Issues in Leisure Studies Significant historical, contemporary and future issues and concerns in recreation and leisure studies. Emphasis on creative lifestyle development and change at all ages. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in RECL 4F01. RECL 4P02 Senior Seminar in Inclusive and Therapeutic Recreation Philosophical and ethical issues related to inclusive and therapeutic recreation. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite: RECL 2P32 or 2P42. RECL 4P06 Issues in Outdoor Recreation Cultural, contemporary and future issues and concerns in outdoor recreation. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite: RECL 3P06. RECL 4P11 Contemporary Issues in Recreation Services Issues and concerns related to administration and management of recreation services. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to RECL majors with approval to year 4 (honours). RECL 4P16 Advanced Wilderness Leadership Theoretical and practical approaches to outdoor recreation in a wilderness setting. Applications of normative ethical theory, minimum impact camping, leadership theory, and trip planning. Field trip, seven days; pre-trip session, two days. Restriction: open to RECL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: RECL 2P16 and three of RECL 2P96, 3P06, 3P26, 3P36, 3P66. Note: students must register with the instructor or the department by the last day of classes of the preceding winter term. Field experience fee; consult the department.