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Leisure in Society
LEISURE IN SOC
CLASS CODE: RL 304 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: RECREATION LEADERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Challenges associated with leisure. Emphasis on leisure values and their relationship to society and the individual.
DESCRIPTION: Exploration of challenges associated with leisure. Emphasis on leisure values and their relationship to society and the individual.
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OBJECTIVES: To give students a theoretical and philosophical foundation for recreation and leisure studies.
A. To introduce students to the history of the recreation and leisure movement.
B. To allow students to explore the effects societal trends have on leisure and recreation.
C. To help students develop personal recreation and leisure values.

REQUIREMENTS: Required Text: Edginton, Jordan, DeGraff, Edginton 2002. Leisure & Life Satisfaction: Foundational Perspectives Third Edition McGraw Hill, NY, NY
Attendance: 20 points. Attendance is important. Each unexcused absence will result in the loss of 1 point
Eight Experiential Exercises: 80 points (10 pts ea) .
Paper: 50 points. A four page paper, double spaced, typed, with appropriate bibliography. This paper should discuss some current societal trend and its influence on recreation.
A Diary of leisure activities: 50 points.
Five Exams: 100 points (20 pts. Ea). An exam will be given after each unit of study and a comprehensive final exam.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002