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Legal Aspects and Risk Management of Leisure Services
RISK MGMT
CLASS CODE: RL 486 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: RECREATION LEADERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Study of laws affecting recreation services. Professional responsibility for the development of risk management protocols and procedures.
DESCRIPTION: A lecture class dealing with the issues of risk management, liability and ethics, which effect the field of recreation with an emphasis on outdoor recreation.

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OBJECTIVES: Expose students to the responsibilities associated with risk management. Students will learn about the legal and ethical ramifications they will deal with in recreation. There will be major focus on the consequences of being unprepared with an improper risk management plan.

REQUIREMENTS: Grading Procedure: Class Attendance and participation is critical and will affect your grade! Roll will be kept.

Accident Analysis 50 points
Students will review the examples in the textbook in chapter one of the two case studies, pages 15-23, which deal with accident analysis. From an outside source, such as a current outdoor oriented magazine, American Alpine Journal, Accidents in American Mountaineering, or on the net, www.avalanche.org or www.csac.org, choose an accident that has been discussed or reviewed and write an Accident Analysis on it. Your analysis should include a detailed description of the accident, including date, location, time of day, activity involved in, number of people involved, skill level of people, people problems which effected outcome, environmental factors affecting outcome, and any other factors which related to the outcome. List, as is shown in the text the Potentially Unsafe Conditions, Potentially Unsafe Acts., and Potential Errors in Judgement. Also include in your analysis an AOEE, INJURY, ILLNESS, BEHAVIORAL INCIDENT, CLOSE CALL and/or PROPERTY DAMAGE REPORT FORM. This will be handed out separately.

Risk Management Plan 100 points
This is a big assignment it is what this class is all about. As a group 3 members, choose from a list of potential outdoor oriented trips and develop a complete risk management plan. The second week of class you will receive a complete outline to follow identifying all the components of a risk management plan. As a group you will apply the plan to your chosen activity and produce a complete written document 10 to 20 pages long. Different sections of the plan will be due throughout the semester.
Exams
Midterm & Final
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002