University of Maine at Farmington 2020-2021 Catalog

 
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  REC 103 - Principles and Practices of the River Industry
This course is designed to introduce and familiarize students with the theory, principles, and practices involved in the river industry. Course content is based on an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on outdoor recreation that is both commercial and community based. Content will include an emphasis on the need for leisure and recreation for all people throughout the life cycle as well as recreational travel, tourism, programming and current industry trends. Specific course content will emphasize both the historical and current state of outdoor recreation as it relates to nonprofit and for profit organizations and businesses. Students will develop the ability to understand and apply the basic management and programming principles of the river industry including kayaking, rafting and canoeing. Students will learn fundamental business and operating activities common to this industry. The course will include some "on the water" activities based on time of year and weather. Students should be prepared for a week night or possible weekend field trip. The course will utilize instruction from experts in the field and industry leaders. Prerequisite(s): None. Every two years.


Credit: 2

  REC 104 - Principles and Practices of Camping and Hiking

This course will familiarize students with the basic principles and practices involved in camping and hiking as it relates to both commercial and community based recreation. Students will learn the preparation and planning skills associated with camping and hiking as well as some fundamental business operations associated with the camping and hiking industry. Course content will focus on appropriate camping gear and apparel; safety and etiquette such as No Trace; conditioning for camping/hiking as a lifelong activity and the camping/hiking opportunities unique to Maine. The course will include a weekend hiking/camping experience as part of the assigned student work. The course will utilize instruction from experts in the field and industry leaders. Prerequisite(s): None. Every two years.



Credit: 2

  REC 105 - Principles and Practices of the Golf Industry
This course is designed to introduce and familiarize students with the theory, principles, and practices in the golf industry. Course content is based on an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on outdoor recreation that is both commercial and community based. Content will include an emphasis on the need for leisure and recreation for all people throughout the life cycle as well as recreational travel, tourism, programming and current industry trends. Specific course content will emphasize both the historical and the current state of golfing in New England and North America. Students will learn the fundamental business and operating activities common to this industry. The course will utilize instruction from experts in the field and industry leaders. Students should be prepared for a required weekday or weekend field trip. Prerequisite(s): None. Every two years.


Credit: 2

  REC 106 - Principles and Practices of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Maine
This course is designed to introduce and familiarize students with the theories, principles, and practices of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Maine. Course content is based on an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on outdoor recreation that is both commercial and community based. Content will include an emphasis on the need for leisure and recreation for all people throughout the life cycle as well as recreational travel, tourism, programming and current industry trends. Specific course content will emphasize both the historical and current state of outdoor recreation as it relates to nonprofit and for profit organizations and businesses. Students will develop the ability to understand and apply the basic management and programming principles as they apply to inland fisheries and wildlife. Students will learn the fundamental business and operating activities common to this industry. The course will include some outdoor experiences based on time of year and weather. Students should be prepared for a week night or weekend field trip. The course will utilize instruction from experts in the field and industry leaders. Prerequisite(s): None. Every two years.


Credit: 2

  REC 107 - Principles and Practices of Adventure Education

This course is designed to introduce and familiarize students with the theories, practices and tenets of adventure education. Course content is based on an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on outdoor recreation and adventure education that is both commercial and community based. Content will include an emphasis on the need for leisure and recreation for all people throughout the life cycle as well as travel, tourism, recreational programming and current industry trends associated with adventure education. Students will develop the ability to understand and apply the basic management and programming principles of adventure education. Students will learn some of the fundamental business and operating activities common to the adventure education. The course will include some outdoor experiences based on time of year and weather. Students should be prepared for a week night or possible weekend field trip. The course will utilize instruction from experts in the field. Prerequisite(s): None. Every two years.



Credit: 2

  REC 132 - Recreation of Western Maine

This course will focus on the traditional outdoor recreational activities and business located in the lakes and mountain region of Western Maine. Course content is based on an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on outdoor recreation that is both commercial and community based. Content will include an emphasis on the need for leisure and recreation for all people throughout the life cycle as well as recreational travel, tourism, programming and current industry trends. Specific course content will emphasize both the historical and current state of outdoor recreation as it relates to nonprofit and for profit organizations and businesses. The class will include field work in a variety of recreational areas. Students will have opportunities to work with professionals to further develop individual interest. Prerequisite(s): None. Every two years.



Credit: 2

  REC 133 - Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management
This course is designed to familiarize students with leadership and management principles and practices as they relate to outdoor recreational organizations and businesses. Course content is based on an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on outdoor recreation that is both commercial and community based. Content will include an emphasis on the need for leisure and recreation for all people throughout the life cycle as well as recreational travel, tourism, programming and current industry trends. Specific course content will emphasize both the historical and current state of outdoor recreation as it relates to nonprofit and for profit organizations and businesses. Students will learn the preparation and planning skills associated with leadership development. Students will research leadership styles and theories as a basis for a personal outdoor leadership inventory. The course will utilize instruction from experts in the field and industry leaders. Prerequisite(s): None. Every two years.


Credit: 2

  REC 277 - Topics in Recreation

The study of a specialized topic not offered in the usual curriculum. Varies. 



Credit: 2-4

  REC 297 - Independent Study in Recreation

An opportunity to investigate selected topics or problems in recreation or recreational therapy under the direction of a division faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Varies.



Credit: 1-4

  REC 377 - Topics in Recreation

The study of a specialized topic not offered in the usual curriculum. Varies. 



Credit: 2-4

  REC 397 - Independent Study in Recreation

An opportunity to investigate selected topics or problems in recreation or recreational therapy under the direction of a division faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Varies.



Credit: 2-4

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