100 Level Courses

PRLS 115: Introduction to Fly Fishing. 1 credit.
A practical course designed for students with little or no knowledge of fly fishing. The course will involve activities to teach students the basics of fly fishing to include terms and equipment, casting, knot tying, aquatic entomology, fly selection, reading water, wading techniques and safety, and fly fishing tactics. In addition to the one-hour classes required during the week, a full day on a stream will be included. Note: Students will be required to pay an activities fee to cover transportation and equipment rental. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 118: Intermediate Rock Climbing. 2 credits.
For individuals who have some prior skills in rock climbing looking to further increase their skill level. Involves teaching students climbing terms, advanced knots, equipment, safety practices for redirect belay and top rope belay, as well as setting up techniques using rope and webbing. Special emphasis on anchor building will also be included. Ability to climb and rappel at least at the beginner's level will be required. This is not a certification course. Notes: Fee required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 117.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 123: Intermediate Indoor Rock Climbing. 1 credit.
Introduces the practices designed to move into the intermediate indoor climbing realm with a focus on efficient and creative body positions, including specific, more advanced techniques and strength training. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 116 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 125: Tracking, Trailing and Orienteering. 2 credits.
Develops outdoor navigational and tracking skills and assumes no prior experience in tracking, trailing, or orienteering. Use of modern topographical maps and navigational compasses in a variety of settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 174: Open Water Coastal Kayaking. 2 credits.
This course is designed to provide experienced coastal kayaking students with an introduction to advanced strokes and maneuvers, open water rescues, on-water navigation, and safety concerns related to open water. Notes: Fee required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 173 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 175: Introduction to Rowing. 1 credit.
This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to row successfully in an eight-oared rowing shell. Includes instruction in, but not limited to, proper handling of rowing equipment, basic terminology, the proper execution of the rowing stroke, water safety, and team building. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 180: White-water Canoeing. 2 credits.
A practical course designed for students with little or no knowledge or skills in moving water and white-water canoeing. Involve activities to teach basic terms, rules, techniques for river safety, paddle strokes, boat control and maneuvering, reading river currents and conditions, self rescue techniques, ethics and river etiquette, and running rivers up to Class II+ in difficulty. There will be one classroom and four all-day paddling sessions on regional rivers. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: Ability to swim fully clothed for five minutes and to put on the PFD in water.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 181: White-water Canoeing II. 2 credits.
A practical methods course to advance and refine the student's white-water canoeing skills with regard to paddle strokes, turns, maneuvers, boat control, and safety rescue skills. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 180 or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

PRLS 200: Wilderness First Responder. 2 credits.
Examines the role of outdoor professionals in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban outdoor environments. Uses the Patient Assessment System (PAS) to assess backcountry patients in an intensive experiential course which addresses the issues of medico legal concerns, blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 8 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 210: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure. 3 credits.
Traces the development of current concepts of recreation and leisure and their implications and consequences. Covers influences of philosophy, religion, science, economics, sociology, and politics on discretionary time and its uses. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 214: Field Study in Natural History. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to natural history and its application in natural area interpretation through field study investigation of the environment. Covers fundamentals of bird, plant, animal, and rock identification, as well as sky and landscape interpretation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 220: Experiential Education Theory and Application. 3 credits.
Provides a broad theoretical, as well as practical, background in teaching and learning experientially. Concepts presented, experienced, and discussed include the basic premises of experiential learning according to a wide variety of educators and philosophers. The content and experience applies to recreation, education, development, and therapeutic settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 221: Challenge Course Facilitation. 3 credits.
Provides the fundamental principles and techniques of challenge course facilitation. Classroom learning is combined with an experiential setting through leading youth groups in the field. Students are provided with an introduction to safety, skills, and facilitation techniques for low and high elements of outdoor challenge courses. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CPR Certification and PRLS 220.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 241: Practicum. 3 credits.
Paid or voluntary work experience in a park and recreation agency. Minimum period of 10 to 12 weeks of part-time employment or experience. Capstone course for minors, allowing for integration and application of course work, theories, and research to a work setting. Work sites chosen among four approved sites. Includes meetings and assignments prior to and during the practicum. Notes: Open to departmental majors and minors only. Serves as a capstone for minors who have completed PRLS 310, 316, and 327. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210C or 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
PRLS 250: Wilderness Travel and Sustainability. 2 credits.
This experiential course is designed for students with prior backpacking experience. Involves discussions, demonstrations, and activities that teach students wilderness skills, safety and judgment, leadership and teamwork, and environmental ethics. Topics covered include basic wilderness first-aid, hazard evaluation, emergency procedures, expedition behavior, self awareness, judgment and decision making, campsite selection, shelter and stove use, fire building, sanitation and hygiene, cooking, nutrition and rationing, equipment care and selection, staying warm and dry, route finding and navigation, Leave No Trace backpacking, weather, natural history, and wilderness ethics. Application of these skills will occur during the 14-day offtrail backpacking trip in a remote wilderness area. Not only will students practice these wilderness skills, but they will also develop leadership abilities by working in a collaborative team environment. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course, Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 253: Florida Everglades Canoe Expedition. 3 credits.
Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, manage, and participate in extended wilderness excursions by canoe in remote locations, while exploring a region's natural history. Students will be engaged in classroom preparation; training in canoeing and wilderness travel/living skills; group leadership; and environmental education in the Everglades National Park ecosystem. The class will travel and camp for 6 days/nights in the Everglades back country by canoe as a self-contained group. Students will perform a service project in the park. For students planning careers in outdoor recreation, interpretation, and natural resources management and planning; and students with a general interest in the course topics. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 290: Aquatic Operation and Management. 3 credits.
Covers industry standards for water quality and aquatic facility management. Includes recognizing, measuring, and preventing biological and physical hazards. Meets requirements for certification as a Certified Pool/Spa Operator through the National Swimming Pool Foundation as well as certification in CPR through the American Red Cross. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

PRLS 300: People with Nature. 3 credits.
Traces philosophical evolution of perceptions of and attitudes toward nature. Examines role of philosophers, scientists, nature-writers, and artists in the shaping of environmental thought. Includes extensive reading of Emerson, Thoreau, Muir, Leopold, Carson, Wilson, and others. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 302: Park Management and Operations. 3 credits.
Focuses on management and operations of park resources, including the management of visitors and recreation development. Emphasizes understanding of contemporary threats to park integrity and preservation of resources. Also covers maintenance management systems. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 300
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 310: Program Planning and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Introduces fundamental principles and techniques of the planning process for sport, recreation and tourism programs, including assessment of needs and goals, objectives, and mission statement; generating solutions; planning programs for implementation and evaluation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210D, SPMT 201D, PHED 200D, SRST 200D or TOUR 200D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 316: Leadership and Outdoor Education. 3 credits.
Focuses on promotion of lifelong health and fitness via noncompetitive and informal outdoor activities. Introduces safety, skills, and leadership techniques. Covers sustainable use, conservation, and stewardship of natural resources. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 317: Social Psychology of Play and Recreation. 3 credits.
Applies social psychological theories and research to the study of leisure, play, and recreation behavior, including correlates, antecedents, and consequences of and constraints to these concepts. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210C or SRST 200C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 323: Program Leadership and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Covers leadership and evaluation of health, fitness, and recreation programs. Uses computer technology to study evaluative aspects of program planning and administration. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 310C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 327: Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
An introduction to the processes and techniques of therapeutic recreation to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities. This course examines the history, concepts, theories, and foundations of therapeutic recreation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 360: Bill of Rights Issues in Parks, Schools, and Public Places. 3 credits.
Examines issues, particularly those involving First Amendment free speech and freedom of religion issues such as political protests, religious displays, and use permits. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 362: Cultural and Environmental Interpretation. 3 credits.
Focuses on communication processes and practices used to explain and interpret special characteristics of cultural and environmental resource sites for visitors. Conceptual principles for planning interpretive programs and multi-media delivery techniques are discussed. Methods for programming interpretive services, addressing multi-audience accessibility, and administration and evaluation of interpretive services used at recreation and tourism sites are also examined.. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to TOUR 362.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 300.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

PRLS 402: Human Behavior in Natural Environments. 3 credits.
Applies social and behavioral theories to management for recreational users of land and water resources. Examines deterioration and pollution of land and water, noise, crowding, and conflicts among users. Discusses strategies for mitigation of deleterious impacts and depreciative behaviors, and attitudes toward resource conservation, preservation, and use. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 300C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 405: Planning and Operation of Recreation Facilities. 3 credits.
Covers quantity, location, and design standards for facilities. Includes safety, functionality, durability, and maintenance demand criteria in planning and design; programmatic and operational objectives to be met, including user comfort and convenience, crowd management, and traffic flow, and space relationships. Includes field study of local facilities. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hrs or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 410: Administration of SRT Organizations I. 3 credits.
Focuses on operation and management of sport, recreation and tourism organizations. Covers management and leadership theories and techniques, problem-solving and decision making, organizational communications, design of organizational structures and budgeting. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 411: Administration of SRT Organizations II. 3 credits.
Focuses on program and organizational marketing principles and strategies; service quality assessment and organizational evaluation techniques; and organizational financing for the experience industry. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 410C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 416: Trends and Programming Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Explores the role of leisure in human development with a specific focus on needs, demands, and services for people with disabilities and illness. Presents concepts associated with leisure, aging, physical challenge, targeting leisure services, research, and public policy. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 417: Processes, Techniques and Supervision in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Exploration of processes and techniques used in Therapeutic Recreation, with a focus on the nature and diversity of recreation and leisure activities, modalities and interventions, facilitation techniques and approaches, leadership roles and tasks, communication skills, clinical supervision, health and safety considerations, and the impact of the impairment and/or treatment on the individual. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 418: Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Presents methods of assessment, development of treatment program plans, and evaluation of all components. Extends program design by developing competencies in the planning approaches, individual and group assessment techniques, program evaluation, and documentation strategies for people with disabilities and illness. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 435: Recreation Special Uses and Appeals. 3 credits.
Management of extensive and varied commercial and noncommercial demands on federal lands. Policies and procedures used by federal land managers. Implementation, effects, and problems of permit systems; appeal provisions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 635.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 442: Foundations of Public Domain Management. 1 credit.
Acquisition, disposal, reservation, and management of the public (federal) domain via the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. Policies, trends, and management needs are examined. Intra- and inter-agency integration of land management programs. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 542.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 443: Special Uses Management on Federal Lands. 4 credits.
Special use authority and authorizations. Policies, regulations, and directives in processing applications. Coordination and administration of special uses and integration with land and resource management plans. Includes agriculture, industry, community, aviation, water, treasure trove, and cultural uses. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 643.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 444: Linear Uses and FERC Licenses on Federal Lands. 3 credits.
Legislation, regulation policies, and directives governing linear uses. FERC licensing of hydroelectric power generation and distribution. Right-of-way for oil, gas, and electric transmission, railroads, communication, trams, conveyors, roads, and trails. FERC consultation, exemption, and licensing. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 644.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 445: Valuation and Landownership Adjustment. 5 credits.
Landownership authority, coordination, and adjustment processes; land valuation and rules, and processes of appraisal, title exchange, purchase, donation, transfer, sale, and condemnation of properties. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 645.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 446: Right-of-Way Acquisition. 3 credits.
Authorities and procedures right-of-way acquisition from public agencies and private landowners. Planning, coordination, and project scheduling requirements. Steps in the acquisition process. Cooperative development and use of roads. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 646.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 447: Land Status, Boundaries, Claims, and Withdrawals. 3 credits.
Land survey and status records system, programs for maintaining and managing boundaries, handling claims and encroachments, the land status record system, and Bureau of Land Management master title plot system. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 647.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 448: American Indian Rights and Claims. 3 credits.
American Indian sovereignty, Alaska Native corporations, colonization; treaties, rights, and claims; cultural resources an Indian laws and consultation with tribal governments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 648.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 450: Research Methods. 3 credits.
Covers the development of empirical research designs for both practical and theoretical problems in health, fitness, and recreation resources management. Includes literature review of hypothesized relationships, and formulation of research proposals. Notes: Only STAT 250 meets the Mason Core quantitative reasoning requirement. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: STAT 250D, DESC 210D, OM 210D, SOCI 313D, OM 250D or IT 250D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 460: Sport and Recreation Law. 3 credits.
Emphasizes safety, liability, and risk. Covers current law and liability issues for administrators of RHT facilities and programs. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 480: Special Topics in Recreation Management. 1-3 credits.
Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas of parks and outdoor recreation or therapeutic recreation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 490: Recreation Management Internship. 12 credits.
Paid or voluntary work experience in a park and recreation agency for a minimum period of 10-12 weeks of full-time employment, and 480 hours for therapeutic recreation students. Applies course work, theories, and research to work settings. Work sites are chosen by students after approval of faculty supervisors. Includes meetings and assignments before and during internship. Note: Mandatory internship meeting attendance required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210C, 310C, 323C, 316C, 410C, ATEP 120C, SRST 200C and PRLS 323C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
PRLS 499: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Individual study of topic area in leisure research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Individualized Study, Nursing, Physical Education (Special), Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Washington Consortium level students may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

PRLS 501: Introduction to Natural Resources Law. 3 credits.
Selected legal issues involving conflicting use and preservation demands on our nation's limited natural resource base, particularly those involving public lands, open space, and recreation resources. Uses case studies of recent court decisions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 460.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 503: Administration and Disability Rights in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Overview of major law and policy issues related to therapeutic recreation services for people with disabilities. Primary focus is on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related federal legislation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 460.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 526: Environmental Education and Resource Interpretation. 3 credits.
Provides methods for communicating and disseminating information pertaining to the use of natural recreation resources. Covers design and implementation of educational materials and programs to enhance understanding and appreciation of cultural, historical, and natural resources. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 531: Natural Resources Recreation Planning. 3 credits.
Origins and evolution of recreation use philosophy, policies, and service of public estate management. Examines planning for a spectrum of opportunities, from wilderness to developed sites, with attention to financial consideration and sustainable use of cultural and visual resources. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 533: Visitor Services. 3 credits.
Examines motivation of resource-based recreation participants. Covers visitors' expectations and perceptions, with emphasis on implication for service quality, staff training, and other management responsibilities. Discusses use and user conflicts and placement, information and interpretive service, and human and other interpretive service resources. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 535: Evaluating Recreation Outcomes. 3 credits.
Covers application of quantitative and qualitative research methods to the evaluation of programs provided to visitors and users of public lands for outdoor recreation. Focuses on needs assessment and application of meaningful measures for formative and summative evaluations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 598: Special Topics. 1-6 credits.
Projects related to parks, recreation, and leisure studies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 599: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Study of a problem area in parks, recreation, and leisure studies research; theory or practice under the direction of faculty member. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

600 Level Courses

PRLS 601: History of Leisure and Sport in American Society. 3 credits.
Examines leisure and sport in American society from the early colonial period to the present day. Investigates the pattern of leisure and sport as America moved from a largely agrarian to a highly industrialized nation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 610: Recreation Administration and Planning. 3 credits.
Examines recreational administration concepts regarding organizational structure and operations, personnel management, financing, policy development, and public relations procedures. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 611: Social Psychology of Leisure. 3 credits.
Addresses historical, theoretical, and empirical foundations of social psychological constructs relative to social behavior in park, recreation, sport, and tourism settings. Focuses on attitudinal, social, and motivational theories as applied to leisure-related contexts. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 612: Philosophy of Leisure and Sport. 3 credits.
Investigates the phenomenon of leisure and sport from a philosophical perspective. Utilizes the philosophical approach to better explain the role that leisure and sport play in American society. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 613: Strategic Leadership in Recreation Administration. 3 credits.
Focuses on strategic leadership in recreation administration necessitated by demographic, social, political, and legal challenges; addresses organizational culture, positive leadership, innovation, partnerships, data-driven decision making, and accountability. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
PRLS 614: Legal Issues in Recreation Administration. 3 credits.
Surveys current legal issues relevant to Recreation Administration, including, but not limited to, tort law, civil rights law, employment law, constitutional law, and copyright law. This course uses case studies of recent court decisions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 647: Land Status, Boundaries, Claims, and Withdrawals. 3 credits.
Land survey and status records system, programs for maintaining and managing boundaries, handling claims and encroachments, the land status record system, and Bureau of Land Management master title plot system. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 447.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 648: American Indian Rights and Claims. 3 credits.
American Indian sovereignty, Alaska Native corporations, colonization; treaties, rights, and claims; cultural resources an Indian laws and consultation with tribal governments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 448.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 670: Environmental Law. 3 credits.
Focuses on interpretation of environmental laws and regulatory issues. Emphasizes critical evaluation of alternatives to unresolved issues in environmental policies involving endangered species, hazardous waste, and toxic substances. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture