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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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REC 100 - Introduction to Recreation and Recreation Therapy


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; Diversity
Introduction to recreation and recreation therapy. Explore conceptual foundations including socio-cultural, environmental, and economic impacts of recreation on individuals and communities throughout history and into the future. Focus on differences for U.S. cultural groups, gender, and abilities.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences; Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
 

  1. Explain the conceptual foundations, theories, history and future of recreation and recreation therapy.
  2. Identify the diverse sectors that make up the recreation and recreation therapy industries and career opportunities within each.
  3. Describe the socio-cultural, environmental, and economic system impacts on recreation, as it relates to individuals and communities and their ability to produce, resist, and transform them.
  4. Identify the ways in which various U.S. cultural groups experience recreation differently including structures of oppression and correlated resistance throughout history.


D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
 

  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
  4. recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.



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