May 30, 2023
REC 280 - Sustainability in Action: Physical and Recreational Activity
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2
Critical examination of issues related to physical/recreational activity and sustainability.
Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Hybrid Only.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Sustainability
Cross-listed: KIN 280.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Investigate the environmental, social, political, and economic impacts of physical and recreational activities at the local, regional, and global level;
- Identify ways for producers, manufacturers, regulators, educators, and participants to improve sustainability practices related to individual and group participation in physical and recreational activities;
- Identify how management, policy, and education related to outdoor areas influence the relationship between physical/recreational activity and the natural/built environment;
- Through active participation in physical/recreational activities apply principles and practices that reduce negative impacts (such as air quality, water quality, and ecosystems).
D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
Sustainability Overlay Learning Outcomes
- specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
- identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, either in general or in relation to a specific problem;
- analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems;
- describe key threats to environmental sustainability; and
- explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.
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