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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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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.
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:
  1. Investigate the environmental, social, political, and economic impacts of physical and recreational activities at the local, regional, and global level;
  2. Identify ways for producers, manufacturers, regulators, educators, and participants to improve sustainability practices related to individual and group participation in physical and recreational activities;
  3. Identify how management, policy, and education related to outdoor areas influence the relationship between physical/recreational activity and the natural/built environment;
  4. 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
  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.
Sustainability Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, either in general or in relation to a specific problem;
  2. analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems;
  3. describe key threats to environmental sustainability; and
  4. explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.

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