This course explores the history and background of how society has dealt with diverse populations. Students examine the ways in which recreation and physical activity are structured in diverse groups (i.e., those with physical and mental disabilities) and learn to recognize the needs of these groups and individuals.
This course examines the impact of design, programming and operation of recreation areas, facilities and services on users attitudes and behaviours.
This course explores and develops ideas and concepts utilizing a linear or cyclical planning model, and focuses on the details required when planning a special event. Emphasis is placed on the planning of events with research into selecting the right event, event themes, site selection, task and responsibility checklists, organizational committee structures, budgeting and finance, advertising and promotion and event administration.
The work experience provides workplace-based learning opportunities in an industry setting. This allows students to practice the principles and skills learned during classroom study and develop industry competencies. Internships provide the learner with a more direct access to industry employees and managers, building networks and establishing the foundations of one’s career.
This course examines the relationship between tourism, outdoor recreation and the management and conservation of natural resources. The central concepts of sustainability and sustainable development in working with communities, other resource based industries and visitors to natural resource based areas are studied. Planning and management strategies to maximize benefits and minimize impact to ecosystems, communities and visits are addressed. The roles of various agencies and organizations managing natural resources are examined in terms of their tourism/outdoor recreation roles.
This course is a continuation of TRMP 150 with a special emphasis on assessing recreation needs, planning, implementing and evaluating programs. It builds upon the foundations of program development established in TRMP 150. Students are introduced to needs assessment research methods and develop a research project from start to finish. Development of a questionnaire, administering a questionnaire, evaluation and interpretation of research data and writing a research report are explored.
This course examines methods of obtaining funding and community support through presentations, both oral and written. The focus is on obtaining grants, foundation funding and sponsorship, not on fundraising.
Previous Work and Job Skills 095 will recognize documented past work experience or current work experience as part of the course content. Students reflect on what they have done at their jobs and do exercises to help them demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired. They also use this knowledge to continue on their learning pathway. In addition, students will review health and safety, effective communication, workplace ethics, and labour relations. This course can also help students develop strategies for transitioning into new jobs.
This course provides a solid background in the principles of analytical chemistry and their applications in fields such as environmental science. Topics include measurements and their errors, the use of statistics in data analysis and sampling, redox-, complexometric- and acid-base titrations, absorption and emission forms of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electrochemical methods of analysis and separation techniques. The laboratory exercises emphasize proper experimental techniques, data collection and analysis, safety and technical writing skills.