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READ203 Psychology of Reading

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A study of the psychological basis of reading offers the student a better opportunity to extend the definition and understanding of reading as cognitive and affective processes. The student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of physiological and psychological bases for reading. Genetic development and the neurophysiology of conceptualization as the basis for self-direction, and the neurological factors relating to reading development, cognitive styles, sensory discrimination, sensory integration systems, language and thought patterns will be examined.

Prerequisite: ( PSYC102 ) OR ( PSYC103 )

Corequisite:   None

READ204 Primary Reading
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Emphasis will be placed upon the psychological, linguistic, and physical development of children and their language, and the relationship of reading to that development. Topics such as phonics, linguistics, basic sight and personal sight vocabularies, readability, and informal assessment of reading performance will be studied in detail through the use of appropriate modules.

Prerequisite: ( PSYC102 ) OR ( PSYC103 ) OR ( PSYC111 )

Corequisite:   None

READ210 Literacy Corps: Practicum in Adult Education
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
The course will provide an understanding of the problem of adult illiteracy in the United States. Students will study adult literacy curricula and tutoring models that have been used effectively by adult basic education and literacy programs. Students will develop and implement tutoring plans with adult basic education students as part of a supervised practicum in the CIU Development Center for Adults or at other sites approved by the coordinator. Students will be required to keep detailed electronic journals of tutorial sessions and, upon completion of the course, will prepare and present clinical reports.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

READ300 Intermediate Level Reading

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Emphasis will be placed on how to meet the needs of intermediate level readers, grades 3 through 6. A distinction is made between learning to read, which typically occurs in the primary grades, and reading to learn and enjoy, which occurs thereafter. Building upon competencies developed in READ204, the prerequisite course in which learning to read is explored, students in the Intermediate Reading course will examine methods used to support reading to learn and enjoy by developing a comprehensive understanding of methods for scaffolding the development of metacognitive strategies that support reading comprehension across the curriculum. Students will examine the research that underlies a strategic reading program; discover how to organize the classroom for effective scheduling, student grouping, behavior management, and optimal reading structure; learn effective assessment techniques; discover methods and resources for matching readers and books; and develop an understanding of methods used to address the specific needs of struggling intermediate level readers.

Prerequisite: EDUC202 AND EDUC204 AND READ204

Corequisite:   None

READ323 Diagnostic & Remedial Reading

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The major emphasis in this course will be upon the diagnosis of reading disabilities among school children of all ages. Since both individual and institutional factors may be involved in the failure of a child to reach his potential in reading, behavior from both factors as it is related to reading development will be studied.   Reading disabilities to be studied range from the problems of non-reader to reluctant reader.

Prerequisite: READ204

Corequisite:   None

READ410 Contemporary Issues in Reading Education & Literacy

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Helps students synthesize into a unified whole a concept of literacy and reading in the school and society. Additionally, efforts will be made to have students understand the international emphasis on the place in the world of English as the universal language. Students will undertake the study of new developments in school reading programs such as literature based reading instruction, whole language instruction and the holistic approaches. Students will also become acquainted with reading programs and methods on the international scene.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

READ443 Practicum Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Difficulties

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Emphasizes the remediation of reading difficulties among children of all stages of reading development, based upon a diagnosis through formal testing, subjective observation and informal inventory procedures. A practicum course in which the student will undertake the correction of diagnosed problems and, based upon pre and post evaluations, will assess the results of his efforts at remediating a problem. Each student will prepare a complete report of his diagnostic and remedial procedures which contains an analysis of the results of their application.

Prerequisite: ( READ323 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR105 Leisure, Wellness, and Personal Lifestyle

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to the philosophy, principles, and techniques of leisure education. This course addresses leisure in its historical and modern contexts as well as the relationships between leisure, work, health, and wellness at both the individual and societal levels. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR110 Intro to Recreation & Leisure

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Gives the student an awareness and understanding of the parks, recreation and leisure field. The student will have an opportunity to examine and evaluate the traits, competencies and preparation needed by recreational professional. The course includes an overview on the importance of play, history, and the influences of mass leisure. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR119 First Year Seminar for Recreation Management Students
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
An introduction to the culture and mission of the university within the context of an academic discipline of choice. The class will explore the purpose of college education and be provided an opportunity to engage within an academic discipline. Students are introduced to basic learning and study skills within a content area. Through class readings, students engage in active learning. Co-curricular activities and the incorporation of a peer mentor component facilitate connections with fellow students and faculty. Restricted to first semester, first year students.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR200 Principles of Personal Training and Aerobic Leadership
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Teach students the principles of physical conditioning in aerobic and anaerobic exercise programs. The students will learn personal training techniques, develop aerobic exercise leadership skills, and become aware of certification opportunities. The course emphasizes the application of exercise principles.

Prerequisite: ( RECR244 )

Corequisite: None

RECR202 Outdoor Recreation Activities

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to teach student the basic skills and principles of backpacking and orienteering, cross country skiing, canoeing and rock climbing. Emphasis will be placed on learning skills and techniques for safe participation in the wilderness, proper use of equipment, while causing minimal impact and practicing "Leave No Trace" principles to protect the resource. Restricted to Recreation Management majors with a declared outdoor option; others by permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR203 Teambuilding and Challenge Course Facilitation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Emphasizes the application of teambuilding through the use of adventure games, initiative problems (problem solving activities) and the newly constructed Lock Haven University high/low challenge course. Designed to teach students the principles of group processing and ropes course facilitation as it relates to the recreation industry. Students will experience a variety of adventure and experiential education activities; safety techniques related to these activities; and begin developing sound group processing and experiential facilitation techniques. This course is the initial step in training challenge course facilitators.   Restricted to Recreation Management majors; other by permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR204 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to focus on a historical perspective of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) as well as critical philosophical and professional issues within the field. Additionally, the course includes a review of the current allied health fields, their role within the treatment approach and their philosophies. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) competencies for accreditation. Restricted to Recreation Management/Therapeutic Recreation majors or with permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR205 Nutrition for Wellness

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore basic knowledge of contemporary nutrition practices. While the course emphasizes the relationship of nutrition to overall good health and well being, it specifically targets students' personal eating habits and the consequences of healthy versus poor food choices. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR207 Informational Media in Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

This course is an introduction to the use of informational technology in the planning, productions, and presentation of a variety of media materials necessary to promote recreation management. It is primarily hands-on, based on microcomputer technology, with added emphasis on traditional audio-visual presentation and equipment operations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR210 Field Participation in Recreation Management

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Designed to explore career interests and develop professional skills.   Students are placed in an approved agency under the combined supervision of a field professional and a university faculty member. The field experience provides an opportunity for students to apply their academic instruction in a professional setting within their career track.

Prerequisite: ( RECR105 AND RECR110 AND RECR244 ) OR ( RECR101 AND RECR110 AND RECR244 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR215 Travel and Tourism
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
The course examines the importance of tourism as an important factor in local, state, and national prosperity. It investigates the key components that are applicable to successful tourism management.   Professional opportunities and the travel industry will be examined. this course also entails the study of tourism impacts, specifically analyzing social, environmental, and economic variables.

Prerequisite: ( RECR110 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR244 Recreation Leadership & Supervision
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Designed to give the student an understanding of recreation leadership, supervision, and team building in public, private, and government settings. Principles, philosophy, and methods of leadership and supervision will be covered. The goal is to provide provide practical, experiential educational opportunities to students. Restricted to Recreation majors only; others by permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RECR275 Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusive Recreation Services for People with Disabilities

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduction to recreation services for people with disabilities. The course provides an overview of disabilities and diseases, attitudes toward people with disabilities, appropriate terminology, legislation that impacts disability services, and accessibility issues. Techniques for working with people with disabilities that include adaptation, evaluation procedures, needs assessment and modification will be addressed. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR290 Special Topics in Recreation Management

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A thematic topical approach to Recreation Management with an emphasis on experiential education, "learning by doing through direct experiences." Topics might include but are not limited to the following: international investigations of recreation management, external certifications related to the provision of recreation services, one-time offerings of specific recreation management courses, and field-based coursework. Restricted to recreation management major or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR300 Special Event and Convention Center Management

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Explore special event and convention center management. Students will analyze the various components needed to manage special events with emphasis on conference planning. Topics will include stakeholder involvement, seasonality, theme-orientation, volunteerism, sponsorships, finance and budgeting as they relate to special events and convention center management.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR301 Exercise Prescription

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The purpose of this course is to enable students to prescribe appropriate exercises based upon the client's tolerance for exercise. Special emphasis will be placed on risk factors, techniques for evaluation, physical conditions and their role in physical activity assessment and prescription.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR302 Supervision of Strength Training Programs

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

In this course, students will learn how to apply strength training principles in the formulation of individual and team sports programs. Students will assist and supervise athletes during all training phases of a sports year (off-season, pre-season, in-season, and post-season).

Prerequisite: ( HLTH128 AND HLTH129 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR303 Sports Nutrition

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

The relationship between exercise, athletic performance, and nutritional status will be examined in this course. Emphasis will be placed on dietary requirements necessary for successful sport performance.

Prerequisite: ( RECR205 ) OR ( CHEM111 ) OR ( HPED325 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR304 Finance and Acquisition of Recreation Resources
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
This course is designed to introduce students to the various methods employed to acquire funds/resources for recreation agencies. The focus of the course content will analyze taxing positioning strategies, complimentary assets of private and public recreation agencies, intergovernmental cooperation, sponsorship proposals, and capital funding mechanisms. Also communicates effective grant writing techniques.

Prerequisite: ( RECR110 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR305 Adv Activities & Outdoor Pursuit
[Minimum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh]
Active participation in adventure-based activities provides the foundation for students to explore the application and benefits of such programs in recreation and school settings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RECR312 Teaching Conditioning Principles for Certification Testing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to teach students how to work with predominantly performance based populations and to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory along with the opportunity to take accredited and nationally recognized certification exams. The certification exams consist of the following: (1) NSCA-CSCS, NSCA-CPT, (2) ACSM-Group Exercise Leader, Health/Fitness Instructor, Health/Fitness Director, Exercise Specialist, (3) AFAA-Step Certification, Personal Training/Fitness Counselor Certification, Advanced Personal Training Certification.

Prerequisite: ( RECR200 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR315 Program Planning and Design in Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Investigates the process of recreation programming using teh program development cycle. Students will examine the philosophical foundations used in programming leisure experiences. Specifically, students will learn about needs assessments, writing goals and objectives, and considerations for budgeting and risk management. Additionally the process of program evaluations will be addressed.

Prerequisite: ( RECR244 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR320 Interpreting the Environment

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The course will survey the broad field of environmental interpretation as it is applied to various outdoor resource areas. Students will study the various interpretive methods that can be employed to establish a communication link between the visitor and the areas of natural and cultural resources. Students will have hands-on experience in a variety of interpretive situations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR325 Camp Counseling & Administration

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

For those students especially interested in becoming competent camp counselors. Stress on understanding children in the camp environment, camp programs, activities, campcraft, and woodcraft. Fundamentals of camp administration will provide foundation for those seeking carrier preparation in camping.

Prerequisite: ( RECR244 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR330 Marketing Recreation Services

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Explores service marketing with the focus on the recreation industry. The course will look at the similarities and differences in marketing products and services as well as the other variables of promotion, price, product, place and providers of marketing.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR340 Commercial Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Exposes students to each of the four components of Commercial Recreation. Students will develop a working knowledge of the concepts of contractual law and government regulations as they impact on the free enterprise system. Students will utilize their basic understanding of financial documents and profit cost accounting techniques to analyze the financial stability of selected recreation businesses.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR355 Outdoor Recreation
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed to analyze the present and future significance of outdoor recreation. Topics to be discussed include historical development, the role of agencies, professionalism, human and social values and functions, recreational opportunities and resources, and problems and issues in outdoor recreation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR356 Outdoor Education
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Outdoor Education is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills to facilitate the environment as an extension of the classroom. The course will focus on the development and implementation of outdoor education programs for the public schools, parks, and other supporting agencies. A special emphasis will be placed on developing an awareness of the need to continue to acquire general knowledge of the environment while planning and conducting educational experiences in the outdoors.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RECR357 Intramural Supervision

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The student will explore the function of intramural programs within the larger recreational sports programming field. Specifics will be presented on the administration and supervision of sports programs. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with the intramural program of the University.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR364 Therapeutic Recreation Assessment and Documentation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Explores the current assessment tools, treatment approaches and documentation utilized within clinical therapeutic recreation services.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR365 Therapeutic Recreation Methods and Techniques

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An in-depth study of the facilitation techniques, modalities, and activities that a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) will utilize when working with clients. A variety of settings and client groups will be discussed along with characteristics, contraindications, and protocols for utilizing Therapeutic Recreation (TR) services.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR402 Leisure Education and Innovative Programming in Therapeutic Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to cover current and innovative programming in Therapeutic Recreation (TR) with an emphasis on leisure education. Leisure education concepts and programs will be covered in depth. Students will create and implement a theoretically based leisure education program for a potential client group. Additional types of programs covered may include community-based TR programming, school-based TR programming, as well as a variety of unique and creative TR programs.

Prerequisite: ( RECR204 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR405 Health Promotion at Worksite

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to address basic issues and problems in planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion/wellness programs in a variety of work site settings. Emphasis will be placed on providing students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to perform the responsibilities of a work site health promotion professional.

Prerequisite: ( RECR210 AND RECR301 )

Corequisite:   None

RECR410 Seminar in Current Issues in Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An examination of a variety of current issues in the areas of therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, fitness management, and community/commercial management. Students use a variety of texts, journals, interviews, electronic media, and newspapers to explore the selected topics. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR415 Organization and Management of Recreation Agencies
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed for students to investigate and analyze anagement information from a variety of sources. The ultimate goal of this course is to have the student understand the complicated role of the manager in leisure service organizations with regard to three major categories: General Management, Human Resource Management, and Executive Development. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR420 Recreational Resource Management
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An investigation of the multiple elements of recreation resource management. Topics will include indoor and outdoor management theories, principles of planning and design, maintenance and risk management, environmental awareness integration, and site protection and renovation. Additional areas may include landscape design and architectural components. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RECR425 Professional Field Experience in Recreation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 10 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 14 sh]

Facilitates the transition from the academic environment to the professional world. During the internship the student will interact with professionals in a variety of programs and settings within their respective areas of specialization.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RECR430 Assessment, Evaluation and Research for Recreation Services Method and Design

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An explanation of the processes and methods of research and evaluation in recreation services. The course explores evaluation and research foundations, methods, design, and application. It is intended to serve as a foundation for students who need skills for program evaluation and to conduct research in the field. It is designed to meet the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) competencies for accreditation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RUSS101 Russian 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to the basics of the foreign language in question; the course is especially designed for students who wish to spend a semester at a university in a country where the language is spoken. The primary emphasis of the course will be on developing basic listening, reading and speaking skills in the language and increasing the students' awareness of the foreign culture.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RUSS102 Russian 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The study of the foreign language in question, building on the material learned in the level I course. Especially designed for students who wish to improve their basic knowledge of the language in order to be able to study at the foreign university that supplied the instructor (completion of this course followed by a semester of study abroad at the university will satisfy the foreign language requirement).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RUSS201 Russian 3

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The study of the foreign language in question, building upon the material learned in the Level 2 course and especially designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of that language.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

RUSS202 Russian 4

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

The study of the foreign language in question, building upon the material learned in the Level 1, 2 and 3 courses and especially designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of that language.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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