Recreation and Parks (RPK) at Rappahannock Community College


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RPK 100 - Introduction to Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies
Includes history and philosophy of the Recreation and Parks movement. Discusses the theory of leisure and play. Analyzes leisure service delivery systems and career opportunities. Emphasizes the commercial, non-profit and public sectors, Armed Forces, therapeutic recreation as well as volunteer service.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 100 Detailed Outline
RPK 120 - Outdoor Recreation
Includes history and philosophy of conservation, preservation, and the development of outdoor recreation in the United States. Emphasizes development of practical skills in planning, instructing, and managing outdoor recreation programs and facilities, including youth resident camps, R.V. campgrounds, as well as resources in the urban setting.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 135 - Program Planning
Includes principles of program planning in the recreation setting. Analyzes participants' needs and demands, as well as social, physical, and psychological characteristics. Explains how to organize and lead programs. Includes a leadership practicum.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 135 Detailed Outline
RPK 220 - Ecotourism and Sustainable Practices
Examines the impacts of visitor behavior and ecotourism on natural resources and the management of ecotourism facilities and destinations(governmental and non-governmental), national and international guidelines for ecotourism, and the response to the increasing growth of ecotourism and eco-travel in the U.S. and abroad and the resulting need for sustainable tourism practices.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
RPK 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits