REC105 - Recreation and Leisure Studies

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Subject Title
Recreation and Leisure Studies

Subject Description
This course introduces basic concepts of leisure and recreation as they relate to life in Canada. Attention is given to unique features of Canadian society, including major demographic and population shifts in recent years. By providing a historical overview and description of current developments, students will examine possible future developments and direction of leisure and recreation. The course will also examine issues surrounding the provision of leisure and recreation in mainstream Canadian society and therapeutic settings.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the concepts of play, recreation, and leisure, from a variety of perspectives (including historical and contemporary interpretations) as they relate to life in Canada.
  2. Communicate strategies for application of recreation and leisure concepts within commercial, non-profit, and public sectors.
  3. Outline the role of a leisure service professional within the context of recreation and leisure.
  4. Analyze the recreation and leisure needs of individuals and groups, based on factors such as age, gender, life stage, and disability, to maximize wellness.
  5. Recommend evidence-based strategies in programs and services that address equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity to meet the needs of designated individuals and communities.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.