Courses

RTM 150. Introduction to Outdoor Education in the Back Country (1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to Kinesiology Majors. Introduction to safe back country camping and travel, including elements of trip preparation; cross-country navigation; effects of environmental conditions of cold, heat and altitude on the human body; and nutrition and environmental hazards. Emphasis on safety, environmental awareness and minimizing environmental impact. Arranged field trips are required.

RTM 151A. Backpacking (2)

Introduction to backpacking as an outdoor pursuit. Emphasis on proper use of equipment and safety of participants in the natural environment. This course is designed to give students a general overview of and experience in backpacking and spending time in the back country. Arranged field trips are required.

RTM 151B. Rock Climbing and Mountaineering (2)

Basic elements of rock climbing, mountaineering and alpine travel will be examined, including climbing ethics, fitness and the physiological effects of environmental stress and work at high altitudes. Emphasis will be on safety, proper use of equipment, climbing technique and minimizing impacts on the natural environment. Arranged field trips are required.

RTM 151C. Winter Mountaineering (2)

Advanced instruction in mountaineering and travel in the back country, with particular emphasis on snow and ice climbing, avalanche prediction, physical effects of high altitudes and winter camping skills. Emphasis is on technique, proper use of equipment, environmental practices and safety. Arranged field trips are required.

RTM 151D. Flat-Water Boating (2)

Introduction to safe travel by kayak or canoe on lakes, rivers and oceans. Includes equipment, navigation and techniques for flat-water boating and emergency self-rescue. Emphasis will be on safety, environmental awareness and skill development. Arranged field trips are required.

RTM 151E. Whitewater Boating (2)

Advanced instruction on travel by kayak, canoe or raft on lakes, rivers or oceans. Includes techniques for whitewater boating, analysis of water hydraulics, equipment, navigation and emergency self-rescue. Emphasis will be on safety, environmental awareness and skill development. Arranged field trips are required.

RTM 151F. Survival (2)

Studies in the skills essential for wilderness survival in a variety of physical environments. Includes topics of shelters, water, navigation and edible plants and animals. Emphasis on techniques with primitive technologies, environmental conservation and safety. Arranged field trips are required.

RTM 151G. Challenge/Ropes Courses (2)

Introduction to the safe operation of challenge/ropes course activities for outdoor experience. Emphasis on proper use of equipment and safety of both high- and low-component challenge courses. This course is designed to give students a general overview of and experience in the practice of group challenges utilizing initiatives and high ropes elements. Arranged field trips …

RTM 151H. Caving (2)

Introduction to the safe exploration of caves and the underground environment, including cave formations and features, techniques and special hazards. Emphasis on safety techniques for horizontal and vertical caves, environmental awareness and skill development. Arranged field trips are required.

RTM 202/L. Planning Programs and Events for Recreation Experiences and Lab (2/1)

Prerequisite: Lower Division writing requirement; Corequisite: RTM 202L. Overview of the program- and event-planning processes as they relate to the provision of human and leisure services through play, recreation and leisure experiences for a variety of service recipients and settings. Lab experiences applying skills and principles addressed.

RTM 204. Introduction to Recreation Therapy (3)

Study of the nature and function of recreation in a variety of agencies and settings. Overview of the physical, cognitive, affective and social characteristics of a variety of individuals with special needs, with emphasis on planning and adapting recreation programs both in clinical and community/inclusive settings. Participation in field work is required.

RTM 251. Recreation and the Natural Environment (3)

Study of recreational use of outdoor/natural areas and the trends creating changing patterns of use. Overview of human, animal and vehicular impacts on the outdoor recreation resources. (Available for General Education, Applied Arts and Sciences.) (IC)

RTM 265. Water Skiing and Wakeboarding (1)

Prerequisite: Basic swimming skills. Develops proficiency in water skiing skills, including wakeboarding, with an emphasis on safety and the proper use of equipment.

RTM 267/L. Sailing and Lab (1/1)

Prerequisite: Elementary swimming skills. Corequisite: RTM 267L. Development of the skills and art of sailing, including the development of basic seamanship, small boat handling competency, safety procedures and regulations and introductions to competitive sailing and ocean cruising. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab per week.

RTM 278. Recreation and Leisure in Contemporary Society (3)

Investigation of the contributions of play, leisure and recreation to the social, psychological and economic well-being of individuals and groups, incorporating local, regional, national and international perspectives. Regular written assignments are required. Recreation and Tourism Major requirement. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.)

RTM 280. Organizing Campus Recreation and Sport (3)

Overview of the concepts and applications for effective campus recreation and sport programming and administration. Of value to current and future leaders in the field of campus recreation and sport. Includes specific field observation experiences.

RTM 294CS/L. Recreation Service Learning Theory and Practicum and Lab (1/2)

Corequisite: RTM 294CSL. Service learning theory applied to the design, coordination, leadership, implementation and evaluation of activities addressing the needs of campus and community-based individuals and groups, primarily in the greater Los Angeles area, coordinated by a Department faculty member. Offers a community service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented in the …

RTM 296A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Recreation and Tourism Management (1-3)

Experimental courses in recreation and tourism management, with course content to be determined.

RTM 300. Recreation and Community Development (3)

Prerequisite: Lower Division writing requirement. Examination of the multicultural dynamics of urban life, and recreation’s role in building community and in developing youth capacity and indigenous leadership.

RTM 302. Dynamics of Leadership in Recreation and Human Services (3)

Prerequisites: Lower Division writing requirement. Includes an analysis of personal leadership theory and small-group dynamics and a review of classic leadership studies, with emphasis on leadership values and methods, including group dynamics, communication, decision making and motivation. Emphasis on competencies and skills needed for successful leadership of small groups. Experiential components are an integral part …

RTM 303. Promotion of the Recreation Experience (3)

Interpretation and promotion of recreation programs and services through the use of media processes and resources, marketing principles and computer applications.

RTM 304. Entrepreneurial Ventures in Recreation and Human Services (3)

Analysis of approaches and techniques necessary to initiate an entrepreneurial start-up in the recreation and human service arenas. Topics include the nature of entrepreneurialism, development of a business plan, organization of the enterprise, financial and operations management, and computer applications.

RTM 305. Dynamics of Early Childhood Play (3)

Study of play in relation to the child’s early growth and development. Implications for functional, environmental and leadership dimensions of organized play experiences in early years. Some sections of this course may offer a community service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented. Check the Schedule of Classes for the CS Designation.

RTM 306. Leadership Coaching (3)

Preparatory: RTM 302. A basic foundation for understanding and practicing coaching methodology for leadership development. Content includes core coaching competencies and principles, the coaching conversation model, ethics and standards, application of skills necessary for one-to-one coaching to produce positive change in leaders.

RTM 310/L. Adventure Recreation and Human Relations and Lab (2/1)

Prerequisite: Lower Division writing requirement. Corequisite: RTM 310L. Introduction to personal growth and adventure. Explores issues of identity, racial and ethnic diversity, gender and self-esteem through readings, written assignments and recitation. Regular written assignments required. Lab: Introduction to adventure recreation and diversity issues through group initiatives and participation in a shared adventure of ropes course …

RTM 314. Leisure Aspects of the Hospitality Industry (3)

Study of the leisure experience in the context of the hospitality industry. A systems approach is used to study the design and organization of components of the hospitality industry intended to achieve leisure and recreation outcomes for guests and visitors.

RTM 330. Women, Leisure and Ethnicity in the United States (3)

Prerequisite: Lower Division writing requirement. Examines the relationship among women, ethnicity and leisure. Provides opportunities to investigate a variety of factors affecting women in the U.S. Regular written assignments required. Some sections of this course may offer a community service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented. Check the Schedule of Classes for …

RTM 351. Outdoor and Environmental Education (3)

Study of outdoor educational philosophy and methods as they apply to the outdoor educator. Includes the history, development and basic principles of outdoor/ environmental education, but emphasizes strategies for teaching, interpreting and program planning in outdoor environments.

RTM 352. Play and Human Potential (3)

Prerequisite: Lower Division writing requirement. Examination of the play phenomenon across the lifespan. Exploration, analysis and evaluation of the play phenomenon in development of human potential. Regular written assignments are required. Some sections of this course may offer a community service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented. Check the Schedule of Classes …

RTM 353/L. Literature of the Wilderness Experience and Lab (2/1)

Prerequisite: Lower Division writing requirement. Corequisite: RTM 353L. Review of the writings of various wilderness adventurers both past and present (such as Boone, Powell, Muir, Leopold and Abbey). Emphasis on assessing their experiences in the wilderness, their goals and their methods. Regular written assignments are required. Lab: Allows students to personally experience some of the …

RTM 375A. Recreation Therapy Practices and Adaptive Techniques (3)

Prerequisite: RTM 204. Corequisite: RTM 375B. Study and basic application of therapeutic approaches and adaptations of appropriate recreation therapy activities for diverse special needs populations. Participation in field work is required.

RTM 375B. Recreation Therapy Leadership and Programming (3)

Prerequisite: RTM 204. Corequisite: RTM 375A. Study and application of teamwork, leadership, group dynamics and programming with diverse special needs populations. Participation in field work and arranged field trip is required.

RTM 396A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Recreation and Tourism Management (3)

Experimental courses in recreation and tourism management, with course content to be determined.

RTM 398A. Supervised Individual Projects (1-1)

Study and research in selected areas, with course content to be determined by faculty and student.

RTM 402. Models of Play, Leisure and Recreation (3)

Examines the historical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of play, leisure and recreation and their relevance to the professional today. Explores how play theory and philosophy impact the provision of service to individuals across the lifespan and with diverse needs.

RTM 403. Evaluation Research in Recreation and Human Services (3)

Investigation into the fields and methods of recreation and leisure systems, including special techniques and concepts of research as applicable to these systems.

RTM 405. Play and the Exceptional Child (3)

Alternative approaches to traditional play techniques for the exceptional child.

RTM 406/L. Enhancing Childhood Creativity and Lab (2/1)

Corequisite: RTM 406L. Integrative seminar and lab experience focusing on the theoretical approaches for enhancing childhood creativity. The uses of play and fantasy are explored as the means for developing programs that are child-oriented. Regular written assignments are required. (Cross-listed with CADV 406/L.)

RTM 414. Food and Beverage Management (3)

Understand food and beverage operations in the hospitality industry. Study operations, food service marketing, menu cost and pricing strategies, hospitality accounting, customer service experiences, facility design, and sanitation and safety issues. Opportunity to qualify for the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Food and Beverage Management Certification.

RTM 415. Leisure and Aging (3)

Study of the psycho-social aspects of aging as related to leisure and recreation. Implications for functional environmental and leadership dimensions of leisure and recreation experiences in the later years. Some sections of this course may offer a community service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented. Check the Schedule of Classes for the …

RTM 424. Meetings and Conventions Management (3)

Preparatory: RTM 314. The meetings and conventions sector represents a significant component of hospitality and tourism. Components of planning, coordinating and managing meetings and conventions will be examined. Factors such as impacts, policies, feasibility, and risk management of meetings and conventions will be examined in detail. Case studies will be evaluated and critiqued.

RTM 434. Accommodations Management (3)

Preparatory: RTM 314. Students develop a sound understanding of the accommodations industry. Students will examine techniques, issues, and problems of rooms division management systems, food and beverage, and other functional areas according to hotel category. Review current information technology used in hotel operations.

RTM 444. Non-Profit Organizations and Fund-Development in Leisure and Human Services (3)

Historical survey of the development of the volunteer movement and its leisure function in American society; theory of voluntary participation and philanthropy; structure and function of volunteer boards; and analysis of fund-raising organization and techniques.

RTM 475. Recreation Therapy Process Management (3)

Prerequisites: RTM 204, 375A, 375B. In-depth approach to recreation therapy treatment/care plan and protocol development. Examination of management issues related to recreation therapy. Case studies utilized throughout the course. Participation in field work is required.

RTM 480. Recreational Tourism: Issues and Trends (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Study of the phenomena of domestic and international recreational tourism. Emphasis on investigating and understanding the variables that impact recreational tourism and travel destination areas. Regular written assignments are required.

RTM 481. Principles of Sustainable Tourism (3)

Preparatory: RTM 480. An indepth analysis of the principles and theories of sustainability as they pertain to tourism. Various types of tourism will be examined and evaluated from economic, social and natural environment perspectives. Striking a balance among competing impacts of tourism development will be emphasised.

RTM 490. Challenges in Leisure Services Seminar (3)

Analytical approach to theories and principles of recreation, leisure and play as they relate to field observations and practical applications.

RTM 494A-C. Supervised Internship (1-3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing. Supervised internship in professional recreation settings. (Credit/No Credit only) RTM 494C: Prerequisite: Senior standing; 494A and 494B .

RTM 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Recreation and Tourism Management (3)

Experimental courses in recreation and tourism management, with course content to be determined.

RTM 498A-B. Field Assignment and Reports (1-2)

Analysis and reports of the student’s study project in a field site location.

RTM 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

No course description.

RTM 510. Trends and Issues in Hospitality and Tourism (3)

Preparatory: RTM 314 or 480. Addresses current trends and future projections in the industry, from multiple perspectives–economic, psychological, cultural and social.

RTM 520. Trends and Issues in Recreational Sport (3)

Identification and analysis of current trends, challenges and issues that affect management of recreational sport facilities and programs. An examination of history of the profession, current professional and research issues, along with anticipation and preparation for the future.

RTM 530. Cultural Aspects and Global Perspectives in Tourism (3)

Preparatory: RTM 314 or 480. Addresses issues culture as it is affected by tourism. We will examine issues of authenticity, co modification of culture and the interaction of hosts and guests in different contexts, ranging from the industrialized world to developing countries.

RTM 540. Human Resources in Recreational Sport and Tourism (3)

Provides an understanding and application of key concepts/practices in human resource management as related to the recreational sport and tourism industries.

RTM 550. Marketing and Promotions in Recreational Sport and Tourism (3)

An in-depth study of the theory and application of marketing and promotions as they related to the recreational sport and tourism industries.

RTM 560. Facility Design in Recreational Sport (3)

Investigation of principles of design, planning, management and operation of recreational sport facilities. Students will be introduced to facility and event management, facility components, specifications, recreation spaces, specialty areas and facility trends.

RTM 561. Seminar in Recreation and Sport Theory and Management (3)

Advanced study of contemporary problems involved in the administrative organization of leisure service and sport management agencies.

RTM 570. Futures Research and Planning for Leisure Services (3)

In-depth investigation into futures literature and research designs and methodologies, and how they relate to recreation and leisure services planning for the future.

RTM 580. Seminar in Tourism Planning: A Cultural and International Perspective (3)

Analysis and evaluation of the impact of historical tourism planning trends and their influence on human services and quality-of-life issues. Advanced study of the application of contemporary tourism planning models.

RTM 600. Law, Risk Management and Ethics in Recreational Sport (3)

Exploration of legal principles, risk management and ethics affecting the management of recreational sport programs. Emphasis will be placed on the rules of law, negligence and risk management theory, constitutional law, contracts and legislation.

RTM 602. Theoretical Foundations of Leisure and Play (3)

In-depth investigation into the theoretical foundations basic to the profession of leisure and play, and an analysis of current issues from the perspective of these diverse theoretical positions.

RTM 608. Consultation in Leisure Services (3)

Theory, analysis and application of concepts and strategies of consultation as applied to leisure service personnel working in field settings. In-depth exploration of the application of consulting techniques to practical situations.

RTM 610. Sustainability in Hospitality & Tourism (3)

Addresses issues of sustainability as they pertain to hospitality and tourism. Traditionally, these sectors have operated with a short-term perspective and have been largely consumptive in nature. Students will evaluate principles of sustainability, how they relate to hospitality and tourism, and their effectiveness in different regions of the world.

RTM 620. Effective Teams and Leaders in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Organizations (3)

Application of research on effective teams and executive leadership for organizations in the tourism, hospitality, and recreational sport industries.

RTM 642. Seminar in Current Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of undergraduate coursework in recreation therapy. Comprehensive study and analysis of the issues and trends affecting the delivery of therapeutic recreation in clinical and community settings.

RTM 644. Seminar in Evaluation and Documentation in Therapeutic Recreation (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of undergraduate coursework in recreation therapy. Comprehensive study and analysis of evaluation and documentation methods related to the delivery of therapeutic recreation services.

RTM 665. Inter-Organizational Strategies for Leisure Agencies (3)

Study of leisure agencies and their relationships within communities and through various levels of organization. Emphasis on the strategies for sharing scarce resources.

RTM 684. Research Methods and Design (3)

Discussion and application of scientific research in the field of tourism, hospitality, and recreation. Procedure in research design, data collection, data analysis, data presentation, and data interpretation/utilization.

RTM 693A. Supervised Internship I (2)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. First of 2 supervised internships requiring completion of 200 hours in an approved setting in recreational sport management or hospitality, travel and tourism. The supervised internship is designed to provide a hands-on learning experience in management of recreational sport or tourism. The internship will be used as a basis for the culminating …

RTM 693B. Supervised Internship II (2)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Second of 2 supervised internships requiring completion of 200 hours in an approved setting in recreational sport management or hospitality, travel and tourism. The supervised internship is designed to provide a hands-on learning experience in management of recreational sport or tourism. The second internship should expand and provide further growth based on …

RTM 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (2)

This course is for students to enroll in during the preparation and examination phase of their M.S. Degree. This course will allow students to review and synthesize the information learned during the program, reflect and assess the level of mastery attained, prepare preparatory case studies and complete their Culminating Examination. Students will be expected to …

RTM 698. Graduate Project or Thesis (2)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Culminating experience for the Graduate Degree. Planning, preparation and completion of a Graduate Project or Thesis on an advanced topic in the field of recreational sport management or hospitality, travel and tourism.

RTM 699. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of Graduate Coordinator. Intensive investigation into the area of specialization.