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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

GENERAL STUDIES
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Specialization
 
Associate of Science Degree AN


Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate Leisure Studies and Recreation and Parks programs and to prepare students for entry level employment in the profession.

Transfer Information:  Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. Students are encouraged to complete the A.S. degree before transferring.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
RPK 100 Intro Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies 3
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   14
2nd Semester
6___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
4CST CST    Elective 3
5ENG 112 College Composition II 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
RPK 201 Recreation & Parks Management 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
1___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
6___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
2___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
RPK 141 Leadership & Supervision or RPK 120 Outdoor Recreation 3
RPK 265 Risk Management 3
Total   16
4th Semester
7___ ___    Electives 10
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I or MTH 241 Statistics I 3
RPK 135 Program Planning or RPK 125 Outdoor Education & Interpretation 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies Specialization=62

1 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

2 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. One of the selections should be a history course.

3 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

5 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

6 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component listed under physical and life sciences/mathematics courses listed under General Education Electives.

7 Any RPK courses listed in this catalog are considered approved Recreation electives. At least one credit must be in an RPK activities course.