NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 183 - OUTDOOR ADVENTURES I (2 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introduces outdoor adventure activities with emphasis on basic skills, personal and group safety, equipment selection and use, ecology, and field experience. Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 2 hours.  Total 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To present basic skills in outdoor adventure activities, techniques for personal and group safety, and equipment selection and use.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

A. execute basic skills in rock climbing, flat and white water canoeing, caving, and backpacking.
B. demonstrate safety techniques, such as belaying and canoe rescues.
C. appreciate wilderness environments and work toward their preservation.
D. condition the body for strenuous outdoor activities.
E. cooperate with other classmates in working toward common goals.
F. evaluate equipment for quality and function.
G. plan trips.
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT A. Basic skills in rock climbing, rappelling, and belaying
B. Basic skills in flat water and white water canoeing and rescues
C. Basic skills in caving
D. Basic skills in backpacking
E. Terminology
F. Equipment selection and use
G. Trip planning
H. Personal and group safety
I. Wilderness ecology
J. Field trips
Revised 10/93

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