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NOVA 2012-2013 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 academic advisor 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
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
RPK 100 Intro Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies 3
2___ Social Science Elective 3
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   14
2nd Semester
4CST Elective 3
5ENG 112 College Composition II 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
6___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
RPK 201 Recreation & Parks Management 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
RPK 141 Leadership & Supervision or 3
  RPK  120  Outdoor Recreation  
RPK 265 Risk Management 3
1___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
6___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
2___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
4th Semester
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I or 3
  MTH  241  Statistics I  
RPK 135 Program Planning or 3
  RPK  125  Outdoor Education & Interpretation  
7RPK Electives 9
Total   15
Total credits for the Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies Specialization=61

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 academic 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 academic 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.