Program Learning Objectives
At the completion of this degree program, RPTA students will be able to:
- Think critically and creatively.
- Communicate effectively.
- Demonstrate their expertise in Recreation, Parks, Tourism and their associated industries in relation to the larger world of arts, sciences, and technology.
- Work productively as individuals and in groups.
- Use their knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to society.
- Make reasoned decisions based on an understanding of ethics, a respect for diversity, and an awareness related to sustainability.
- Engage in lifelong learning.
- Demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge in the RPTA field: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in those industries; and c) the foundations of the profession in history, science, and philosophy (COAPRT Standard 7.01).
- Demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity (COAPRT Standard 7.02).
- Demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions (COAPRT Standard 7.03).
- Demonstrate, through a comprehensive internship of not less than 400 clock hours and no fewer than 10 weeks, the potential to succeed as professionals at supervisory or higher levels in park, recreation, tourism, or related organizations (COAPRT Standard 7.04).
Degree Requirements and Curriculum
In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
- 60 units of upper division courses
- 2.0 GPA
- Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No major, support or concentration courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
|RPTA 101||Introduction to Recreation, Parks and Tourism||4|
|RPTA 110||Orientation and College Success in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration||1|
|RPTA 210||Introduction to Program Design||4|
|or RPTA 260||Recreational Sport Programming|
|RPTA 221||Professionalism and Customer Service||4|
|RPTA 257||Leadership and Diverse Groups||4|
|RPTA 313||Sustainability in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism||4|
|RPTA 342||Risk Management for Recreation, Parks and Tourism||4|
|RPTA 360||Assessment and Evaluation of Recreation, Parks and Tourism||4|
|RPTA 370||Experiential Marketing Strategies for Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Services||4|
|RPTA 405||Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management||4|
|RPTA 424||Financing Recreation, Parks and Tourism Services||4|
|RPTA 460||Senior Project in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism||4|
|RPTA 463||Pre-Internship Seminar||1|
|Concentration or individualized course of study courses (see below)||28|
|BUS 212||Financial Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors||4|
|BUS 346||Principles of Marketing||4|
|ECON 201||Survey of Economics (D2) 1||4|
|or ECON 222||Macroeconomics|
|ENGL 310||Corporate Communication||4|
|JOUR 312||Public Relations||4|
|MATH 118||Precalculus Algebra (B1) 1, 2||4|
|STAT 217||Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods (B1) 1||4|
|GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)|
|(See GE program requirements below.)||60|
Required in Support; also satisfies GE.
Concentrations (Select one)
- Event Planning and Management
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Outdoor Recreation Management
- Sport Management
Individualized Course of Study
A minimum of 28 units of coursework are selected by the student and approved by the student's academic advisor.
General Education (GE) Requirements
- 72 units required, 12 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
|A3||Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing||4|
|Area B||Science and Mathematics|
|B1||Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 1||0|
|B4||One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course|
|Area C||Arts and Humanities|
|Area C elective||(Choose one course from C1-C5)||4|
|Area D/E||Society and the Individual|
|D1||The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)||4|
|D2||Political Economy (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|D3||Comparative Social Institutions||4|
|D4||Self Development (CSU Area E)||4|
Required in Support; also satisfies GE