Course subject: Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC)

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Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 600 Integrative Seminar in Recreation and Leisure Studies (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 002892
An examination and discussion of the definitions, concepts and theories used in recreation and leisure studies. The seminar seeks to identify and discuss current theories, methods, and issues, and to examine the concepts of professionalism and scientific inquiry as they apply to the field of recreation.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 609 Internship in Recreation Service (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 002898
A structured experience in a specified community agency to provide the student with the opportunity to relate theory and practice. A minimum of 50 hours per term will be required. Approval of Faculty Supervisor and Field Supervisor; Faculty Supervisor to assign grade via final written report, in consultation with Field Supervisor.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 611 Issues in Leisure Organizations and Policy (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015603
This elective course will examine contemporary issues related to one of the five thematic areas of the Recreation and Leisure graduate curriculum, specifically leisure services, organizations and policy.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 620 Program Evaluation in Recreation, Sport and Tourism (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015442
Students work in teams to develop and apply their theoretical knowledge and research skills to an evaluation project. Projects may include, but are not limited to, evaluability studies, needs assessments, outcome evaluations or process evaluations. Teams work with existing organizations to identify relevant projects, carry them out, and ensure the utilization of findings.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 621 Issues in Leisure and Social Justice (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015604
This elective course will examine contemporary issues related to one of the five thematic areas of the Recreation and Leisure Studies graduate curriculum, specifically leisure and social justice.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 631 Issues in Leisure, Place and Space (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015605
The elective course will examine contemporary issues related to one of the five thematic areas of the Recreation and Leisure Studies graduate curriculum, specifically leisure, place and space.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 641 Issues in Leisure and Community (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015606
This elective course will examine contemporary issues related to one of the five thematic areas of Recreation and Leisure Studies graduate curriculum, specifically leisure and community.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 651 Issues in Leisure, Health and Well-being (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015607
This elective course will examine contemporary issues related to one of the five thematic areas of Recreation and Leisure Studies graduate curriculum, specifically leisure, health and well-being.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 662 Foundations for Quantitative Inquiry (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015441
An examination of epistemological and methodological issues in quantitative approaches to leisure research. Emphasis is placed on the main perspectives in the field, research methods and diverse topics related to quantitative research that may include diverse forms of measurement, scale development, sampling, survey design, an introduction to basic statistics and underlying assumptions, and application of theory in quantitative research. The course includes discussions of issues and consideration in developing research proposals.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 663 Foundations for Qualitative Inquiry (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015452
This course provides an introductory overview of various qualitative research processes beginning with onto-epistemological underpinnings, and continuing through theoretical frameworks, methodologies, methods, analysis, and both traditional and creative analytic representations. Specifically, epistemological approaches of prediction, understanding, emancipation, and deconstruction will be introduced and discussed in relation to current qualitative trends in social sciences. Students will investigate methodological possibilities and various ways of navigating philosophical, procedural, analytical, reflective, and ethical issues related to undertaking humanist and post-humanist qualitative inquiry.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 672 Quantitative Research Data Analysis and Interpretation (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 002904
Examines and applies a variety of statistical techniques used in the analysis of leisure research data. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical research in the field. Note: An undergraduate statistics course and permission of the instructor is required.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 673 Designing Advanced Qualitative Inquiry (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 002905
This course provides a scholarly environment for graduate students working on individual qualitative research projects. It builds on foundational knowledge of onto-epistemological perspectives, theoretical frameworks, and qualitative methodologies explored in REC 663 by examining how these aspects inform and guide individual research designs. Students will be expected to spend considerable time working on research ethics, theoretical perspective, literature review, methodology, data collection techniques, analysis styles, and various forms of representation.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 695 Selected Topics in Recreation and Leisure Studies (0.50) RDG

Course ID: 002908
Topic(s) to be negotiated on an individual or small group basis with members of the faculty.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 700 Foundations of Knowledge in Leisure Studies (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 002969
An examination of the different paradigmatic perspective that influence the multidisciplinary field of Leisure Studies. The interrelationships among paradigms, theories, epistemologies, and methodologies are explored, with particular attention to their application to current research in the field. Graded on a Cr/NCr basis.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 730 Fundamentals of Work and Health (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013139
This course will provide an overview of current thinking on work and health by introducing students to major substantive topics in the area from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The course will critically examine a variety of topics that may be investigated from different disciplinary perspectives. Classes will include presentations by faculty members representing different disciplines in the collaborative program. Examples of topics discussed in a given term may include work-stress relationships, healthy workplaces, and vulnerable populations.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 731 Approaches to Research in Work and Health (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013140
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to different ways of designing and implementing research within the topic area of work and health as well as some of the practical, political and ethical challenges. The course content will include an examination of the epistemological positions associated with different types of research questions, analysis of case studies of research in work and health, and discussions of proposed research questions and proposals that examine problems from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The course will also include presentations by researchers and practitioners from the work and health domain, who will facilitate discussions on the challenges and opportunities of conducting and applying research in this area.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 732A Work and Health Research Seminar (I) (0.00) SEM

Course ID: 013141
This seminar is a forum for student presentations about results of or proposals for research. Invited speakers will also present results of research from time to time. Attendance at the seminar is required for two terms (i.e., during the candidates' first two years in the program). Attendance beyond that is encouraged. The range of topics that will be addressed in the seminar crosses all areas of investigation in the collaborative program. Grading will be on a credit/no credit basis.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 732B Work and Health Research Seminar (II) (0.00) SEM

Course ID: 013142
This seminar is a forum for student presentations about results of or proposals for research. Invited speakers will also present results of research from time to time. Attendance at the seminar is required for two terms (i.e., during the candidates' first two years in the program). Attendance beyond that is encouraged. The range of topics that will be addressed in the seminar crosses all areas of investigation in the collaborative program. Grading will be on a credit/no credit basis.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 750 Fundamentals of Aging, Health and Well-being (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012422
This survey course will be team-taught by members of the collaborative program and will serve to introduce students to major sub-areas of aging, health and well-being research. Topics will be covered from each Department within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 751 Aging, Health and Well-being Research Seminar (0.00) SEM

Course ID: 012426
This seminar is a forum for student presentations about results of, or proposals for research. Invited speakers will also present results of research from time to time. Attendance at the seminar is required for two terms (i.e., during the candidates' first two years in the program). The range of topics that will be addressed in the seminar crosses all areas of investigation in the collaborative program. Grading will be on a credit/no credit basis. Must be registered in the PhD program in Aging, Health and Well-being.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 772 Quantitative Research Data Analysis and Interpretation (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 002904
Examines and applies a variety of statistical techniques used in the analysis of leisure research data. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical research in the field. Note: An undergraduate statistics course and permission of the instructor is required.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 773 Designing Advanced Qualitative Inquiry (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 002905
This course provides a scholarly environment for graduate students working on individual qualitative research projects. It builds on foundational knowledge of onto-epistemological perspectives, theoretical frameworks, and qualitative methodologies explored in REC 663 by examining how these aspects inform and guide individual research designs. Students will be expected to spend considerable time working on research ethics, theoretical perspective, literature review, methodology, data collection techniques, analysis styles, and various forms of representation.

Recreation & Leisure Studies (REC) 798 Advanced Topics in Leisure Studies (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 009479
An in-depth analysis of specific topics of interest. The particular topics for a given term will be determined by the interests of the faculty and participating students. The form of the study may include a literature review or the planning and execution of an independent research study leading to a major paper.