RPTS - Rec, Park & Tourism Sci (RPTS)

RPTS 209 Park and Tourism Operations

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Planning, execution and supervision of field maintenance and operations.

RPTS 291 Research

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Other Hours. Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in recreation park and tourism sciences. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

RPTS 300 Supervised Field Studies

Credits 3. 3 Other Hours. Survey and application of principles of recreation and parks; selected aspects of park and recreation management in an operational setting under the supervision of an approved agency; preparation and presentation of a comprehensive analysis of a specific problem; offered on an individual basis. May be repeated for credit.

RPTS 304 Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Contemporary issues and related administrative practices associated with the provision of recreation services and settings; addresses principles associated with recreation resource agency administration; personnel and customer-related administrative issues in recreation resource agencies; concepts and principles relevant to commercial and non-profit recreation resource agencies. Prerequisites: RPTS 201.

RPTS 321 Event Management and Operations II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Advanced principles and applications of event management, including practical knowledge relating to contracting, media, fund raising, compliance and oversight, risk management, site logistics, sponsorships and vendor management. Prerequisites: HMGT 211 and HMGT 320.

RPTS 324 Event Management Final Assessment

Credits 0. 0 Other Hours. Demonstration of academic knowledge in management of events; document event coordination experience through completion of volunteer work and a website portfolio. Prerequisites: Enrollment in Professional Event Manager certificate; grade of C or better in HMGT 211 and HMGT 320; grade of C or better in RPTS 321 or concurrent enrollment.

RPTS 336 Research and Analysis in Recreation and Tourism

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Examination of current tourism and recreation research emphasizing specialized research methodology, adaptive techniques and methods of research useful to the recreation and tourism professional; analysis of the methods of problems identification, formulation and solution. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.

RPTS 403 Financing and Marketing Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours. Public sources of funding for facility development and of approaches to marketing recreation, park, and tourism services; applying knowledge to case study situations. Prerequisites: RPTS 304 or RPTS 423; senior classification.

RPTS 404/SOCI 404 Sociology of the Community

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Organization of American communities examining the bases of community, types of communities and the changes faced by communities. Prerequisite: SOCI 205; SOCI-404 also taught at Galveston campus. Cross Listing: SOCI 404/RPTS 404.

RPTS 460/ECCB 460 Nature, Values, and Protected Areas

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Writing-intensive discussion of the ways in which protected areas reflect human values about nature; identify stakeholders in and around protected areas, exploring how interests either conflict or coincide; evaluate social, economic, cultural, and ecological trade-offs of different approaches to conservation. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor. Cross Listing: ECCB 460/RPTS 460.

RPTS 485 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours. For individual research by advanced undergraduates upon a broad range of subjects not included in established courses. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head.

RPTS 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 9 Lab Hours. Selected topics in an identified field of recreation and parks. May be repeated for credit.

RPTS 491 Research

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Other Hours. Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in recreation park and tourism sciences. Registration in multiple sections of this course are possible within a given semester provided that the per semester credit hour limit is not exceeded. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.