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Course : Foundations of Recreation & Leisure

Course Number
KNES 2003
Section Number
DX1/X10
Semester
Fall 2022
Location
Bridwell Hall, N/A
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, December 08, 2022 12:01 am - 11:00 pm

    This course introduces students to the general principles and practices in the recreation and leisure segment of the sport industry. Students will gain a general understanding and appreciation of career options that they will be prepared for as they complete the Sport and Leisure Studies major. The course will examine history, philosophy, theory, professional standards, basic management principles and concepts, industry trends and best practices.

 

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Course Competencies

 

Satisfactory completion of the course will document that students have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Gain knowledge of the history of sport & leisure.
  2. Gain knowledge of professional standards within the sport and leisure industry.
  3. Gain knowledge of career and professional opportunities through the sport and leisure service field.  
  4. Develop a professional philosophy for working in the field of sport and leisure studies.

Gain knowledge about trends and best practices used in the field of sport and leisure studies.

All assignments unless otherwise stated in the individual instructions are required to be submitted as a Word document. Any submissions in a different format will be returned to the student and not graded until it is submitted in the correct format.


Grammar will be graded as a part of any course work. All work should be in your own words! Format – For all papers: 12 point Times New Roman font, one (1) inch margins, and doubled spaced. The heading should have your names, the class and section number, and be right-justified on the page. Papers that do not follow this format will not be accepted or graded.

Online Computer Requirements: Taking an online class requires you to have access to a computer (with Internet access) to complete and upload your assignments. It is your responsibility to have (or have access to) a working computer in this class. Assignments and tests are due by the due date, and personal computer technical difficulties will not be considered reason for the instructor to allow students extra time to submit assignments, tests, or discussion postings. Computers are available on campus in various areas of the buildings as well as the Academic Success Center. Your computer being down is not an excuse for missing a deadline!! There are many places to access your class! Our online classes can be accessed from any computer in the world that is connected to the internet. Contact your instructor immediately upon having computer trouble. If you have technical difficulties in the course, there is also a student helpdesk available to you. The college cannot work directly on student computers due to both liability and resource limitations however they are able to help you get connected to our online services. For help, log into D2L



Make Up Work/Tests

Unless contacted by the student a minimum of 1 week prior to an assignment or quiz due date no make-up work or test will be allowed. In the case of an unexpected emergency that incident will be evaluated and decided upon on a case by case situation by the instructor.

This course is a fully online course using MSUTexas Desire to Learn (D2L) platform. Students are expected to check in a minimum of three (3) days each week to be able to stay up to date on presentations, available material and assignments.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS

Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the course according to the published class schedule. As adults, students, and working professionals I understand you must manage competing demands on your time. Should you need additional time to complete an assignment please contact me a minimum of 72 hours before the due date so we can discuss the situation and determine an acceptable resolution. Routine submission of late assignments is unacceptable and may result in points deducted from your final course grade.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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