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OREC 300 Multicultural Outdoor Recreation

This course examines how recreation and outdoor activities can impact psychological condition, physical health, and interpersonal relationships. There will be a focus on recreational growth and development in communities serving persons of color and indigenous groups. The course will use multicultural and intercultural perspectives to analyze developing outdoor activities in urban settings, wildlife environments, sustainable community gardens, and natural environments that promote physical health, psychological well-being, and enjoyment.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 15, 2022 to December 11, 2022

Learning outcomes


  • Understand how outdoor recreational activities can facilitate interpersonal and intrapersonal growth and psychological well-being;
  • Evaluate how the development of outdoor recreational activities and programs may stimulate economic activity within communities of color and underserved populations;
  • Comprehend how key concepts such as "race" and "ethnicity" and "class" have been used to prevent access to persons of color and indigenous populations;
  • Develop skills in the management and development of outdoor recreational activities and programs; and
  • Analyze the relationship between the natural environment, recreational activities and social capital with underserved communities