REC 20600 Leisure in Contemporary Society

GE-Social Science This course will focus on conceptual foundations for understanding the role of leisure in the quality of life in America. The history of and expanding role of recreation and leisure in the United States will be explored with emphasis on factors influencing leisure, analysis of leisure values as related to individuals and society, and the study of historical significance of key events and individual contributions from cultural, psychological, individual, political, social, and economic points of view.