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2022 January Semester
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ORTM 100 - Foundations of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
This course introduces the foundations of Recreation and Tourism from the perspective of both the natural and social science. Content includes the history and philosophy of the concept of leisure, the role of leisure, recreation and tourism in students' lives and Western culture, Recreation and Tourism in integrated resource management, and current delivery systems.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

ORTM 200 - Sustainable Recreation and Tourism
This course focuses on policy and planning for recreation and tourism as part of a sustainable management strategy. The course examines the management of the supply side aspects of sustainable management from agriculture to forestry to understand how to plan and manage for recreation and tourism. A broad array of sustainable recreation and tourism policies and planning tools in different political, geographical and economic contexts is reviewed, including the relationship of recreation and tourism to integrated land use planning and design.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

ORTM 202 - Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism
This course provides students with an understanding of ecotourism and adventure tourism along with other related types of tourism (e.g., nature-based, alternative, green tourism). The course covers the history and origins of ecotourism and adventure tourism; definitional debates surrounding the terms; principles of ecotourism; the applications of ecotourism and adventure tourism in Northern BC, Canada and the world; and planning and management aspects of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

ORTM 205 - Outdoor Skills and Leadership
This course focuses on the development of outdoor skills and leadership used in providing travel and recreation experiences in natural settings. Students develop skills in planning and managing outdoor actvities. Typical topics include communcation, risk management, group dynamics, coaching, leadership styles, and environmental ethics. Students are expected to come with basic personal equipment and outdoor clothing suitable to the season.
Credits: 0.000 TO 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory

ORTM 206 - Recreation and Leisure Programming
Students explore and gain practice in the development, delivery, and evaluation of recreation and leisure programming and services. The course focuses on crafting and facilitating outdoor experiences that operate in socially and environmentally responsible ways. Within this context, the course introduces theory and practice related to inclusion, meaning, access, constraints, and benefits across abilities, life stages, and segments of the population. Systems and goals for delivering recreation, leisure, travel services, and opportunities for citizens and visitors are explored. The course involves field activities outside of scheduled class time.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Field Trip

ORTM 298 - Special Topics
This is a special topics course offered to lower division students. The course may not be offered every year, and may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Field Camp

ORTM 300 - Recreation and Tourism Impacts
This course reviews the identification, monitoring and mitigation of ecological, economic and socio-cultural impacts of recreation and tourism activities. Through labs, fieldwork and analysis of the literature, students examine the origin and management of impacts of recreation and tourism.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

ORTM 305 - Protected Area Planning and Management
This course examines historical, social, cultural, and ecological considerations in the establishment, planning and management of protected areas. The focus of the course is generally on Canadian parks, though international examples are also included. Emphasis is placed on the historic and contemporary cultural roles of protected areas, understanding park legislation and policies, natural resource management issues, and current issues and trends facing contemporary protected areas.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

ORTM 307 - Land Relations and Communities
This course weaves together Indigenous and socio-cultural perspectives to examine land relations and communities in the context of recreation and tourism. The course draws connections between recreation, broader social forces, and community development, with a conceptual focus on complexity, intersectionality, and justice, and a practical emphasis on representation, education and programming. The goal is to develop learning skills that facilitate personal and collective reflection on important issues, with a view to imagining and creating better futures.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

ORTM 332 - Outdoor, Environmental, and Experiential Education
This course explores the historical, theoretical, and practical foundations of outdoor, envrionmental, and experiential education. It focuses on conventional and innovative applications and models of these techniques and philosophies for personal, social, and environmental learning.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Field Camp, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

ORTM 333 - Field School
This is an experiential course designed to enable ORTM students to focus on theoretical and practical skills involved in the field. Each field experience is designed to incorporate the theories, models and other concepts introduced in the classroom and bing them into greater clarity by examining them in a real world setting. The course integrates outdoor recreation and tourism perspectives. This field course applies principles of integrated resource management. This course may be repeated with the permission of the instructor if the subject matter and course location differ substantially. Note: ORTM 333 is typically a spring/summer course and therefore the ORTM program encourages students to take this course in their 2nd or 3rd year, prior to the fall sememsters of their 4th year. If a student chooses to take ORTM 333 in the spring of their 4th year there is no guarantee they will be able to graduate in May of that year.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Field Camp

ORTM 400 - Conservation Area Design and Management
This course focuses on the theories, processes and techniques involved in ecological management and design of conservation and protected areas. Students develop skills in community-based involvement in conservation area design, GIS approaches and techniques for analysis, the concept of naturalness, capacity and suitability of the natural resource base for tourism and recreation. Policies, procedures and practices to protect and manage recreation and tourism resources within an integrated management context are discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

ORTM 401 - The Culture of Adventure
This course explores how social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions affect our travel and sporting opportunities, but also how adventurous activities influence our understandings of the environment and society. The focus of the course is on adventure sport and tourism, which include a variety of activities from rock climbing to mountain biking to BASE jumping. Emphasis is placed on how adventure can reproduce and/or challenge inequities.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

ORTM 405 - Leadership Praxis
Students explore leadership theories and practices in depth as applied to work and institutions in outdoor and adventure recreation, education, travel, and conservation. Topics include leadership theories (e.g. servant leadership, culturally-appropriate leadership), group dynamics and management, decision-making, team and public communication, coalition building, and advocacy. The course engages with leadership as ethical and socio-ecologically engaged practice. It explores ways that privilege, gender, race, and social discourses intersect outdoor and conservation leadership, participant experiences, and professional careers. Students develop repertoires of practice through leading and mentoring experiences outside of scheduled class.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

ORTM 409 - Critical Approaches to Outdoor Recreation Activities
This seminar course critically questions and creatively reconsiders the nature of outdoor recreation activities as related to contemporary, and interrelated, social and environmental issues. The course is firmly grounded in recreation and leisure studies literature offering anthropological, critical, historical, and socio-ecological interpretations of particular activities (e.g., canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering), and involving concepts such as identity, place, skill, and community. The course may involve practical experiences and field trips to inform academic content, but these are not the focus.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

ORTM 433 - Field School II
This senior-level experiential course provides a combination of theoretical and practical skills in the field. The course integrates outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism perspectives, and is based in various locations in BC, and worldwide. ORTM 433 may be offered in conjunction with ORTM 333; in some years enrolment may be required in both. Note: ORTM 433 is typically a spring/summer course and therefore the ORTM Program encourages students not to take ORTM 433 in the spring of their 4th year. If a student chooses to take ORTM 433 in the spring of their 4th year there is no guarantee they will be able to use the credit for graduation in May of that year.
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Field Camp, Laboratory, Seminar

ORTM 440 - Internship
May be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 2.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

ORTM 498 - Special Topics
May be repeated for credit (maximum three credits).
Credits: 1.000 TO 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Field Camp, Seminar

ORTM 499 - Independent Study
May be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam

ORTM 600 - Conservation Area Design and Management
This course focuses on the theories, processes and techniques involved in ecological management and design of conservation and protected areas. Students develop skills in community-based involvement in conservation area design, GIS approaches and techniques for analysis, the concept of naturalness, capacity and suitability of the natural resource base for tourism and recreation such as commercial backcountry recreation, and the evaluation of ecological values. Specific focus is given to policies, procedures and practices to protect and manage resource and tourism resources within an integrated management context.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

ORTM 601 - The Culture of Adventure
This advanced course explores how social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions affect our travel and sporting opportunities, but also how adventurous activities influence our understandings of the environment and society. The focus of the course is on adventure sport and tourism, which include a variety of activities from rock climbing to mountain biking to BASE jumping. Emphasis is placed on how adventure can reproduce and/or challenge inequities.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

ORTM 605 - Leadership Praxis
Students explore leadership theories and practices in depth as applied to work and institutions in outdoor and adventure recreation, education, travel, and conservation. Topics include leadership theories (e.g. servant leadership, culturally-appropriate leadership), group dynamics and management, decision-making, team and public communication, coalition building, and advocacy. This advanced course engages with leadership as ethical and socio-ecologically engaged practice. It explores ways that privilege, gender, race, and social discourses intersect outdoor and conservation leadership, participant experiences, and professional careers. Students develop repertoires of practice through leading and mentoring experiences outside of scheduled class.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

ORTM 609 - Critical Approaches to Outdoor Recreation Activities
This seminar course critically questions and creatively reconsiders the nature of outdoor recreation activities as related to contemporary, and interrelated, social and environmental issues. The course is firmly grounded in recreation and leisure studies literature offering anthropological, critical, historical, and socio-ecological interpretations of particular activities (e.g., canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering), and involving concepts such as identity, place, skill, and community. The course may involve practical experiences and field trips to inform academic content, but these are not the focus.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

ORTM 612 - Issues and Trends in Recreation and Tourism
This seminar-based course examines current issues and trends facing the outdoor recreation, conservation and nature-based tourism study areas. Topics normally change each year, based on recent issues and trends in the broad ORTM discipline, and cover content not traditionally included in any meaningful way in other ORTM courses.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

ORTM 633 - Graduate Field School
This graduate level experiential course provides a combination of theoretical and practical skills in the field. The course integrates outdoor recreation, conservation and nature-based tourism perspectives, and may be based in various locations in BC or worldwide. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Camp, Field Trip, Field Studies


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