Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

ODED - Outdoor Education

ODED 0001 First Year Academic Seminar

Required of all first year students to be taken in their first semester on campus. This seminar provides an overview of academic requirements for graduation and helps establish meaningful career goals and objectives. The seminar includes discussion of policies, standards, procedures, expectations, and resources that will contribute to student success throughout the student's academic career. This course does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.

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ODED 2110 Outdoor Living Skills

A comprehensive overview of outdoor living, backpacking, and flatwater canoeing skills. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, and basic instructional/facilitation strategies are addressed. Field trips are required. Additional special course fee is required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 2140 Group Development

This course provides theoretical and experimental understanding of the use of group development activities for facilitating individual and group learning. Students may not receive credit for both ODED 2140 and ODED 3010. Field trips are required. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 2150 Challenge Course Leadership

Prerequisite: ODED 2140. ODED 2140 may be taken concurrently. Provides historical, theoretical, and experiential understanding of program and management practice associated with the use of "challenge courses". Technical skill development, facilitation strategies, safety procedures, equipment management, and program design are addressed. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 2703 Special Topics in Outdoor Educ

Prerequisite: Approval of the Department Chairperson. This course offers an opportunity to study a topic of interest at an introductory level that is not included in the program of study. Special topics courses used in programs for a group of students or a cohort will require a DOE syllabus; otherwise a student will complete the special topic contract in conjunction with the faculty supervisor. Signatures signify agreement to the terms of the contract. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ODED 3310 Instruc Strateg-Kayak Touring

Prerequisite: ODED 2110. A comprehensive overview of flatwater and coastal kayak touring. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, rescue skills, and instructional/facilitation strategies are addressed. Field trips are required. Students may not receive credit for both ODED 3310 and ODED 3120 Outdoor Pursuits: Water. Students must pass a swim proficiency test to remain enrolled in the course. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 3320 Instructional Strateg-Canoeing

Prerequisite: ODED 2110. A comprehensive overview of flatwater and whitewater canoeing. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, rescue skills, and instructional/facilitation strategies are addressed. Field trips are required. Students may not receive credit for both ODED 3320 and ODED 3120. Students must pass a swim proficiency test to remain enrolled in the course. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 3330 Instruct Strategies/Rock Climb

Prerequisite: ODED 2110. A comprehensive overview of rock climbing. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, rescue skills, and instructional/facilitation strategies are addressed. Field trips are required. Students may not receive credit for both ODED 3330 and ODED 3110. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 3340 Emergency Response-Outdoor Ed

Prerequisite: ODED 2110. A comprehensive overview of emergency response in backcountry settings. Incident command systems: search and rescue clothing and equipment; travel and navigation skills; search philosophy, tactics, and operations; and survival skills are addressed. Course may include primitive living skills or technical skills such as high-angle rescue, cave rescue, and/or swift water rescue as determined by the instructor. Field trips are required. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 3350 Instruct Strat-Outdoor Pursuit

Prerequisite: ODED 2110. A comprehensive overview of selected outdoor pursuits. Activity-specific technical skill development, equipment management, hazard recognition, rescue skills, and instructional/facilitation strategies are addressed. Field trips are required.

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ODED 3500 Foundations of Outdoor Ed

A survey of outdoor education practice, principles, history, and theory. Environmental education adventure education, and experiential education concepts will be introduced as they relate to education, recreation, and social service settings. Field trips may be required. Students may not receive credit for ODED 2120 and ODED 3500.

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ODED 3510 Foundations-Environmental Edu

Provides historical, theoretical, and experiential understanding of program and management practice associated with the use of "challenge courses" in education, recreation and therapeutic settings. Technical skill development, facilitation strategies, safety procedures, equipment management, and program design are addressed. Field trips may be required. Students may not receive credit for ODED 2130 and ODED 3210.

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ODED 3530 Program Planning-Outdoor Ed

Prerequisites: ODED 2140 and Outdoor Education major. Provides theoretical and experiential understanding of the design of outdoor education programs. Sequencing, event selection, outcomes development, and assessment are addressed. Laboratory and field trips are required. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 3540 Principles of Field Leadership

Prerequisites: Outdoor Education major, ODED 2110, ODED 2140, and ODED 3500, This course will focus on the integration of the outdoor, educational, & human skills essential to all professional outdoor educators. Students will utilize a backcountry context to engage in a critical self-assessment process and practice implementing Site Management principles into field course management. Laboratory and field trips are required. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 4520 Adv Facilitation Strategies

Prerequisites: Outdoor Education major and ODED 2110, ODED 2140, and ODED 3500. Provides theoretical and experiential understanding of the use of advanced facilitation strategies for processing experiential education. Laboratory and field trips required. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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ODED 4540 Risk Management in OE

Prerequisites: ODED 2140 and ODED 3500. Provides an overview of administrative responsibilities and procedures related to outdoor education programs and services. Professional standards, human resource development, site planning, strategic management, program evaluation, and funding strategies are addressed. Field trips are required.

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ODED 4560 Senior Seminar in Outdoor Ed

Prerequisite: Outdoor Education major. A capstone course focusing on professional development and critical issues in the profession in preparation for the internship. Students will complete a project and of professional interest, and compile a professional portfolio that provides evidence of competency for program goals and degree requirements.

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ODED 4703 Special Topics in OE

An opportunity to study a topic of interest at an advanced level that is not included in the program of study. Special topics courses used in programs for a group of students or a cohort will require a DOE syllabus, otherwise a student will complete the special topic contract in conjunction with the faculty supervisor. Signatures signify agreement to the terms of the contract. Approval of the Department Chairperson is required. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ODED 4803 Independent Study

The Independent Study in Outdoor Education is a research project in a selected area of professional interest. The student will complete the independent study contract in conjunction with the faculty supervisor. Signatures signify agreement to the terms of the contract. Approval of the Department Chairperson is required. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ODED 4908 Internship in Outdoor Educ

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chairperson. An individually designed and planned field experience normally completed in the summer following the completion of all major requirements. Internship selection and approval are based on the student's professional goals and facility suitability for offering an appropriate learning opportunity.

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ODED 4920 Practicum in Outdoor Education

Prerequisites: ODED 2140 and ODED 3500. An opportunity to gain experience with a mentor facility related to the cognate area of specialization. This course is repeatable for credit.

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