Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

ODED - Outdoor Education

ODED 2110 Introduction to Outdoor Education

Overview of the practice of outdoor education. Introduces students to the various ways that outdoor educators can serve as an agent of behavioral change through the use of adventure, environmental, and experiential education strategies. Field trips are required. Additional special course fee is required; see semester course schedule for amount.

3

ODED 2140 Group Development

This course provides theoretical and experiential understanding of the use of group development activities for facilitating individual and group learning. Weekend residential experience required.

3

ODED 3540 Outdoor Leadership

Prerequisite: ODED 2110.  This course provides theoretical and experiential understanding of the leadership of outdoor education activities for facilitating individual and group learning.  Technical skill development, facilitation strategies, safety procedures, and program design are addressed as they relate to leading outdoor pursuits programs such as backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, or rock climbing.  Field trips are required.  Additional special course fee is required; see semester course schedule for amount.

3

ODED 3550 Challenge Course Leadership

This course provides theoretical and experiential understanding of the leadership of challenge course activities. Technical skill development, facilitation strategies, safety procedures, and program design are addressed as they relate to leading challenge course programs.

3

ODED 4520 Experiential Education

Prerequisite: ODED 2140. Provides theoretical and experiential understanding of the design and delivery of experiential education. Field trips required.

3

ODED 4560 Seminar in Outdoor Education

Prerequisite: Six hours of Outdoor Education coursework. An opportunity to gain experience with outdoor education that shows the convergence between outdoor education and the student’s major discipline.

3

ODED 4703 Special Topics in Outdoor Education

An opportunity to study a topic of interest at an advanced level that is not included in the Outdoor Education minor program of study. Special topics courses used in programs for a group of students or a cohort will require a 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 school director is required. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

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 school director is required. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

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.

6-10

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.

3