2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RCT 251 - Outdoor Skills and Group Strategies

A field intensive course that provides students the opportunity to learn and practice the outdoor skills and group management techniques necessary to become a competent outdoor instructor. Emphasis is on developing the knowledge, skills, and judgment essential to leading safe personal and group participation in a variety of outdoor activities. Students learn about, use, and maintain specialized equipment and explore methods for effective management of groups. Specific outdoor activities vary, but may include rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, backpacking, and skiing. Field trips required. First semester.

Prerequisites & Notes
This course contains significant backcountry components and requires appropriate equipment. Course material is taught indoors and outdoors regardless of weather and conditions. Students should be appropriately prepared for long spans of time spent outdoors in varying conditions.

Credits: 3

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