CCOG for PE 250 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- PE 250
- Course Title:
- Introduction to Outdoor Leadership
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Apply skills necessary for personal and professional outdoor recreation activities and travel.
- Lead groups in wilderness environments, including planning, implementing, and practicing safe camping and back-country travel.
- Take a personal role in preserving the outdoor experience for future generations by following “leave no trace” principles.
- Implement quality and appropriate teaching methods when instructing outdoor activities for healthy adults.
Course Activities and Design
A lecture/lab course meeting on campus to discuss leadership techniques, outdoor skills and group presentations. An off-campus, three-day field lab is required and will take place towards the end of the term.
Instructional strategies include lecture, small group work, group discussion, classroom activities, online or electronic activities/discussions/assignments, wilderness leadership skills practice, and group backpacking activities.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Group Project
- Field Trip Lab
- Quizzes and Exams
- Outside of class observations and reports
- Class participation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Varied Leadership styles
- Personal awareness
- Trip planning
- Learning to lead participants
- Decision making skills & risk management
- Attributes of an effective outdoor leader
- Group management
- Communication skills
- Expedition behavior
- Emergency procedures & basic first aid and safety
- “Leave No Trace” principles & practices