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TRAL Undergraduate Courses, Corvallis Campus

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Top TRAL 130 INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR AND ADVENTURE PROFESSIONS (3) 
Outdoor and adventure professions will be explored. Introduces students to practical and conceptual aspects of land and water trips in outdoor tourism, adventure, and educational settings. Innovative people and products will be examined in the context of outdoor and adventure professions and their impact; past, present, and future.

Top TRAL 132 FOUNDATIONS AND HISTORY OF OUTDOOR AND ADVENTURE PROFESSIONS (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
History, evolution, and theoretical underpinning of outdoor and adventure professions as an important and evolving feature of Western culture within the United States and beyond. Influential ideas, paradigm shifts, events, and developments that have led to professionalism, institutionalization, dissemination, and impact on other subject areas and professions. Impact of other cultures on current state of the professions. (Bacc Core Course)

Top TRAL 251 RECREATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (4) 
Overview of recreation resource management including study of land and water resources used for outdoor recreation. The planning and management of natural and cultural resources for long-term resource productivity, with a focus on rural and wildlife areas of the forest, range and coast.

Top TRAL 270 PRE-INTERNSHIP SEMINAR (1) 
Exploration of career goals, internship opportunities, and the variety of practice areas in the tourism, recreation, and adventure leadership (TRAL) professions. Student preparation in planning, obtaining, and completing TRAL internships. The course is designed to assist undergraduate majors in TRAL prepare for the required internship. Graded P/N. PREREQS: Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership (TRAL) majors only.

Top TRAL 351 OUTDOOR RECREATION MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores current issues and problems in outdoor recreation management on public lands and approaches to address these. Emphasis on day-to-day, field-based management of recreation resources, rather than broad-scale planning. PREREQS: TRAL 251 [C-] or FES 251 [C-]

Top TRAL 352 WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT (3) 
Wilderness as land use concept. Wilderness history, preservation, planning and management. Wilderness in the context of other land uses.

Top TRAL 353 NATURE, ECO, AND ADVENTURE TOURISM (3) 
Introduces students to natural resource-based tourism issues in both domestic and international contexts. Explores distinctions between nature, eco, and adventure tourism and other forms of tourism, positive and negative impacts, and contemporary issues such as accreditation/certification, and sustainable design.

Top TRAL 354 COMMUNITIES, NATURAL AREAS, AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to macro-level community and regional issues associated with tourism in natural areas. Explores positive and negative community impacts associated with tourism, traditional government-based tourism management and policies; community-based tourism management, and partnerships and stakeholder collaboration. Domestic and international examples are used to illustrate concepts and principles.

Top TRAL 357 PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT (3) 
Provides a broad yet comprehensive understanding of the theories, problems, and techniques of managing parks, wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, and other protected areas. Covers the evolution of policies and recent issues in management of these protected areas, in the United States and around the world.

Top TRAL 370 DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES (4) 
Introduction to pedagogical, administrative, and organizational knowledge, skills, and dispositions for effective design and management of effective short and extended duration outdoor experiences in wilderness-like areas. Covers personnel logistics, site planning, itinerary planning, educational and skills progression, communication with volunteers and program contacts, budgets. PREREQS: TRAL 375 [C-] or TOL 375 [C-] and /or similar WIC class, junior standing

Top TRAL 372 ETHICS AND ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP (3) 
Examines ethical issues and situations inherent in adventure leadership and other experiential education settings. Leading adventure programs entails judgment-laden decisions that are made every hour of every day concerning participants, leaders, and programs. Students will become familiar with predominant ethical theories and apply these theories to practical situations with a view to assessing the values that influence their decisions and subsequent actions. Students will better understand how their decisions influence their professional work and those of others within the context of adventure leadership. PREREQS: TOL 375 or TRAL 375 or other writing intensive course

Top TRAL 373 WILDERNESS AND ADVENTURE EDUCATION (4) 
Rationale for and methods used in the application of wilderness and outdoor adventure education programs in education, recreation, corporate and human service settings. Covers historical and contemporary philosophies and practices in adventure education, with a primary emphasis on outdoor adventure education. Explores the educational, social, and ethical consequences of outdoor adventure education programs. Also explores the role of wilderness in the context of the United States and differing views of what constitutes wilderness from an international perspective. PREREQS: TRAL 375 or TOL 375

Top TRAL 375 EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION (4)  WIC Core Course
Theory, techniques, and practice of experiential education. Students will define learning objectives, design curriculum, develop teaching materials, and effectively teach a variety of audiences. (Writing Intensive Course)

Top TRAL 377 EXPEDITIONS I (4) 
Students will research, design, and plan a three- to four-week extended backcountry expedition. Content includes determination of expedition purpose, length, and location, followed by planning and programming. Includes logistical arrangements, risk management procedures, and required permits. Students will design skill and knowledge progressions for participants. PREREQS: Instructor approval.

Top TRAL 378 TOURISM AND RECREATION DATA ANALYSIS (3) 
Introduces students to descriptive and inferential statistics. The focus is on 1) applying relevant statistical analyses to tourism and recreation data and 2) interpreting results. PREREQS: MTH 111

Top TRAL 379 EXPEDITIONS II-LAND (10) 
Field-based course that develops the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to safely and effectively lead and participate in an extended land-based backcountry expedition of three weeks or longer. Includes a service component tied to a relevant local organization. PREREQS: (TRAL 277 [C-] or TOL 377 [C-] ) and (HHP 253 (WAFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR)) and HHP 111 and HHP 255 and HHP 271 and HHP 273 and (HHP 294WG or HHP 294RC) and instructor approval.

Top TRAL 380 EXPEDITIONS II-WATER (3) 
Field-based course that develops the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to safely and effectively lead and participate in an extended water-based backcountry expedition of one week or longer. Includes a service component tied to a relevant local organization. PREREQS: (TRAL 277 [C-] or TOL 377 [C-] ) and (HHP 253 (WAFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR)) and HHP 111 and HHP 255 and HHP 271 and HHP 273 and (HHP 294WG or HHP 294RC) and instructor approval.

Top TRAL 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TRAL 406 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TRAL 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16) 
Full-time supervised professional experience emphasizing functional proficiency under joint sponsorship of university and agency personnel. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: FES 251 and FES 351 and FES 356 and FOR 391 and FOR 407-Section 020 are recommended and may be taken concurrently. Departmental approval required.

Top TRAL 432 ECONOMICS OF RECREATION AND TOURISM (3) 
Applications of economic theory, concepts, and methods to outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism resources, projects and plans. Key topics include analyses of economic impacts, benefits and costs, demand and supply, and non-market valuation (e.g., revealed, stated, and benefit transfer methods). PREREQS: (AEC 350 [D-] or ECON 201 [D-] or ECON 201H [D-] ) and (ST 202 [D-] or ST 202H [D-] )

Top TRAL 456 PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE RECREATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Concepts related to the creation and design of outdoor recreation plans. Techniques for collecting data pertaining to visitor experiences and preferences. Recreation planning at several levels, both for public and private lands, with emphasis on larger scale site planning where recreation is integrated with other resource uses. Lec/lab. PREREQS: TRAL 251 [C-] or FES 251 [C-]

Top TRAL 457 PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines relationships among tourists, tourism developments, and the planning of tourist attractions and services. Focuses on planning tourist resources and programs within a geographic region, as well as at both the destination and site levels. Planning tools and design concepts are reviewed, analyzed, and applied. Lec/lab. PREREQS: TRAL 251 [C] or FES 251 [C]

Top TRAL 474 ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TOURISM, RECREATION, AND ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP (3) 
Creation and management of tourism and outdoor leadership businesses. Covers principles of running a successful business and includes special considerations for operations on public lands (e.g., concessionaires). PREREQS: BA 101

Top TRAL 476 RISK MANAGEMENT IN TOURISM, RECREATION, AND ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP (3) 
Risk management in tourism and outdoor leadership from an operational perspective. Focuses on risk in tourism and outdoor education programs as a contributing factor for learning, growth, and satisfaction of client motivations. Covers the nature of accidents in outdoor settings, addresses the practitioner's perspective of risk in the field, and describes theories and methods of implementing risk management. Covers the ethics of utilizing risk and potentially dangerous activities as a basis for enhancing client education and experience. PREREQS: TRAL 478 [C-] or TOL 478 [C-]

Top TRAL 477 ADVENTURE THERAPY (3) 
Provides students with an overview of adventure therapy, including its history, theory, current status and future trends. Includes program design, ethical issues, and best practices in the field.

Top TRAL 478 LEGAL ISSUES IN TOURISM, RECREATION, AND ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP (3) 
Covers the legal dimensions of tourism and outdoor leadership activities. Students will learn about the civil and criminal judicial system from a tourism and outdoor leadership perspective. They will learn to apply risk management methodologies and instruments, such as contracts, insurance, waivers and releases to address legal liability. The basic principles of intentional and negligent torts will be discussed, with an emphasis on practical applications. Also covers employment issues and general business law, including business structure and the use of entities as liability shields. PREREQS: TRAL 375 [C-] or TOL 375 [C-]

Top TRAL 479 NATURE AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines the human experience with (and within) nature from biological, psychological, spiritual, and international/cultural perspectives. Identifies opportunities for fostering the human-nature connection to achieve organizational goals and individual and societal health. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: TOL 375 or other equivalent WIC course.

Top TRAL 493 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Interpretation of natural and cultural features in parks, museums, and similar settings. Emphasis on learning and applying effective communication techniques in the development of brochures, exhibits, talks, museums, and visitor centers.

Top TRAL 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
Topics of current importance in forest resources issues, education, policies, economics, management, business, social values, silviculture, and biometrics. Topics will change from term to term. May be repeated with different topics for credit. Section 8: Social aspects of natural resource management (3 credits) graded. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior or graduate standing.



 
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