Outdoor Products (OP)

OP 101. INTRODUCTION TO THE OUTDOOR PRODUCTS INDUSTRY. (4 Credits)

Introduction and history of the outdoor products industry. Characteristics of the industry through time. Current size and breadth of the industry, its economic significance, and its potential employment sectors. Relationship of the industry to the environment and public lands. Scope of industry influence in social justice and public lands policy.

OP 231. EXPERIENCE OUTDOOR PRODUCTS - WATER. (2 Credits)

Hands-on experience with multiple water-related outdoor products in classroom and outdoor settings. Identifying key characteristics for consumers and implications for design, development, marketing, business, and sustainability. Evaluating product performance and developing ideas for objective improvements. Includes one mandatory weekend outdoor-experience outing.