Department of Physical Science
172 CAMP COUNSELING (2) The objectives of camping; counselor personal ity and qualifications; the applica tion of counseling techn iques to the camp ing situation; preparation in various camp ing activities and special program areas particularly related to counselor-centered camping. 180 RECREATIONAL LEADERSHI PAND PROGRAMMING (2-3) Basic qualifications of the successful leader of recreational groups; aims of a successful program; techniques of organiz ing and supervisi ng the program. Recom mended for youth club leaders and direc tors, and playground and camp assistants. (RCA majors are required to take as three units.) 220 PROGRAM SKILLS ( I ) Field taught; backpacking, canoei ng, cross country skiing, skin diving, outdoor survival , rockclimbing. Theory and practice of skill; purchase and maintenance of equipment; bibl ical truths illustrated by the activity. Fee: $30.00, (spring $35.00). 280 DIRECTED STUDY ( 1-3) Directed study, reading and/or research in the field of RCA Maximum of three units. 340 SKILLS ANALYSIS(I) Analysis of teaching methodologies; ap plication of first aid and biblical truths to skill area; practical experience and skill de velopment. Fee: $30.00, (spring $35.00). 341 METHODOLOGY OF INTERPER SONAL INSTRUCTION (3) This course is designed to further pre pare qualified leaders in various skills need ed for effective teachi ng and interpersonal communication. Application of psychologi cal pr inciples t o the educative process : role of the teacher and learner; the teaching and learning process; teaching methodolo gies; instructional aides ; and classroom en vi ronment. Components of interpersonal communication; initiat ives for personal and
480 RESEARCH IN RECREATION AND CAMPADMINISTRATION ( 1-3) Independent study, readings and/or re search in the fields. Senior standi ng wit h consent and consu ltation. Maximum of six units. The Emerald Cove Project The Semester in Camping Program In order to provide actual field experi ence beyond summer work and senior year field work, a relationship was formed w ith local camps and t he Recreation & Camp Administrat ion Dept. Students live on-s ite at a camp and receive practical traini ng in the areas of food service, house keeping, maintenance, and obtain pro gramming and administration experience. The program was designed for those stu dents w ho have had limited exposure to the practical aspects of the field of camping or who have been unable to gain adequate summer experiences. Recreation and camp administration majors (seven to nine each year) pay Biola tuition fees and move to the camp site for the I 5 week semester. They are provided with room and board at the camp and give the camp twenty hours of work per week in practical camp duties. Students may earn from 12- 16 units through on-site coursework. The teaching staff of the recreation and camp administration major will provide classroom training in add ition to practical on-site training.
group development; modes of communi cation; development and maintenance of trust; problem solvi ng in interpersonal con flicts and methods of self-expression. 342 CURRENT LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS IN LEISURE SERVICE AGENCIES(2) Analysis of current legislat ion and stan dards related to the delivery of leisure ser vices; legislative techniques; legal terms; health and safety practices; CCI Founda tions of Excellence program; ACA Stan dards; OSHA regulati ons and Health, Edu cat ion and Welfare guideli nes. 350 PRACTICUM: SKILLS IN INSTRUC TION ( I ) Practical appl ication of t eaching method ology relat ed to recreational or wilderness activities. Prerequisite: 341 (may be taken concu r rently). 40 I ADMINISTRATION OF LEISURE SERVICE AGENCIES (3-5) Administration and administrative pat te rns of leisure service agencies, super vi sion and management techniques, basic business practices, personnel management, planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling the agency. Philosophy of recreation, leisure and campi ng, research and evaluation techniques and terms and definitions related to public, private, com mercial and voluntary recreation agencies. 450 PREFIELD WORK (2) Preparation for field work placement. Resume preparation, job interviews and general preparation for job placement af t er graduation. Prerequisites: 304 and 307. 460 FIELD WORK (4) Administrative experience demonst rat ing the student's ability in integrati ng pr inci ples and skills from all areas of study. Field experience under faculty and camp staff supervision and evaluation. Prerequisite: 450.
Peter Kurtz, PhD, Chair
Faculty Professor: Kurtz Associate Professor: P. Coad
Objectives: The physical sc ience major is an interd iscipl inary major designed to give the student a solid basis in physics, chemistry and mathematics. The program is built around a core curriculum which upon completion enables the student w ith his advisor to elect further course work to suit the student's interests and needs. The core curri culum with the appropriate electives selected can serve as preparation for various professional schools such as en gineering, secondary education, and the medical and health fields, or for enteri ng a graduate school in one of the many areas of physical sciences. The laboratory exper iences gained are applicable to technical positions such as in quality control and lab oratory analysis. Upon completion of the physical science major, it is intended that the student will understand and apply the basic laws and theories of the physical world; demon strate an ability to do quantitative problem solving; apply the scientific methods to a research problem; demonstrate good lab oratory technique and gai n some technical skil ls in at least one area; know how to use the scientific literature for reference; and integrate scientific knowledge and theories with the Christian faith.
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