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Work and Leisure in Society (SOCY 361)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Social Sciences Dept
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • This course has a lecture with 3 hours.

Understanding leisure and recreation from the standpoint of various macro- and micro-level sociological theories and by using both quantitative and qualitative social science research methods. Existential, developmental, social identity, interactionist, exchange, institutional, conflict, and voluntaristic-positivistic theories will be examined; survey, observation, case study, and experimental research techniques will be utilized. Students will apply these theories and techniques to selected issues in recreation and leisure studies through individual and group projects. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Pre-Requisites:SOCY 121 or 122 or ANTH 122. Typically Offered Spring Only


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