HREC 243 Backpacking

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in a backpacking activity, serving as a solid introductory course for the beginning backpacker and good refresher course for participants with backpacking experience. The course will cover the history, philosophy, rules, fundamental/progression of techniques, strategy, and safety in the activity of backpacking. The course includes a backpacking excursion. Fee required.    

Credits

1 Credit

Corequisite

HREC 240 and HREC 283

HREC 243Backpacking

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

1 Credit

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

30

Semester Contact Hours Lab

30

Corequisite Narrative

HREC 240 and HREC 283

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in a backpacking activity, serving as a solid introductory course for the beginning backpacker and good refresher course for participants with backpacking experience. The course will cover the history, philosophy, rules, fundamental/progression of techniques, strategy, and safety in the activity of backpacking. The course includes a backpacking excursion. Fee required.    

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Topics   Activities   Welcome, syllabus, backpacking history Get to know you, discuss trip and class logistics, forms Map reading, LNT, and packing your backpack Hand out gear / talk about weekend trip  Leave for trip & return Sunday 

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

1 Health participation form 2 Waiver 1 Post-trip Reflection paper 2 Class evaulation form