Outdoor Leadership | Academic Advising Handbook

If you need additional assistance or information on the Outdoor Leadership minor, please call or email Phil Zook Friesen, Outdoor Leadership Minor Director, at (503) 352.2264 or phil@pacificu.edu with questions.

Take all of the following classes

Take all of the following
HPER 157 Outdoor Recreation 1 Offered both terms. Take Freshman or Sophomore year.
OL 107 Wilderness First Responder 2 Winter only. Take Freshman or Sophomore year.
OL 205/206 Outdoor Leadership Theory & Practice 2 Fall only. Take it Sophomore year, if you can.
OL 307 Applied Outdoor Leadership* 4 Spring only. Take no later than Junior year.
OL 407 Outdoor Leadership Seminar 1 Spring only. Typically a Senior course.
* This class involves a 9-day outing beginning the day after Commencement

Take one of the pairings below

The HPER classes are taught each Fall and the OL classes are taught each Spring.

Take one of the pairings below
HPER 158 Rock Climbing (1)   and then OL 308 Single Pitch Rock Instruction (2)
or
HPER 159 Coastal Sea Kayaking (1) and then OL 309 Coastal Sea Kayaking Instruction (2)
or
OL 110 Expedition Planning (1) and then OL 309 International Expedition (2)

Take one Environmental & Sustainability Awareness class AT ANY TIME

Offering frequency varies.

Many of these can be used to satisfy requirements for other majors, or minors, or core, or focal study. If you are thinking about the OL minor, you should always examine the schedule for these offerings when planning your schedules.

Take one Environmental & Sustainability Awareness class AT ANY TIME (offering frequency varies)
ENV 121 Our Global Environment 4
ENV 200 Intro Environmental Science 4
ENV 260 Oregon Natural History 4
ENV 321 / PHIL 321 Environmental Ethics 4
ENV 380 Environmental Problem Solving 2
BIO 445 Marine Biology 4
ENV/PHY 160 Energy & the Environment 4
ENV 324 Gender & The Environment 4
HIST 441 / ENV 441 Environmental History 4
POLS 224 / ENV 224 Environmental Politics 4
ECON 333 Environmental Economics 4
PSY 313 / ENV 313 Environmental Psychology 4
PH 320 Environmental Health 4

Take one Working with Diverse Populations class AT ANY TIME

Offering frequency varies. Substitutions may be allowed. Contact us for more information. 

Many of these can be used to satisfy requirements for other majors, or minors, or core, or focal study. If you are thinking about the OL minor, you should always examine the schedule for these offerings when planning your schedules.

Take one Working with Diverse Populations class AT ANY TIME (offering frequency varies)
   
DS 200 Intro to Disability Studies 2
DS 204 Working with People with Disability 4
SOC 360 Critical Race Theory 4
GSS 200 Introduction to Queer Studies 4
GSS 201 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies 4
GSS 361/ PSY 361 Psychology of Gender 4
GSS 317/ SOC 317 Gender and Sexuality 4
ENGL 221 Disability and Literature 4
HIST 245 Race in Modern America 4
PSY 358 Psychology of Ethnic Diversity in the US 4
PHIL 240 / PSJ 240 Human Rights 2
ENGW 202 Writing about Disability 4
HIST 465 Civil Rights Movement 4

Complete 2-4 credits of Internship* or Independent Study

May be done in summer or during the school year with Independent Study (usually OL 395) contract completed prior to learningIndependent Study credits can not be given for learning retroactively.

*If you intend to register for formal internship (OL 475) credits, there are specific eligibility requirements determined by the College of Arts and Sciences. Other eligibility considerations may also apply.

Possible examples include:

  • Voyages Coordinator
  • Adventures Without Limits Leader
  • Outdoor Pursuits Program Coordinator
  • Forest Grove Community School Out and About Helper
  • Raft Guiding for Summer
  • Outward Bound Instructing
  • National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Instructing
  • Outdoor Pursuits Instructing (6+ trips)
  • Voyages Instructing (2+ trips)

You may also propose your own idea to an advisor!

Rev 2019