Outdoor Leadership Education Minor

The outdoor leadership education minor is designed for students who are interested in a less remote setting, such as a K-12 educator, camp counselor, interpretive ranger, or environmental guide. There are a number of elective class options to choose from in order to pursue your specific area of interest. The elective courses should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor in order to maximize their benefit to your major.

Outdoor Leadership Education Minor Requirements

The outdoor leadership education minor is for students interested in working in summer camps, environmental education, and K-12 experiential education fields.

Take all of the following outdoor content courses. 9 credits
HPER 157 Outdoor Recreation 1 credit
SLAM 201 Leadership Dynamics in Recreation & Sport 2 credits
OL 205 Outdoor Leadership Theory 2 credits
OL 206 Outdoor Leadership Practice 2 credits
OL 340 Risk Management in Recreation & Sport 2 credits

Take all of the following education & program content courses. 6 credits.

EDUC 210 Education for Sustainability 2 credits
SLAM 362 Program Development & Design 2 credits
SLAM 345 Facility & Event Management 2 credits
Choose one course from each of the following sections. One must be an upper-division course. Many also contribute to other undergraduate requirements.
SOC 360 Critical Race Theory 4 credits IDP, CE, SSHB
HIST 365 Civil Rights Movement 4 credits  
GSS 201 Intro to Gender & Sexuality Studies 4 credits DP, SSHB
GSS 200 Introduction to Queer Studies 4 credits DP, SSHB
SLAM 363 Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation 2 credits  
HIST 245 African American History Since 1865 4 credits HC, DP
PH 354 Special Topics in Disability & Health 4 credits  
SINP 201 Diversity & Equity in Organizations 2 credits IP, DP
ENV 160 Energy & the Environment 4 credits QR
ENV 200 Sustainability Science 4 credits S, SPNW
ENV 260 Oregon Natural History 4 credits S
ENV 121 Our Global Environment 4 credits S, SPNW
ENV 222 Environmental Literature 4 credits AIT
PHIL 321 Environmental Ethics 4 credits S, AIT
POLS 224 Environmental Politics 4 credits S
PH 320 Environmental Health 4 credits S
PSY 313 Psychology of Sustainability 4 credits S

Several of the above courses also qualify for core requirements: AIT=Analysis & Interpretation of Texts, DP/IP/IDP=International & Diverse Perspectives, HC=Historical Context, CE=Civic Engagement, QR=Quantitative Reasoning, S=Sustainability, SPNW=Scientific Perspectives of the Natural World, SSHB=Social Systems & Human Behavior