RECR 200

Course Syllabus

RECR 200: Recreation and Sport Management Technology

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3 credit hours



Jennifer Livengood, Ph.D.

Email: and

Office Hours:

By appointment only; however, I can usually be reached by email on weekday evenings after 7:00 pm to set up a Gchat meeting

Course Prerequisites:


Required Texts/Materials:

Course Website and Tools:

You must have access to Sakai, Shepherd email, and the course website to be successful in this course.

Course Description:

This class will examine the implication of information technology on the recreation and sport management business and how to manage information technology resources within a company to maximize operation efficiency and productivity. Students will learn to be information technology professionals in the industry who can manage, develop, and lead organizational information systems based on the integration of core business concepts and ever-changing knowledge about information and technology.

Course Format:

RECR 200 is online and is asynchronous. There are no required meeting times nor will we meet in a physical location on campus. Assignments will have specific due dates.

Professional Standards:

Recreation and Leisure Studies Program Learning Outcomes

LEAP Goals:

This course addresses the following learning outcomes/competencies

Students in this course will be assessed on their ability to:

  1. Synthesize and communicate the basic components of a personal computer and how to maintain their personal computer
  2. Demonstrate the ability to operate a web browser, complete an internet search, and provide a basic understanding of APA formatting
  3. Render an overall understanding of various computer applications and software pertaining to the Recreation and Sport fields
  4. Demonstrate the ability to determine the proper software resources used to complete specific tasks (including-but not limited to word, excel, access, PPT, publisher, and Expressions).
  5. Demonstrate an ability to think creatively through projects associated with PPT and publisher.
  6. Demonstrate the use of software resources to market a recreation program.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to design and create a web based portfolio

Grading Scale

Course Calendar

Course Calendar:
Weeks Start on Monday and end on Sunday

Week 1: August 26 - September 1
Week 2: September 3 - September 8 (September 2 - Labor Day)
Week 3: September 9 - September 15
Week 4: September 16 - September 22
Week 5: September 23 – September 29
Week 6: September 30 - October 6
Week 7: October 7 - October 13
Week 8: October 14 - October 20
Week 9: October 21 - October 27
Week 10: October 28 - November 3
Week 11: November 4 - November 10
Week 12: November 11 - November 17
Week 13: November 18 - November 24 (Thanksgiving Week)
Week 14: November 25 - December 2
Week 15: December 2 - December 8
Week 16: December 9 - December 15 (Finals Week)

Assignments and Weekly Topics

All assignments and quizzes are evaluated out of 100 points. The percentage counted toward your final grade is listed in the title of the assignments below.

Shepherd University Policies & Procedures


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Disability Support Services:

Disability Support Services at Shepherd University believes that every student should succeed, and works closely with students to meet their needs. Students requesting any disability related accommodation should contact the Disability Coordinator at 304-876-5122. This includes students with learning disabilities needing classroom accommodations, students requesting specific housing accommodations for health-related reasons, and all other disability accommodations. Accommodations need to be documented and provided to instructors. Please see for more information.

Free Tutoring:

Free Tutoring! Any Course! “Take advantage of a free personal trainer for the mind!” Visit the Academic Support Center in Library 103:; 876-5221; 8:00 – 4:30

Academic Integrity:

Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Shepherd University Academic Integrity Procedures found in the Shepherd University Student Handbook (

Course/Departmental Policies/Guidelines of Professionalism

 All assignments must be submitted over Sakai. Assignments submitted over email run the risk of getting lost. If you submit your assignment over email you must accept the risks that the assignment may become lost, resulting in a zero.

Attendance Policy

Electronic Device Policy

Assignment Guidelines:

Late Assignments

Plagiarism & Referencing:

When should you reference materials in your paper?

Modification of syllabus:

I reserve the right to modify the syllabus throughout the semester.