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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections

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Marty A. O'Keefe
Prof of Outdoor Leadership

Marty O'Keefe Address:
WWC CPO 6024
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.3760

Email: marty@warren-wilson.edu

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3.2.16
Outdoor Leadership


3.2.16.1

Program Overview

The mission of the Outdoor Leadership Studies Program is to prepare graduates who will have the academic background, skills, and experience necessary to analyze, plan, implement, administer, and supervise outdoor adventure education programs.

The goals of the Outdoor Leadership program are the following:

  1. To foster an understanding of the basic concepts of outdoor leadership through an integrated liberal arts and professional training curriculum.
  2. To prepare leaders who can analyze, plan, implement, andminister, and supervise outdoor adventure education programs.
  3. To develop leaders who understand the moral responsibilities of leadership and exercise leadership to promote sustainable communities.

The outdoor leadership curriculum focuses on education, facilitation, and experiential learning methodologies. It is not a technical skills training program. All outdoor leadership courses combine theory with practice and many incorporate some type of service learning.

The course of study includes technical skills (such as backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and rock climbing), interpersonal skills (such as group process, counseling, and leadership), and a broad understanding of administrative issues. In addition, students take supporting course work from various disciplines depending on career interest and needs. Options include social work, education, psychology, business, forestry, art, and environmental studies. A unique, exciting aspect of the program is the cooperative effort between the College and North Carolina Outward Bound School, an internationally recognized outdoor education organization.

Opportunities made available to majors in this program include:

  1. Leadership for the college Outdoors Program
  2. Production of a departmental newsletter
  3. Development of a comprehensive, professional adventure education program
  4. Internship
  5. Participation in a North Carolina Outward Bound School Outdoor Educator Practicum
  6. Participation in international educational opportunities that focus on Adventure Travel/Eco Tourism
  7. For the highly motivated student, the opportunity to assist faculty in teaching courses

3.2.16.2

Major in Outdoor Leadership

Grades: Students must earn a combined GPA of 2.0 for courses in the major.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 57 credit hours, including the following, to fulfill the major requirements.

Requirements:

  1. All of the following:
    1. ENS 116 Introduction to Environmental Studies
    2. ODL 100 History and Philosophy of Outdoor Adventure Education
    3. ODL 210 Backcountry Skills and Techniques
    4. ODL 215 Initiatives for Adventure Education
    5. ODL 220 Wilderness First Responder
    6. ODL 225 Universal Adventure Programming
    7. ODL 310 Leadership for Adventure Education
    8. ODL 315 Group Process
    9. ODL 320 Program Planning and Design
    10. ODL 322 Challenge Course Facilitation and Management
    11. ODL 350 Trip Leader Practicum
    12. ODL 410 Administration and Management of Adventure Education Programs
    13. ODL 485 Outdoor Leadership Internship
    14. PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
    15. PED 125 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Rock Climbing
    16. PED 128 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Orienteering
  2. Four credit hours from the following:
    1. PSY 203 Child Development
    2. PSY 204 Adolescent Development
    3. PSY 205 Adult Development and Aging
    4. PSY 317 Health Psychology
    5. PSY 318 Social Psychology
    6. PSY 326 Theories and Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy
    7. SWK 305 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: The Life Course
  3. Four credit hours from the following:
    1. BIO 102 Field Natural History
    2. BIO 113 Field Ornithology
    3. BIO 116 General Biology
    4. BIO 202 Ecology
    5. BIO 341 Plant Taxonomy
    6. ENS 233 Forest Biology
    7. PHY 118 Contemporary Astronomy
    8. PHY 251 Physics I
    9. Another faculty-approved science course
  4. One credit from the following:
    1. PED 109 Canoeing
    2. PED 111 Kayaking
    3. PED 116 Lifeguard Training

3.2.16.3

Minor in Outdoor Leadership

Grades: Students must earn a combined GPA of 2.0 for courses in the minor.

Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 21 credit hours including the following to fulfill the minor requirements

  1. All of the following:
    1. ODL 100 History and Philosophy of Outdoor Adventure Education
    2. ODL 210 Backcountry Skills and Techniques
    3. ODL 215 Initiatives for Adventure Education
    4. ODL 220 Wilderness First Responder
    5. ODL 310 Leadership for Adventure Education
    6. ODL 315 Group Process
    7. PED 125 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Rock Climbing
    8. PED 128 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Orienteering
  2. One credit from the following:
    1. PED 109 Canoeing
    2. PED 111 Kayaking
    3. PED 116 Lifeguard Training