OLER 173 - Rafting

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					                                        San Juan College
                                    Allied Health Department
                         OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP & RECREATION PROGRAM

                                                 Course Syllabus
OLER 171
Canoeing
Credit Hours: 2

Catalog Description
This course will introduce students to canoeing on flat water by covering the basic skills and safety
techniques. As these skills develop, students will graduate to moving water and finally whitewater
applications. Emphasis will be on river reading techniques, strokes, and single and tandem canoeing and
safety. This course is an American Canoe Association basic canoe course. This course will meet Physical
Education activity requirement for AA degree.

Fulfills Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Semester offered: Summer
Prerequisites: None

Common Student Learning Outcomes
      Upon successful completion of San Juan College programs and degrees, the student will....

Learn   Students will actively and independently acquire, apply and adapt skills and knowledge to develop
                expertise and a broader understanding of the world as lifelong learners.

Think   Students will think analytically and creatively to explore ideas, make connections, draw conclusions, and
                 solve problems.

Communicate      Students will exchange ideas and information with clarity and originality in multiple contexts.

Integrate        Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of technologies in the broadest sense related to
                 their field of study.

Act     Students will act purposefully, reflectively, and respectfully in diverse and complex environments.

General Learning Outcomes
   1. To introduce students to basic canoe equipment required for flat water and moving water
      applications.
   2. To introduce students to basic paddling and maneuvering skills required for flat water and moving
      water applications.
   3. To introduce students to basic river safety and river reading skills.
   4. To introduce students to the planning, organization and implementation of a successful canoe
      outing.

Specific Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
   1. To develop an understanding of river dynamics demonstrated through river reading skills while
        paddling a canoe.
   2. To develop, and demonstrate, competency in basic paddling skills and techniques.


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    3. To develop, and demonstrate, competency while paddling through moving water (eddy hopping
       and catching, landing and tying down canoes in moving water).
    4. To demonstrate a segment of a river orientation/safety lecture.
    5. To develop, and demonstrate, techniques necessary for self-rescue and rescue of others.
    6. To demonstrate competence in basic knot tying.
    7. To demonstrate basic whistle and hand signals in or around white water.
    8. To develop, and demonstrate, a common understanding of care and maintenance related to
       canoeing equipment.
    9. To demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carryout a successful
       canoe outing.

ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT:
   Students who need accommodations (i.e., note taker, interpreter, special seating, etc.) need to provide
   accommodation notices to the instructor. Students can contact the Students with Disabilities on Campus
   (SDOC) Coordinator in the Counseling Center, located in the Clocktower Building, to make arrangements and
   provide documentation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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