least 1 leisure activity per week H u m a n i t i e s
The purpose of this assignment is for students to apply the course concepts and to
understand the benefits of leisure and participation in a variety of leisure opportunities.
Students will demonstrate synthesis of correlating leisure involvement to overall personal
health and wellness. Students will write an in-depth analysis of a personal leisure
experience they engage in during the semester. The format will be through a written
narrative. The In Depth Leisure Analysis should consist of 3 sections: activity
description, a personal analysis and a conceptual analysis. As a component of the class
students will be encouraged and expected to engage in a variety of leisure activities
throughout the semester. Students will need to choose one of these activities to write
about at some point during the semester. The In Depth Leisure Analysis will be submitted
in the Assignment section in Canvas. During the semester it is anticipated that students
will engage in at least 1 leisure activity per week, which they can choose to write about,
but students are only required to write about 1 activity. Following is a brief outline of
potential content. Students should not directly answer the suggested questions in their
writing, but use only for a reference.
This first section of the assignment should be a description of the chosen leisure experience which students will participate in during the semester (1-2 paragraphs), and should address some of the following questions: What was the experience? Who participated? Where was the activity conducted? When did it take place? Was there a financial cost to the experience? Did the activity require equipment or resources that you had or had to obtain? What took place during the activity? (Offer a detailed description)
The second section of the written paper should be a 2-3 paragraph personal analysis of the experience. Below is a listing of questions for students to consider in their personal reflection and analysis. Demonstrate a thoughtful reflection of the experience. Why did I choose this activity? What benefits did I receive through my participation? Was there an intrinsic or extrinsic reward to the experience? What emotions did I experience before, during and after the activity? Did I have the appropriate skill level for this activity? Did my skill level help or hinder the experience? Did I experience what I intended to during the activity? Will I choose this activity again? (why/why not?)
Will this activity be a lifelong pursuit for me? Will I continue the pursuit later in life with adaptations that may be included? Will the value of this activity change for me with the adaptations?
The final section of the assignment should be a 2-3 paragraph analysis of the experience as it relates to the core concepts discussed in the course (ie. leisure as a condition of being, leisure behavior and healthy living, leisure and life span, culture and leisure, issues and trends in leisure, etc.) Students will need to demonstrate integration of course content through 1-2 citations in this section of the paper. How has this experience changed your perception of leisure from the start of class to now? How has the experience helped you to synthesis the importance of leisure as a
component of human behavior? Various definitions of leisure were discussed in class and in the online discussions. Apply 1 (or more) of the definitions to the experience and explain. How does this experience relate to life satisfaction and well-being? Issues and current trends in recreation are discussed in the readings and lectures. Does your experience support any of the content discussed? Explain. What course concepts does my participation in this activity relate to? Leisure and people with disabilities (PWD) was one of the course lectures. Can you visualize PWD participating in the activity you selected? Separately? Inclusively?