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OUTDOOR 100: Sociocultural Dynamics of Adventure

An examination of the historical, psychological, social, and philosophical foundations of adventure experiences in American culture, folklore, and landscape. Experience adventure in a variety of contexts.
Last offered: Winter 2016

OUTDOOR 101: Introduction to Outdoor Education

This course explores the historical and philosophical foundations of Outdoor Education and how these concepts have influenced the development of programs at Stanford. Students will be introduced to the varied avenues of outdoor education application across campus.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: Lowley, S. (PI)

OUTDOOR 105: Outdoor Living Skills

Introduction to essential skills for individual and group sustainability in a backcountry setting including shelter in outdoor environments, equipment selection and use, travel techniques, water and nutrition needs, planning and preparation, and risk management. Course includes the participation in a weekend backcountry experience.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2

OUTDOOR 106: Outdoor Leadership Practicum

Outdoor education and leadership theory integration through intensive field-based experiences. During these field-based experiences, students will engage with critical self-assessment process to better understand their own levels of competence leading others. Co-requisite: OUTDOOR 101, OUTDOOR 105.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2

OUTDOOR 107: Working with Youth in Recreational Settings

Experience youth engagement techniques designed for specific outcomes and useful in outdoor environments. Discuss trends in youth culture through an examination of the social, legal, and political systems of working with youth in recreational programs. Course includes planned and facilitated youth engagement activities. Pre or Co-Requisite: OUTDOOR 101
Terms: Spr | Units: 1


This experiential education style course allows participants to develop and test their group facilitation skills. Students will experience and deliver group initiatives surrounding popular leadership topics and learn how to help their group take away valuable learning from an educational experience. Topics include: evaluating risk, assessing the physical, human and social environment to improve group effectiveness, and case studies in team effectiveness Prerequisites: None
Terms: Aut | Units: 1
Instructors: Hopper, K. (PI)

OUTDOOR 415: Adventure Experience Management

This course covers the effective design and delivery of courses and multi-day outdoor experiences. Students will learn the fundamentals of: emergency action plans; how to manage local operating procedures (LOP); standard operating procedures; Instructional design and delivery. Prerequisite: OUTDOOR 406A, OUTDOOR 406B, OUTDOOR 406C, OUTDOOR 406D or Instructor Permission.
Last offered: Spring 2015

OUTDOOR 416: Outdoor Educator Apprenticeship

This course provides the student an opportunity to lead a multi-day outdoor experiences in an official capacity. Experience includes: outdoor living skills, planning and logistics, leadership, risk management, environmental integration, and education. Students will plan and co-lead field outings. Prerequisites: OUTDOOR 106 or OUTDOOR 406; OUTDOOR 415.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2
Instructors: Pelchat, C. (PI)

OUTDOOR 495: Outdoor Education: Assistant Instructor

Assist Instructor Outdoor Leadership Courses. Instructor Approval and Defined Student Goals/Benchmarks Required Prior to instructing.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: McCabe, K. (PI)
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