AHSC 241 - Recreation and Leisure in Contemporary Society

Recreation and Leisure in Contemporary Society

AHSC 241
Recreation and Leisure in Contemporary Society

  • Winter (January 13 - April 20, 2021)
  • Winter (January 6 - April 13, 2022)

Undergraduate, 3 credits


Robert Hopp

Direct Access Fee:

$86.66 CAD + applicable taxes.


This course introduces students to the theories and relationships of play, perceptions of free and discretionary time, concepts of leisure, and the historical foundations for the discipline. The concepts are presented as integral components of today’s lifestyle. In addition, the organized recreation system is examined, with an introduction to the leisure services delivery system. The students also examine the role that leisure plays in current societal issues.


McCarville, R. & MacKay, K. (2013). Leisure for Canadians. Customized eBook version for eConcordia.  

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Course Outline

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