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RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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PE 185RRV - Rafting the River

1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Ability to breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing); independently maintain sealed airway passages while underwater; independently hold head upright without neck/head support; manage personal care independently; manage personal mobility independently; follow instructions and effectively communicate independently; and independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket.

Course Description: Offers beginners and seasoned river runners a unique educational, outdoor adventure. Students will learn to raft various parts of the Rogue River based on the ACA’s Essentials of Rafting curriculum Levels 1-3. The course is designed to heighten a student’s enjoyment of the river and its beauty, both as a spectator and as a participant of the rafting adventure in still waters up to mild rapids. Includes the skills required to efficiently row and paddle a raft on rivers by mastering skills such as using good judgement and organization,  river reading, safety considerations, and paddling and rowing techniques such as forward/pushing, back/pulling, opposing, single and dual oar use, facing down and upstream on the river, turn craft to left, right, straight, reverse, spin-pivot turn, turn broad arcing while underway, river strategies, rowing in current, scouting, portaging/lining, and river signals. Students will enjoy boating skills that provide lifelong recreational learning and fitness enjoyment. 

Course is repeatable.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • CLO#1: Demonstrate personal preparation for whitewater rafting trip.
  • CLO#2: Exhibit correct rowing technique and ability.
  • CLO#3: Maneuver in calm water satisfactorily.
  • CLO#4: Demonstrate “Run the river” principles.
  • CLO#5: Identify hazards and hydrology of the river environment.
  • CLO#6: Recognize boating safety and rescue procedures. (ILO: Communication)

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