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The Minor in Tourism

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Synthesis of tourism as an industry, including its history and growth. Analysis of career potentials and requirements. Role of multi-national business and domestic and international tourism. Study of tourism in selected destinations. 3 hours seminar. (015895)

Tourism Core

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course examines the cultural diversity of tourism as a global phenomenon, focusing on non-Western cultures and the impact of culture change in the 21st century. The development of tourism as a global industry is discussed as well as an analysis of types of tourists and motivation for travel to various destinations, such as cultural heritage tourism and ecotourism. Case studies illustrate the positive and negative impacts of tourism. 3 hours lecture. (000516)
Study of spatial and locational aspects of tourism, including environmental factors influencing tourism's location and character. 3 hours lecture. (003888)
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.
Overview of the private sector of leisure services, including current trends in commercial recreation, employee recreation, the resort and hospitality industry, and recreation travel and tourism. The social, economic, and environmental significance of tourism and private sector recreation is examined. Selected recreation specialty businesses and tourism service providers are explored. 3 hours lecture. (008808)

6 units selected from:

Any upper-division courses focusing on a single geographical region (selected with the approval of the program coordinator).


6 units selected from:

An additional approved regional course or the following.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A study of financial reports, their construction and use. Procedures are introduced to the extent necessary to illustrate basic concepts. Designed to meet the needs of prospective accounting majors, students of business administration, and students seeking a general education. 3 hours discussion. (000077)
Explores the historical and contemporary global movements of people, commodities, technology and ideas. Surveys the impacts of colonial relationships on the contemporary world, post-colonialism and the rise of the development era, and contemporary trends resulting in the increased social and cultural integration and differentiation of individuals and groups around the world. 3 hours lecture. (000582)
Prerequisites: ECON 103 or instructor permission.
A study on the theory of international finance and trade. In-depth analysis of what determines trade flows, gains from trade, and the international flow of capital and technology. Focus on international trade policies and institutions and a survey of current trade problems and conflicts. 3 hours lecture. (002672)
Nature and functions of marketing systems and marketing in the individual firm. Study of the marketing mix, marketing institutions, and the environments in which marketing decisions are made. 3 hours lecture. (005872)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
A study of all aspects of marketing unique to international business. Examines the impact of cultures, ethics, history, politics, and social customs on marketing thinking and practices worldwide. 3 hours discussion. (005879)
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
Study of the unique characteristics of services and their implications for the development of effective marketing strategies, programs, and plans for service businesses, including professional services, not-for-profit services, and international services. 3 hours discussion. (005889)
Concepts in international politics, with emphasis on the analysis of contemporary global issues. Recommended for secondary teachers. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007500)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
Discussion of the conceptualization of a resort or lodging business, feasibility studies, financing requirements; federal, state, and local considerations and requirements, management theories and practical application, management principles and practices relating to the maintenance of resort/lodging facilities. The emphaiss is on the applications of principles of management in resort/lodging operations. Issues are explored from all levels of management, but with emphasis on a supervisor and/or middle management perspective. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (008806)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
Development of the ability to promote, publicize, mobilize, and coordinate private, commercial, and community recreation programs, services, resources, and activities to meet recreation needs. Development of public relations knowledge and skills necessary for managing a park and recreation agency, organization, or business. Covers working with print and electronic media. Special emphasis on market analysis, marketing, and promotion. Corporate Certification available from the American Hotel and Motel Association. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (008832)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
Basic course in planning for conservation of natural resources for recreation, and the development of comprehensive, area-wide recreation master-plans for cities, special districts, counties, regional planning areas, states, and federal areas. Includes principles of planning: problem identification, goal-setting, development of objectives and policies, assessment of needs, resources, and constraints, and the development and implemention of programs to meet needs. 3 hours discussion. (008831)
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
Management of private and commercial recreation programs, areas, and facilities. Considers planning, organizing, financing, staffing, operation, evaluation, facility use, and operational effectiveness and efficiency. Explores a broad range of private and commercial operations. 3 hours lecture. (008830)
Prerequisites: Junior standing, the approval of the Social Science Program Coordinator, faculty permission.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-15.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. The internship experience is designed to supplement academic work in social science and to provide students with occupational experience. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (009084)

SOSC 489 is restricted to students who have completed the program core and who are in their senior year. See the program <->coordinator for specifics.

Written Notice

Departmental approval is required before you begin course work for this minor. Approval can be obtained by providing written notice of your intention to declare this minor to the department office.

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