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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 selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is directed fieldwork for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly RECR 489. (008819)
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. Formerly RECR 579. (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)
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. Formerly RECR 270. (008808)
Prerequisites: RHPM 270, junior standing, or faculty permission.
Students investigate and analyze the concept of "ecotourism." Ecotourism is first defined and then studied for its potential benefits and pitfalls. The contexts of natural resources, cultural complexities, socio-economic capacities, and institutional structures are discussed. Case studies from around the globe are analyzed. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 475. (015875)

6 units selected from:

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

OR (the following may be substituted for the above with department permission)

Study Abroad (selected in consolation with the program coordinator).


6 units selected from:

An additional approved regional course or the following.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introductory study of the information system that measures, records, and communicates the economic activity of an entity, in monetary terms, to stakeholders outside of the organization. The study of assets, liabilities, owners' equity, revenues, expenses, gains, and losses as they relate to the preparation of financial statements communicating an entity's financial position, results of operations, and cash flows. 3 hours lecture. (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 305, Senior Standing.
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)
Prerequisite: RHPM 250.
This course is designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the internal operations of hotels and resorts. The course covers the operation and management of resorts and hotels. The organization, duties, and administration of hotel front office. Examines the various jobs in the lodging front office, and procedures for registering, accounting for, and checking out of guests. Additional focus is on the organization, duties, and administration of hotel reservations, night audit, service quality, pricing and inventory management, and uniformed services departments. As a result of completing this course, students have real world knowledge, understanding, and skills that will facilitate their entry and early success in the resort and lodging industry. Some field trips are required in this course. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 354. (008806)
Prerequisites: RHPM 200, RHPM 220, RHPM 300, or faculty permission.
Introduction to marketing concepts; application of promotion in recreation, hospitality, and parks through the development of promotional materials for programs, organizations, and events. Creation of program, organization, and business promotional strategies, including message design, promotion creation, and evaluation. 3 hours lecture. Formerly RECR 422. (008832)
Prerequisites: RHPM 420 (may be taken concurrently).
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. Formerly RECR 524. (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 coursework 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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