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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.

Tourism Core: 9 units

2 courses required:

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)
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)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Overview of the hospitality industry and its core businesses, including hotels and resorts, restaurants, clubs, theme parks, and cruise lines. Review of current issues and trends affecting various segments of the hospitality industry. 3 hours lecture. (008783)
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)

Electives: 12 units

No more than 6 units of electives may come from one department.

Majors in recreation, hospitality, & parks management or minors in recreation administration may only take 3 elective hours from RHPM, in addition to RHPM 399.

12 units selected from:

An additional approved regional course or select from the following.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course examines the social and cultural contexts of food production and consumption in a cross-cultural, global and historical perspective, including contemporary social, environmental and policy issues associated with food. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020625)
The principles of museum administration, including staffing, finances, educational programs, and ethics. 3 hours lecture. (000545)
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)
Offers practical training in collections management techniques, including registration methods, curatorial practices, and the care, preservation, and conservation of museum specimens. 6 hours activity. (000596)
This course focuses on the creation of an actual museum exhibit for the annual spring Museum of Anthropology student-created exhibition. Students are required to undertake all phases of the research and design process and final installation. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000621)
A systematic survey of human economic activities. Analysis of resource exploitation and use, including agriculture, extractive activities, industry, commerce, and service functions. Recommended for business and liberal arts majors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (003871)
Geography in the news. Analysis of current world conflicts and problem areas, with an emphasis upon examination of social, economic, political, and environmental realities. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (003872)
Prerequisite: ENGL 130W or JOUR 130W.
Techniques of information gathering and writing for various audiences in the mass media. Required course for the Options in News-Editorial and Public Relations. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to advance to subsequent writing courses in the Department of Journalism. Students who do not receive at least a C may repeat the course. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly JOUR 260. (004838)
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of JOUR 260 for Journalism majors.
A survey of public relations: problems and issues, organization and operations, skills and techniques, careers and opportunities. 3 hours lecture. Formerly JOUR 244. (001995)
Prerequisites: Junior standing or faculty permission.
Focuses on the critical role of recognizing and creating opportunities as well as critical tools for analyzing a new business idea. Provides an overview of entrepreneurship including success factores and the entrepreneurial process. 3 hours lecture. (005722)
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)
Prerequisite: 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)
Introduces students to concepts and theories in International Relations, with an emphasis on contemporary issues. This is a pre-requisites for upper-division International Relations courses. 3 hours lecture. (021819)
Prerequisites: RHPM 200, RHPM 220.
Introduction to event management fundamentals and overview of the event industry. Topics include strategic planning, logistics, operations, financial management, risk management, and sustainability in event operations. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008801)
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. (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. (008832)
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. (015875)

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

Up to 3 units of

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (008824)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

Up to 6 units of Study Abroad (selected in consolation with the minor advisor).

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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