MS in Geography: Tourism Planning and Development Concentration (30-32 credits)
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Attain basic graduate-level knowledge in how physical and human factors influence global and local spatial processes and patterns and are expressed in specific places and landscapes.
- Able to identify and distinguish between different theories and traditions in geography.
- Apply theoretical concepts of geography to a range of contemporary issues (e.g., conservation of natural resources, environmental assessment, urban planning, public health, economic development, cultural change) to offer practical solutions.
- Ability to conduct research applying theory applications, data collection, appropriate hypotheses testing with statistics, GIS and/or other recognized tools of geographical analysis.
- Demonstrate adequate levels of oral and writing skills needed for presentation of research results in on- and off-campus public presentations.
- Basic skills needed to apply for research funding.
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