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HTSM 396. Tourism Development

Credits: 3
Department: Geography & Planning
Description: Advanced study of tourism: analyzing and planning tourism resources.
Prerequisites: GEOG 290 or HTSM 111.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain why tourism is best defined as a system vs. an industry by diagramming the various sectors, components and connective elements, and describing their characteristics and functions.
2. Distinguish between the various types of tourists and compare and contrast how each type impacts destinations.
3. Create a sustainable tourism development plan built upon their assessment (authenticity, uniqueness, quality, drawing power and expandability) of a destination's tourism resources.
4. Prepare and deliver an oral presentation based on their sustainable tourism development plan.

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