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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2007/2008)
11.30 Tourism
11.30.1 Core Program Course Descriptions

1000

Principles of Tourism

introduces students to the history of tourism and leisure, and the development of the field of tourism studies. This will include consideration of foundational concepts such as culture and nature, research on the needs and gratifications of tourists, and studies of the functions of tourism.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Tourism 1000 and HKR 3565.

1100

Perspectives in Tourism

is an examination of tourism and the ideals, beliefs, institutions, and experiences that contribute to culture. The course will emphasize the application of the humanities and social sciences to such areas as heritage, tradition and history. The student will gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, the importance of literary, aesthetic, philosophical and religious traditions.

2000

Tourism and Sustainability

investigates the concept of sustainability and focuses on the importance of sustainable tourism initiatives, covers measuring the demand for tourism, the role of government and industry stakeholders in the tourism planning process, and a consideration of how tourism planning strategies are developed, implemented, evaluated, and controlled. In addition, there will be an examination of the principles that structure the tourism industry.

Prerequisite: Tourism 1000 and 1100.

2201

Tourism Marketing

explores marketing processes, concepts and methods, with special interest in the initiation, development and management of new tourist enterprises. Other topics include: societal marketing philosophy, the marketing mix as it relates to tourism, market research, consumer behaviour, branding and services marketing, and the implications of transportation systems on tourism activities, services marketing, sustainable tourism marketing, and e-marketing.

Prerequisite: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for Tourism 2201 and Business 1201 or HKR 3565.

3010

Issues in Ecotourism

will, through the use of cases, examine philosophical, historical and contemporary issues and challenges in resource recreation and ecotourism. Opportunities for tourism activity based on special or unique ecological considerations and other forms of alternative tourism are examined, as are issues around the sustainability, impacts, risk management, programming, tour operation, ethics, development, marketing and parks management.

Prerequisites: Tourism 3100. Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

3100

Resource Valuation and Tourism Activity Impact Assessments

considers contemporary issues in the allocation of scarce natural and cultural resources demanded by tourism activity, and the determinants of the demand and supply for tourism recreation. Students will examine the impacts of those tourism and leisure activities upon natural systems (e.g., cultural, ecological, socio-cultural, etc.) and economies, (local, regional, etc.). Visitor impacts will also be considered.

Prerequisites: Statistics course, Economics 2010 and 2020. Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

3800

Colloquium in Tourism Management (Applied Interpretation)

will have during this course, three tourism practitioners from the region and beyond will hold seminars. The meetings are organized as "master classes," with direct interaction between the students and the outside experts. Depending on the practitioners, the specific focus of the tourism management may include reference to Ecology, Botany, Marine Aquatic contexts, Bird Watching, Field Guiding, Wildlife, Geography, Geology, Protected Sites, Museums and Cultural Interpretation, and Arts Programming.

Prerequisites: Tourism 3100. Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

3900

Global Issues and Tourism

highlights the importance of responding to world issues in tourism, and considers issues around socio-political-environmental factors influencing tourism, the impact of new social movements on tourism, the demographics and psychographics of travelers, the promotion of culture and territories, and the globalization of tourism.

Prerequisite: Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

4010

Community and Cultural Issues in Tourism

is a case-based course examines cultural diversity and developing sensitivities around an appreciation of one's own and other culturally-bound leisure and tourism activities. Students will build skills in areas such as inclusive planning, communication and negotiation, the changing nature of international tourism, identifying synergies and potential links with global partners (e.g., NL and Ireland).

Prerequisite: Students must have completed 78 credit hours, and have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

4900-4910

Special Topics in Tourism

is a case-based course focusing on the application of major tourism theories and concepts to modern tourism industry issues. Potential areas of consideration include transportation issues in tourism, visitor management, rural tourism, urban tourism, health tourism and therapeutic recreation, island tourism, critical regionalism, maximizing the year-round potential of tourism, and contemporary research in tourism.

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100. Students must have completed 78 credit hours, and have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

4950

Senior Project in Tourism

will have students, under the guidance of a faculty member, complete an independent research project and produce a report. Topics must have the approval of the Program Chair of Tourism Studies.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed 78 credit hours, and have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

11.30.2 Electives Course Descriptions

2300

Hospitality Management

introduces students to the organization and structure of resorts, hotels, restaurants, and cruise ships. Areas of consideration include business ethics, service contracts, areas of management responsibility such as strategic planning, the evaluation of financial, environmental and human resources considerations.

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100.

2301

Events Management

provides an introduction to the principles and practices of event/festival management. The material will include the development of event attractions and facilities, and consideration of specific implications of planning in the areas of finance, human resources, environment, marketing, and quality management. In addition, special consideration is given to the infrastructure requirements, volunteers, sponsorship, fund raising, event planning, marketing and economic and tourism impacts of festivals and other events.

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100.

2305

Arts Administration and Exhibition Management

aims to present and apply various approaches in tourism and cultural theory in the context of contemporary cultural performance and exhibition. Students will learn principles of arts administration, as well as current debates in museology and cultural representation.

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100.

3210

Interpretation of Natural Resources

covers the principles and practice of interpretation as a component of ecological resource recreation. This course would introduce the student to the practice of interpretation. Concentration would be on interpretation of natural resources (e.g., rocks, fossils, plants, animals, weather, geomorphology, etc.).

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100. Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

3211

Interpretation of Cultural Resources

covers the principles and practice of interpretation of cultural heritage resource recreation. The techniques include written and oral interpretation materials, as well as the "living interpretations" used in historical and cultural settings. Concentration would be on interpretation of cultural resources (e.g., artifacts of previous indigenous cultures, etc.).

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100. Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

3220

Conservation Planning

examines attitudes, values and approaches around conservation, preservation, utility, stewardship and management of natural and cultural artifacts. Ecological and Cultural Heritage conservation programs, strategies, policies and legislation are also surveyed.

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100. Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Tourism 3220 and HKR 3555.

3230

Parks and Protected Areas

examines the history and geography of national parks and other publicly protected lands, and considers the impact of human interaction with landscapes. Additionally, the course will focus on tourism planning and management in national parks and protected areas, and investigate guidelines for best practice in tourism operations.

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100. Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Tourism 3230 and HKR 3555.

3240

Cultural Heritage Development

considers built, natural and cultural resources for heritage tourism destinations on a variety of scales from World Heritage Sites to countryside and rural tourism attractions. Issues around the international context of heritage, interpretation, and packaging of cultural heritage products, regional identities and environments and the importance of small and medium sized enterprises are examined.

Prerequisites: Tourism 1000 and Tourism 1100. Students must have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.

4020

Seminar in Rural and Remote Tourism

provides and overview of tourism as it intersects with rural development theory, processes and planning. In addition, the course examines various social, environmental, cultural and economic problems, consequences and opportunities within a rural/peripheral area context (e.g., visitor attraction and accommodation, special transport issues).

Prerequisite: Students must completed 78 credit hours, and have officially declared a Major in Tourism Studies, a Minor in Tourism Studies, or have been accepted into the Advanced Diploma program in Tourism Studies.