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Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management (ORTM)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level

1000. Foundations of Recreation and Tourism. 3. Introduces the conceptual foundations, array of services, and management with recreation and tourism. Primary focal points for this course include historical and psychological underpinnings, market trends, types of resources and services, cultural, economic, political, and legal considerations, and career opportunities. Emphasizes the relationship to resource stewardship.

1050. Natural and Cultural Resources of the West. 3. The American West is an attraction for visitors, largely due to its unique sense of place, blend of people and culture, history and natural resources. Within the context of outdoor recreation and cultural/historical tourist attractions, students will examine diverse natural and cultural resources.

2000. Foundations of Customer Service and Hospitality. 3. Customer service and hospitality are fundamental to providing high-quality services. This course examines critical elements of excellent customer service in the tourism industry, including transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, and attractions. Students will develop communication skills relating to customer service, self-presentation, and interpersonal interactions, including international and cultural communications.

2050. Program Planning, Design and Delivery. [(none)<>COM2] Design, delivery, and marketing of programs to diverse and inclusive audiences. Students will utilize tools, analytics, and techniques in both the direct supply and facilitation of a planned experience. Students will design and implement a program to a non-peer group. Prerequisite: ORTM 1000.

3000. Tourism Theory and Practice. 3. Tourism is a dynamic system of global interconnection that impacts human and natural environments in myriad ways. This course examines the behavioral, social, economic, political, and environmental issues implicated in and affected by tourism and its industries. Students will develop a critical understanding of the implications on the practice of tourism today. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3050. Operations, Management and Environmental Stewardship. 3. Operations and management are critical aspects of the successful delivery of quality recreation and tourism experiences. Students will evaluate environmental stewardship challenges and potential solutions with the integration of operations and management. Students will develop an understanding of functions that are critical to operational leadership, such as revenue management (budgeting, cost controls, profit centers), and human capital management. Prerequisites: ORTM and junior standing.

4970. Internship. 1-6 (Max. 6). Provides students the potential to succeed as professional at management or higher levels in park, recreation, tourism, or related organizations. Internships are required to be at least 400 clock hours, and no fewer than 10 weeks. Please discuss the criteria and requirements of employers/sponsors and students with your advisor. restricted to ORTM majors only. Prerequisites: Any ORTM class and junior standing.

4975. Independent Study. 1-6 (Max. 6). Supervised study and investigation in topics related to students’ research. Prerequisite: junior standing.

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