Geography: Tourism Studies

Geography: Tourism Studies
Hours46 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 3 Complete 2 courses
Major courses:
requirement 4 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Advanced tourism courses (Note: if Geog 399R is chosen, 3 credit hours are required):
requirement 5
Complete the exit assessment during the final semester, no later than one month before graduation.
Program Outcomes: 

Core geographic knowledge and skills

Understand, explain, and apply the NGS-related foundational concepts of Human Societies and Spatiality, Physical Environments, Human-Environmental Interaction, Regional Geography, Critical Spatial Thinking, and Effective Communication.

Geography and Tourism

Understand and explain how the different geographies of tourism are created, maintained, and utilized in the modern world. Evaluate the impacts of tourism on present and future economies, cultures, societies, and physical environments.

Tourism Issues and Trends

Interpret tourism issues and trends vis-a-vis key geographic concepts of globalization, mobility, production, and consumption. Explain the spatial patterns of tourism development and the dynamic relationships between travel generating regions and destination regions using geographic principles.

Tourism and Cultural Understanding

Leverage tourism activities to promote increased understanding, knowledge, passion, respect, and empathy for other peoples, cultures, and places.