Tourism accounts for nearly 1/3 of the global services economy. International tourism is the primary source of income for numerous countries in both industrialized and emerging economies. Increased mobility of the world’s people parallels other aspects of globalization in the 21st century. International travel brings increasing numbers of hosts and guests into contact, presenting an important array of opportunities and challenges. This professional focus helps prepare students for engagement in these activities as more informed and culturally sensitive participants. The courses consider the cultural, economic and environmental impacts of tourism related activities. Specific topics include globalization, characteristics of guest/host relationships, tourism and international development, culture as a commodity, and critiques of mass tourism. The latter includes examination of the ethics and practices of alternative tourism sectors such as eco-tourism, adventure tourism, homestays, agro-tourism, heritage travel, and medical tourism.
GEOG 441 Political Geography
INTL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
BA 317* Marketing: Value for the Customer (requires BA 101 as a pre-req)
*BA 317 can be applied as an elective for this PCA only, in lieu of MKTG 311
GEOG 342 Geography of the World Economy
GEOG 465 Environment and Development
INTL 420 International Community Development *Requires INTL 240 as a pre-requisite.
INTL 421 Gender and International Development *Requires INTL 240 as a pre-requisite.
INTL 422 Aid to Developing Countries *Requires INTL 240 as a pre-requisite.
INTL 431 Cross-cultural Communication
MKTG 311* Marketing Management
(*only available for registration if students are double-majoring in BADM or ACCT)
MKTG 470 International Marketing
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PPPM 410 International Tourism or HDEV 410 International Tourism
PPPM 410 Sustainable Eco‑tourism or HDEV 410 Sustainable Eco‑tourism
PPPM 422 Grant Writing
PPPM 480 Managing Non‑Profit Organizations *Requires PPPM 280 as a pre-requisite
PS 477 International Environmental Politics
SOC 304 Community, Environment and Society
SOC 420 Political Economy