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Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

RPTM 210 Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism (2) Historical and contemporary perspectives of the field of commercial recreation and tourism.

RPTM 210 Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism (2)

The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to, and provide core competencies in, the fundamentals and principles of commercial recreation and tourism as fields of service including; the delivery of goods, services, amenities, facilities, entrepreneurship, and trends in commercial recreation and tourism. A second objective is to provide students with an overview of career possibilities in the fields of commercial recreation and tourism.

Main topics typically include:
* The history of recreation and tourism and how these sectors fit in the broad spectrum of leisure delivery systems
* The role and inter-relationship between private, nonprofit, and public resources in
commercial recreation
* Management principles in organization, planning, marketing, promotion, finance, public relations, human resource practices, and decision making in commercial recreation and tourism
* Current needs, problems and issues associated with the commercial recreation and tourism sectors
* Career opportunities in commercial recreation and tourism.

This is a required course for the RPTM major in the Commercial and Community Recreation Management option. Students in other majors are welcome after all RPTM majors have scheduled.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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