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Geography: Concentration in Tourism Development [GRY/TOUR] (Major)

The tourism development concentration and the accompanying minor in the Geography Department focus on the planning, development and marketing of tourism at regional and community levels, and the development and preservation of cultural and environmental characteristics as tourism resources.

Career Potential

  • Travel industry planner
  • Tansportation industry consultant
  • Local or state tourism agency staff

A. Required Courses: 13 credit hours
  • GRY 110 - Physical Geography (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 120 - Cultural Geography (3 cr. hr.) or
  • GRY 125 - Human Geography and Global Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 400 - Geographical Analysis (4 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 440 - Seminar in Geography (3 cr. hr.)
B. Core in Tourism Development: Nine credit hours
  • GRY 215 - Geography of Travel and Tourism (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 315 - Ecotourism (3 cr. hr.)
    C
    ross-listed with REC 315
  • GRY 415 - Tourism Planning and Development (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with REC 415
  • REC 315 - Ecotourism (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with GRY 315
  • REC 415 - Tourism Planning and Development (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with GRY 415
C. Selected from the following courses: Six credit hours
  • ECO 312 - Economic Development of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 313 - Economic Development of Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 251 - Cities of the World (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 480 - United States (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 482 - The Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 484 - Geography of Europe (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 485 - Africa, South of the Sahara (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 486 - Geography of South and East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
D. Selected from the following courses: Six credit hours
  • ANT 315 - Development Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 311 - Economic Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 324 - Introduction to Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 327 - Computer Mapping (4 cr. hr.) or
  • GRY 328 - Geographic Information Systems (4 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 499 - Internship in Applied Geography (3 cr. hr.)
  • REC 344 - Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation (3 cr. hr.)
  • REC 402 - Management of Recreation Resources (3 cr. hr.)
E. Other: 43-56 credit hours

May include a minor of 15 to 21 credit hours.

F. Modern Foreign Language

Proficiency in a modern foreign language through the intermediate level: 0-12 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124