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Chair:
Scott Anderson
Old Main, Room 138
Phone: 607-753-4107
Fax: 607-753-4114

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Geography: Minor with an Emphasis in Tourism Development [TOUR] (Minor)

Geography Department
Scott Anderson, chair
Old Main, Room 138
607-753-4107

 

Students who elect the tourism development minor in geography focus on the planning, development and marketing of tourism at community and regional levels and the development and preservation of cultural and environmental characteristics as tourism resources.

Career Potential

  • Tourism planning and marketing
  • Transportation coordination

A. Required Courses: Nine credit hours
  • GRY 215 - Geography of Travel and Tourism (3 cr. hr.)
  • REC 315 - Ecotourism (3 cr. hr.) Also listed as GRY 315
  • REC 415 - Tourism Planning and Development (3 cr. hr.) Also listed as GRY 415
B. Electives selected from the following courses: 9-10 credit hours
At least three hours must be from each of the following groups:

1) Regional Courses
  • ECO 312 - Economic Development of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 313 - Economic Development of Asia (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 - Monsoon Asia (3 cr. hr.)
2) Planning and Development Courses
  • ANT 315 - Development Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 311 - Economic Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 327 - Computer Mapping (4 cr. hr.) or
  • GRY 328 - Geographic Information Systems (4 cr. hr.)
  • REC 344 - Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation (3 cr. hr.)
  • REC 402 - Management of Recreation Resources (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18