FNRM 3101 / 5101 Park and Protected Area Tourism

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FNRM 3101 / 5101

(3.0 cr; =[FNRM 5101]; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)

Description:  Tourism is a significant industry across the globe, within the US and MN. This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic concept of park and protected area tourism and then develop the expertise to plan and evaluate sustainable tourism operations. Specifically, the objectives of this course are to: (1) Provide an understanding of the concept and evolution of resource based tourism, including agricultural & cultural. (2) Develop an understanding of and appreciation for the complexities involved with "sustainable tourism." (3) Identify specific social, economic and environmental impacts associated with resource based tourism and methods to monitor them. (4) Illustrate domestic and international case studies of resource based tourism. (5) Enable critical evaluation of resource based tourism services and the ability to plan for them.

Class Time: 30% Lecture, 30% Discussion, 15% Small Group Activities, 5% Student Presentation, 10% Service Learning. in-class assignments, field trips, guest lectures

Work Load: 70 pages reading per week, 40 pages writing per term, 3 papers, 1 special projects. Work with agencies and organizations interested in sustainable tourism

Grade: 35% reports/papers, 40% quizzes, 5% in-class presentation, 20% class participation.

Exam Format: exams are a combination of essay and short answer

Syllabus (.pdf)