RTM Course Descriptions

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RTM 100 Introduction to Recreation and Tourism Management
3 Credits

An introduction to the broad field of recreation and tourism. Emphases are placed on the economic role of tourism and potential careers in the industry. Classroom activities and field trips may be required.

Term Offered: Fall, Spring

RTM 105 Introduction to Tourism Management
3 Credits

This is an introduction to the tourism industry and its management issues for participants in the Tourism Management Certificate program. An overview of the industry, economic and social issues associated with tourism and common tourism management issues will be covered in an on-line format. This course will not substitute for RTM 100 for students in the Bachelor’s Degree program.

Term Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

RTM 105C Introduction to Tourism Management
3 Credits

This is an introduction to the tourism industry and its management issues for participants in the Tourism Management Certificate program. An overview of the industry, economic and social issues will be covered in an on-line format. This course will not substitute for RTM 100 for students in the Bachelor’s Degree program. This course is offered in partial fulfillment of a Certificate in Recreation and Tourism Management for non-degree seeking individuals.

Term Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

RTM 222 Managing Tourism Resources
3 Credits

An introduction to the management and operation of the parks and natural areas. Areas of study will include general administration of outdoor recreation facilities and resources.

Term Offered: Fall

RTM 224 Tourism Motivation and Behavior
3 Credits

An examination of the factors that affect and influence travel-related decisions and behavior. 

Term Offered: Spring

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RTM 226 Inclusive Services in Recreation and Tourism
3 Credits

Introduction to the concepts and attitudes underlying inclusive recreation and adapted tourism services, including barriers to participation and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Examines the design, implementation, and evaluation of accessible environments and programs as well as future trends in adapted recreation services. 

Term Offered: Fall, Spring

RTM 240 Programs and Operations in Recreation
3 Credits

Prerequisites: RTM 100

Provides students with a theoretical overview and practical experience in the development, management, supervision and evaluation of recreation programs for public or private agencies. Off-campus activities will be required.

Term Offered: Fall

RTM 309 Lodging Management
3 Credits

Examines the organization and management of various types of lodging facilities. Students will become familiar with all of the functional areas of hotels and other lodging establishments.

RTM 309C Lodging Management
3 Credits

Examines the organization and management of various types of lodging facilities. Students will become familiar with all of the functional areas of hotels and other lodging establishments. This course is offered in partial fulfillment of a Certificate in Recreation and Tourism Management for non-degree seeking individuals.

Term Offered: Fall

RTM 311 Measuring Tourism Impacts
3 Credits

Prerequisites: RTM 224

Course introduces research protocols necessary to measure the benefits and impacts of the tourism industry with a special emphasis on survey research. Topics also include qualitative research, sampling methods, interpretation of statistics and the use of statistical programs such as SPSS. Production of a research report will be a major requirement of the class.

Term Offered: Fall

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RTM 315 Management of Service Organizations
3 Credits

Prerequisites: MKT 305 and MGT 305, or consent of instructor

An overview of the service industry. Explores the history, current status, and future trends of various service organizations, with emphasis on the hospitality, tourism, and recreation industries. Stresses the unique characteristics and operations of service organizations.

RTM 315C Management of Service Organizations
3 Credits

An overview of the service industry. Explores the history, current status, and future trends of various service organizations with emphasis on the hospitality, tourism, and recreation industries. Stresses the unique characteristics and operations of service organizations. This course is offered in partial fulfillment of a Certificate in Recreation and Tourism Management for non-degree seeking individuals.

RTM 325 Tourism Planning and Development
3 Credits

This course combines theory and field experience in the study of the principles and practices for planning, developing, expanding or refining tourism in new or existing tourist areas.

RTM 328 Design and Maintenance of Recreation Facilities
3 Credits

Prerequisites: RTM 222

Explores current principles and practices for planning, designing, and maintaining a wide variety of recreational facilities. The public planning process, needs assessment and economic feasibility assessment will be major topics. Students will be required to visit and evaluate local recreational facilities.

Term Offered: Fall

RTM 328C Design and Maintenance of Recreation Facilities
3 Credits

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: RTM 105C 

Explores current principles and practices for planning, designing, and maintaining a wide variety of recreational facilities. The public planning process, needs assessment and economic feasibility assessment will be major topics. Students will be required to visit and evaluate local recreational facilities. This course is offered in partial fulfillment of a Certificate in Recreation and Tourism Management for non-degree seeking individuals.

Term Offered: Fall

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RTM 331 Administration of Outdoor Recreation
3 Credits

Prerequisites: RTM 222

Examines the many factors related to administration of outdoor recreation programs with emphasis on risk management, safety, and planning.

Term Offered: Spring

RTM 340 Geography for Tourism Professionals
3 Credits

A study of domestic and international tourism destinations designed to familiarize tourism professionals with the attractions, cultures, facilities, resources and issues encountered at these destinations.

RTM 345 Ecotourism
3 Credits

A study of regional and worldwide natural resource based tourism with emphases on sustainable development, nature interpretation, and adventure recreation.

RTM 346 Cultural Tourism
3 Credits

A study of cultural based tourism including historical interpretation, cross-cultural tourism, and heritage preservation.

RTM 347 Resource-based Tourism Management
3 Credits

An in-depth field of study to explore and evaluate the use tourism resources and to identify current and future resource use problems and successful management strategies.

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RTM 348 Ski Area Management
3 Credits

Prerequisites: RTM 100

This course examines the design and operation of commercial downhill ski facilities. Topics will include site design, equipment, snow production, staff training, guest services, safety management and liability issues. Visits to facilities will be planned as a part of the course.

RTM 350 Directed Readings in Recreation and Tourism Management
1-3 Credits

Permits students to do supervised, advanced study in subject areas not fully covered in the classroom. May be repeated for credit with consent of the adviser.

RTM 355 Tourism Promotion
3 Credits

Prerequisites: MKT 305 or consent of instructor

Provides an overview of tourism promotion. Examines the agencies and organizations currently engaged in such promotion and the methods employed by them to attract customers to their tourism destinations.

RTM 356 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Management
3 Credits

Prerequisites: MKT 305 or consent of instructor

Provides students with basic knowledge and practical experience that will enable them to develop strategic marketing plans for hospitality organizations and tourism destinations.

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RTM 358 Ski Management Practicum
3 Credits

Prerequisites: RTM 348

This course provides a supervised educational experience in ski area operations management. A variety of practical projects and training opportunities will be developed based on student’s professional objectives. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

RTM 360 Special Topics in Recreation and Tourism
1-6 Credits

Courses on various topics in recreation and tourism management. Specific topics to be announced and indicated by appropriate title in student transcripts. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

RTM 415 Meetings, Conventions and Special Events Management
3 Credits

Prerequisites: RTM 240

Course examines the process of planning, marketing, publicizing and operation of conferences, conventions, trade shows and special events. Emphasis will also be placed on facility requirements of these events.

Term Offered: Spring

RTM 415C Meetings, Conventions and Special Events Management
3 Credits

Course examines the process of planning, marketing, publicizing and operation of conferences, conventions, trade shows and special events. Emphasis will also be placed on facility requirements of these events. This course is offered in partial fulfillment of a Certificate in Recreation and Tourism Management for non-degree seeking individuals.

Term Offered: Spring

RTM 456 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management
3 Credits

Prerequisites: Senior Standing

Course examines professional issues and professional development in the recreation and tourism field. Students will plan, implement, and present an appropriate independent study project as a major component of this course.

Term Offered: Spring

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RTM 460 Recreation and Tourism Management Internship
3-12 Credits

Prerequisites: 2.0 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in the major, senior standing and permission of instructor

On-the-job training and instruction in the concentration that the student has chosen. The student must work at least 600 clock hours through a combination of variable credit opportunities totaling 12 credit hours.

Term Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

RTM 470 Independent Study
3 Credits

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with fifteen hours or more of previous class work in the discipline

Consists of advanced study, reading, or research in the student’s area of interest.

RTM 471 Independent Study
3 Credits

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with fifteen hours or more of previous class work in the discipline

Consists of advanced study, reading, or research in the student’s area of interest.

RTM 480 Honors Courses
3 Credits

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Seniors who qualify for honors courses are offered the opportunity to study with individual members of the faculty. This is specialized study apart from conventional classroom work. Interested students should contact the Director of the Recreation and Tourism Management Program.

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RTM 481 Honors Courses
3 Credits

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Seniors who qualify for honors courses are offered the opportunity to study with individual members of the faculty. This is specialized study apart from conventional classroom work. Interested students should contact the Director of the Recreation and Tourism Management Program.

RTM 2101 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management
1 Credit

Short-term seminars on various topics in tourism and recreation. May be repeated for elective credit with the consent of the instructor.

RTM 3101 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management
1 Credit

Prerequisites: RTM 3101 and RTM 4101 require permission of instructor

Short-term seminars on various topics in tourism and recreation. May be repeated for elective credit with the consent of the instructor.

RTM 4101 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management
1 Credit

Prerequisites: RTM 3101 and RTM 4101 require permission of instructor

Short-term seminars on various topics in tourism and recreation. May be repeated for elective credit with the consent of the instructor.