Geography of Travel and Tourism

3 credits


College of Arts and Science

Examines the fundamentals of the geography of tourism and travel in both foreign and domestic contexts. During the past few decades, tourism has been a fast-growing industry around the world, although tourism can easily be negatively influenced by terrorism, natural disasters, and economic downturns. Looks at several common types of tourism and focus on the positive and negative impacts of tourism upon local cultures, the environment, and economic development. Graded on A-F basis only. Recommended: GEOG 1100 or GEOG 1200 or sophomore standing.