Course Descriptions

TVL 231 - Tourism Specialization

3 Credits

Exciting segments of the travel and tourism market will be explored. Cruising is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. The class will look in detail at cruise history, cruise types, how the industry operates, the experience at sea and compare and contrast itineraries. Course content will also cover the tools and techniques necessary to prepare for an exciting and enriching career as a tour guide, director or planner. Knowledge will be applied through the use of professional and promotional materials, as well as through a computerized hands-on component. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the history of cruising and how it affects today's cruise experience
2. Identify what is typically included on a cruise
3. Price a cruise using industry promotional material
4. Recognize the most common roadblocks to the cruise purchase
5. Compare and contrast ships and cruise companies
6. Use cruise ship deck plan to locate cabins that best meet the client's needs and budget
7. Describe what typically takes place on a cruise during a day at sea or a day at port
8. Match specific cruise itineraries and cruise line companies with the type of traveler who would favor it

Course Offered Spring only

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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018