Adventure Studies Major

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Lower level required courses (39 credits)
ACCT 1000
Financial Accounting (3,0,0)

ACCT 1000 Financial Accounting (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students develop a basic understanding of financial accounting, which involves analyzing and recording a variety of financial transactions and preparing and evaluating financial reports. Topics financial statements; accounting events and entries; accounting adjustments; internal control and cash; accounts receivable; merchandising and inventory; long-term assets, liabilities; statement of cash flows; and financial statement analysis.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diploma in Horticulture and Management, Tourism programs, Adventure Studies programs
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of ACCT 1000, ACCT 1211, ACCT 1221, ACCT 2210, ACCT 2211, ACCT 1030, ACCT 1210, ACCT 1220, BBUS 2210 or BBUS 2211
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ECON 1220
Introduction to Basic Economics (3,0,0)

ECON 1220 Introduction to Basic Economics (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students develop a basic understanding of economic principles, which allows for and encourages informed discussion of media-covered issues. Topics include contrasting macroeconomics and microeconomics; gross domestic product; economic growth and business cycles; unemployment and inflation; aggregate supply and demand; scarcity, opportunity costs, globalization and trade; law of supply and demand; accounting versus economic profits; money and exchange rates; government choices, markets, efficiency, and equity; monopoly and competition; externalities, public goods, and free riders.
Note: Students will not receive credit for ECON 1220 unless it has been completed prior to earning a grade of C- or better in either ECON 1900 or ECON 1950. ECON 1221-Introduction to Basic Economic
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CMNS 1810
Professional and Academic Composition (3,0,0)

CMNS 1810 Professional and Academic Composition (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students learn the theory and practice of successful academic and professional writing. Students compare and apply techniques involved in writing for business and academic purposes, learning skills in audience assessment, document planning and design, research, and effective writing. Students complete assignments ranging from academic essays to a variety of professional communication documents.
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of CMNS 1810, CMNS 1291, ENGL 1810, CMNS 1811 or CMNS 1290
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CMNS 2290
Technical Communication (3,0,0)

CMNS 2290 Technical Communication (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students study a variety of technical communications used to document professional activity, including proposals, technical and formal reports, policies and procedures, technical descriptions and definitions, and instructions. Students learn the importance of documentation and accountability as part of professional due diligence, applicable across many fields including journalism, business, government, public service, consulting and research institutes. Students develop skills in assessing communication needs in a scenario, identifying communication goals, audience need and relevant media. Finally, students learn skills in research and synthesis to ensure professional engagement and presentation of research material. Prerequisites: CMNS 1291 OR CMNS 1290 OR ENGL 1100 OR ENGL 1101 OR CMNS 1810
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of CMNS 2290, ENGL 2290 AND CMNS 2291
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GEOG 2700
Introduction to Geographical Analysis (3,0,2)

GEOG 2700 Introduction to Geographical Analysis (3,0,2)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This computer-based laboratory course introduces students to quantitative methods used for geographic analysis. Students learn the fundamentals of statistical analysis of quantitative and qualitative variables and how to use computer software to perform these analyses. At the end of the course, students understand how to apply quantitative methods to answer questions of geographic interest, and have developed a working knowledge of the most commonly used statistical software in quantitative geography.
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TMGT 1110
Introduction to Tourism (3,0,0)

TMGT 1110 Introduction to Tourism (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course introduces tourism as an industry and a phenomenon. Topics will include the economic, social, environmental and political environment in which tourism operates at a global and local level. Students are introduced to tourism products and experiences in B.C. and given the opportunity to identify career paths in the tourism industry.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% or equivalent
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of TMGT 1110, CONV 1010 or CONV 1011.
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TMGT 1140
Human Resources Management (3,0,0)

TMGT 1140 Human Resources Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Changing values, shifting demographics, evolving legislation and a growing emphasis on social responsibility are among the forces shaping the way we manage people today. Students examine human resource management issues as they relate to human resource planning, the legal environment, recruitment, and selection, evaluation and development, compensation, and emerging labour issues and trends in the tourism industry.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% or equivalent, or completion of ENGL 0600, or completion of ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a minimum of C+
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of BBUS 2810, BBUS 3810, BBUS 3811, HRMN 2820, HRMN 2821 or TMGT 1140.
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TMGT 1150
Tourism and Services Marketing (3,0,0)

TMGT 1150 Tourism and Services Marketing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course explores the role, concepts and principles of marketing within the tourism industry. It examines market research and planning, product pricing and costing, packaging, promotion, service as a primary product, advertising methods, target marketing, factors in consumer preference and assessment of guest satisfaction.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 73% or equivalent or completion of ENGL 0600, or completion of ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a minimum C+.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of BBUS 2430, BBUS 3430, BBUS 3431, CONV 1060, CONV 1061, MKTG 2430, MKTG 2431 or TMGT 1150.
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TMGT 2060
People, Places and the Toured Landscape (3,0,0)

TMGT 2060 People, Places and the Toured Landscape (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore historical, geographical and cross cultural contexts for understanding tourism products, experiences and impacts.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% or equivalent, or ENGL 0600, or ENGL 0620 or completion of ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a minimum C+
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TMGT 1160
Organizational Leadership in Tourism (3,0,0)

TMGT 1160 Organizational Leadership in Tourism (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is designed to address the changes occurring in the workplace today. As many of the graduates of this program will find themselves in supervisory positions within the tourism industry, the course will be delivered from the perspective of a supervisor and how he/she fits into today's organizations.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 73% or equivalent or completion of ENGL 0600, or completion of ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a grade of C+ or better.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of BBUS 2720, BBUS 2721, ORGB 2810, ORGB 2811 or TMGT 1160.
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TMGT 2250
Tourism and Hospitality Law (3,0,0)

TMGT 2250 Tourism and Hospitality Law (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

In this course, students are introduced to the legal rights, responsibilities and obligations of organizations in the hospitality industry. This industry operates under a combination of Common Law and Statute Law passed by both federal and provincial legislature. Emphasis is placed on the legal problems regularly faced by business firms within this industry and their possible solutions.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% or equivalent, or ENGL 0600, or ESAL 0570 with a minimum C+ and ESAL 0580 with a minimum C+
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of TMGT 2250, CONV 1050 or CONV 1051.
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TMGT 2610
Environmental Issues in the Tourism Industry (3,0,0)

TMGT 2610 Environmental Issues in the Tourism Industry (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

The rapid growth of tourism on a global scale has resulted in significant negative environmental impacts, and there is increasing concern about the relationship between tourism and the environment, both natural and cultural. This course explores the challenges facing the tourism industry in attempting to create a balance between environmental and economic concerns. The rich history of the conservation movement and development of the national parks system provides a lens through which to understand the foundation of the North American tourism industry. In addition, students examine the current "greening" of the tourism industry.
Prerequisite: English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% or equivalent, or ENGL 0600, or completion of ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 with a minimum C+
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One of these three
EVNT 2190
Destination Marketing Organizations (3,0,0)or

EVNT 2190 Destination Marketing Organizations (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

As tourism expands around the globe, new opportunities for destination marketing emerge. However, with these opportunities, come increasing competition and challenges for the destination marketer. The aim of this course is to provide the learner with some of the skills necessary to develop marketing strategies, build the destination's visibility and image and attract key market segments.
Prerequisite: TMGT 1150 or equivalent
Note: Students can only get credit for one of EVNT 2190, CONV 2190
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EVNT 2250
Sports Event Marketing (3,0,0)or

EVNT 2250 Sports Event Marketing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is designed to introduce students to skills necessary to effectively market a sporting event. Students will learn how to develop a plan to target relevant markets including attendees, competitors and sponsors. Students will be exposed to business concepts such as product development, market opportunities and marketing plans.
Prerequisite: TMGT 1150 or equivalent
Note: Students can only get credit for one of EVNT 2250, CONV 2250
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HMGT 2120
Hotel Sales and Convention Services (3,0,0)

HMGT 2120 Hotel Sales and Convention Services (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course provides insight into the scope and various segments of the groups market and demonstrates the relationship between professional service and operational success. Students will be given a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of managing a convention facility as well as exposure to key group markets and techniques for attracting them to the property.
Prerequisite: TMGT 1150 or equivalent.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of HMGT 2120, BBUS 3450, BBUS 3451, MKTG 3450 or MKTG 3451.
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Upper level core courses (18 credits)
ADVG 3200
Adventure Sport and Tourism (3,0,0)

ADVG 3200 Adventure Sport and Tourism (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Adventure sport and adventure tourism are terms used to describe a wide variety of activities - from bungee jumps to commercial ski trips to the South Pole. This course provides a survey of the adventure sport and adventure tourism industry; its philosophical foundations; adventure in contemporary society; the interrelationship of adventure in leisure, recreation, tourism, and extreme sports; and career paths.
Prerequisite: 3rd year standing
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CMNS 3240
Advanced Professional Communication (1,2,0)

CMNS 3240 Advanced Professional Communication (1,2,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students develop best practice skills in advanced professional writing with an emphasis on the design and production of strategic and planning-level communication documents, including a formal report, with added emphasis on online communication contexts, including multimedia production and social media. In addition, students consider and develop multi-phased communication strategies, learn advanced research skills and consider techniques for effective collaboration. Prerequisites: CMNS 1290 OR CMNS 1291 AND Completion of 42 credits
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of CMNS 3240, BBUS 3631 AND CMNS 3241
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TMGT 3020
Tourism Policy and Planning (3,0,0)

TMGT 3020 Tourism Policy and Planning (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to policy and planning theories and their application to tourism. The relationship between tourism, public policy, planning, and development is also examined.
Prerequisite: 3rd year standing
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TMGT 3050
Research in Tourism (3,1,0)

TMGT 3050 Research in Tourism (3,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students engage in the process of conducting and evaluating research in the field of tourism.
Prerequisite: GEOG 2700 or a course in research methodology or statistics approved by the department and 3rd year standing.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of TMGT 3050, MKTG 3480, MKTG 3481, BBUS 3480, BBUS 3481 or CMNS 3000.
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TMGT 4080
Reflecting Philosophically on Tourism (3,0,0)

TMGT 4080 Reflecting Philosophically on Tourism (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are required to reflect on their tourism knowledge and practice in a deep theoretical and philosophical manner, and examine their own positions and values as future professionals in the tourism field. Drawing largely on classic and contemporary writings in philosophy and social theory outside the tourism canon, students cultivate an understanding of the unquestioned and presumed ideologies that lie behind some of today's most problematic tourism practices. Students are exposed to theoretical and philosophical positions that present an alternative way forward.
Prerequisite: 4th year standing
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One of these two
TMGT 3030
Financial Management for Tourism (3,0,1)(L)or

TMGT 3030 Financial Management for Tourism (3,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course examines the principles of financial management as they apply to firms in tourism and hospitality sectors. Topics covered include financial statement analysis; budgeting; time value-of-money; profit planning and decision-making; cost-volume-profit analysis; and capital budgeting. Special topics in hospitality and tourism include management contracts; franchising; revenue management; and real estate investment trusts (REITS).
Prerequisite: TMGT 2010 or equivalent and 3rd year standing.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of BBUS 2120, BBUS 3120, BBUS 3121, FNCE 2120, FNCE 2121, FNCE 3120 or TMGT 3030.
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ADVG 4010
Business Applications for Eco and Adventure Tourism Management (3,0,0)

ADVG 4010 Business Applications for Eco and Adventure Tourism Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is the study of applied business concepts and practices pertaining to the management and marketing of eco and adventure tourism operations. The course examines tourism strategic management, business start-up considerations, product positioning, tourism opportunity studies, tourism consulting, innovative pricing methods, and product development.
Prerequisite: 3rd year standing
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ADVG required electives: any ADVG 3000 or 4000 level course (21 credits)
Required Capstone (3 credits)
ADVG 4800
Adventure Capstone Course (3,0,0)or

ADVG 4800 Adventure Capstone Course (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This capstone course investigates contemporary adventure and sport issues, and aims to prepare students as future leaders in business and community development. Topics include ongoing personal and professional development, navigating through current industry trends, graduate school expectations, and vocational issues. Through readings and class discussions, students formulate a personal written philosophy, articulating their vision and mission as professionals in the field of adventure and sport.
Prerequisite: 4th year standing. This course should be taken in the last year of a student's program.
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TMGT 4020
Graduating Seminar (0,3,0)

TMGT 4020 Graduating Seminar (0,3,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students complete an independent project that integrates knowledge acquired in the BTM and present the project in a professional written document and formal oral presentation.
Prerequisite: TMGT 3050 and either 4th year standing in the Bachelor of Tourism Management program or 2nd year standing in a Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism Post-Baccalaureate Diploma.
Note: Students may only receive credit for one of TMGT 4020 or ADVG 4080.
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Electives: Upper- or lower-level (30 credits)
Electives: Upper level, any discipline (6 credits)
Work experience (500 hours, 3 credits)
COOP 1000
Career Management (1.5,0,0)

COOP 1000 Career Management (1.5,0,0)

Credits: 1 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students admitted into co-operative education must complete this pre-requisite one credit course prior to their first work term. The course will cover an introduction to co-operative education, career development theory, self-assessment, career communications, interview skills, workplace dynamics, networking, workplace culture and issues specific to co-operative education work terms. Students who are not enrolled in coopertive education may still take this course, but they should determine whether it is accepted by their certificate, diploma, or degree program before registering.
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COOP 1170
BTM Co-op Work Term 1

COOP 1170 BTM Co-op Work Term 1

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course provides TRU students access to co-op education. Co-operative education integrates academic studies with paid periods of relevant work experience and provides students with the opportunity to develop specific competencies, professional skills and technical knowledge related to their field of study.
Prerequisite: COOP 1000
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Completion of COOP 1000 is mandatory prior to a student's Cooperative Education work term.
Completion of COOP 1000 is not included in the overall 120 credits required for the degree.