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  • Objectives
    The Travel and Tourism profile prepares students for university studies in transportation, hospitality and tourism, as well as geography, marketing and Business Administration administration. This profile aims to give students a better understanding of the economic, social and cultural impact of the contemporary travel and tourism industry.
  • Academic Title
    Travel and Tourism Studies Profile
  • Course description
    Term 1
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    350-101-DW    General Psychology    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Description:    This is the first course in the discipline for most students and a requirement for all students in the Social Science program. It is also necessary for admission to most university psychology programs. The course is designed to acquaint students with the principles and methods of psychology and to expose them to the various areas encompassed by the field.
     
    383-101-DW    Introduction to Economics    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course is a pre-requisite to all other Economics courses. The course introduces students to economic systems, the great economic thinkers, the different schools of thought, and the basic concepts and theories of economics. Students will become familiar with introductory tools, methods, and models of economic analysis, as well as recognize their limitations. Applying different perspectives and relying on current and historical data, the course exposes students to Canada’s and Quebec’s major macroeconomic problems such as unemployment, recessions, inflation, and the public debt. Students will learn how governments can use fiscal, monetary, and trade policies to reduce domestic economic problems. The course prepares students to critically assess government economic policies and economic information in the news media.
     
    General Education

    • 109-103-02    Health and Physical Education    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-103-04    Knowledge    3 - 1 - 3    60
    • 602-10_-03    French: Bloc A    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-101-04    Introduction to College English    2 - 2 - 4    60

    Term 2
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs

    ___-___-__    Option 100 Level Course          

        * Anthropology
        * Biology
        * Classics
        * Mathematics
        * Philosophy
        * Political Science
        * Religion
        * Sociology

    300-300-DW    Research Methods    2 - 2 - 2    60

    320-212-DW    Tourism    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Description:    The objective of this course is to explore the relationship between geography and the movement of people for diverse reasons. Travel and tourism will be examined in a historical context and related to economic well-being and transportation technologies. The motivations and origins of travellers, their destinations and the impacts of tourism on host societies will be considered. Topics discussed may include the effect of disposable income on travel, the impact of mass movers such as cruise ships, the effects of Boeing 737 and the Airbus 380 on the tourist industry, destinations and their qualities, eco-tourism and the social, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism. Information technologies and the Internet will be used extensively in this course.
     
    330-101-DW    Western Civilization    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course traces the growth of Western civilization from its roots in the Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions to the 20th century. Among the major themes covered are the emergence and influence of key intellectual currents, social and political revolution, the development of industrial society, the birth of the nation state, imperialism, totalitarianism, and the two world wars. Students are introduced to basic concepts such as historical cause and social change, race, class and gender, as well as to the major political ideologies.
     
    General Education

    • 109-104-02    Physical Activity    0 - 2 - 1    30
    • 345-102-03    World Views    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 603-102-04    Literary Genres    2 - 2 - 3    60
    • COMP 1    Complementary         

    Term 3
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    320-201-DW    Economic Geography     2 - 1 - 3    45

    Description:    The forces of globalization and regionalisation/regionalism play a fundamental role in reworking the global space economy. This course will examine perspectives on the configuration of economic geographies. We will pay particular attention to the significance of “globalization” and the role of economic, political and technological processes and actors in shaping geographically specific development processes.
     
    320-302-DW    Applied Geography    2 - 1 - 3    45

    360-300-DW    Quantitative Methods    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    300-300-DW - Research Methods

    401-101-DW    Introduction to Business    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    The Introduction to Business course provides an opportunity to explore the ways in which business activities are organized so that the various factors of production (raw materials, capital, assets and human resources) can be successfully combined to produce goods and services desired by customers. The course provides an essential understanding of the conditions necessary to the development and survival of businesses.
     
    General Education

    • 602-B__-03    French: Bloc B    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-103-04    Literary Themes    2 - 2 - 3    60
    • COMP 2    Complementary         

    Term 4
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs

    ___-___-__    Option 200 Level Course          

    Choose one from disciplines previously taken.
     
    300-308-DW    Integrative Seminar    2 - 2 - 4    60

    Prerequisites:    300-300-DW - Research Methods

    360-300-DW - Quantitative Methods


    320-401-DW    Advanced Studies in Geography     2 - 1 - 3    45

    Description:    Location and place are the most important aspects of a geographic understanding of the world. However, just knowing where things are is not enough; we must also understand why they are there. Emphasis will be placed on developing analytical skills through analysis of selected themes.
     
    401-315-DW    Global Marketing    2 - 1 - 3    45


    General Education

    • 109-105-02    Active Living    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-BXH-03    Applied Themes in Humanities    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 603-BXE-04    Applied Themes in English    2 - 2 - 2    60

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