HFT 2750 Event Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

An overview of the meetings, conventions, special events and expositions industry.

HFT 3253 Lodging Operations and Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a realistic managerial examination of each major operating department within a lodging firm.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

HFT 3512 Event Promotion 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced course in event promotion and sponsorship acquisition, involving a wide range of subjects relevant to event marketing from both macro (global) and micro (organization) perspectives. The course focuses on the components of development and marketing plans for various venues in the special events sector.

Prerequisite: HFT 2750.

HFT 3806 Food and Beverage Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course provides a managerial examination of full service food and beverage operations. It explores trends and innovations and broad range of subject areas that encompass the food and beverage market and its five main sectors ? quick service, casual and fine dining, beverage and bar, institutional and catering.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides an applied understanding of the strategies and tactics used in hospitality revenue management. Addresses fundamental principles and concepts of revenue management, including capacity management, duration control, demand and revenue forecasting, discounting, overbooking practices, displacement analysis, rate management and sales mix analysis.

Prerequisite: ACG 2021.

HFT 4517 Convention Sales and Service 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Studies the scope of sales and meeting management within the hospitality industry. The reciprocal relationship between selling and service is presented within the context of hospitality marketing practices.

Prerequisite: LEI 3360 or HFT 2750.

HFT 4743 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores a wide range of subjects relevant to tourism and hospitality marketing from both macro (global) and micro (organization) perspectives.

Prerequisite: LEI 3301 and MAR 3023.

HFT 4754 Advanced Event Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advances an understanding of the strategic event management process, including the selection and assessment of methods and techniques utilized in planning, organizing, promoting and delivering major events.

Prerequisite: HFT 2750.

HFT 4755 Theme Park and Attraction Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course provides an in-depth study of the theme park and attraction industry with a focus on management and operations. Specifically, it will examine park design and development, ride and show operations, special events, retail merchandising, food beverage, and support services that form the basis of contemporary parks.

Prerequisite: LEI 3360.

HLP 6515 Evaluation Procedures in Health and Human Performance 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Evaluation and interpretation of tests and analysis of research data.

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HLP 6535 Research Methods in Health and Human Performance 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to research methodology and design.

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HLP 7939 HHP PhD Professional Development Seminar 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Designed to complement the scholarly emphases of the HHP PhD program by providing insight into key considerations for professional development and personal growth.  Best practices will be shared for developing professional aptitude and the skills necessary for successful matriculation through graduate studies and future professional careers.

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HLP 7979 Advanced Research in Health and Human Performance 1-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field, or for students who have been accepted for a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

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HLP 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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HMG 6076 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course will focus on the lodging and restaurant segments of the hospitality industry. This course takes a management perspective when introducing concepts and associated issues in the lodging, meetings/conventions, and restaurant operations. In addition, case study analysis will be largely used to enhance communications of business related concepts, ideas, and problem solving abilities through individual and group decision making in oral and written form.

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HMG 6440 AI Revolutions and Applications in THEM (Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management) 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

A foundational examination of the implications of the artificial intelligence revolution (AI) in the tourism, hospitality, and event industry. Content includes analyses of AI applications in booking, transportation, theme parks, destination and attraction marketing, economic, social, cultural, and environmental impacts, as well as motivators to travel.

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HMG 6448C GIS and Spatial Analysis for Tourism and Social Data 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Focuses on building spatial data analysis skills using tourism, destination management, and natural resources data. Combining lecture and lab instruction, the course teaches how to utilize the opportunities provided by dynamically developing methods of geographical information systems (GIS) for visualization and geographic analysis of the data.

HMG 6466 Revenue Management in Hosp Bus 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course is designed to provide conceptual and practical knowledge regarding hospitality revenue management. Specifically, our focus will be on the lodging industry and we will examine the tools and techniques hospitality professionals employ to optimize their revenue generation.

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HMG 6583C Data Mining with Social Data 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces the students to issues related to data-intensive problems. Newly available massive amounts of data produced with the networks of traditional sensors, social networks, and novel data acquisition systems require new approaches to data storage and analysis. The course focuses on building the initial Big Data analysis skills.

Prerequisite: HLP 6515 and HLP 6535 or instructor consent

HMG 6589C Applied Multivariate Analysis for Tourism and Hospitality 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Focuses on building students' data analysis skills using "real life" data from tourism, leisure and well-being, hospitality, sports and related fields. Combining lecture and lab instruction, the course teaches advanced statistical techniques to analyze data in order to inform managerial decisions.

Prerequisite: HLP 6515 and HLP 6535 or per Instructor Approval.

HMG 6608 Hospitality Law and Risk Management 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Addressing law and risk management in the context of hospitality. In order for hospitality managers to be successful in reducing the probability of injury to participants, and providing the best defense against lawsuits, they must have knowledge of risk management and legal principles. The course is designed to convey the principles, tools, techniques and methods employed in order to be effective in reducing the risk of liability in the hospitality setting.

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HMG 6740 Smart Cities, Attractions, and Theme Parks 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides the foundation needed to design smart tourism places. Examines relationships between technology, traveler behavior, and the travel industry. Students learn to integrate technology, analytics, marketing, and the design of tourism cities, attractions, and theme parks. Focuses on sustainable/safe/healthy environments with cutting-edge technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science.

Prerequisite: Open to master's students who have not been admitted to doctoral candidacy.

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HMG 6747 Marketing in Hospitality/Tourism 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Providing a marketing analysis of the hospitality and tourism industry. The course will cover key marketing principles in practices and discuss tourism and hospitality marketing strategies. Case studies will be used to help students develop an understanding of the interrelationship among the marketing concepts that will be covered in this course. The course should allow students to take the proper marketing steps and make decisions given the latest trends in tourism and hospitality.

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LEI 2000 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (Non-Recreation Majors) 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Understanding the various roles that recreation has in contemporary society. Provides the opportunity to examine recreation as a potential profession.

LEI 2181 Leisure Contemporary Society 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines leisure as a condition of being human, as a cultural mirror and as a social instrument; reflects a wide range of literature from a number of academic disciplines. (S)

Attributes: General Education - Social Science

LEI 3120 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Surveys the history, terminology and current issues of outdoor recreation and parks. Overview of urban, private, NGO, local, state and federal roles in the provision of outdoor recreation opportunities. Explores the tension between recreational use and conservation values.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.

LEI 3140 Philosophy and History of Recreation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview of the philosophical and historical foundations of recreation, leisure and play with the intent of providing students a base on which to interpret the recreation profession. (H)

Prerequisite: 2HH - REC or LEI or HHP majors.

Attributes: General Education - Humanities

LEI 3301 Principles of Travel and Tourism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview of the travel and tourism industry; covers historical, behavioral, societal, and business aspects of travel and tourism.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

LEI 3303 Fundamentals of Tourism Planning 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the planning of tourism services and facilities, including the identification, planning and use of the physical, social and economic resources necessary to develop and support tourism.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

LEI 3320 Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Opportunity to explore and develop leadership and abilities to successfully implement recreation programs and services in leisure delivery systems.

Prerequisite: 3HH standing.

LEI 3340 Resort and Destination Development 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Studies resort and destination development and management in resort planning, development and management. Includes current examples from the industry itself as well as laboratory experience for on-site research and study.

Prerequisite: LEI 3301.

LEI 3360 Hospitality Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview of the hospitality industry, including hotel management, food and beverage operations, business and leisure travel markets, convention services, hospitality trends, quest-based customer service strategies and career opportunities.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher or department permission.

LEI 3400 Recreation Program Design and Leadership 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Focuses on designing and staging leisure experiences using a servant leadership approach. Provides information and practical experiences required to successfully translate agency vision, philosophy and policies into the design, implementation and program evaluation of recreation program and services in community or commercial contexts.

Prerequisite: 3HH standing.

LEI 3500 Administration of Leisure Services 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Organizing and administering leisure and recreation services, emphasizing problem solving. Limited to recreation majors or those with instructor permission.

Prerequisite: 2HH-REC or LEI.

Corequisite: LEI 3320 and LEI 3400.

LEI 3546 Park Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Park operations and management including planning, maintenance, law enforcement, resource management and visitor contact. Examines user conflicts and reviews case studies of existing park operations and research.

Prerequisite: FNR 3153, LEI 3140 or LEI 3250, or instructor permission.

LEI 3705 Leisure Services for People with Disabilities 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Leisure and recreation services for special population groups with a focus on access/inclusion, barriers to participation, disabling conditions, special population groups, program development, service delivery and legislation.

LEI 3843 Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analyzes the entrepreneurial opportunities in tourism, hospitality, recreation, events and sport by examining the process of creating, planning and managing business ventures in these sectors.

LEI 3921 Field Experience in TRSM 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Practical field experience in leisure service delivery. Students apply skill and knowledge as volunteers where they utilize leadership and management skills to enhance participant involvement and agency operations. In addition, the student prepares a resume, investigates agencies as potential intern sites and submits the appropriate forms for approval of an internship site.

Prerequisite: department permission.

LEI 4321 Ecotourism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Studies the components, history, practice and current issues of nature-based tourism. Explores principles and problems of ecotourism for natural resources and host populations and includes rural tourism, economic impacts, tourism life cycle and case studies.

Prerequisite: 6 credits of biological science.

LEI 4540 Management and Supervision of Leisure Facilities and Personnel 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The management process as it relates to planning and operation of leisure service facilities. Subjects include traditional and contemporary management theory, the management process, legal and financial aspects, risk management and contemporary issues in leisure services management. Facility topics include feasibility studies and design issues.

Prerequisite: junior standing or department permission.

LEI 4570 Revenue Resources Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Identifies the many and variable forms of revenue resources available in recreation and the methods of managing that revenue.

Prerequisite: LEI 3400 and ACG 2021.

LEI 4800 Legal Aspects of Tourism, Events and Recreation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Concentrates on the legal aspects of recreation, tourism, hospitality and event management. Enables students to better understand the law as it pertains to their area of specialization and improves risk management practice.

Prerequisite: LEI 2181 and LEI 3301.

LEI 4845 Outdoor Recreation Enterprises 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces a range of private enterprise recreation, park and ecotourism business opportunities and provides guidance and practice in writing an operations business plan for such businesses. Examines customer motivations for engaging with outdoor recreation related businesses, product, services, marketing analysis and methods of providing excellent service.

Prerequisite: LEI 2181.

LEI 4880 Research Methods in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introductory course providing a broad understanding of measurement and evaluation in recreation, sports, events, tourism and hospitality; introduces diverse aspects of research, from setting the theoretical background to evaluating the results of analyses.

Prerequisite: (LEI 2181 or SPM 2000) and STA 2023.

LEI 4905 Variable Topics 1-4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Offered upon request to meet special interests not adequately provided in other courses, such as Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Gerontology and Health and Physical Aspects of Aging.

Prerequisite: department permission.

LEI 4912 TRSM Research 0-5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Participate in supervised research experiences. For this purpose, research is defined as an independent, self-directed experience that enables the student to investigate an issue in tourism, recreation or sport management and then to communicate the results to others. (S-U)

LEI 4940 Internship in Leisure Services 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Practical field experience in selected off-campus leisure service agencies. Normally taken during the last semester before graduation. (S-U)

Prerequisite: department permission.

LEI 4941 Practicum in Tourism, Event and Recreation Management 1-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Provides practical experience for Tourism, Events and Recreation Management majors who will maintain a part-time workload in an approved setting appropriate to their specialization.

Prerequisite: Tourism, Event and Recreation Management majors.

LEI 4955 Travel Studies 1-6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

LEI 5121 Outdoor Recreation and Park Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

History and current issues of outdoor recreation, preservation, and conservation policy in U.S. Review of government and private roles in providing outdoor recreation opportunities. Synthesis of social science research on outdoor recreation behavior and implementation of strategies utilizing current research in park management operations to improve visitor experiences.

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LEI 5188 Trends and Issues in Tourism and Recreation Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to issues and trends pertinent to tourism, leisure, and recreation. Influence of social, demographic, and environmental changes on leisure behavior examined drawing on relevant theories, empirical research, and societal changes to frame analysis.

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LEI 6108 Contemporary Theories of Recreation and Leisure 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Understanding of leisure and recreation as they relate to social, psychological, and economic constructs. Examination of current studies of leisure behavior. Investigation of both holistic and particular dimensional viewpoints and approaches in determination of leisure behavior.

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LEI 6325 Ecotourism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examination of tourism development in hospitality and tourism industry. Emphasis on planning and impacts to area. Case studies used to understand planning and development issues in various destinations worldwide emphasizing how tourism policy affects destination.

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LEI 6326 Sport Tourism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analysis of the interconnectedness of sport and tourism for behavioral, historical, economic, management, marketing, environmental, and policy perspectives.

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LEI 6336 Tourism Planning and Development 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examination of development in hospitality and tourism industry. Case studies used to understand planning and development issues in various destinations around the world. Emphasis on impact of tourism policy on area.

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LEI 6351 Heritage Tourism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theory, practice, history, terminology and current issues of cultural heritage tourism planning and management. Basic survey of cultural and heritage components: motives and behaviors of heritage tourist attractions (museums, arts, festivals/events, and landscapes), interpretation, economics, and policies.

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LEI 6513 Administrative Procedures in Leisure Services 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Understanding fundamentals of management and organization behavior theory underlying provision of tourism, recreation, and park facilities and services. Influence of external environment on management procedures emphasized.

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LEI 6557 Recreation Management/Development in the Coastal Zone 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to the coastal environment as a predominant setting for recreation activity and development. Examines specific recreational problems associated with coastal zone management within the framework of coastal resources. Survey of public-private issues, planning concerns, and user conflicts common in the coastal zone.

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LEI 6562 Advanced Marketing for Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examination of multidimensional marketing functions common to complex recreation, park, and tourism organizations. Emphasis on strategic planning in marketing and its use by recreation, parks, and tourism organizations. Class project in tourism marketing helps develop more in-depth understanding and appreciation of application of marketing to local agency.

Prerequisite: LEI 6895.

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LEI 6895 Tourism Theory and Concepts 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analysis of theories, concepts, and issues related to tourism. Topics include sociocultural impacts of tourism, tourist roles, definitions of tourism, tourist motivations, issues of inequality, terrorism and tourism, sex tourism, and tourism and urban regeneration.

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LEI 6903 Readings in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 1-3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Selected independent, in-depth readings on a specific topic. Readings will be supervised and evaluated.

Prerequisite: Intended for master's students.

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LEI 6905 Directed Independent Study 1-5 Credits, Max 10 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual projects under faculty guidance.

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LEI 6910 Supervised Research 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Research

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LEI 6931 Special Topics in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 1-6 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special Topics

Prerequisite: Intended for master's students.

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LEI 6940 Supervised Teaching 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Teaching

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LEI 6944 Practicum in Tourism & Recreation Management 1-6 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Practicum in Tourism Recreation Management

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LEI 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Master's Thesis

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LEI 7170 Foundations of Leisure Behavior 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced examination of sociological, socio-psychological, and philosophical literature in leisure studies. Topics include leisure definitions debate; influence of gender, race, class, and age on leisure; time crunch and commodification of leisure; and role of leisure in 21st century society.

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LEI 7901 Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Higher Education 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines current trends and issues impacting tourism, recreation, and sport management in higher education. Topics include curriculum development, accreditation, distance learning, university organization and governance, university economics, faculty responsibilities, and life in the academy.

Prerequisite: required for all doctoral students.

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LEI 7904 Advanced Readings in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 1-3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Selected independent in-depth readings on specific topics. Supervised and evaluated.

Prerequisite: intended for doctoral students.

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LEI 7905 Advanced Independent Study in Recreation, Parks and Tourism 1-3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual projects completed under faculty guidance.

Prerequisite: intended for all doctoral students.

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LEI 7910 Advanced Supervised Research 1-5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Advanced Supervised Research

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LEI 7933 Advanced Special Topics in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 1-3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced Special Topics in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

Prerequisite: intended for doctoral students.

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