Course Descriptions - Hospitality & Tourism

TAT121 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to the basic principles of the hospitality and tourism industry. The course explores economic, social, and cultural impact of the industry on the global marketplace. Emphasis is placed on the components of the hospitality and tourism industry and their interdependence.

TAT133 Airline Reservation and Ticketing (3-0-3)

This course studies domestic and international airline history and ticketing. The impacts of world events (terrorism, consolidation and economics) on the airline industry are studied. Creating passenger name records, inquiry into seat availability, airline schedules, airfares and reservations are executed through computer simulation. Students learn industry specific terms and jargon used by the airlines, travel agents, and tour operators. Current events in the airline industry are discussed. F

TAT140 Event Management (3-0-3)

This course explores the logistics involved in event planning. Scope and size of events will be examined in detail. Topics include concept, design, feasibility, marketing, financial management, risk management, staging, staffing, leadership, ethics, safety and security, and careers in this area of the hospitality industry. Spring only

TAT221 Passenger Management (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to the concepts of passenger group/tour management. Topics include client/ group psychology; site guiding; working with suppliers/ attractions; arranging transportation/accommodations; communication with the client/group representative; selling group travel services, and careers in tour management. F

TAT231 Hospitality & Tourism Management Internship (0-9-3)

This course provides students with the opportunity for concentrated study, observation, and work in the area of individual interest in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management. An instructor-approved internship is required. The internship allows students to combine classroom theory and real-world industry experience, while exploring potential career paths.The course requires completion of 135 hours of fieldwork. Grading is on a pass/fail basis.

PR: Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt. major, completion of TAT121, completion of 30 credit hours, minimum overall GPA 2.0, and permission of Division.

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