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TOU737 - Tourism Planning

TOU 737 Tourism Planning (3 credits).Students will become familiar with the process of tourism planning as a mechanism to sustainable tourism development. This course will explore the advanced principles, steps, tools and case studies of tourism planning. Tourism policy, law, and administration will also be reviewed.

TOU777 - Tourism Field Experience

TOU 777 Tourism Field Experience (6-9 credits). Because a student enrolled in the Master of Arts in Tourism, Planning, and Development must engage in a field experience in the period between the successful completion of the first semester until the twenty-fourth month of the program, this course is a required component. For this course, an enrollee acquires practical experiences and applies those experiences according to the student's interest and expertise. The field experience serves as a transition from course work to the Thesis/Master’s

TOU899 - Thesis/Masters Degree Project Option

TOU 899 Thesis/Master’s Degree Project Option (3-6 credits). Upon completion of the required course work students will complete the Thesis/Master’s Degree Project Option phase. The Thesis/Master’s Degree Project Option will be a piece of original research that contributes to knowledge within the tourism field. Project based work will be evaluated by the MA Tourism Development Program Advisor. A master’s degree project will be valued at three credits and the thesis six.