Undergraduate Catalog

Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Interim Chairperson: Dr. Michael D. Lukkarinen
Office: Currens Hall 400
Telephone: (309) 298-1967; Fax: (309) 298-2967
E-mail: rpta@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/rpta

Program Offerings and Locations:

  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration: Macomb, Quad Cities (RPTA and Community Organizations options only)
  • Minor in Event Planning and Management: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Horticulture: Macomb
  • Minor in Hospitality Management: Macomb
  • Minor in Nonprofit Administration: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Outdoor Leadership: Macomb
  • Minor in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Therapeutic Recreation: Macomb
  • Minor in Youth Leadership: Macomb

For student learning outcomes, please see wiu.edu/provost/learningoutcomes.

Faculty: Boston, Broughton, Cassady, Choi, Doh, Eggleston, Lukkarinen, McLean, Owens, Piletic, Porter, Robinett.

Advisor: Dadello.

In a world characterized by new technology and rapidly changing human needs, leisure is increasingly recognized for its contribution to a fulfilling life. Leisure is commonly recognized as arts, recreation, entertainment, health and fitness, hospitality, outdoor activities, sport, travel, and tourism. Leisure services are provided through service agencies found in community, commercial, non-profit, and outdoor settings.

The Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions since 1978. In addition to certifications that can be earned through course work, students graduating from this program are immediately eligible to sit for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional exam, and students who successfully complete the prescribed courses are eligible to sit for the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist examination.

Recent graduates are employed in the design, delivery, management, and evaluation of leisure services across a wide array of industries including:

  • Adapted and Therapeutic Recreation
  • Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management
  • Community Recreation (Park districts, non-profits, youth and public recreation organizations)
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

The B.S. in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration curriculum allows students to develop leadership skills, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking skills, and to engage in day-to-day activities associated with managing leisure service industries. Students are able to select among options (Adapted Recreation and Inclusion; Community Organizations; Outdoor Recreation; Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration; and Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management), minors, and electives to enhance their skill sets in preparation for specific careers. A grade of C- or better in each Core Course and a 2.0 GPA for all Core Courses are required for the major. For more information regarding the options and minors, students should speak with the departmental and minor advisors.

In addition to the Environmental Conservation Outdoor Education Expedition (ECOEE), a semester-long experience conducted in national parks, outdoor education centers, and wilderness areas, students are provided opportunities to participate in Study Abroad, to engage with professionals through experiential education and field trips, to participate in practicums, and to complete a professional internship.

Students earning a B.S. in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration are well prepared for employment with adapted and therapeutic recreation agencies, non-profit organizations, park districts, university student unions and recreation centers, hospitals, civic and senior citizen centers, state and national parks, camps and outdoor recreation centers, wilderness camping programs, resource management agencies, resorts, destination management organizations, travel and tourism agencies, restaurants, lodging, event planning companies, casinos, private clubs, and cruise lines.

GradTrac is available to Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration majors. See more information about GradTrac.

Honors Curriculum—Academically qualified students in this department are encouraged to complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Honors in the Major, or General Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (G H 299). General Honors includes General Honors coursework. Honors in the Major includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Honors in the Major and General Honors. View more information about honors curricula or visit the Centennial Honors College website at wiu.edu/honors.

Integrated Baccalaureate and Master’s Degree Program—Two integrated baccalaureate and master’s degree programs are available for the Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration: Master of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration and Master of Museum Studies. An integrated degree program provides the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to earn both degrees in five years. Please refer to the Graduate Studies catalog for details about the integrated program.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science—Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration must complete I, II, III, IV, and V below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h. A grade of C- or better in each Core Course and a 2.0 GPA for all Core Courses are required to complete the Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration major.

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses: 28 s.h.
    RPTA 111, 230, 235†, 322†, 398, 497, 499
  3. Options of Study (select A, B, C, D, or E): 15 s.h.
    1. Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
      1. Directed Electives: 3 s.h.
        Select 3 s.h. from RPTA 422, 449, 454, 467
      2. Departmental Electives: 12 s.h.
        Select 12 s.h. of RPTA courses
    2. Adapted Recreation and Inclusion
      1. Special Courses: HS 250; RPTA 199, 251, 454: 9 s.h.
      2. Select 3 s.h. from the following: KIN 473; RPTA 428, 452, 493: 3 s.h.
      3. Select 3 s.h. from the following: AAS 100; LAS 210; SOC 300; SOC/WS 360: 3 s.h.
    3. Community Organizations
      1. Special Courses: HM 151; RPTA 199, 422: 6 s.h.
      2. Select 9 s.h. from the following:
        RPTA 251, 340, 370, 424, 428, 430, 482, 487, 488: 9 s.h.
    4. Outdoor Recreation
      1. Special Courses: RPTA 376, 448, 449: 9 s.h.
      2. Select 6 s.h. from the following: RPTA 249, 340, 478, 481, 487, 488, 489: 6 s.h.
    5. Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
      1. Special Courses: HM 151, 354; NUTR 152, 153; RPTA 199, 467: 12 s.h.
      2. Select 3 s.h. from the following: HM 359, 451; RPTA 300, 362, 367, 482: 3 s.h.
  4. Any approved minor: 16 s.h.
  5. Open Electives: 18 s.h.

# The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) a designated foreign language requirement [see Foreign Language/Global Issues Requirement]; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.
† RPTA 235 and 322 fulfill the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement.

Minors

Minor in Event Planning and Management: 17 s.h.
  1. Core Courses: 8 s.h.
    HM 151, 359; RPTA 367
  2. Directed Electives
    1. Choose 6 s.h. from the following: 6 s.h.
      HM 256, 350, 354, 356, 452; HM/RPTA 455; RPTA 424, 460, 461, 466, 467
    2. Choose 3 s.h. from the following: 3 s.h.
      BC&J 340, 346; BCOM 320; COMM 343, 344, 356; GCOM 112, 117; HRM 353; MGT 349; MKTG 327, 331, 337; THEA 321
Minor in Horticulture: 18 s.h.

See Interdisciplinary Studies Minors.

Minor in Hospitality Management: 17 s.h.
  1. Core Courses: 14 s.h.
    HM 151, 250, 251, 353; NUTR 152, 153; RPTA 300
  2. Select 3 s.h. from the following courses: 3 s.h.
    HM 253, 256, 350, 354, 356, 359, 451, 452; HM/RPTA 455; NUTR 300
Minor in Nonprofit Administration: 19 s.h.
  1. Core Courses: RPTA 199, 370, 424: 7 s.h.
  2. Choose one of the following courses: 3 s.h.
    BC&J 340, COMM 343, MKTG 327
  3. Choose one of the following courses: 3 s.h.
    AAS 100, LAS 210, SOC 300, SOC/WS 360
  4. Choose one of the following courses: 3 s.h.
    HS 400; MGT 349; RPTA 322, 422
  5. Choose one of the following courses: 3 s.h.
    RPTA 235, 428, 430, 467
Minor in Outdoor Leadership: 24 s.h.
  1. Core Courses: RPTA 249, 349, 450: 9 s.h.
  2. Field Study: RPTA 376, 444, 446, 448, 449: 15 s.h.

Note: Admission to the minor requires that the student be in good academic standing and successfully complete the application process for the Environmental Conservation Outdoor Education Expedition (ECOEE). The minor requires a prescribed sequencing of courses, where RPTA 249 and 349 are taken prior to the learning expedition, and all five Field Study courses are taken during the learning expedition.

Minor in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration: 16 s.h.
  1. RPTA 111: 3 s.h.
  2. RPTA Electives (RPTA 398, 399, 499 cannot apply to minimum total): 13 s.h.
Minor in Therapeutic Recreation: 19 s.h.

RPTA 199, 251, 351, 451, 453, 454, 464: 19 s.h.

Minor in Youth Leadership: 18 s.h.
  1. Core Courses: 6 s.h.
    HM 151; RPTA 199, 428
  2. Directed Electives
    1. Select 6 s.h. from the following courses: 6 s.h.
      RPTA 230, 235, 249, 251, 322, 340, 497; RPTA/KIN 493
    2. Select 6 s.h. from the following courses (courses must have two different prefixes): 6 s.h.
      C&I 110; COMM 344, 381; ECH 273, 274; EDS 121; KIN 451, 454, 459; LEJA 201; PSY 221, 422, 425; SOC 370, 425, 480; SPED 210; SW 330

Course Descriptions

RECREATION, PARK AND TOURISM ADMINISTRATION (RPTA)

110 Concepts of Leisure. (3) (General Education/Human Well-Being) Explores the place of leisure in society. Examines what people do for recreation and leisure in a changing culture. Assists students from all majors to develop a personal leisure life-style that promotes wellness.

111 Introduction to Leisure and Hospitality Services. (3) Examines the purpose and function of leisure and hospitality services delivered by governmental, non-profit, and private agencies.

112 Recreation for Life. (2) (General Education/Human Well-Being) Examines the contribution of organized recreation to the development and maintenance of individual well-being. This class will assist students’ personal exploration of how recreation can enhance body, mind, and spirit. Classroom concepts will be practiced during laboratory hours.

199 Fieldwork in Leisure Services. (1, repeatable to 2) A minimum of 50 clock hours work experience in an approved leisure, nonprofit, therapeutic, or youth service agency. Graded S/U only.

202 (Cross-listed with AGE/ANTH/SOC 202) (Formerly RPTA 200) Introduction to Gerontology. (3) An introduction to Gerontology, including a comprehensive and critical review of demographic, physiological, activity, and psychosocial dimensions of aging-related issues and processes. Not open to students with credit in AGE/ANTH/SOC 202.

230 Leadership in Leisure Services. (3) A study of the theory, principles, and processes of leadership in delivery of leisure services. Laboratory involved.

235 Programming Principles & Applications in Leisure Services. (3) Explores the purpose and functions of programs, planning principles, objectives, organizational behavior, and evaluation. Translation of a program plan into practical situations. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Field observations required. A one-time charge for online instruction materials applies to this course.

249 Principles of Outdoor Adventure Recreation. (3) Investigates the components of an outdoor adventure experience including environmental behavior, personal growth, technical abilities, and safety. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Laboratory charge for course.

251 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation. (3) Provides an introduction to the field of therapeutic recreation, theories and models, orientation to types of disability, interventions, and settings of service. Field experience required.

300 Lodging Industries. (3) Examines the principles, practices, and philosophy of the lodging industries including sectors, legal considerations, professional associations, and industry standards. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

322 Administration of Leisure Services. (3) Provides basis for understanding administrative processes related to delivery of leisure services. Explores legal/legislative issues, organizational structure, planning, and human resource management. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisites: RPTA 230 and 235; junior status or consent of instructor.

323 Administration of Leisure Services II. (3) Provides a basis for understanding administrative processes related to the delivery of leisure services. Explores fiscal management, human resources management, and legal issues related to leisure services. Prerequisites: RPTA 322 and junior status, or consent of instructor.

340 (Formerly RPTA 240) Camp Leadership. (3) Examines and applies concepts and procedures for designing and organizing a camp program. Laboratory included. Laboratory charge for course. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

349 Expedition Planning. (3) Provides students the opportunity to examine the components of an outdoor expedition. An expedition is then planned. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

351 Therapeutic Recreation Assessment and Evaluation. (3) Examines assessment instruments, techniques, and testing protocols used in the practice of Therapeutic Recreation. Field experience required. Prerequisite: RPTA 251 and junior status, or consent of instructor. Laboratory charge for course and field trip required.

362 Tourism. (3) Examines the principles, practices, and philosophy of the travel industry. No course prerequisite for nonmajors. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

366 Commercial Recreation. (3) Examines the diversity of commercial recreation enterprises; also general trends and personal attributes associated with a career in commercial recreation. No course prerequisite for nonmajors. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

367 Event Industries. (3) Examines the principles, practices, and philosophy of the meeting, incentives, conferences, and events industries including formats, legal considerations, professional associations, and industry standards. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

370 (Formerly RPTA 270) Administration of Nonprofit Organizations. (3) The course will introduce the history, mission, programs, and staffing of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and focus on the role they have in meeting the needs of youth and adults, including those of under-represented groups, in society. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

376 Perspectives in Outdoor Recreation. (3) Examines outdoor recreation movement in America and its impact on natural resources; reviews relationships between changing public demand and the many agencies involved in supplying outdoor recreation. Includes technical writing instruction. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

398 Internship Seminar. (1) Assists students to determine personal goals and objectives, conduct survey and apply to various agencies before making final selection for location of internship. Prerequisites: RPTA majors of junior status; RPTA minors by petition.

399 Issues in Leisure Services. (1) Review and discussion of administrative, environmental, ethical, professional, research, and/or technological issues in leisure industries. Prerequisites: RPTA 111.

422 Advanced Administration of Leisure Services. (3) Investigates advanced concepts and processes related to the administration of leisure services, including marketing applications and the management of human and fiscal resources. Prerequisites: RPTA 322 and junior status, or consent of instructor.

424 Fund Raising and Volunteerism in Leisure Services. (3) A study of the principles and practices associated with fundraising and utilization of volunteers in public as well as private nonprofit leisure service organizations. Prerequisite: RPTA 322.

428 Youth and Leisure Services. (3) A study of the theories, principles, and practices related to youth and leisure including social trends and issues, youth development, youth services agencies, program planning and evaluation, behavior management, leadership, and public relations. Fieldwork observations required. Prerequisites: RPTA 111, 230, and 235.

430 Principles of Recreational Sports. (3) The role of sport as a developmental tool by organizations such as local government, youth, and family nonprofit organizations, universities, corporations, military bases, and specialized amateur athletic organizations. Emphasis is placed on various instructional and competitive program delivery models. Prerequisites: RTPA 111, 230, and 235.

444 Outdoor Education. (3) Organization of outdoor education activities emphasizing elementary school classroom participation. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Laboratory charge for course and field trip required.

446 Wilderness Leadership. (3) Prepares students to become qualified wilderness trip leaders. Expedition behavior, emergency procedures, and wilderness leadership responsibilities will be examined during a five-week expedition. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Laboratory charge for course and field trip required.

448 Interpretation of Cultural and Environmental Resources. (3) Develops basic understanding of interpretation of natural, environmental, and cultural resources. Includes philosophy and techniques. Prerequisite: junior status of consent of instructor. Laboratory charge for course and field trip required.

449 Management of Outdoor Adventure Recreation. (3) Management of outdoor adventure recreation in both intensity and wilderness/dispersed recreation environments is examined. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Laboratory charge for course and field trip required.

450 Travel Workshop. (1–3, repeatable to 6) Opportunity for students to observe the operations of a variety of leisure service agencies and to discuss on-location the trends, problems, and techniques in leisure service delivery. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Laboratory charge for course and field trip required.

451 Principles of Therapeutic Recreation. (3) Examines and applies therapeutic recreation processes and fundamental principles of program planning for people with disabilities in clinical, residential, and community-based settings to provide a conceptual basis for professional practice. Field experience required. Prerequisites: RPTA 251 and junior status, or consent of instructor.

452 Leisure Services for Older Adults. (3) Examines theories and concepts related to leisure and aging; includes field experiences with older adults. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

453 Clinical Therapeutic Recreation Processes. (3) Examines interventions, modalities, and relevant terminology used in therapeutic recreation treatment for persons with disabilities in clinical, residential, and community-based settings. Field trip required. Prerequisites: RPTA 251 and junior status, or consent of instructor.

454 Management of Therapeutic Recreation. (3) Understanding and professional practice of Therapeutic Recreation services in health and human-service settings with focus on quality management, finance and reimbursement, budgeting, clinical supervision, risk management, professional ethics, issues, and certification. Field trip required. Prerequisites: RPTA 251, 351, and 451; junior status, or consent of instructor.

455 (Cross-listed with HM 455) Casino Operations. (3) Description of basic casino operations and principles of casino marketing, mathematics of casino games, and utility analysis of gaming motivation and gaming addictions. Exploration of career opportunities in the gaming industry. Historical background and impact of gaming on hospitality industry. Not open to students with credit in HM 455. Prerequisites: junior status, 21 years of age. Activities outside of class and field trips are required.

460 Sustainable Tourism Development. (3) Provides essentials for successful development of a local tourism economy including organizing, planning, developing, and operation. Prerequisites: junior status or permission of instructor.

461 Conference and Convention Planning and Management. (3) Prepares students for positions as planners and managers of conferences and conventions at resorts, hotels, cruise ships, camps, universities, or other private or municipal convention centers. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

462 International Tourism. (3) (Global Issues) Analysis of contemporary leisure travel behavior emphasizing world tourism markets, products, attractions, sales, and industry trends. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

464 Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation. (3) Capstone course for the Therapeutic Recreation minor. Examines current issues and trends in the field and advancement of the Therapeutic Recreation profession. Prerequisite: RPTA 251, 351, 451, 453, and 454.

466 Resort and Country Club Management. (3) Principles and practices to plan, develop, manage, and operate leisure-based facilities and services in resorts and country clubs. Prerequisites: RPTA 362 and junior status, or consent of instructor.

467 Event Planning and Management. (3) The application of methods and techniques to plan, implement, and evaluate successful community events. Content includes selection of event theme and coordination of set up, staff, finance, promotion, partnerships, and operations and evaluation. Prerequisite: RPTA 235 or 367.

476 Special Topics. (3, repeatable to 9 for different topics) This course explores a topic of current interest in recreation, park, and tourism administration. Prerequisites: RPTA 111 or permission of instructor.

478 Great Smoky Mountains Outdoor Recreation Consortium. (3) Involves students from several major universities in developing understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of and for agencies and resources in an on-site experience such as at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Prerequisites: junior status or consent of instructor. Trip charge for course.

481 Human Dimensions of Resource Management. (3) Considers theory and practice for human dimensions oriented use of land, water, and wildlife resources for recreation experiences. Examines social and physical carrying capacity of land and cultural treatment of ecological systems. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

482 Facility Management. (3) Explores problems, principles, and techniques of acquisition, management, design, and operation of facilities (e.g., parks, community centers, event venues) commonly used in leisure industries. Consideration given to factors affecting energy conservation and reducing operational costs. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor. Field trip charge for course.

487 Site Planning in Recreation and Parks. (3) Introduction to basic planning principles and techniques as they apply to park and recreation projects. Special consideration given to the use of GIS and GPS technology and field techniques. Emphasis on problem solving in the planning process. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

488 Open Space Management. (3) Investigates theory, principles, and methods of planning recreation land systems. Explores procedures to preserve, acquire, and develop recreation lands and green space throughout a district or urban area. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

489 Park Maintenance and Operations Management. (3) Explores procedures and problems of recreation area operation with emphasis on planning and management for maintenance efficiency. Topics include planning, scheduling, standards, cost control, vandalism, etc. Prerequisite: junior status or consent of instructor.

490 Independent Study. (1–3, repeatable to 8) Research projects or independent study not covered in other courses. Credit assigned according to the nature and scope of project. Prerequisites: junior status or consent of instructor; written description of proposal including justification, objectives, and procedures must be submitted to department chairperson prior to enrollment; permission of department chairperson required.

493 (Cross-listed with KIN 493) Sport and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities. (3) The course will provide students with information about sport and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan at all levels from community programs to elite levels of competition. Not open to students with credit in KIN 493. Prerequisite: PETE 393, RPTA 251, or consent of instructor. Laboratory charge for course and field trip is required.

497 (Formerly RPTA 397) Research and Evaluation in Leisure Services. (3) Examines and applies concepts and procedures for design and implementation of evaluative research in leisure industries. Prerequisites: RPTA 235 or consent of instructor.

499 Internship in Leisure Services. (12) Field experience provides for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of leisure service delivery with highly qualified personnel in a selected agency with University faculty supervision. Cannot apply to minor except by petition. Prerequisites: junior status, all Core courses completed with an average of at least C (2.00) with no course below C- (1.67), and approval of departmental committee.

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (HM)

150 Introduction to Hospitality Management. (2) A review of the history, growth, and development of hospitality services including an exploration of career opportunities in contemporary hospitality operation.

151 Principles of Safety, Security and Food Sanitation in Hospitality Operations. (2) Basic principles of sanitation, safety, and security in food, beverage, and lodging operations. Recommended to be taken concurrently with NUTR 152 and 153, or permission of instructor.

159 Hospitality Practicum. (1, repeatable to 3) A course designed to give students practicum experience in the hospitality industry. May be waived for students with 200 hours of documented work experience. Prerequisite: HM 150.

190 (Cross-listed with ATM 190 and NUTR 190) Introduction to Professional Practices. (1) This course is designed to introduce DFMH majors to program expectations specific to their careers. Students will be exposed to a variety of resources to aid them in their studies. Not open to students with credit in ATM 190 or NUTR 190.

250 Quantity Food Production and Service. (2) Planning, production, and service of foods in a commercial/institutional food service operation. Prerequisites: HM 151 with successful ServSafe certification, or demonstrated ServSafe certification and permission of instructor; NUTR 152 and 153. Corequisite: HM 251.

251 Quantity Food Production and Service Laboratory. (1) Practice and application of planning, procurement, production, and service of foods in a commercial/institutional food service operation. Prerequisites: HM 151 with successful ServSafe certification, or demonstrated ServSafe certification and permission of instructor; NUTR 152 and 153. Corequisite: HM 250.

253 Foodservice Procurement. (3) Food markets, regulations, purchasing, procedures, specifications, and standards for procurement of food and equipment. Prerequisites: NUTR 152 and 153.

254 Hospitality Facilities Management. (3) Introduction to building systems and facilities for hospitality operations. Prerequisite: HM 150.

255 Front Office Management. (3) A study of the flow of activities and functions in today’s lodging operations. Topics include comparison of manual, machine-assisted, and computer-based methods for each front desk function. Prerequisite: HM 150. Activities outside of class and field trips are required.

256 Bar and Beverage Management. (3) Principles of beverage science, mixology; bar and beverage management including controlling personnel, purchasing, inventory, and equipment; and legal issues related to clientele. Prerequisites: HM 150 and 21 years of age. Field trips will be required.

257 Introduction to Club Management. (3) This course introduces students to the role of the food service manager in private clubs. The information presented includes the role of the food service manager in dealing with boards of directors and private club operations. Prerequisite: HM 150.

350 Wedding Planning. (3) This course focuses on the wedding planning process and examines the role of the wedding planner in creating the couple’s timeline and budget, selection of wedding apparel, venue, photography, and music, while honoring features of traditional and non-traditional weddings. Prerequisites: FCS 150, RPTA 110, RPTA 111, or permission of the instructor.

353 Foodservice Financial Systems. (3) Introduction to the principles and procedures employed in the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). Prerequisites: HM 250, 251, 255.

354 Hospitality Promotions. (3) Study of marketing concepts, methods, and techniques used in the hospitality industry with emphasis on event promotion, customer retention, research, and data analysis. Prerequisite: HM 255.

356 Catering. (2) Principles of catering management including staffing, recipe and menu development, procurement, production, presentation and service, and cost analysis. Prerequisites: HM 250 and 251. 1 hr. lect.; 3 hrs. lab.

357 Professional Experience in Food Service/Lodging Operations. (3) Experience in day-to-day operation and management of a foodservice or lodging operation department, including experience in supervision, financial management, and evaluation. Prerequisites: HM 250 and 251.

358 Hospitality Management Travel Studies. (1–6, repeatable to 6) Studies of domestic and international properties, facilities, and agencies which are related to the hospitality industry. Prerequisites: HM 250, 254, 255, and junior standing.

359 Legal Aspects in Hospitality Management. (3) Survey of laws applied to hospitality establishments with emphasis on managerial approach to solving or avoiding potential tort and contractual violations while managing hospitality establishment. Prerequisites: HM 250 and 254.

451 Hospitality Systems Management. (3) An exploration of theories, principles, and functions of management as they apply to food service operations. Emphasis placed on qualitative and quantitative evaluations of food service operations. Prerequisites: HM 353, MGT 349, and senior standing.

452 Wines of the World. (2) In-depth study of wine producing areas of the world and foods that are specifically paired with those vintages. The course includes international to local vineyards and their unique wine products. Industry accepted tasting method presented. Prerequisites: HM 150 or permission of department advisor, and 21 years of age.

453 Lodging Systems Management. (3) An exploration of theories, principles, and functions of management as they apply to lodging service operations. Emphasis on strategic planning and strategic management of lodging systems operations. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisites: HM 353, ENG 180 and 280, and MGT 349.

454 Seminar in Hospitality Management. (3, repeatable to 6 on different topics and issues) Review and discussion of technological, operational, and human advancement in hospitality services. Emphasis on communications, human resource development, research, and quality control in the hospitality industry. Prerequisite: HM 451 or 453.

455 (Cross-listed with RPTA 455) Casino Operations. (3) Description of basic casino operations and principles of casino marketing, mathematics of casino games, and utility analysis of gaming motivation and gaming addictions. Exploration of career opportunities in the gaming industry. Historical background and impact of gaming on hospitality industry. Not open to students with credit in RPTA 455. Prerequisites: junior status, 21 years of age. Activities outside of class and field trips are required.

456 Independent Study in Hospitality Management. (1–3) This course is available to students interested in topics not currently part of the curriculum. Students should consult the advisor or department chair about interest(s). Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of the instructor and department chair.

458 Pre-Internship in Hospitality Management. (1) Development of personal professional documents and portfolio. Investigating possible internships and securing an internship. To be taken the semester before the internship. Prerequisites: HM 250, 251, 254, 255, and junior standing.

459 Hospitality Management Internship. (6) Supervised field experience for application of theory and skills in an agency or property approved by the department. Sixty-five clock hours per semester hour are required. Prerequisites: HM 458; senior standing; GPA of 2.5 in four of the five specific courses: HM 353, 354, 451, 453, or 454; site approved by the department; approval of internship coordinator or department chair. Graded S/U only.

477 (Cross-listed with ATM 477) Theory and Research in Apparel Merchandising and Hospitality Management. (3) A study of theory, research methods, and analytical concepts in apparel and textile merchandising, hospitality management, and nutrition. Not open to students with credit in ATM 477. Prerequisites: STAT 171 and junior standing.