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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 470 - Sociology of Travel and Tourism

Units: 4
Sociological perspectives on travel and tourism industry intertwined with multiple social institutions and social forces. Social contexts revealed through analyses of relationships between travel and tourism, consumption, cultural commodification, global relations of power and privilege, social inequality, and socio-cultural identities.

Prerequisites: SOC 100.
Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 3712.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. SLO 2: Through written work and oral presentations, students will learn to effectively communicate and engage appropriately in debates on socially and culturally diverse beliefs, perspectives, and norms.
  2. SLO 3: Students will be able to understand global diversity and develop the ability to read and understand academic studies on and critically analyze cultural representations of populations subordinated by race/ethnicity, social class, gender and nation.
  3. SLO 5: Given the global focus of the course, the course has the potential to introduce students to aspects of sustainability.
  4. SLO 6: Students will develop an understanding of theories that are relevant to the discipline and demonstrate an ability to read, interpret, integrate and synthesize abstract sociological arguments and theories.

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