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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HOS 205 - Travel and Tourism

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; Social Justice
Introduction to travel and tourism as a system with various sectors and functions. Focus on transportation, attractions, information, promotion, facilities, services, marketing, human resources, finance, environmental sciences, and other topics. Emphasis on government relations and destination marketing.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid or Online-Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Relate to the definition of travel and tourism and of the various sectors that are associated with the travel and tourism industry.
  2. Develop awareness of travel and tourism as a serious business and show appreciation and understanding of cross-cultural, legal, political, religious, art, social justice, and global issues associated with the tourism industry and affecting the functioning of the industry.
  3. Investigate the functioning of travel and tourism as a system with various sectors (e.g., transportation, attractions, information/promotion, facilities/services and others) and functions (e.g., marketing, HR, finance, environmental sciences, social, human geography, legal, political, social justice and others) having a great influence on the functioning of the system and the human experience, including social justice and equity, and their appreciation and understanding of oneself and the society.
  4. Explain the timely concept of ecotourism and the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism.
  5. Explain and reflect on the role of social justice, arts, religion, human geography, and history in shaping the identity of the tourist destination and in enriching its travel and tourism products and services and the lives and experiences of locals and guests.

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes

  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
  2. describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
  3. identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.

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