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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HOS 110 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; Diversity
Examination of sectors of hospitality and tourism, their roles, and their history. Explore socio-cultural, environmental, and economic impacts on destinations and stakeholders. The impacts of world economic and political systems will be explored with diversity, social justice, and sustainability implications.

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 - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry and the diverse sectors that make up this industry group and their career opportunities. 
  2. Gain knowledge of economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of the hospitality and tourism industry on U.S. and international destinations, including locals, visitors, and service providers.
  3. Develop an understanding of the impacts of world economic, environmental, and political systems on destinations’ locals, visitors, and service providers, including destinations’ hospitality and tourism management, marketing, and development.
  4. Investigate diverse U.S. tourism market segments, including U.S. cultural groups (e.g., African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx, American Indians, Arab Americans, women, GLBTQ, etc.), and understand the importance of psychology and sociology theories as they relate to the understanding of individuals’ consumption of hospitality and tourism services and service providers’ actions and strategies (e.g., to counteract bias, sterotypes, racism, etc.), locally and globally.
  5. Gain research, communication and writing skills.
  6. Investigate current happenings and issues facing the hospitality and tourism industry at local levels, including current happenings and issues related to minority groups (e.g., research, health, ethics, diversity, social justice, etc.). •
  7. Gain cross-cultural, social justice, and diversity knowledge (e.g., behavioral; dietary, world’s wonders, lifestyles, race, etc.) as they relate to hospitality and tourism, including domestic market segments and U.S. cultural groups (e.g., African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx, American Indians, Arab Americans, women, LGBTQ, etc.).
  8. Develop an understanding of service philosophies practiced in various and diverse cultures and their ethical implications, including diversity and social justice.

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.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
  4. recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.

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