NRRT 270 - Principles of Natural Resource Tourism

  • 3 credits
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This course provides students with an informational foundation in tourism and commercial recreation and gives students a more extensive knowledge of the tourism industry. Historical perspectives, the organization of tourism, and supply and demand components of the tourism industry are examined. The dynamic and pluralistic nature of the tourism industry is discussed. NRRT 270 is a required course for all Natural Resource and Tourism and Hospitality Management majors.

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II. COURSE OBJECTIVES

1) To provide students with an informational foundation in tourism and commercial recreation and to help students develop a more extensive knowledge of the tourism industry.

2) To generate an awareness of the concerns of the travel and tourism industry and develop skills for identifying industry problems and proposing solutions.

3) To gain an understanding of the relationships between tourists, tourist developments and the agencies and institutions that provide opportunities and programs for tourists.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Optional

  • Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies
    Goeldner, C. R. & Ritchie, J. R.

Instructors

Joe O'Leary
Joe O'Leary

joseph.oleary@colostate.edu

As a former dean of CSU's Warner College of Natural Resources, a professor and department head in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University, and an emeritus professor at Purdue University, Joe has a prolific and distinguished publishing record in the tourism and recreation research field with more than 250 publications. He currently teaches and conducts research in the HDNR department at CSU. His personal interests and passions include enjoying the outdoors, gardening, working with students and others to enable success, and "data" — having the opportunity to explore, understand and use the wide range of international travel and recreation data — "…so much data, so little time!"

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