Students will increase their understanding of:
- The connection with and integration of the topics covered by required coursework
- The connection and impact of the travel and tourism industry on the economic, social, technological, environmental, and political issues important in the world from a historical, current, and future perspective
- The impacts of economic, social, technological, environmental, and political changes througout the world on the domestic and international travel and tourism industry
Textbooks and Materials
Professor, B.A. – Sociology/ Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison,1973; M.A. – Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison,1977; Ph.D. – Social Psychology, University of Maryland,1980.
A co-founding editor of Human Dimensions in Wildlife, Dr. Vaske focuses on applying social psychological theories to managerial concerns. Recent work includes hunters responses to chronic wasting disease in Arizona, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; human dimensions of wildfire management in California, Colorado, and Washington, and recreationists' attitudes towards endangered/threatened species. Additionally, Dr. Vaske has conducted similar research in wildlife refuges, national parks, and in Alaska.