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LEI 2XXX Backpacking and Hiking . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Survey of the principles governing backcountry and wilderness trips from a low impact perspective. Emphasis on backcountry trip planning and leadership, foundations of risk management, wilderness first aid, Leave No Trace principles, maps and trails, and land issues. Students must commit to one overnight weekend trip.
LEI 3XXX Travel and Tourism . . . . . 3(F)
Cross-disciplinary examination of the many facets of tourism. The social science perspective provides students with the kind of practical knowledge that can effectively be applied to the hospitality industry. Also provides advanced information that can serve as a bridge to further analysis or study. Examples of local issues and trends important in the tourism industry.
LEI 3140 Leisure and Society . . . . . 3(F,S)
Historical and philosophical foundations of leisure. Examinations of current trends, problems and issues affecting leisure in the United States.
LEI 4300 Strategic Leadership in Hospitality, Recreation, and Resorts . . . . . 3(F)
Analysis of hospitality, recreation, and resort organizations dealing with strategic planning, leadership, management, budgeting, records and reports, risk management, staff organization, and coordination of resources.
LEI 4321 Sport, Adventure and Ecotourism . . . . . 3(F)
Discussion of the concepts, theories and issues relevant to the development of tourism, with an emphasis on sport, adventure and nature based tourism. Examination of the challenges and practices associated with the planning and development of tourism, marketing strategies, funding, government involvement, financing of the infrastructure, event organization, contracts, public relation strategies and career opportunities. Introduction and overview of tourism "niches" including festivals, special events, urban, rural, cultural, peace and educational tourism. Upper level status is required.
LEI 4332 Community Tourism Development . . . . . 3(S)
Examines the relationship between tourism development and host communities. Students study the positive and negative economic, social, environmental and political implications of tourism development. The role of natural and man-made attractions, theme parks, convention and sports facilities as catalysts to tourism development. Issues of community participation in tourism planning and managing the tourism/ community relationships. Upper level status is required. Material and supply fee will be assessed.
LEI 4350 Outdoor Leisure . . . . . 4(F,S,SS)
Survey of issues affecting outdoor leisure in America from a conservation/environmental perspective; and the effective communication of outdoor leisure values. Analysis of leadership skills associated with outdoor leisure activities. Material and supply fee will be assessed.
LEI 4400 Programming and Special Events . . . . . 3(S)
Principles of leisure program development and study of program areas, activities, and special events. Analysis of the methods and techniques of program/event design, organization, implementation, and evaluation.
LEI 4560 Hospitality, Recreation, Tourism and Resort Marketing . . . . . 3(F)
An analysis of the marketing process as it relates to park, recreation, tourism and leisure services. Target and service marketing; strategic marketing planning; marketing research; current issues; future trends and marketing opportunities. Upper level status is required.
LEI 4602 Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Planning and Design . . . . . 3(S)
Examination of the fundamental concepts, the specific principles, and the process of planning and designing hospitality, recreation and resort facilities, including visitor attractions. Students work individually and in teams to design facilities that fulfill travel/recreation expectations, operate graciously in the community, and function efficiently to realize profit. Upper level status is required.
LEI 4804 Outdoor-Environmental Education for Elementary and Middle Schools . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Students will be assigned on an individual basis, to elementary and middle schools and have responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing nature walks on the UWF campus with student groups. Permission is required.