URPL 945 Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Planning

In this seminar, we will develop an interdisciplinary approach to domestic tourism and outdoor recreation planning within the context of community development. Key elements of this approach focus on spatial/temporal characteristics, markets, society, institutions, and decision-making within which tourism development and outdoor recreation planning occurs. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to distinguish between and critically evaluate the provision of touristic and outdoor recreation resources (supply) and the human motivations for leisure (demand). Students will also develop a theoretically-based appreciation for policy analysis and contemporary tourism research.

Syllabus - Spring Semester 2012

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Term Paper Guidelines

Clearinghouse of Tourism Planning Research

Clearinghouse of Outdoor Recreation Conflict Research