2017-2018 Academic Year

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Note: All courses listed below have a professional studies classification only, unless cross-listed with an arts and science discipline.

THMT 1101

Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality0.5 unit
The elements of tourism and hospitality; facility and accommodation, food and beverage, travel, tourism activities and the economic impact of tourism are introduced. A creative problem-solving approach is applied to the development and design of these elements. The course stresses critical thinking techniques and writing presentation skills. Coursework includes lectures, primary research, case analysis and field trips.

THMT 1116

Introduction to Food Service Management0.5 unit
An introduction to the importance of food and food preparation to the management of tourism operations. Concepts of culinary practice and service are demonstrated in class and practiced in labs. Topics include management of food safety and security, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), global food issues, food preparation, and current standards and food industry trends. Laboratory required

THMT 1188

Co-op Term I1.0 unit
Prerequisite: admission to the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management Co-op route is required. Completion of professional development program delivered by the Co-op Office. Completion of THMT 2216 and completion of course units prescribed by the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management course sequence.
A 13-24 week term of full-time paid career related experience in an organizational setting: corporate, non-profit or government. Students will work with industry professionals who provide feedback to the university on the student’s performance and development. The student will be required to set learning objectives, submit a work term report and participate in a return-to-campus/debriefing session. Evaluation for the successful completion of the co-op term is based on learning objectives, a work site visit, an employer evaluation and a satisfactory work term report. Note: This course may only be counted for credit toward the 23.0 unit Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management Co-op degree.

THMT 2201

Alternate Forms of Tourism0.5 unit
Prerequisite: THMT 1101 or equivalent or permission of the instructor
An examination of various forms of tourism which are growing in importance and popularity including adventure tourism, ecotourism, nature-based, aboriginal, cultural, historical, marine, gambling, spiritual and seasonal tourism.

THMT 2202/BUSI 2202

Communications Management0.5 unit
A study of communications functions in organizations, including effective and efficient use of written, oral and electronic communications. Communication skills will be developed through individual and group in-class activities and computer assignments. 

THMT 2205

Geography for Tourism and Business0.5 unit
Prerequisite: THMT 1101 or equivalent or permission of the instructor
An introduction to global geography with emphasis on destinations currently important to tourism, and, an examination of emerging destinations, areas threatened by overuse, national parks, and areas requiring careful planning and stewardship to ensure their survival.

THMT 2216

Planning and Management of Food Service Operations0.5 unit
Prerequisites: THMT 1116 or NUTR 1103
A focus on operational skills necessary in the food service industry, including production, inventory control and sanitation. Marketing techniques, facility design, and cost control skills will be utilized both in classroom and restaurant lab applications. Management skills, including service quality, managing people and making operational decisions, will be developed. Laboratory required

THMT 2221
Hotel Management

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: THMT 1101
An introduction to the complexities of hotel management. The history of hotel management will be explored as a context for modern management trends. The hotel system, including lodging operations, marketing, food service, and financial operations, will be studied to understand the scope of responsibility held by general managers.

THMT 2225/BUSI 2225

Design Management in Business and Tourism0.5 unit
Prerequisites: THMT 1101, BUSI 1112 or permission of the instructor
An examination of the role design can play as a key component of management strategy in business enterprises generally and the eight sectors of the tourism industry. Students will apply the design process and have opportunities to develop creative problem solving skills through projects in communications, the built environment, and the design of products and services.

THMT 2244
Sustainable Tourism Management

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: THMT 1101
An introduction to various ways that tourism impacts ecologies and communities throughout the world. The primary focus is on policies, designs, and strategies to mitigate the negative impacts and help tourism to become a sustainable and positive aspect of community development. Environmental, economic, cultural and social aspects of tourism will be considered.  

THMT 2288

Co-op Term II1.0 unit
Prerequisite: completion of THMT 1188 and 2202 and courses prescribed by the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management course sequence. Completion of return-to-campus session delivered by the Co-op Office.
A 13-24 week term of full-time paid career related experience in an organizational setting: corporate, non-profit or government. Students will work with industry professionals who provide feedback to the university on the student’s performance and development. The student will be required to set learning objectives, submit a work term report and participate in a return-to-campus/debriefing session. Evaluation for the successful completion of the co-op term is based on learning objectives, a work site visit, an employer evaluation and a satisfactory work term report. Note: This course may only be counted for credit toward the 23.0 unit Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management Co-op degree.

THMT 2299

Practicum I455 hours
Prerequisites: admission to the Practica Route in the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management  and permission of the program Coordinator for Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Completion of 455 hours of work experience (paid or unpaid) in the industry. Under the direction of a faculty supervisor students develop, undertake and complete a project in the context of the work experience and submit a final written report.

THMT 3221

Hospitality Management Accounting0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2222 and THMT 1101
An application of the concepts and principles learned in BUSI 2221 and 2222 with special emphasis on providing managers with information for effective decision making. Planning and control of hospitality operations through an analysis of cost behaviour is also examined. Note: Students who have received credit for BUSI 3320 may not take this course for credit. Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program, Certificate, Diploma or degree may not take this course for credit.

THMT 3305

International Travel & Tourism0.5 unit
Prerequisites: THMT 2205 and BUSI 2231 or permission of the instructor
Focuses on international destinations. Includes tourism attributes and their prime markets. Covers tourists’ purchase behaviour, infrastructure and development of international transportation systems.

THMT 3311/BUSI 3311
Small Business Management

0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2222
An introduction to the start-up and management of small and medium business. Topics include planning, organizational structure, accessing capital, managing growth, building management teams, succession planning, bankruptcy and family business.

THMT 3312
Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality

0.5 unit
Prerequisites: MATH 2208 or permission of the instructor
A survey of the current methods of tourism and hospitality research and inquiry including such issues as research design, sampling, qualitative and quantitative research methods, questionnaire construction and statistical analysis of survey data. An applied project is required. Note: Students who have received credit for BUSI 4430 or PBRL 3016 may not take this course for credit. 

THMT 3316

Food Service Management0.5 unit
Prerequisites: THMT 2216, BUSI 2222 and 2255 or CMPS/INTE 2245 or permission of the instructor
An in-depth study of restaurant and food service management techniques, institutional food service, operational control theory and methods, computerization, staffing, training and labour issues. Laboratory, field work, case analysis and computer simulation will extend the food production and controls covered in THMT 2216. Laboratory required

THMT 3317

Beverage Management0.5 unit
Prerequisites: THMT 2216 or permission of the instructor
An intensive study of beverage selection and management. Focus is on current trends in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Topics covered include marketing of beverages, cost controls, legal aspects of responsible beverage service, inventory control, purchasing, analysis of best practices, menu development, as well as appreciation and comparison of beverages.

THMT 3323

Event and Meeting Management0.5 unit
Prerequisite: THMT 1101 or permission of the instructor
An examination of the role and impact of events, festivals, conventions and meetings on the tourism and hospitality industry. The scope and processes of event and meeting management will be considered. Students will be required to participate in planning and managing an event, convention or meeting.

THMT 3362

Finance - Tourism Services0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2221 (BUSI 2222 recommended)
An introduction to the essential topics in finance relating to the tourism and hospitality industry. Financial forecasting, cash budgeting, financial and operating leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, and leasing are among the topics covered. Lectures and problems, examples and cases from tourism and hospitality industry. Note: Students who have received credit for either BUSI 3360, 3361 or 3362 may not take this course for credit. Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program, Certificate, Diploma or degree may not take this course for credit.

THMT 3380

Tourism and Hospitality Study Tour0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Normally, completion of 15.0 units of university credit and enrollment in either the BTHM or Bachelor of Business Administration degree program is required.
A domestic or foreign study tour to investigate a tourism destination(s) or tourism and hospitality enterprises. Tour itineraries will be planned to meet specific course and degree program objectives; participation in pre and post tour academic activities will be required. Students are normally responsible for the costs of the tour in addition to tuition.

THMT 3388

Co-op Term III1.0 unit
Prerequisite: completion of THMT 2288 and courses prescribed by the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management course sequence. Completion of return-to-campus session delivered by the Co-op Office.
A 13-24 week term of full-time paid career related experience in an organizational setting: corporate, non-profit or government. Students will work with industry professionals who provide feedback to the university on the student’s performance and development. The student will be required to set learning objectives, submit a work term report and participate in a return-to-campus/debriefing session. Evaluation for the successful completion of the co-op term is based on learning objectives, a work site visit, an employer evaluation and a satisfactory work term report. Note: This course may only be counted for credit toward the 23.0 unit Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management Co-op degree.

THMT 3399

Practicum II 455 hours
Prerequisites: admission to the Practica Route in the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management and permission of the program Coordinator for Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Completion of 455 hours of work experience (paid or unpaid) in the industry. Under the direction of a faculty supervisor students develop, undertake and complete a project in the context of the work experience and submit a final written report.

THMT 3401
Managing in the Service Environment

0.5 unit
Prerequisites: THMT 1101 and BUSI 2230
A focus on the application of service concepts. Guest services, building service loyalty, service quality, managing supply and demand, and customer relations techniques will be covered. The impacts of the globalization of services, intense competition and technological innovation will also be discussed.

THMT 4405

Destination Planning0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2231 and THMT 1101 or permission of the instructor
An analysis of the socioeconomic planning process involved in developing tourist destination regions, the adjustment process involved in integrating tourism into a developing economy and the project management skills inherent in steering a development from inception to fruition. Extensive use is made of concepts from sociology, economics, political science and business disciplines, largely in a case analysis context.

THMT 4406

Destination Development0.5 unit
Prerequisite: THMT 4405
Covers tourism development issues in global, community, metropolitan, urban and rural settings. Emphasis on policy and product development, regeneration, and enhancement of facilities and services to meet the needs of tourists. Impacts on physical, social and economic factors and inter-relationship with models for tourism development are covered.

THMT 4410/BUSI 4410

Small Business Consultancy0.5 unit
Prerequisites: 10.0 units of BUSI or THMT
An introduction to small business consulting through research, projects and presentations. 

THMT 4411

Current Issues in Food, Beverage and Catering Management0.5 unit
Prerequisite: THMT 2216
An advanced course that explores relationships between theory and practice in food, beverage and catering operations. Topics may include: management issues in ethnic and cultural food practice, environmental considerations for sustainability of food, human resource administration, trends in technology and service management, management of food in institutions, and ethical issues. Laboratory required

THMT 4421

Accommodation and Leisure Operations0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Restricted to students who have completed 15.0 units in the tourism and hospitality management or the business administration degree programs.
An integration and application of knowledge from earlier years into the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of accommodation and leisure facilities, including hotels, motels, resorts, conference centres, theme parks and other attractions. Case studies and speakers from the tourism industry will be included

THMT 4440
Special Topics in Hospitality Management
0.5 unit
THMT 4442
Special Topics in Tourism Management
0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Restricted to students who have completed 15.0 units in the tourism and hospitality management or the business administration degree programs.
An in-depth study of management and operational issues that are of specific importance to the student’s chosen field, largely through independent research. Topics could include research methods, current literature review, computer applications, technological advances, etc. The specific topics will vary from year to year, depending on current developments within the industry. Seminar/workshop hours, plus independent research.

THMT 4444
Sustainable Tourism: A Global Perspective
0.5 unit
Prerequisite: THMT 2244
An advanced study of the evolving field of sustainable tourism. Students will learn to recognize and understand how sustainable tourism issues unfold globally and geographically, including socioeconomic conditions in lesser developed countries and other international settings. Students will learn to identify and recommend potential sustainable solutions.

THMT 4446/BUSI 4446
New Venture Creation for Business and Tourism
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 1112 or THMT 1101 and BUSI/THMT 3311 or permission of the instructor
A focus on the practical application of a business plan. Students will write a condensed business plan in the first two weeks of class then spend the remainder of the term operating the business.

THMT 4490
Directed Study or Research
0.5 unit
THMT 4491
Directed Study or Research
0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Normally, completion of 15.0 units of university credit and enrollment in the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management degree program is required.
An alternative to traditional coursework in which students plan their own syllabus, in consultation with the supervising professor. Students should choose their topic and apply for departmental permission before the semester in which they want to take this course.

THMT 4499
Honours Thesis
1.0 unit
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed 15.0 units of the Honours Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management degree program.
Honours students in tourism and hospitality management are required, in their final year, to undertake a research project in consultation with the department and to present a research paper at the conclusion of this project.


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