Minor in Tourism

The Minor in Tourism is an 18-credit hour program. It aims to prepare students for advancement in the field of tourism administration, heritage management, travel and tourism, and cultural heritage sectors. On successful completion of the Minor, students should be able to explain the key components and sectors of tourism system and their relationships, and to develop methods, practices and skills of protecting, preserving and displaying tangible and intangible tourism assets.

Program Objectives

  • Preparing students for advancement in the field of tourism administration, heritage management, travel and tourism, and cultural heritage sectors.
  • Training students to appreciate and reinforce tourism business with emphasis on the sustainability and promotion of cultural and natural resources in line with the growing demand for the tourism industry.
  • Increasing the chances of student employability in tourism sectors.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the key components and sectors of tourism system and their relationships.
  • Recognize the significance of history, archaeological findings, cultural and heritage assets in the tourism contexts.
  • Develop methods and skills of protecting, preserving and displaying tangible and intangible tourism assets of the UAE, Arab region and Near East.
  • Evaluate the contemporary issues and the impacts of tourism on the environment, society, economy and culture at national, regional and international levels.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours

Tourism


Core Courses (Students must take these courses) (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
TOR101Introduction to Tourism3.000
TOR263Tourism Resources in the UAE3.000
TOR403Tourism and Society3.000
HIS381UAE Architectural Heritage3.000

Elective Courses (Choose two of the following courses one of which must be at the 300 level or above) (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HIS215Ancient History & Archaeology of Near East3.000
HIS217Material Culture of Islamic World3.000
HIS310Introduction to Archaeology & Museum Studies3.000
TOR350Tourism and the Environment3.000
GEO461Geography of Tourism3.000
MSC452Public Relations & Advertising Campaigns3.000

 

 
 
20-Aug-2017