TRAL - Sustainable Tourism Management Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership program, you will:

A: Explain the importance of tourism, recreation, and leadership in natural settings for achieving societal goals, such as community development, human health and quality of life, and sustainable use of natural resources.

B: Identify, analyze, and apply the best available information on science, management practices, and public preferences to address contemporary tourism, recreation, and outdoor leadership opportunities and issues in natural settings. In the process:

  1. appropriately apply relevant disciplinary theories;
  2. demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning;
  3. explain issues and outcomes across experiential, economic, biophysical, and social dimensions;
  4. access, analyze, and apply relevant data; and
  5. locate and use expertise and resources provided by resource specialists from different organizations and constituencies.

C: Make nature-based tourism, recreation, and outdoor leadership decisions within applicable laws, policies, and regulations, and across cultural and geographical contexts.

D: Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences in appropriate formats.

E: Work effectively and professionally in groups, both as leaders and followers.

F: Understand principles and methods for successful supervision of employees and / or volunteers.

Sustainable Tourism Management Option Learning Outcomes

A: Apply business concepts to the tourism context, including:

  1. create a business plan for a new tourism-related business or product;
  2. apply business law principles;
  3. create a marketing strategy for a tourism-related business or product;
  4. create and/or interpret financial statements; and
  5. explain land management agency goals and permit processes relevant to tourism-related activities on public land.

B: Explain best practices for planning, developing, and managing sustainable nature-based tourism in a manner that: a. evaluates the diverse consequences (quantitative and qualitative, direct and indirect, immediate and cumulative) of development, management, and promotion strategies and decisions; and b. applies an understanding of scale and community linkages in both domestic and international tourism.

C: Create monitoring and assessment protocols for tourism.

D: Engage respectfully with individuals and groups that may have diverse perspectives and priorities regarding tourism development, and facilitate understanding and conflict resolution across these individuals and groups.