Tourism and Recreation Management
Courses and Course Descriptions
ACCT 263: Financial Accounting for Non-Accountants
This course is designed to teach non-accounting majors to understand the accounting records of a small business and/or to give them the opportunity to use an accounting software program. Concepts, terminology and principles are introduced at a basic level. Topics include revenue and expense recognition, cash vs. accrual accounting, the accounting cycle, and analysis of financial statements and other financial information. Other students in Business Administration or other diploma or associate degree programs who are not pursuing a career in accounting can take it as a business administration elective or in place of Accounting 1 (BUAD 101).
ENGL 100: English Composition
English 100 focuses on composition for academic purposes and develops a student’s ability to write clearly and effectively. Students learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, scholarly research, and academic reading.
COMC 100: Written & Oral Communication Skills
This course teaches students how to write clear, thoughtful prose and how to make informed decisions to communicate their ideas clearly. Through helpful guidelines, straightforward explanations and engaging activities, students develop the aptitude and the confidence to transition into the postsecondary environment. The core focus of this course is to help students hone their English language skills to effectively and successfully communicate in the academic, business, and personal realms while emphasizing Canadian cultures and values.
COMC 253: Intercultural Communication
This course explores the inherent relationship between culture, language and communication. The key concepts of identity, culture, assumptions and stereotypes, beliefs, value systems, and globalization are discussed. From theory to practice, students investigate the impact of identity and context in intercultural interactions. The focus of this course is to help students develop meaningful strategies to communicate in today’s culturally diverse communities.
COMP 153: Introduction to Data Processing
This course allows students to develop skills in the operation and applications of Professional Productivity Software for the PC. Students use the four applications of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. The theory component develops a broad and general understanding of current computer technology.
COMC 102: Advanced Professional Communications
The focus of Communications 102 is to develop practical skills in the writing of proposals, reports and presentations. Course activities include planning, organizing and formatting documents for different audiences and purposes; providing appropriate graphic support; and developing speaking skills appropriate to presentations and interviews.
ENGL 101: Introduction to Poetry and Drama
This course is an introduction to the critical reading of literature through the study and analysis of poetry and drama.
ENGL 102: Introduction to Prose Fiction
The aim of English 102 is to read fiction with an understanding of genre, technique, and form; to apply various critical strategies to literary texts; and to develop analytical writing skills appropriate to essays at the university level. Above all, students can read with increased understanding of the art of literature and, therefore, with more enjoyment and with a better grasp of fiction’s contribution to their understanding of the moral, social, and political forces that shape modern life.
ENGL 248: Travel Writing
English 248 focuses primarily on travel writing. This course is designed to help students improve their writing skills with an emphasis on writing travel articles for publication. Often, university success depends on students being able to express themselves clearly in writing and this course works to help develop that skill. On assignments and in essays, students are asked to convey information in an organized and concise fashion. In this course, students learn primarily by doing. The emphasis is, therefore, on the weekly writing assignments.
ENGL 268: Sport Literature
The aim of English 268 is for students to learn to read sport literature with an understanding of genre, technique, and form; to apply various critical strategies to literary texts and to develop analytical writing skills appropriate to essays at the university level. Above all, students develop the ability to read with increased understanding of the art of literature and therefore with more enjoyment and a better grasp of sport literature’s contribution to their understanding of the moral, social, and political forces that shape modern life. According to Don Morrow at the University of Western Ontario, sport literature is never just about sport. Rather, it explores the human condition using sport as the dominant metaphor. In this course, students examine the various ways sport functions metaphorically. Students also consider various recurring themes of sport literature, including: sport and the body; sport and violence; sport and gender; sport and society; sport and sexuality; sport and heroism; and sport literature and intertextuality. The goal is to increase students’ understanding of both sport and literature. Students also have the opportunity to try their own hands at sport literature by replacing occasional critical assignments with creative ones.
TRMP 200: Recreation Planning for Diverse Populations
The history and background of how society has dealt with special needs populations is explored. An examination of ways in which recreation is carried out for special groups (i.e. Deaf/Blind/Mentally Challenged/Psychotic/Physically Disabled/Hospitalized and Aged) and recognition of the special needs of these groups and individuals.
MGMT 204: Principles of Management
This course provides an overview of management. It covers theory, process and practice of the four fundamental management skills: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling as well as the role of managers in organizations.
MGMT 212: Business Law
The underlying principles and rules of common law are examined together with applicable statute law. Torts; the making of contracts, their effect and completion, agency, legal forms of business, contracts of employment, sale of goods, negotiable instruments, methods of securing debt, and bankruptcy law are studied.
MGMT 316: Entrepreneurship and Small Management
This course introduces the students to the basics of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Students gain an understanding of how to establish and manage a small business. An essential part of the course is the students’ development of research and analysis skills. The application of the knowledge is demonstrated by the student completing a business plan.
MKTG 281: Principles of Marketing
Students gain an overview of the marketing process as it applies to marketing products and/or services in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. At the end of the course, the students should understand the four Ps of marketing, Price, Place, Promotion and Product; and the interrelationships between marketing and overall business practices.
This 45-hour course provides an introduction to other more advanced courses in the College of the Rockies Business program.
TRMP 100: Leisure and Sport in Canadian Society
This course examines the organization and role of sport, recreation, leisure and fitness delivery systems in Canada as they relate to active health.
TRMP 102: Leadership and Community Participation
This course emphasizes leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services and involves an exploration of leadership and effective practice of theories and concepts therein. It is an examination of how Recreation and Leisure Services involve community individuals and groups in community organizations and development through education and facilitation rather than direct services. The different methods used in leadership in organizations, public groups, and service organizations are examined.
TRMP 111: Introduction to Tourism
An introduction to the tourism industry and its role in the economy is explored. The eight sectors of the tourism industry are examined and factors that have affected the industry over time are analyzed. Students develop a travel destination package to learn about the planning involved in organizing a trip. Students also investigate career paths and consider potential opportunities in this exciting field of employment.
TRMP 150: Recreation Planning 1
This course is designed to introduce students to the theoretical concepts involved in planning a varied program. The program planning cycle beginning from basic needs assessment through evaluation and revision is covered.
TRMP 160: Industry Certifications
This course is designed for each student to obtain training/certification in a number of areas that are directly relevant to the field of Leisure and Recreation. Units/Modules of this course will be offered throughout the semester during designated times and/or evenings and weekends.
TRMP 210: Recreation Facility Planning, and Maintenance
This course examines the impact of design, programming, and operation of recreation areas, facilities and services on users attitudes and behaviours. Topics covered include facility design, programming, personnel management, fiscal planning and budgeting as well as new trends and issues.
TRMP 220: Event Management
This course explores and develops ideas and concepts utilizing a linear or cyclical planning model and focuses on the details required when planning a special event. Emphasis is placed on the planning of events with research into selecting the right event; event themes; site selection; task and responsibility checklists; organizational committee structures; budgeting and finance; advertising and promotion; and event administration.
TRMP 231: Work Placement
The work experience provides workplace-based learning opportunities in an industry setting. This allows students to practice the principles and skills learned during classroom study and develop industry competencies. Internships provide the learner with a more direct access to industry employees and managers, building networks and establishing the foundations of one's career.
TRMP 237: Environmental Stewardship
This course examines the relationship between tourism, outdoor recreation, and the management and conservation of natural resources. The central concepts of sustainability and development in working with communities, other resource based industries, and visitors to natural resource based areas are studied. Planning and management strategies to maximize benefits and minimize impact to ecosystems, communities, and visits are addressed. The roles of various agencies and organizations managing natural resources are examined in terms of their tourism/outdoor recreation roles.
TRMP 250: Research and Programming
This course is a continuation of TRMP 150, with a special emphasis on assessing recreation needs, planning, implementing and evaluating programs. It builds upon the foundations of program development established in TRMP 150. Students are introduced to needs assessment research methods and develop a research project from start to finish. Development of a questionnaire, administering a questionnaire, evaluation and interpretation of research data and writing a research report are explored.
TRMP 260: Budget and Proposal Writing
This course examines methods of obtaining funding and community support through presentations, both oral and written. The focus is on obtaining grants, foundation funding and sponsorship as opposed to fundraising.