Hospitality, Sport, Tourism Management Courses (HSTM)

HSTM 2201
Leisure in Society (3)
 

This course provides the student with a broad understanding and appreciation of the significance of leisure as well as examine what people do for leisure in a changing society. Students will explore the place of leisure in society and in their individual life. Students form all majors can evaluate the significance of leisure in their lives, develop personal leisure lifestyles that promote development and health, and understand how leisure affects society.

HSTM 2210
Introduction to Event Management (3)
 

This course is a fundamental introduction to the event planning industry with an emphasis on the role and relevance of the industry to society. This course is designed to explore the multi-disciplinary nature of event management to provide a foundation of practical skills and knowledge students need to succeed in the events industry.

HSTM 2220
Introduction to Tourism Management (3)
 

This course is designed to introduce the student to tourism management, both as an academic major and as a professional endeavor. This course will also provide a broad overview of tourism management sites, functions, and sectors.

HSTM 2230
Introduction to Hospitality Management (3)
 

This course is designed to introduce the student to hospitality management, both as an academic major and as a professional endeavor. This course will also provide a broad overview of hospitality management sites, functions, and sectors.

HSTM 2255
Introduction to Sport Management
 

This course is designed to introduce the student to sport management, both as an academic major and as a professional endeavor. This course will also provide a broad overview of sport management sites, functions, and sectors.

HSTM 2257
Global Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (1-3)
 

This course allows students to obtain a global hospitality, sport and tourism management perspective by traveling and studying abroad. Classroom lectures, field trips and presentations from international hospitality, sport and /or tourism professionals and academicians will supplement the cultural experience. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

HSTM 3320
Event Information, Communication, and Technology (3)
 

This course is designed to serve as an introduction and exploration of various common and emerging information technologies in the event management field. This course will encourage the undergraduate students interested in event planning and management to remain with contemporary developments in the field. Prerequisite: HSTM 2210.

HSTM 3325
Working in Tourism (3)
 

This course is designed to introduce the student to the diversity of tourism vocations and opportunities, with a practical approach that will allow students to understand professional aspects in an applied manner. This course will also cover the multifaceted nature of tourism as an industry including an overview of contemporary terms, contexts, activities, experiences, trends and developments related to working in tourism. Prerequisite: HSTM 2220

HSTM 3330
Festivals and Special Events (3)
 

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the festival and event industry. Students will be introduced to the various types of festivals and special events as well as their personal, societal, cultural, economic, and environmental consequences. The course also explores management issues and strategies necessary to plan, organize, fund, market, stage, and evaluate festivals and special events. Prerequisite: HSTM 2220

HSTM 3335
Facility Management (3)
 

This course is designed to provide the student with information concerning the planning, design, organization, and administration of sport, fitness and recreational facilities. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255

HSTM 3340
Principles of Recreation (3)
 

This course provides an overview of recreation on federal, state, and local levels with respect to history, program, population, facilities and trends.

HSTM 3345
Recreation Programming (3)
 

This course provides the foundations of basic programming skills, methods, and techniques necessary to deliver recreational activities within a variety of settings, agencies, and organizations.

HSTM 3350
Leadership Principles in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (3)
 

This course is designed to assist students in undertaking and developing a personal philosophy on leadership. Students will be required to conduct self-evaluation, examine and develop a leadership philosophy, values and moral reasoning skills. Major leadership/ moral/ and ethical issues in hospitality, sport and tourism will be researched and discussed. The student will explore how personal ethics affect leadership and organizational responsibility. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255, OR HSTM 2220, OR HSTM 2230.

HSTM 3353
Legal Aspects in Sport Management (3)
 

In this course the student will gain an appreciation for the legal and business matters that pertain to sport and related areas. Students will acquire working awareness and understanding of the basic legal and business responsibilities of coaches, sport managers and practitioners, along with an understanding of legal terms, concepts and issues that influence the management of programs. Students will also develop appreciation for business elements of sport, which encroach upon the law. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255

HSTM 3365
Research Methods in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (3)
 

The purpose of this course is to provide undergraduate students with a fundamental understanding of the research and evaluation process in hospitality, sport and tourism industries. The course is intended to familiarize students with research and evaluation principles, concepts, methods, techniques, and application that can be applied in a wide variety of leisure settings. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255, OR HSTM 2230,or HSTM 2220.

HSTM 3374
Resort and Hotel Management (3)
 

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of hotel, resort, and vacation rental operations, specifically focusing on facility design, revenue management, rooms, housekeeping, safety and security, engineering, and sales. Prerequisite: HSTM 2230.

HSTM 3377
Domestic and International Tourism (3)
 

This course examines the tourism industry from a domestic and international perspective. Students will analyze the domestic tourism market and international tourism market. Students will also be exposed to various tourism segments which may include: cultural tourism, heritage tourism, sport tourism, eco-tourism, adventure tourism and others. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255.

HSTM 4410
Tourism Economics (3)
 

This course examines the fundamental economic principles as they apply to the tourism industry. Students will be exposed to the application of various economic analyses to tourism and will also examine the impacts of tourism on regional and national economies. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255.

HSTM 4414
Sustainable Tourism (3)
 

This course covers the management of sustainable tourism through decision making on the economic, social, and environmental (“triple bottom line”) sustainability of actual cases from the tourism industry. The course comprehensively examines the theoretical and applied dimensions of contemporary sustainable tourism fro a local to global perspective. Subject matter includes: alternative tourism or small-scale tourism and its pros and cons; sustainable tourism within the context of mass tourism; green consumerism; transportation, accommodation, attractions, the tour operator, and quality control; destination sustainability including community empowerment and sustainability models; and future directions in sustainable tourism. Prerequisite: HSTM 2220.

HSTM 4415
Tourism Impacts and Planning(3)
 

This course concentrates on the study of tourism impacts, both positive and negative, ranging in scope from the local to the global. Students will be exposed to a range of environmental, economic, socio-cultural and political issues and impacts at the local, regional, national, and international level. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255.

HSTM 4417
Current Issues in Tourism (3)
 

This course is designed to serve as a mechanism for the introduction of new information and technology issues for the tourism industry. This course will encourage the undergraduate student in tourism management to remain current with contemporary developments in the tourism industry. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

HSTM 4418
Tourism Development and Planning (3)
 

This course provides an introduction to the nature and scope of tourism planning and development at the local, regional, and national levels. Topics to be addressed include economic, social, environmental, and policy considerations within the sustainable development framework. This course also discusses planning and development guidelines to be considered in different geographical areas. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255.

HSTM 4419
Tourism Enterprises (3)
 

This course concentrates on the creation and management of tourism business entities and the dynamics of operating these businesses successfully. Students will be exposed to entrepreneurial opportunities, business development and managerial activities associated with successful operation of tourism businesses. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

HSTM 4420
Hospitality and Tourism Financial Management (3)
 

This course investigates principles, concepts, and current trends in financial and revenue management as related to the hospitality industry. Prerequisite: HSTM 2230 and HSTM 2220.

HSTM 4423
Current Issues in Hospitality (3)
 

This course is designed to serve as a mechanism for the introductions of new information and technology issues for the hospitality industry. This course will encourage the undergraduate hospitality student to remain current with contemporary developments in the hospitality industry. Prerequisite: Senior Standing

HSTM 4425
Human Resource Management in Hospitality (3)
 

This course focuses on a decision making process that affects the performance, quality, and legal compliance of the hospitality business as a whole. Beginning with a foundation of the hospitality industry, employment law, and HR policies, the coverage includes recruitment, training, compensation, performance appraisal, environmental and safety concerns, ethics and social responsibility, and special issues. Prerequisite: HSTM 2230.

HSTM 4428
Legal Aspects in Hospitality Management (3)
 

This course provides coverage of legal issues in hospitality and tourism, including those associated with hotels, restaurants, transportation, travel agents, tour operators, gamin, mixed-use, and timeshare properties.

HSTM 4430
Sport Marketing (3)
 

This course is designed to introduce the student to marketing principles and practices that are used in the specialized application of sport marketing. This course will also encourage students to consider how traditional marketing strategies may be applied to this substantial and growing industry. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255.

HSTM 4431
Analytics in HSTM (3)
 

This course is designed to introduce the student to statistical techniques and methods. Students will learn how to use the results of statistical analysis to make decisions in the hospitality, sport, and tourism industries. Prerequisites: HSTM 2255, OR HSTM 2220, OR HSTM 2230.

HSTM 4435
Current Issues in Sport Management (3)
 

This course is designed to serve as a mechanism for the introduction of new information and technology issues for the sport industry. This course will encourage the undergraduate sport management student to remain current with contemporary developments in the sport industry. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

HSTM 4440
Governance and Policy in Sport (3)
 

This course is designed to provide the student with information concerning basic structure and governing principles of various sport agencies. The course will include, but is not limited to, an examination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and national and international professional sports leagues. In addition, students will be introduced to the importance of policy development in the areas of finance, human resources, facility use and control, equipment, travel, public relations, and risk management. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255.

HSTM 4443
Case Studies in Sport Management(3)
 

This course is designed to provide sport related cases containing actual and/or hypothetical facts/ fact patterns, historical context, data, and related information to undergraduate students. Students are charged with assessing the situation, generating and analyzing potential solutions, and identifying optimal solutions to the problems presented in the case. Students are exposed to the issues facing sport organizations, and how management techniques can be applied to solve business problems. In addition, students will develop effective written and oral communication skills critical to success in the sport industry. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

HSTM 4450
Event Management in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (3)
 

This course is designed to give advanced students the opportunity to plan, prepare and administer leisure-related events, thus providing students with practical experiences in hospitality, sport and tourism management. Students will gain experiences in event management, including planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating, directing personnel, securing sponsorships and marketing for multiple events. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

HSTM 4451
Sport Finance (3)
 

This course is designed to provide the student with information concerning the basic theories of finance as applied to managerial control of sport organizations. Included are forms of ownership, financial analysis, financial issues in the sport industry, and economic impact studies. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255

HSTM 4452
Sport Communication and Emerging Technology (3)
 

This course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of community, media, and public relations in sport with a special focus on message development, image building, and crisis management. This course will also examine how emerging technologies influence communication strategies in sport, and the resultant impact these technologies have on the sport management. Prerequisite: HSTM 2255

HSTM 4462
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
 

This course is designed to introduce the student to marketing principles and practices of hospitality and tourism. The course will review terminology, systems, techniques, and processes that are used in the specialized application of hospitality and tourism marketing. This course will also encourage students to consider how traditional marketing strategies may be applied to these substantial and growing industries. Prerequisites: HSTM 2230 and HSTM 2220.

HSTM 4465
Hospitality Service (3)
 

This course provides students with the study of basic service throughout the various hospitality industries including: food & beverage, gaming, lodging, country clubs, events, and travel and tourism. Prerequisite: HSTM 2230

HSTM 4466 
Food and Beverage Management (3)
 

This course examines the practical application of managerial skills necessary for food service operations, specifically focusing on facility design, equipment usage, food safety, cost controls, and operational function. Prerequisite: HSTM 2230

HSTM 4468
Recreation Administration (3)
 

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the management and administration of leisure and recreation organizations. This course will emphasize leadership roles of administrators, human resource management, budgeting and financial management, marketing, communication, technology, and facility planning and operations. Prerequisites: HSTM 3340 and HSTM 3345

HSTM 4470
Revenue Generation in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (3)
 

This course will provide professional sales techniques needed to form a framework for revenue generation in the hospitality, sport and tourism industries. Students will examine the foundations, theory, and framework associated with sales, and the dynamics associated with building and fostering relationships necessary for a vibrant client base. Prerequisites: HSTM 4462 or HSTM 4430.

HSTM 4480
Event Planning and Operation (3)
 

This course is an in-depth look at the skills and knowledge required to develop, plan, and execute events. This course is designed to extend beyond basic planning functions and develop core competencies including: strategic planning, project management, risk management, financial management, administration and HR management, site selection, marketing, and event design. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval Required

HSTM 4485/86
Practicum (3)
 

The practicum opportunity is designed to provide practical experiences for Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management Students. The practicum allows the student to develop and mature through exposure to and practical experience with a variety of tasks under the guidance of trained, established leaders in the field. This is a supervised learning experience with an approved hospitality, sport, tourism, or event service agency, organization, or institution. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval Required

HSTM 4488
Internship I in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management (3)
 

A supervised experience in planning, staging, and evaluating a form practicum in related field. This is the first term in a two term internship experience. Prerequisite: Permission of internship coordinator and Troy Online home location.

HSTM 4489
Internship II in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management (3)
 

A supervised experience in planning, staging, and evaluating a formal practicum in related field. This is the second part in a two part internship experience. Prerequisite: HSTM 4488 and permission of internship coordinator, and Troy Online home locator.

HSTM 4490
Internship in Area of Concentration (6)
 

A supervised experience in planning, staging, and evaluating a formal practicum in related field. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor and Troy campus-home location.

HSTM 4491/92
Guided Independent Research (3)
 

Additional information is indexed under Independent Study and Research.

HSTM 4493/94
Guided Independent Study(3)
 

Additional information is indexed under Independent Study and Research.

HSTM 4499
Seminar in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (3)
 

Students enrolled in this capstone course will examine trends, career paths, and discuss current topics in the hospitality, sport and tourism industries. Students will also prepare cover letters, resumes, undergo a mock job interviews, develop career path portfolios, and undergo supervised experiences in a related field. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.