Parks and Conservation Areas Management
PRTM 807 – Recreation Behavior in Natural Environments - Social, psychological and environmental influences on human behavior; identification of theoretical perspectives to explain behavior and to resolve problems in recreation resource management.
PRTM 630 – World Geography of Parks and Equivalent Reserves - Major international patterns in the provision and use of urban and rural parks and recreation are examined.
PRTM 820 – Recreation Resource Policy Issues and Processes - Outdoor recreation policy-formation structures and processes are surveyed through case studies involving past and current public policy issues.
PRTM 631 – Methods of Environmental Interpretation - Practice and instruction in the use of equipment and methods available to the interpreter in public contact work. Coaching in presentation and evaluation of live programs and in design, execution, and evaluation of mediated programs is the major emphasis.
Travel and Tourism Management
PRTM TBD – Heritage Tourism - Critical readings and discussion about heritage and its role in tourism. While many different types and forms of heritage tourism will be explored particular attention is given to topics and issues raised by tourism at World Heritage sites.
PRTM 840 – Tourism Planning - Tourism planning procedures and techniques; planning process and associate concerns such as market, facility, infrastructure, environment, culture, and economics.
PRTM 842 - Understanding the Discipline of Tourism - An introduction to the field of tourism research, the cooperative and dynamic nature of decision making in tourism; the contributions made by various disciplines towards understanding the consequences of tourism trade and activity; and identification of critical issues in the study of travel and tourism.
PRTM 844 - Sustainable Tourism - Course provides a host population view to the tourism industry especially in developing countries with focuses on past successes and failures in local development through tourism; environmental, cultural and historical sustainability; global policies for tourism development; theories of diversity, colonization, and historical change in developing countries; and the effects of tourism on globalization.
Community Recreation Management
PRTM 802 – Group Processes in Leisure Services - Improvement in human relations skills; knowledge of interpersonal needs and problems of individuals and groups. Students gain understanding of how others affect them and how they affect others and become more effective professional recreators, park administrators, supervisors, interpreters and educators.
PRTM 821 – Grants and Alternative Funding for PRTM - Examine alternative funding options for public and nonprofit parks and recreation agencies. Students will gain practical experience in grant identification and writing as well as identifying potential funding sources for agencies.
PRTM 825 – Understanding Populations in PRTM - Development of a conceptual understanding about the leisure patterns and constraints of people of diverse populations and across the lifespan. Populations might include ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, people with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, status, gender, and people with alternative cultures and beliefs.
PRTM ???? - Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations - Description needed