An examination of parks as recreation environments together with an analysis of the relationship between park planning, design and subsequent management and maintenance in terms of meeting the requirements of the park agency, the park user and the resource base. Attention is focused on both the common themes in park management and the specific problems of parks operation and maintenance associated with particular types of parks contained within a comprehensive park system. Note: Field Trips are an integral and required component of this course. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: Completion of *60.
An interdisciplinary perspective on policy, planning, and management issues associated with parks, protected areas, and the stewardship of natural and cultural heritage. Current issues facing conservation and outdoor recreation agencies will be emphasized. The provision and management of outdoor recreation opportunities within protected areas is also examined. Prerequisite: RLS 225, or permission of the instructor. Note: additional fees related to Field Trip expenses are anticipated. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 502 or KRLS 541.
This course presents an overview and explores the basic principles of the tourism system (tourist, travel, destinations, and marketing), underlying influences such as cultural, social, economic, and psychological aspects, areas of major tourist activity such as natural spaces, constructed facilities, and cultural events, and the impact of tourism upon the attraction, local communities, and national arenas. NOTE: Field Trips are an integral and required component of this Course. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.
Marketing is examined from the unique perspectives of recreation, sport and tourism. Emphasis is placed on marketing in the not-for-profit sector although commercial perspectives are also considered. Major topics include market positioning, research, segmentation, product, price, distribution, and promotion. This course will normally include a field experience component. Prerequisite: KRLS 105.