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(HTM 485) Hospitality and Tourism Senior Seminar

A capstone course designed to be completed in the senior year. Students integrate and combine concepts and ideas from prior courses and industry experience to develop a “big picture” view of the industry in preparation for career success. Case studies, site visits, industry expert panels, and industry-generated projects are employed to this end.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites HTM 285, Senior Status
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Hospitality and Tourism Management (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply general business principles and practices to the unique nature and needs of the hospitality and tourism industry.
  2. Lead other team members toward the successful accomplishment of a task, project, or organizational goal.
  3. Effectively solve business problems by applying critical thinking and utilizing qualitative and quantitative tools.
  4. Develop a mastery of relevant technologies and systems and their application toward organizational productivity and innovation.
  5. Understand and demonstrate how to produce a high level of service quality in a hospitality and tourism setting.
  6. Demonstrate flexibility and creativity in the context of a rapidly evolving hospitality and tourism industry.
  7. Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in work habits, communications, appearance, and interactions with colleagues and customers.
  8. Complete successfully for career opportunities and internal advancement within hospitality and tourism organization.
  9. Integrate a hospitality and tourism career into a well-rounded, moral, productive, and satisfying life.