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Courses

The travel and tourism option requires a minimum of 58 credit hours. Fifteen hours consist of general geography core, and 43 (or more) credit hours as a travel and tourism option requirement. Within the 43, there are 16 hours of the option's core courses, 12 hours of the option's specialized courses, 6 hours of regional courses, and 9 hours of geography systematic courses.

The best way to fulfill this program's requirements is to declare a major during your freshman year and design a proper sequence of courses, both within the major, minor, and Ball State core requirements. However, the travel and tourism requirements can be easily achieved within a two-year period. Therefore, there are opportunities to join the program during your sophomore and junior years.

REQUIRED COURSES -- 30 - 33 hours
Course  # Course Title Course Credit
GEOG 101 Earth, Sea, and Sky: A Geographic View

3

GEOG 121 Geography of the Cultural Environment

3

GEOG 150 Global Geography

3

GEOG 240 Map Reading and Interpretation

3

GEOG 250 Spatial Analytical Methods in Geography

3

GEOG 261 Tourism Systems

3

GEOG 262 Tourism Regions

3

GEOG 265 Introduction to GIS

3

GEOG 369 Professional Experience

3-6

GEOG 479 Practical Experience

3-6

GEOG 491 Tourism Development

3


SPECIALIZED COURSES: 12 hours
Choose 12 hours from:
Course # Course Title Course Credit
GEOG 360 Tours and Meetings Management

3

GEOG 460 Travel and Tourism Consulting

3

FCSFN 250 Lodging Management

3

FCSFN 363 Institutional Administration

3

FCSFN 476 Event Management

3

NREM 371 Outdoor Recreation

3

MGT 200 Management Principles

3

MKG 200 Fundamentals of Marketing

3


ELECTIVES: 15 hours
Choose 12 hours from:
Course # Course Title Course Credit
GEOG 120 Economic Geography and Contemporary Issues

3

GEOG 230 Elementary Meteorology

3

GEOG 320 Ethnic Geography

3

GEOG 321 Urban Geography

3

GEOG 323 Tourism and Geography of Food

3

GEOG 331 Global Climatology

3

GEOG 334 Atmospheric Hazards          3
GEOG 340 Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data

3

GEOG 423 Population Geography

3

GEOG 470 World Political Geography

3

GEOG 480 Distant Area Field Studies

3


Choose 6 hours from:
Course # Course Title Course Credit
GEOG 350 Geography of the United States and Canada

3

GEOG 351 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

3

GEOG 353 Geography of Indiana

3

GEOG 354 Geography of Asia

3

GEOG 356 Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors

3

GEOG 357 Geography of Europe

3

GEOG 480 Distant Area Field Studies

3



Department of Geography
Cooper Life Science Building
Room CL 425
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1776
Fax: 765-285-2351