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HOSP415 - Destinations and Cultures

Course Details

Course Code: HOSP415 Course ID: 4349 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Introduces tourism development as a process with its own organizational structures and its own responses to the economic cycle of supply and demand. Cultural environments and their influence are discussed.


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Describe the convention and meetings industry including cultural influences on planning.

2. Appraise factors and developments likely to affect the nature and pace of globalization in travel and tourism.

3. Analyze tourism’s economic impact in generating demand and travel demand determinants.

4. Demonstrate influence of tourism policy on competitiveness and sustainability of a tourist destination.

5. Evaluate destination management and marketing practices.

Reading Assignments:

The textbook and additional journals as assigned in the lessons

Forum Assignments:

Detailed forum expectations and grading rubrics are posted in the forums and in the classroom lessons.

Homework Assignments and Final Project:

There are assignments due throughout the course, and a final project due at the end of the course. Specific details for each assignment can be found in the Assignments section of your online classroom.


Online quizzes may be comprised of multiple choice, short answer and true/false questions.

NameGrade %
Weekly Discussion Forums 25.00 %
Introduction and Acknowledgment 2.78 %
Forum Week 1 2.78 %
Forum Week 2 2.78 %
Forum Week 3 2.78 %
Forum Week 4 2.78 %
Forum Week 5 2.78 %
Forum Week 6 2.78 %
Forum Week 7 2.78 %
Forum Week 8 2.78 %
Weekly Assignments 25.00 %
Assignment 2: Global Perspectives 5.00 %
Assignment 3: Montreal in Retrospect 5.00 %
Assignment 4: Lonely Planet 5.00 %
Assignment 5: Wine Tourism Case Study 5.00 %
Assignment 6: Sustainable Evaluation 5.00 %
Term Project 30.00 %
Annotated Bibliography (Week 5 Forum) 3.00 %
Topic Identification (Week 3 Forums) 1.50 %
Term Project: Forecast Analysis 25.50 %
Essay Quizzes 20.00 %
Week 7 Essay 10.00 %
Week 4 Essay 10.00 %
Constitution Day 1.00 %
Constitution Day Extra Credit Forum 1.00 %

Required Course Textbooks:

There is no individual textbook established as required reading. All required and referenced reading material will be made available within the weekly lessons and applicable announcements.

Please visit and search by the course number (HOSP415) to access your required resources.

Required Readings – As assigned, see Weekly Lessons and Forum Postings

Additional Resources and Websites – See Weekly Lessons

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.