University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT)

PRT 001 - Intro to Recreation & Tourism
Introduction to leisure studies focusing on outdoor recreation and tourism. Includes philosophy, history, social science, future trends, and business applications of recreation and tourism.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 050 - Tourism Planning
Examination of tourism including its economic, environmental, and social effects. Emphasis on planning to maintain the integrity of tourist regions.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 138 - Park & Recreation Design
Recreation design methodology applied to the design of public and private recreational facilities.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
PRT 152 - Forest Resource Values
History, methods, and current issues associated with the nonmarket and market values of forest-based resources, including aesthetics, wildlife, recreation, water, and timber. Prerequisite: EC 012 or CDAE 061. Cross-listed with: FOR 152.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 153 - Recreation Admin & Operations
Administration and operation of outdoor recreation agencies and businesses. Special emphasis on recreation administrative structures, personnel management, and maintenance of parks and outdoor recreation areas. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 157 - Ski Area Management
A study of the management and operating functions of ski areas and resorts in Vermont, with applicability across the North American ski industry. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
PRT 158 - Resort Mgmt & Marketing
Study of the management of year-round resort facilities. Emphasis on resort marketing, internal support functions, and associated recreational facilities. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 188 - Special Topics
Independent study. Prerequisite: Junior standing, Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
PRT 191 - Parks, Rec & Tourism Practicum
Supervised field experience in national, state, urban, or private park and recreation operations. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism major or minor.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
PRT 230 - Ecotourism
Study of nature-based travel emphasizing international destinations. Examination of ecotourism as a tool for preservation and economic development. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 235 - Outdoor Recreation Planning
Planning large land areas for outdoor recreation use. Emphasis on the planning process relative to the leisure time use of natural resources. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 240 - Park and Wilderness Management
History, philosophy, and management of wilderness, national parks, and related areas. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 255 - Environmental Interpretation
Philosophy, principles, and techniques of communicating environmental values, natural history processes, and cultural features to recreation visitors through the use of interpretive media. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 258 - Entrepreneurship Rec&Tourism
Study of entrepreneurial theories, concepts, and practices and their application to recreation and tourism. Emphasis on preparation of individual business plans. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism major or minor.
Credits: 3.00
PRT 299 - Parks, Rec and Tourism Honors
Honors project dealing with management of outdoor recreation and tourism. See program chair.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
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