htt200 | undergraduate

Hospitality: Food, Shelter, And Fun Away From Home

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This course is an overview of the history, current trends, and general organizational structure of the hospitality industry. Additionally, the course covers topics such as recreational entertainment, economic impact of hospitality, and service standards. The course also gives students the opportunity to examine careers in tourism, food service, and lodging industries.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    • Describe both the positive and negative noneconomic effects of tourism.
    • Identify the relationship between modes of travel and trip duration.
    • Discuss tourism’s impact on the economy.


    • List common reasons people travel.
    • Describe how different types of theme parks attract travelers.


    • Explain the importance of service in relation to the hospitality industry.
    • Summarize the key elements of the hospitality industry.

    Lodging Operations

    • Evaluate the importance of departments in a hotel.
    • Summarize hotel security issues.

    Careers in the Hospitality Industry

    • Outline types of businesses that comprise the hospitality industry.
    • Assess personal interests in hospitality job opportunities.
    • Identify preferences for types of businesses within the hospitality industry.

    Change in the Hospitality Industry

    • Explain the major trends related to diversity.
    • Determine uses of demographic data in the industry.

    Food Service

    • Compare and contrast the dining market and the eating market.
    • Discuss the main responsibilities of the front of the house, the back of the house, and the office.
    • Analyze usefulness of casual restaurant Web sites.

    Food Service Continued

    • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of chain restaurants and independent restaurants.
    • Explain the aspects of franchising.


    • Evaluate hotels based on established criteria.
    • Associate categories of travelers with the travelers' needs and preferences.
    • Describe the principal types of customers served by the hotel industry.
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