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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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COMM 1053 - Communication, Travel and Tourism

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab None
Course Description: This course is an introduction to being a cross-culturally effective traveler: intercultural communication applied to international travel. Topics include world tourism, its positive and negative effects on individuals and countries; tourism as an instrument of national development; appropriate everyday tourist behaviors; and survival skills for any trip abroad. For all students, especially those going overseas on business, for pleasure, or to study. Offered S, F.
MnTC Goals
1 Communication, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Introduction to international travel
  2. Advertising in the tourism industry
  3. Cross-cultural effects of international travel
  4. Guest know thyself: Culture-general skills
  5. Guest, know everything else: Survival skills for international travel
  6. Guest, know thy host: Culture-specific knowledge
  7. Host and guests: Tourism in perspective
  8. Intercultural communication applied to international travel
  9. The impact of tourism on developing countries
  10. The role of tourism as an instrument of national development

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Explain effective communication behaviors in an international context.
  2. Compare and contrast the behaviors, values, and beliefs of specific world cultural groups.
  3. Analyze tourism as a major global industry and the social and economic impact of that industry on developing countries.
  4. Organize an international itinerary through research using a range of print and electronic sources.
  5. Evaluate skills necessary for successful and rewarding international study and travel.

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