SYLLABUS FOR “TRAVEL DESTINATIONS” HFT 1716 Instructor: Professor Ferrante CTC, DS Office 3242-85 Phone 237-1226-Lab 237-1093 Course Objectives To survey geographical elements of worldwide travel and tourism To introduce contemporary tourism through historical prospective and analyzes destinations worldwide To require students to become familiar with countries and capitals of the world To require students to become familiar with major tourist attractions and seaports worldwide To be able to identify major countries, cities and capitals on maps To use the Internet for research purposes and complete research papers Student Evaluation: 3 Tests (each test = 25%) -----------------------75% 2 Projects (each project = 12.5%) -----------25% Total 100% Grade scale: 100 - 90 A 89 - 80 B 79 - 70 C 69 - 60 D 59....... F Final examination: The final examination is not comprehensive and will take place on the last day of classes in this semester, in this classroom. No late or makeup tests will be allowed. Class project: Two class projects (four (4) pages minimum per project) are required, the content of the projects will be assigned by the instructor. These projects are due on the date of the final exam of this class and no late projects, or hand written papers will be accepted. All projects must be typed, double spaced, and properly stapled on the upper left corner. Materials needed: Books, “Exploring the World” by Starr. Atlas “World Travel Atlas or any good World Atlas” Participation in this class is very important; therefore attendance is highly recommended in order to score well. Attendance will be taken at every class. The Professor and/or Administration may drop students who do not attend on a regular basis for non-attendance. Please notify us in case of emergency and provide written documentation. Note: Cellular telephones, pagers and beepers are not allowed in class. Sample schedule: Week 1 Introduction of syllabus and explanation of expectations of the class - assign chapter 1 Week 2 Lecture of Tourism Geography Terms - environments, climates, time calculations, chapter 1 Week 3 United States geography and map of 50 US states- chapters 2-3-4 Week 4 Test on US geography - assign reading for Central and South America and map of Central and South America Week 5 Chapter 7-8 Central and South America discussion and Capitals and major tourist areas Week 6 Test on Central and South America -assign reading for Europe section chapter 9-10-11-12 Week 7 Assign map on Europe countries and capitals. Explanation of seaports for cruising Week 8 in depth research on Europe’s main tourist attractions Week 9 Test on Europe - assign Africa sections chapter 13 Week 10 Discussion of Africa’s main tourist areas Week 11 Test on Africa- assign Asia section chapters14-15 Week 12 Asia discussion and research Week 13 Lecture on Asian tourist attractions Week 14 Test on Asia- assign Pacific area chapter 16 Week 15 Last class - Pacific area main tourism destinations Week 16 Final test and Final project due NOTE: Schedule is subject to change according to holidays and other scheduling requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to attend classes every week and keep up with class progress. If you have questions, please ask and I will try to assist you.