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2019 September Semester
Jun 17, 2019
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ORTM 100 - Foundations of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
This course introduces the foundations of Recreation and Tourism from the perspective of both the natural and social science. Content includes the history and philosophy of the concept of leisure, the role of leisure, recreation and tourism in students' lives and Western culture, Recreation and Tourism in integrated resource management, and current delivery systems.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

ORTM 200 - Sustainable Recreation and Tourism
This course focuses on policy and planning for recreation and tourism as part of a sustainable management strategy. The course examines the management of the supply side aspects of sustainable management from agriculture to forestry to understand how to plan and manage for recreation and tourism. A broad array of sustainable recreation and tourism policies and planning tools in different political, geographical and economic contexts is reviewed, including the relationship of recreation and tourism to integrated land use planning and design.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

ORTM 202 - Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism
This course provides students with an understanding of ecotourism and adventure tourism along with other related types of tourism (e.g., nature-based, alternative, green tourism). The course covers the history and origins of ecotourism and adventure tourism; definitional debates surrounding the terms; principles of ecotourism; the applications of ecotourism and adventure tourism in Northern BC, Canada and the world; and planning and management aspects of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

ORTM 205 - Outdoor Skills and Leadership
This course focuses on the development of outdoor skills and leadership used in providing travel and recreation experiences in natural settings. Students develop skills in planning and managing outdoor actvities. Typical topics include communcation, risk management, group dynamics, coaching, leadership styles, and environmental ethics. Students are expected to come with basic personal equipment and outdoor clothing suitable to the season.
Credits: 0.000 TO 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory
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ORTM 298 - Special Topics
This is a special topics course offered to lower division students. The course may not be offered every year, and may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Field Camp

ORTM 300 - Recreation and Tourism Impacts
This course reviews the identification, monitoring and mitigation of ecological, economic and socio-cultural impacts of recreation and tourism activities. Through labs, fieldwork and analysis of the literature, students examine the origin and management of impacts of recreation and tourism.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

ORTM 305 - Protected Area Planning and Management
This course examines historical, social, cultural, and ecological considerations in the establishment, planning and management of protected areas. The focus of the course is generally on Canadian parks, though international examples are also included. Emphasis is placed on the historic and contemporary cultural roles of protected areas, understanding park legislation and policies, natural resource management issues, and current issues and trends facing contemporary protected areas.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

ORTM 306 - Indigenous Tourism and Recreation
This course focuses on issues relating to indigenous perspectives on tourism and recreation, including indigenous tourism, cultural tourism and recreation, co-management of protected areas and conservation and tourism development opportunities in indigenous territories. Examples from Northern British Columbia and other parts of the world are used.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

ORTM 332 - Outdoor, Environmental, and Experiential Education
This course explores the historical, theoretical, and practical foundations of outdoor, envrionmental, and experiential education. It focuses on conventional and innovative applications and models of these techniques and philosophies for personal, social, and environmental learning.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Field Camp, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

ORTM 333 - Field School
This is an experiential course designed to enable ORTM students to focus on theoretical and practical skills involved in the field. Each field experience is designed to incorporate the theories, models and other concepts introduced in the classroom and bing them into greater clarity by examining them in a real world setting. The course integrates outdoor recreation and tourism perspectives. This field course applies principles of integrated resource management. This course may be repeated with the permission of the instructor if the subject matter and course location differ substantially. Note: ORTM 333 is typically a spring/summer course and therefore the ORTM program encourages students to take this course in their 2nd or 3rd year, prior to the fall sememsters of their 4th year. If a student chooses to take ORTM 333 in the spring of their 4th year there is no guarantee they will be able to graduate in May of that year.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Field Camp

ORTM 400 - Conservation Area Design and Management
This course focuses on the theories, processes and techniques involved in ecological management and design of conservation and protected areas. Students develop skills in community-based involvement in conservation area design, GIS approaches and techniques for analysis, the concept of naturalness, capacity and suitability of the natural resource base for tourism and recreation. Policies, procedures and practices to protect and manage recreation and tourism resources within an integrated management context are discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Seminar

ORTM 403 - International Dimensions of Recreation and Tourism
The course discusses global dimensions and forces in recreation and tourism, particularly those in developing nations. Typical topics include the role of the United Nations in protected area planning and management, poverty and protected areas, the effects of globalization on ORTM, the impact of the concepts of sustainable development, and biodiversity in ORTM, the risk society, the changing role of local communities in conservation, sex tourism, and enforcement issues in the developing world.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Seminar

ORTM 407 - Recreation, Tourism and Communities
This course assesses the relationship between tourism and recreation and local communities as well as collaborative techniques for involving communities in tourism consultation processes. It covers topics such as the concepts of communities and stakeholders, hosts and guests, the relationship between community involvement and tourism, community attitudes towards tourism development and emerging approaches towards collaboration and partnerships.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Seminar, World Wide Web

ORTM 408 - The Psychology of Recreation and Tourism
Examines individual and social factors that shape personal perception, experience and behaviours in a recreation and tourism setting.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Seminar

ORTM 409 - Critical Approaches to Outdoor Recreation Activities
This seminar course critically questions and creatively reconsiders the nature of outdoor recreation activities as related to contemporary, and interrelated, social and environmental issues. The course is firmly grounded in recreation and leisure studies literature offering anthropological, critical, historical, and socio-ecological interpretations of particular activities (e.g., canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering), and involving concepts such as identity, place, skill, and community. The course may involve practical experiences and field trips to inform academic content, but these are not the focus.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

ORTM 433 - Field School II
This senior-level experiential course provides a combination of theoretical and practical skills in the field. The course integrates outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism perspectives, and is based in various locations in BC, and worldwide. ORTM 433 may be offered in conjunction with ORTM 333; in some years enrolment may be required in both. Note: ORTM 433 is typically a spring/summer course and therefore the ORTM Program encourages students not to take ORTM 433 in the spring of their 4th year. If a student chooses to take ORTM 433 in the spring of their 4th year there is no guarantee they will be able to use the credit for graduation in May of that year.
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Field Camp, Laboratory, Seminar

ORTM 440 - Internship
May be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 2.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

ORTM 498 - Special Topics
May be repeated for credit (maximum three credits).
Credits: 1.000 TO 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video, Field Camp, Seminar

ORTM 499 - Independent Study
May be repeated for credit (maximum six credit hours).
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed, Final Exam

ORTM 600 - Conservation Area Design and Management
This course focuses on the theories, processes and techniques involved in ecological management and design of conservation and protected areas. Students develop skills in community-based involvement in conservation area design, GIS approaches and techniques for analysis, the concept of naturalness, capacity and suitability of the natural resource base for tourism and recreation such as commercial backcountry recreation, and the evaluation of ecological values. Specific focus is given to policies, procedures and practices to protect and manage resource and tourism resources within an integrated management context.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

ORTM 603 - International Dimensions of Recreation and Tourism
The course discusses global dimensions and forces in recreation and tourism, particularly those in developing nations. Typical topics include the role of the United Nations in protected area planning and management, poverty and protected areas, the effects of globalization on ORTM, the impact of the concepts of sustainable development and biodiversity in ORTM, the risk society, the changing role of local communities in conservation, sex tourism, and enforcement issues in the developing world.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

ORTM 607 - Recreation, Tourism and Communities
This course assesses the relationship between tourism and recreation and local communities as well as collaborative techniques for involving communities in tourism consultation processes. It covers topics such as the concepts of communities and stakeholders, hosts and guests, the relationship between community involvement and tourism, community attitudes towards tourism development, and emerging approaches towards collaboration and partnerships.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

ORTM 608 - The Psychology of Recreation and Toursim
This course examines the factors that shape individual and societal perceptions, experiences, and behaviours in resource recreation and tourism experiences and settings. Current psychological theory and research are employed to examine how the individual transects both social and natural environment settings in the pursuit of resource-based recreation and tourism activities. Concepts used in ORTM are viewed through the lens provided by research in social and environmental psychology, environmental society and perceptual geography.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

ORTM 609 - Critical Approaches to Outdoor Recreation Activities
This seminar course critically questions and creatively reconsiders the nature of outdoor recreation activities as related to contemporary, and interrelated, social and environmental issues. The course is firmly grounded in recreation and leisure studies literature offering anthropological, critical, historical, and socio-ecological interpretations of particular activities (e.g., canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering), and involving concepts such as identity, place, skill, and community. The course may involve practical experiences and field trips to inform academic content, but these are not the focus.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar, World Wide Web

ORTM 612 - Issues and Trends in Recreation and Tourism
This seminar-based course examines current issues and trends facing the outdoor recreation, conservation and nature-based tourism study areas. Topics normally change each year, based on recent issues and trends in the broad ORTM discipline, and cover content not traditionally included in any meaningful way in other ORTM courses.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

ORTM 614 - Polar Tourism and Recreation
This course focuses on the unique aspects of tourism and recreation in the Polar Regions. Topics covered include issues of shared management, sovereignty, tensions between science and tourism, adventure and expeditionary tourism and recreation, the logistical challenges of operating in such remote environments, and the impacts tourism and recreation have in the Polar Regions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, World Wide Web

ORTM 633 - Graduate Field School
This graduate level experiential course provides a combination of theoretical and practical skills in the field. The course integrates outdoor recreation, conservation and nature-based tourism perspectives, and may be based in various locations in BC or worldwide. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Camp, Field Trip, Field Studies


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