MA Degree in Tourism ( 2 years)
TMT: 501 Theory of Tourism
This is a seminar course intended to explore the various theories associated with the tourism industry. Students will learn contemporary as well as theories of antiquity that explicates domestic as well as international tourism.
The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class by Dean MacCannell (Paperback - Mar 29, 1999)
2. Managing Tourism and Hospitality Services, Theory and International Applications by B. Prideaux, G. Moscardo, and E. Laws (Hardcover - Nov 3, 2006)
3. Touring Cultures: Transformations of Travel and Theory by Chris Rojek and ohn Urry (Kindle Edition - Mar 14, 2007) - Kindle Book
TMT: 502. Theory and research in Tourism
This course will appropriate the necessary theoretical framework in Tourism with qualitative or quantitative research paradigm in tourism.
1. Tourism Research Methods: Integrating Theory with Practice by Brent W. Ritchie, Peter Burns, and Catherine Palmer (Paperback - Sep 10, 2005) The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Innovative Research Methodologies (Advances in Tourism Research) (Advances in Tourism Research) (Advances in Tourism Research) by Irena Ateljevic, Annette Pritchard, and Nigel Morgan (Hardcover - Mar 19, 2007) Qualitative Research in Tourism: Ontologies, Epistemologies and Methodologies (Routledge/Contemporary Geographies of Leisure,Tourism, and Mobility.) by Lisa Goodson (Paperback - April 16, 2004)
TMT. 503. Hospitality and Tourism
This course inculcates the notion of hospitality as a necessary ingredient in successful tourism business. Students will examine the fundamental hospitality issues relating to making tourism an enviable, comfortable industry that attracts people from all walks of life to be drawn to. Issues related to management skills, leadership techniques and interactive communication skills will be learned in this course.
1. Employment Relations in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries (Routledge Studies in Employment Relations) by Rosemary E. Lucas (Kindle Edition - April 16, 2007)
2. Tourism, Security and Safety: From Theory to Practice (The Management of Hospitality and Tourism Enterprises) by Yoel Mansfeld and Abraham Pizam (Kindle Edition - Sep 9, 2005) - Kindle Book
3. Tourism Crises: Causes, Consequences and Management (The Management of Hospitality and Tourism Enterprises) by Joan C Henderson (Kindle Edition - Oct 20, 2006) - Kindle Book
TMT. 504. Tourism Planning
This course will be able to avail the students on the planning, designing and implementing of the Tourism business. The students will be able to learn and apply concepts of business planning with the aim of profit making. The notion of risk in planning and executing structural designs will also be analyzed.
1. Tourism Planning: Basic, Concepts, Cases by Clare Gunn (Paperback – Jul 31, 2007 2. Tourism Planning: Basics, Concepts, Cases 4E PB by Turgut Var (Paperback - Sep 20, 2002)
3. Tourism Planning: Policies, Processes and Relationships by Colin Michael Hall and Michael Hall (Paperback - Sep 7, 1999)
TMT. 505. Tourism Policies
This course will lay emphasis on the domestic and international policies that govern the Tourism business. Students will research materials that will help them make critical analysis on how government policies can mar or improve the tourism sector of the economy.
1. The Ethics of Tourism Development (Routledge/Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism, and Mobility.) by Mick Smith and Rosaleen Duffy (Kindle Edition - Mar 16, 2007) - Kindle Book
2. Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Sr. David L. Edgell, Maria DelMastro Allen, Jason Swanson, and Ginger Smith (Paperback - Oct 28, 2007)
3. Tourism in the New Europe : Perspectives on SME Policies and Practices (Advances in Tourism Research) by Rhodri Thomas and Marcjanna Augustyn (Kindle Edition - Nov 6, 2006) - Kindle Book
TMT. 506. Risk Management
This course will acquaint the students on the fundamental risk management strategies with relation to Tourism. This course will include a thorough discussion on the ways and means of confronting risky environment, personnel and services that directly affect the successful implementation of the goals and expectations of tourists.
1. Event Risk Management and Safety by Peter E. Tarlow (Hardcover - Jul 15, 2002) 2. Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls by James Lam (Hardcover - May 16, 2003) 3. Risk Management for Meetings and Events (Events Management) by Julia Rutherford Silvers (Paperback - Dec 28, 2007)
TMT. 507. Advanced Tourism Development
This course is intended to avail the students on the fundamental and advanced developmental principles and goals for Tourism. The students will be able to learn and apply contemporary as well as past developmental models as applied to Tourism.
ADVANCED LEISURE AND TOURISM (OXFORD GNVQ) by CAMBRIDGE TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT (Paperback - 1996)
The Ethics of Tourism Development (Routledge/Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism, and Mobility.) by Rosaleen Duffy (Paperback - Aug 5, 2003)
Tourism Development: Issues For A Vulnerable Industry (Aspects of Tourism) by Julio Aramberri and Richard Butler (Hardcover - Dec 2004)
TMT. 508. Advanced Tourism Ethics
This course is intended to critically analyze the ethical rules and obligation for the Tourism business intended to conceptualize and apply research ethics for Tourism students.
1. Event Planning Ethics and Etiquette: A Principled Approach to the Business of Special Event Management by Judy Allen (Hardcover - Jun 30, 2003)
2. The Ethics of Tourism Development (Routledge/Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism, and Mobility.) by Rosaleen Duffy (Paperback - Aug 5, 2003)
TMT. 509. Advanced Sustainable Tourism
This course is aimed at inculcating the pathways to maintaining the Tourism industry internally and externally. It will examine ways and means of using economic, social and political wherewithal to improve and sustain the quality of Tourism at all seasons.
1. Managing Sustainable Tourism: A Legacy for the Future by David L. Edgell (Hardcover - Mar 15, 2006)
2. Sustainable Tourism Management by John Swarbrooke (Paperback - Jul 16, 1999)
3. Cases in Sustainable Tourism: An Experiential Approach to Making Decisions (Hospitality, Travel and Tourism) by Irene M., Ph.d. Herremans (Hardcover - May 5, 2006)
TMT. 510. Thesis 1
This is a preliminary introductory course to the fundamentals of Thesis research. The structure of this course will constitute chapters 1-3. (Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology).
TMT. 511. Thesis II
This course is the continuation of Thesis I. Students will have to be taught how to complete chapters 4 and 5 of the Thesis. These include Data analysis, Findings and Conclusion.
TMT. 512. Thesis Defense
This is the defense project of the students work. All the guidelines for Thesis writing will have to be adhered to before students are allowed to present.
Six Months Hotel Management Program by Zohery Tours
CERTIFICATE NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
FIRST TWO MONTHS.
HM. 100. Introduction to Hotel Management
This course intends to introduce the students to the fundamental purpose and role of hotel management as an important aspect of business. Students will be able to learn the basic rationale for hotel management and the role good and efficient management can play to promote the image of a hotel in the short and long run.
HM. 101. History of Hotel Management
This course will acquaint the students on the historical perspective of hotel management. Students will learn the successes and failures within a time period, the contributions of the hotel industry in the promotion of tourism, conferences and leisure.
HM. 102. Lodging Management
This course will inculcate the basic foundations and importance of people management especially as it relates to lodging. Students will learn the importance of cultural diversity as it affects hotel lodging. Another issue that this course will inculcate into the minds of the students is the role of traditions and customs especially as it relates to gender dynamics in lodging guests in the hotels.
HM. 103. Hospitality Management
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the students on the behavioral dynamics with respect to employee and customer relation in the hotel. Students will learn the ethical principles and law associated with being hospitable to both the clientele and the personnel of the hotel.
SECOND TWO MONTHS
HM. 201. Food Management
This course will introduce the students to the various menu that can be served in the hotel. It will acquaint the students on the acceptable drinks and food management. Since hotel guests are mostly multicultural, it is imperative that students taking this course understand the various cultural and traditional dishes that can be presented and the risk involve when managing food services in the hotel.
HM. 202. Hospitality and Employment Law
This course will avail the students on the employee relations in the hotel in relation to employment law. Students will learn the techniques of dealing with employment labor issues and how the law can be applied. This course will give the opportunity for the students to get some internship with some selected law firms in the city that deal with hotel employee related issues.
HM. 203. Event and Hotel Management
This course will introduce various techniques and skills necessary to the students to organize a professional event. Students will be taught how to prepare, plan, organize and execute wedding, business, ballroom and other event parties in a manner satisfactory both to the client and the hotel management.
Last Two Months
HM. 301. Internship
Students will have the opportunity to intern with professional hotels in Washington DC and other hotels in the larger metro area including Virginia and Maryland .
HM. 302. Practicum
Students will be able to work with professional groups in the Washington Metropolitan area that specializes in event managements like Graduation parties, Wedding anniversaries, Musical concerts etc.
HM. 303. Internship II
Based on the student initial evaluation in Practicum I, this course will help to further strengthen the skills of the students to work efficiently in any given hotel.