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Ecotourism

Ecotourism

One of the fastest growing and most significant trends of today's tourism industry, Ecotourism is defined as sustainable tourism responsible to natural and scenic areas that encourages environmental and cultural conservation while promoting local economic development. A minor in Ecotourism will equip Ferrum students to be industry leaders in a rapidly expanding field.

Required Courses (15 hours):

   REC 165 World Ecotourism Destinations and Cultures 3
   REC 265 Foundations of Ecotourism 3
   REC 335 Ecotourism Administration 3
   REC 421 Issues in Sustainable & Ecotourism 3
   ESC 313 Natural Resource Management 3

Required Electives (Choose 6 from the following):

   BUS 304 Advertising 3
   BUS 311 Marketing 3
   CSC 230 Web Design 3
   ECO 315 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3
   EPD 201 Introduction to Environmental Planning and Development 3
   ESC 310 Environmental Planning and Assessment 3
   ESC 313 Natural Resource Management 3
   REC 325 Wilderness Leadership I 3
   REC 332 Camp Administration 3
   REC 343 Facilitation of Adventure Pursuits 3
   REC 372 EcoAdventure 3
   REC 391 Cultural and Heritage Tourism 3
   REC 450 Special Events Planning and Management 3
   REC 475 Special Topics 3
   SCI 126 Natural Resource Conservation 2
   SSC 290 Stewardship toward Sustainability Immersion 3
   SSC 490 Stewardship toward Sustainability Capstone Seminar 3
   Any Study-Away/ E-Term Travel Course (i.e.. ESC 205, ESC 206, etc.) 3-4
   Any foreign language course 3

   Total Hours Required    21