TIS152 - Introduction To The Tourism Industry & Careers
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Introduction To The Tourism Industry & Careers
Tourism is a dynamic, multi-faceted industry; it encompasses a wide spectrum of disciplines, vocations and professions. In this course, the student will have an opportunity to examine each of the segments and relevant career options within the Tourism Industry. This will assist the student in making specialty course selection within the Tourism and Travel programs at Seneca College. In addition the student will develop a number of skills and attitudes that will contribute to their success in this program, as well as in their tourism/leisure career.
One credit towards the Tourism and Travel Diploma Program and the Tourism-Travel Operations Certificate.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Explain the roles and relationships of all major segments of the tourism and leisure industry, and identify career opportunities available.
2. Recall and describe, using industry terminology, the size and scope of the tourism and leisure industry.
3. Link the type of travel and destination choices to the motivation, needs and expectations (MNEs) of different types of travellers.
4. Link destination choices to two accepted behavioural theories and relate your own preferences to these theories.
5. Develop and practice the necessary skills and behaviours to successfully complete the self and small group study activities of this subject. This will include recognizing and taking responsibility for your contribution to the groups effectiveness, using a daytimer, seeking help appropriately, identifying available resources, and giving and receiving appropriate feedback.
6. Increase your self awareness by identifying and describing personal strengths, areas for growth, and personal values and attitudes as they relate to career options.
7. Demonstrate and accept responsibility for punctuality, attendance, and the importance of courtesy and integrity in your dealings with others.
Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.
To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.