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Hospitality and Tourism (TGD)
Program Course Descriptions

GEO116 World Regional Geography
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Introduces the student to the many geographic regions of the world by studying the globe's physiographic features, international economic and political systems as well as cultural realms. Students will also use maps, globes, and spatial data to explore geographic interrelationships. Special emphasis will be placed on how specific regions of the world are different and how they interrelate in global society. Fulfills open, liberal arts and science electives.
or  IDS138 Geo-Cultural Development of New England
Pre: Communications Proficiency
An introductory level geo-cultural history of the land, the people, and the unique role that New England and the North Shore area has played in the developing story of our country. This course will explore the evolution of common New England social institutions and cultural traditions using theory, discussion, and visits to key historic sites. The approach will be interdisciplinary utilizing concepts and methodologies from several of the social sciences and interactive as all students are expected to participate in a collective learning process. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and social science electives.
CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
CPS100 Information Technology and Its Applications
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides an introduction to the technical and social aspect of IT. Topics include computer hardware, software, telecommunications concepts, Web applications, Internet services, ethical issues, data security, and privacy. IT applications in areas such as business, education, and the arts will be examined. Course projects using operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software will be integrated throughout the course. CPS100 may be fulfilled by a challenge exam and successfully completing a 3-credit liberal arts course. Credits are not awarded for passing the challeng exam. (3 lecture hours per week). Fulfills open and liberal arts elective.
SPE102/104 Speech or Small Group Communication
Focuses on the nature and effects of verbal communication. Students will become familiar with the communication process, including some of the following: principles of organization, purpose, language structure, effective delivery, and audience analysis. Students individually will use these elements in informative and persuasive speaking in the traditional speaker-audience relationship. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and humanities electives.
TOU104 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
Pre: Communications Proficiency
Provides an introduction to the various components of the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics include industry specific supply and demand issues; customer service; the relationship between the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries; the development of technology and its impact on tourism and hospitality; trade associations; and career opportunities. The status and function of profit and non- profit tourism agencies will also be discussed.
BUS101 Math for Business and Finance
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Utilizes mathematical operations to solve practical business problems. The topics include solving equations, percents with applications, cash and trade discounts, markups and markdowns, simple interest, compound interest, present value, annuities and sinking funds, installment buying and revolving credit cards, statistics, and reading and analyzing financial statements. Other topics may be covered. Fulfills open and business electives.
CMP102-150 Composition 2 Elective
Pre: CMP101
Emphasis is on the principles and practices of newspaper writing, editing and the publication of printed media, typography, copyfitting, headline writing, and photo journalism. Two lectures and one writing lab are scheduled each week. The work may include writing for college or community publications. Fulfills open, liberal arts, composition 2, and humanities electives.
DIR-ELECTIVE Directed Elective
DIR-ELECTIVE Directed Elective
HSP114 Marketing the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Co: TOU104 Focuses on how to market the services offered by the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Examines the concept of service marketing and how to be competitive when offering the "intangible" product. Students will learn basic marketing techniques such as conducting market research, designing a marketing plan, and advertising.
ACC108 Financial Accounting
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Introduction to accounting using financial statements and information as a means of making effective business decisions. Specific topics include GAAP, the accounting transactions, adjusting accounts, merchandise operations, inventories, cash, internal controls, receivables, current and long-term assets and liabilities. The analysis of formal financial statements will be integrated throughout the course. Computer applications, such as spreadsheets, may be included. Fulfills open and business electives. (3 hours of lecture per week)
BUS120 Computer Applications for Business
Pre: Communications and Mathematics proficiency
This course provides a hands-on experience in the use of business computer applications. Students will gain practical knowledge of spreadsheet, word processor, database and pertinent internet technologies. Students will develop their skills utilizing tools from the Microsoft Office Suite and collaboration tools from the Google G-Suite. Topics include: Document formatting, forms and reports design, creating smart interrelated spreadsheets with complex formulas and functions, representing data with meaningful graphs, relational database design, queries, remote collaboration, file sharing, and file and storage management. Fulfills open and business electives. (3 hours of lecture per week)
DIR-ELECTIVE Directed Elective
HSP222 Hospitality and Travel Law
Pre: TOU104
Provides a basic understanding of the legal principles and precedents related to the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Topics include employee relations, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, contracts, liability, negligence, health and safety issues, discrimination, questions of jurisdiction, competition and anti-trust issues. Case studies will be examined and the concept of ethics within the industry will be explored.
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective
COP202 Cooperative Education/Internship
Pre: 2.0 CQPA, CMP101 & 27 credits in student's program
Enhances career development and professional growth by integrating classroom study and seminar sessions with a faculty supervised 120 hour work experience in the student's academic major. Focuses on developing job search skills, work ethics, human relations and communications skills needed for success in the workplace. Course registration is subject to the availability of an approved internship/cooperative education work site.
DIR-ELECTIVE Directed Elective
DIR-ELECTIVE Directed Elective
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective(s)
OPN-ELECTIVE Open Elective(s)
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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