HRT Courses

HRT199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

HRT201 - Special Topics in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (1 to 3 cr.)

Student is introduced to special topics relating to hotel, restaurant, and tourism management. (occasional).

HRT202 - History, Resources, and Policies of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (3 cr.)

An overview of the historical perspectives of the hospitality industry, a review of the literature and data base resources in the hospitality industry, and an introduction to the HRTM program including college, SBE, and departmental policies, procedures, and requirements. (Fall/Spring). Corequisite: HRT251. Prerequisite: HRTM major or approval of HRTM Department Chair.

HRT251 - Principles of Tourism (3 cr.)

The course examines the history and the theories behind the development of the modern tourism industry. Additionally, the course reviews the socio-cultural, environmental, and economic aspects of the tourism industry as well as the role of government and tourism organizations in the modern industry. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Corequisite: HRT202.

HRT281 - Sanitation and Safety in the Hospitality Industry (1 cr.)

Scientific basis for sanitation procedures and regulations that influence managerial decisions in hospitality operations. Current environmental safety issues. (occasional).

HRT299 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

HRT310 - Organization and Management of Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry (3 cr.)

Principles of Human Resource Management in Hospitality Organizations. Includes issues of organizational structure, job design, staffing, motivation, and assessment. (Fall/Spring). Liberal Arts. Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT321 - Hospitality Marketing (3 cr.)

A study of the uniqueness of hospitality marketing through the application of marketing theories and tools used to market the hospitality industry. Approved AWR. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: ENG101, MKE 290, HRT202, HRT251, and junior standing.

HRT354 - International Hospitality (3 cr.)

Examines the hospitality industry from a perspective beyond the purely American view and toward a more complete worldwide understanding. Explores the current issues and challenges created by the global marketplace. (occasional). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT360 - Food Beverage and Labor Cost Control (3 cr.)

Financial and managerial methods of the hospitality industry for maintaining effective controls on costs and operating expenses. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT361 - Foodservice Planning and Purchasing (3 cr.)

Conceptualize, design and layout equipment for a foodservice facility. Purchasing methods, production, storage and handling of foods used by food service establishments. (occasional). Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT362 - Food Service Operations Management I (5 cr.)

Fundamental principles of food preparation with emphasis on managing the cooking process in a commercial or institutional environment and the presentation of appealing foods. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT362L - Food Service Operations Management I Lab (0 cr.)

HRT364 - Beverage Management (3 cr.)

An introduction to alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage production, geographic origins, sales and legal issues. The management of beverage dispensing outlets to maximize profitability. (occasional). Prerequisites: HRT360, HRT majors only, 21 years old.

HRT373 - Applied Food and Beverage Management (3 cr.)

The applications of theories and principles to food, beverage, catering, and related sectors of the hospitality industry. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: HRT202, HRT251, and junior standing.

HRT383 - Lodging Operations Management I (3 cr.)

The study of operations and interactions of departments within the rooms division of a hotel with particular emphasis on front desk functions. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT384 - Hospitality Financial Management (3 cr.)

Financial practices and systems used in the hospitality industry. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: ACC201, HRT202, HRT360.

HRT385 - Risk Management (1 cr.)

An investigation of potential exposure to financial loss due to legal and natural liability in the lodging, foodservice and travel industry. An understanding of the importance of limiting risk in preserving the economic life of the operation. (occasional). Prerequisites: HRT383.

HRT397 - Physical Systems Management (3 cr.)

The problems of management and operation of physical structures associated with foodservice, lodging or institutional enterprises. (occasional). Prerequisite: HRT202, HRT383.

HRT399 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

HRT442 - Topics in Hospitality Management (1 to 3 cr.)

Selected hospitality management topics of particular current interest. The course may explore an area taken from another hospitality management course in greater detail and depth, or it may concentrate on an area of hospitality management not generally covered by existing courses. Can be repeated when titles vary. (occasional). Liberal arts.

HRT453 - Convention and Meeting Planning (3 cr.)

An introduction and overview of the meeting and convention market segment and the management of that from the perspective of the on-site or corporate meeting planner. An analysis of the specific product lines that make up meeting and conventions and the market trends and issues that impact each product. (occasional). Prerequisites: HRT202 and HRT251.

HRT454 - Resort Management (3 cr.)

Investigate development of resort properties as tourism and business destinations. Examine management issues including planning, development, operation, and design of recreational amenities. Explore the financing and capital requirements of resort amenities. (occasional). Prerequisites: HRT202 and HRT251.

HRT456 - Current Issues and Trends in Tourism (3 cr.)

Selected current issues, topics and trends of relevance to the hospitality/tourism industry. (occasional). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: HRT251.

HRT462 - Hospitality Law (3 cr.)

Examination of the laws and regulations that affect hospitality management. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT464 - Food Service Operations Management II (5 cr.)

Application of the principles of food preparation, production and service. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: HRT360, HRT362, HRT321.

HRT483 - Lodging Operations Management II (3 cr.)

The study of operations and interactions of departments within the rooms divisions of a hotel with particular emphasis on housekeeping, maintenance and security. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT495 - Leadership in the Hospitality Industry (3 cr.)

Assess the characteristics and traits that differentiate a leader from a manager and their effects on the hospitality organization. The role of leadership in corporate success. (Fall/Summer). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: last semester senior standing.

HRT496 - Teaching Practicum (1 to 4 cr.)

The student will be allowed to significantly participate in the delivery of a course in HRTM under close faculty supervision. Specific duties may include assistance in lesson planning, supervision of students, especially in a laboratory setting, as well as training, mentoring, and tutoring students in the class. Additionally, the student may assist in the ordering of products for a laboratory, the preparation of products for a laboratory, as well as the set up, management, and closing of laboratories and classrooms. The student will obtain actual management experience from this course. (occasional). May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

HRT497 - HRT Field Experience (0 to 1 cr.)

Four-hundred hours of hospitality industry related work experience that provides an opportunity to use classroom theory with the practical application in the industry is required. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisite: HRT202.

HRT499 - Independent Study (1 to 6 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject

A

  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST

B

  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS

C

  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI

E

  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP

F

  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX

G

  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER

H

  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF

I

  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA

J

  • Journalism = JOU

L

  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN

M

  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS

N

  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI

P

  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY

R

  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS

S

  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK

T

  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR