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School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
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Affiliated with the Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management 


Founded 1998 
Elizabeth H. Barber, Academic Director
103 Pearson Hall
Broad Street & Montgomery Avenue
(215) 204-8701
www.temple.edu/STHM/

Jeffrey W. Montague, Director of Undergraduate Programs

ACCREDITATION 

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is fully accredited by both the National Recreation and Park Association and the North American Society for Sport Management. 

STUDENT ASSOCIATION 

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) Majors Club is designed to expose Sport and Recreation Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management majors to the professional realm through participation in career fairs, networking, and familiarity with available resources. The STHM Majors Club strives to create a learning environment which fosters collegiality and a sense of community. Membership is open to all undergraduate School of Tourism and Hospitality Management majors. 

ADMISSION FOR NEW STUDENTS TO TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 

If you are applying for admission to Temple University as a freshman or transfer student, and you wish to major in Sport and Recreation Management or Tourism and Hospitality Management, you should designate the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Code 023) on your application. All students are admitted initially into the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and will receive  undeclared status.  After one year of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management core courses and careful career/academic advice from the Director of Undergraduate Programs, students will be eligible to declare their specific major. 

PLANNING YOUR PROGRAM OF STUDY 

The information in the following sections is designed to provide you with guidance in planning your program of study. The requirements, electives, and sequences are detailed. Courses are scheduled for students to follow the planned sequence. If you do not follow your program as designed, you may face conflicts that will necessitate taking an additional semester or two to complete your requirements. The information contained here should answer a number of your questions on procedures. 

Ideally, you should enter the program as a freshman or a sophomore so your professional work can be spread over three to four years. It is possible, however, to enter the program as late as the beginning of your junior year, but this will result in a full and inflexible schedule and will require your enrolling in summer sessions and/or additional semesters. If you enter this program at the beginning of your junior year or later, you must understand that your degree requirements may not be met within the traditional eight semesters. When you first meet with your new academic adviser, you should plan how long it will take to complete your degree requirements. 

Mr. Jeffrey W. Montague, the Director of Undergraduate Programs, is located in 103 Pearson Hall, 215-204-8701, or jmontagu@nimbus.temple.edu
 

UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

As in any degree program, students in both Sport and Recreation Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management must complete University requirements as well as major requirements. All new students should review the sections in this Bulletin pertaining to: 

1. entrance requirements, found in the Undergraduate Admissions section; 
2. placement tests, found in the Academic Policies and Regulations section; 
3. University core requirements, found in the Core Curriculum section. 
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management offers two undergraduate major programs: (1) Sport and Recreation Management, and (2) Tourism and Hospitality Management. 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

The undergraduate majors in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management are designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in the leisure-service field. The focus of the undergraduate programs is to provide a broad educational foundation and to prepare students for entry into the sport and recreation management, leisure service, or tourism and hospitality occupations at the professional level. 

The Sport and Recreation Management program prepares students interested in sport and recreation careers in the private/commercial sector, public recreation and park agencies, voluntary agencies, campus services, armed forces, and corporate/industrial settings. The Tourism and Hospitality Management program prepares students for entry-level to mid-level positions in tourism, hospitality, and commercial recreation. The program prepares students to work in convention and visitors' bureaus, conference centers, resorts, casinos, hotels, theme parks, theaters, and clubs throughout the United States. Both programs consist of coursework in the University Core Curriculum, School major course requirements, supplemental electives from related disciplines, and two supervised field experiences. 

University Core Curriculum 
The Core course selections will be the studentís choice, with recommendations from the School. The student who has completed a Core course prior to declaring a major in Sport and Recreation Management or Tourism and Hospitality Management will not be required to complete the suggested Core. 

School Requirements: 
University Core Curriculum 36 - 43 s.h. 
School Core Requirements 42 s.h. 
Major Experiences 18 s.h. 
Related Electives 12 s.h. 
   
External Requirements 6 s.h.
   
General Electives 7 - 14 s.h.
   
Total 128 s.h. 

Program Distribution: 
Sport and Recreation Management Major 

Sport and Recreation Management Core 
THM 0101 Leisure in Society 3 s.h. 
THM 0200 Program and Special Event Planning 3 s.h. 
THM 0230 Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society 3 s.h. 
THM 0251 Career Orientation I (Sport & Recreation Management) 3 s.h. 
THM 0252 Career Orientation II (Tourism & Hospitality Management) 3 s.h. 
THM 0253 Computer Applications 3 s.h. 
THM 0280  Internship I 3 s.h. 
THM W312 Research Methodology 3 s.h. 
THM 0370 Senior Seminar 3 s.h. 
THM 0380 Internship II  12 s.h. 
THM 0381 Senior Project 3 s.h.
Total   42 s.h. 
     
Major Requirements     
THM 0201 Group Dynamics 3 s.h.
THM 0350 Management in Sport and Recreation 3 s.h. 
THM 0352 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation 3 s.h. 
THM 0353 Finance and Fund Raising in Sport and Recreation 3 s.h. 
THM 0355 Facility Management in Sport and Recreation 3 s.h. 
THM 0359 Marketing in Sport and Recreation 3 s.h.
Total   18 s.h.
     
External Requirements     
SP 0065 Public Speaking 3 s.h. 
ECON C050, C051, or C052   3 s.h. 
CPR Certification Community level or better 0 s.h. 
First Aid Certification   0 s.h.
Total   6 s.h. 
     
Related Electives   12 s.h. 
Choose from the following approved list:     
ACT 0001 Principles of Accounting I   
ACT 0002 Principles of Accounting II   
AMS 0103 American Places: Home, City, Region   
AMS 0104 The Arts in America  
BAD 0305 Entrepreneurial Management   
ECON C051 Macroeconomic Principles  
ECON C052  Microeconomic Principles  
ECON 0265 The Economics of Sports
ENG W104 Writing for Business and Industry   
FIN 0101 Introduction to Financial Markets  
FIN 0103 Managerial Finance   
GSM 0261 Software Applications to Business Problems  
GSM 0301 Organizational Planning and Control   
HRA 0083 Organization and Management  
HRA 0200 Introduction to Human Resource Management  
JPRA 0221 Introduction to Public Relations   
JPRA 0226 Introduction to Advertising   
MKT 0081 Introduction to Marketing   
MKT W160 Consumer and Buyer Behavior  
MKT 0210 Marketing Research  
MKT 0221 Sales and Sales Management   
MKT 0395 Event Marketing  
PSC 0135 Urban Politics and Problems  
PSC 0145  American State and Local Politics   
RSK MGT 0001 Introduction to Risk Management   
     
General Electives   7-14 s.h. 

 

Program Distribution: 
Tourism and Hospitality Management Major

Tourism and Hospitality Management Core
THM 0101 Leisure in Society 3 s.h. 
THM 0200 Program and Special Event Planning 3 s.h. 
THM 0230 Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society  3 s.h.
THM 0251 Career Orientation I (Sport & Recreation Management) 3 s.h. 
THM 0252 Career Orientation II (Tourism & Hospitality Management) 3 s.h. 
THM 0253 Computer Applications 3 s.h. 
THM 0280 Internship I  3 s.h. 
THM W312 Research Methodology 3 s.h. 
THM 0370 Senior Seminar 3 s.h. 
THM 0380 Internship II  12 s.h. 
THM 0381 Senior Project 3 s.h.
Total   42 s.h. 
     
Major Requirements     
THM 0321  Management in Tourism and Hospitality 3 s.h. 
THM 0322 Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality 3 s.h. 
THM 0323 Financial Management in Tourism and Hospitality 3 s.h. 
THM 0324 Marketing and Sales in Tourism and Hospitality 3 s.h.
Total   12 s.h.
     
Tourism and Hospitality Electives   6 s.h. 
THM 0360 E-Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality
THM 0361 Tourism Economics   
THM 0362 Tourism Planning and Development  
THM 0363 Special Interest Tourism  
THM 0364  International Tourism   
THM 0365 Meeting, Conference, and Event Management   
THM 0366 Hotel and Lodging Operations Management   
THM 0367 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality   
THM 0368 Food and Beverage Management   
     
External Requirements     
SP 0065  Public Speaking 3 s.h. 
ECON C050, C051, or C052   3 s.h. 
CPR Certification Community level or better 0 s.h. 
First Aid Certification   0 s.h.
Total   6 s.h. 
     
Related Electives   12 s.h. 
Choose from the following approved list:     
ACT 0001 Principles of Accounting I   
ACT 0002 Principles of Accounting II   
AMS 0103 American Places: Home, City, Region   
AMS 0104 The Arts in America   
BAD 0305 Entrepreneurial Management  
ECON C051 Macroeconomic Principles  
ECON C052 Microeconomic Principles  
ENG W104 Writing for Business Industry   
FIN 0101 Introduction to Financial Markets  
FIN 0103  Managerial Finance   
GSM 0261 Software Applications to Business Problems  
GSM 0301 Organizational Planning and Control   
HIS 0167 History of Philadelphia
HRA 0083  Organization and Management   
HRA 0200 Introduction to Human Resource Management  
JPRA 0221 Introduction to Public Relations  
JPRA 0226  Introduction to Advertising   
MKT 0081 Introduction to Marketing   
MKT W160 Consumer and Buyer Behavior   
MKT 0210 Marketing Research  
MKT 0221 Sales and Sales Management  
MKT 0395 Event Marketing   
PSC 0135  Urban Politics and Problems   
PSC 0145 American State and Local Politics  
RSK MGT 0001 Introduction to Risk Management   
     
General Electives   7 -14 s.h. 

Total number of semester hours needed to graduate: 128 

Applied Field Experiences 

The supervised field experience requirement consists of two separate assignments. The first, three semester hours scheduled during the junior year, is a face-to-face leadership assignment in an approved sport, recreation, tourism, or hospitality setting. The second field experience, 15 semesters hours scheduled during the senior year, involves the students in all aspects of professional responsibility in an approved setting, based upon the studentís preference and professional goals. Prerequisite to the senior internship is completion of all other degree requirements, an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher, a School GPA of 2.5 or higher, CPR and First Aid certification, no grades of "I" or "NR" on the studentís transcript, plus a requirement that students verify at least 250 hours of paid or volunteer experience in a field-related setting. These hours are not supervised by the faculty, but must be verified by agency personnel. 

Business Minor 

With a few adjustments in course selection, the Sport and Recreation Management major and/or the Tourism and Hospitality Management major may earn a minor in Business from the Fox School of Business and Management. (See your adviser for details.) 

Components of STHM.

FACULTY 

Elizabeth H. Barber, Academic Director, Ph.D., University of Iowa. 

Delores M. Andy, Ed.M., Temple University. 
Michael W. Jackson, H.S.D., Indiana University. 
Karl J. Mayer, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Jeffrey W. Montague, Ed.M., Temple University. 
Bonnie L. Parkhouse, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Wesley S. Roehl, Ph.D., Texas A & M University.
Ira G. Shapiro, Ph.D., University of North Carolina. 
Raymond E. Tedrick, Ph.D., University of Maryland.
David B. West, M.S., Michigan State University.

Emeritus Faculty 
Richard G. Kraus.