WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2008-2009       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
Sociology of Tourism
SOC 267
Fall 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 267

Travel has always been central to human history, but mass tourism and the leisure industry is a more recent development. Global tourism is on the rise: Tourists and tourist spaces abound, and the tourist industry has become the world's largest. The rapid growth of tourism has been a mixed bag; while it has been an economic boon and encouraged certain types of cultural preservation, it has also brought negative effects, promoting dependency, environmental degradation, and commodification of cultures. Tourism is key to the process of globalization and therefore offers a forceful entry point to exploring where globalization is taking us. This course will explore tourism not only as an important human activity and industry, but also as a means to understand of the complex relationship between globalization and culture.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)

Last Updated on MAY-18-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459