Courses

International Year 1 and 2 Courses

EAP084: Academic Skills for University Success

EAP084 is designed not only to help students further develop their English Language Skills but also to provide them with the English support they need to be successful in their academic coursework. Toward this end, development of target academic and language skills and learner outcomes will be achieve using real content from learners' academic courses integrated with learning activities and assignments which reflect what students will be expected to do throughout their university studies. Learners will improve their ability to engage with academic materials, build their critical thinking, research, reading, writing, listening and speaking, and presentation skills through group work, written and oral assessments, and debate/discussion.
Course Credits: 0.0

EAP085: Critical Inquiry and Academic Writing Processes

EAP085 is designed to integrate and further develop students' English language skills, critical thinking skills, team skills, and overall readiness for academic study at the Year 2 level. Towards this end, development of target academic and language skills and learner outcomes will be achieved using content from the Global Issues in Context database through RRU Library involving themes and issues which students are likely to encounter in their degree major streams. Learners will improve their ability to engage with academic materials and participate in learning activities and assignments and which reflect what they will be expected to do throughout the university studies. In particular, students will develop and research global issues, take a stance, and write an argumentative research essay of significant length. Additional exposure to some of the lexicon and themes in their academic streams will come through an extended reading program of essays.
Course Credits: 0.0

EAP086: Research Skills and Strategies

Using both individual and small group work, this course builds on the skills taught in EAP084, including critical thinking, engaging with academic materials, and developing effective research strategies with the end goal of being better prepared to meet the requirements of academic classwork. In working toward the students' academic courses, time will be spent on understanding assignment descriptions and framing the task, as well as on critical reading skills using extended academic readings. EAP086 will also include workshops developed in conjunction with the RRU library to sharpen students' abilities in selecting, evaluating, and using academic sources.
Course Credits: 0.0

ORNT: Orientation

Course description not available.
Course Credits: 0.0

TMSWA: Team Skills Workshop, Part A: High Performing Teams

Course description not available.
Course Credits: 0.0

TMSWB: Team Skills Workshop, Part B: Diversity and Inclusion

Course description not available.
Course Credits: 0.0

CDNS101: Canadian Studies

Explores the meanings of Canadian experience and citizenship, and how Canadian identities are constructed and mediated regionally, nationally and internationally. Explores these questions through topics such as regionalism, peacekeeping, sovereignty, multiculturalism, colonialism, indignity, culture industries, and business and labour relations. Examines representations of Canada in art, film, dance, comedy and drama.
Course Credits: 3.0

CESL100: Civic Engagement and Service Learning

Engages students in community service learning in the Greater Victoria area. Based on Community Service Learning Plans (CSLP), students will make voluntary contributions to a local organization of their choice and research, report and reflect upon the organization's mission, mandate, structure, intersections with civil society and overall impact on society.
Course Credits: 3.0

HUMN101: Global Studies

Investigates "thinking globally", a commonly used term in matters of global and local development, encompassing the contemporary knowledge base of informed citizens of the world. Focuses on a thematically organized enquiry into socio-political, cultural, economic, and geographic world relationships. Engages students in a variety of topics such as gender and development, poverty alleviation, natural resource issues, food production, global supply chains, and international markets.
Course Credits: 3.0

HUMN103: Foundations of Global Citizenship

Considers the many facets and understandings of citizenship – local and global - through critical, inquiry-based investigations of: ethics; identifying and interpreting bias; identity, culture and positionality; intercultural communication; nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and internationalism; Indigenous knowledge and perspectives; colonialism, postcolonialism, and international development; international structures, institutions, and initiatives; human security and well-being; and the role of civil society, active citizenship and community service learning. Introduces students to the core principles of the university’s learning and teaching model.
Course Credits: 9.0

HUMN104: Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability

Critically explores understandings of sustainability as a complex phenomenon that impacts and intersects with our lives in multiple ways. Focuses on personal responsibility as global citizens through the theoretical lens of the three dimensions of sustainability - sociopolitical, environmental, and economic, or “people, planet, profit.”
Course Credits: 3.0

WRIT110: Writing for Success

Focuses on building writing skills necessary in a variety of non-academic contexts. Considers the importance of written communication in career and business settings. Explores steps involved in production of a variety of authentic writing tasks, including composing business emails and letters, and summarizing text and video. Introduces the concept of reflective writing and encourages the expression of original ideas. Presents various techniques to help put ideas into words. Guides students in maintaining a journal of learning.
Course Credits: 3.0

WRIT111: Academic Writing

Teaches students to effectively and clearly present ideas and arguments in writing. Focuses on development of critical reasoning skills and on methods and strategies for writing in the social and applied sciences. Pre-requisites: IENV 101
Course Credits: 3.0

BESC201: Organizational Behavior

Examines the way in which individuals function effectively in organizations, examining behaviour from individual, team, and organizational perspectives within an intercultural context. The course will help students develop an understanding of the impact of cross cultural differences on organizational behaviour issues and prepare them to develop their own approach for working in diverse work environments.
Course Credits: 3.0

BUSA201: Introduction to Business Administration

Introduces business and management principles and concepts The course covers the nature of a variety of business types from multi-national corporations to the local non-profit group with a focus on developing, marketing and managing all aspects of the business.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN201: The Business of Tourism

Explores the tourism industry examining the interrelationships between the tourism sectors. Evaluates the economic role of accommodations, food and beverage, recreation and entertainment, transportation and travel service components. Focuses on challenging and inspiring future tourism leaders through a process of integrating and applying knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to real world situations in ethical and meaningful ways. Delivery Method On-campus
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN212: Business Law in Tourism

Explores key aspects of domestic and international business trade relationships, and the laws governing these relationships, as related to the hospitality industry. Examines the private and public laws of foreign jurisdictions.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN223: Events, Festivals and Sports

Explores the events, festivals and sports sector. Examines the basic skills and concepts necessary to develop, finance, market, and plan conferences, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Presents methods for development of event themes, sponsorships, and marketing. Evaluates approaches to responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), contracting services, managing risk and liability, and managing personnel.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN230: Hospitality Accounting

Introduces the basic terminology, concepts and principles of accounting and focuses on preparing, analyzing and interpreting financial statements with an emphasis on the importance of financial information in decision making.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN240: Introduction to Hotel Operations

the organizational structure of the accommodation sector and the function of various departments. The focus of the course will be on the principles of front desk management, housekeeping and guest services. Learners will be introduced through an applied approach, to the skills and knowledge required to operate a property management system. Delivery. *Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Year 1 of the Diploma in Interdisciplinary Studies
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN245: Introduction to Marketing

Defines and examines tourism and hospitality marketing concepts. Introduces the marketing process and the identification and application of marketing principles. Explores the basics of consumer purchasing behaviour, personal selling and marketing management.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN250: Human Resource Management

Explores the role and importance of human resource management with respect to organizational effectiveness and productivity with a focus on the tourism and hospitality industry. Examines human resource management principles, activities and practice.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN251: Sales and Services

Course description not available.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN290: Work-Term Preparation

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to apply for and secure a three month work-term in the hospitality industry in Canada. Students will be coached and taught to build a career plan and to understand and use five building blocks for a successful hospitality career: education, experience, career planning, networking and a positive attitude and commitment. A work placement is a requirement for admission into a two year BA IHMN stream for degree programming.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN295: Industry Work Term

The purpose of this course is to promote experiential learning through the integration of classroom and applied work-based learning. The applied work-based learning takes the form of a mandatory 12 week work term where students have the opportunity to practice and apply what they learn in the hospitality curriculum in year two of the interdisciplinary diploma program. Students receive support and guidance to find and secure a work term placement from their instructor and also from the Employer Liaison Advisor and Experiential Education Advisors in Student Services. Through a work term placement, employers and educator share the responsibility to prepare the student for the rapidly changing social, economic and technological environment of the modern workplace.
Course Credits: 3.0

ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offences. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0

GTMN344: Selected Topics in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Exposes students to the most current innovations and ideas in tourism and hospitality. Links contemporary issues to program-based tourism and hospitality curricula. Reviews and analyzes current topics in tourism and hospitality to offer students experience with and insights into the most up-to-date advancements. Provides the connections between these new developments and other courses in the program, to provide students with an understanding of how they are relevant to other aspects of tourism and hospitality management. Encourages students to work independently while furthering their skills and understanding in selected topic areas.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN301: Digital Communication in Global Business

Analyses the roles of social media and the Internet in global tourism from both corporate and professional perspectives. Addresses on-line booking, trip advisor and other traveller experience websites and their impact on travel choices, assesses the role of social media in publicising crises, special events, and travel opportunities. Identifies and analyses competitive approaches to website development.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN305: Writing, Critical Thinking and Research Literature

Examines critical analysis, academic arguments, ethical considerations, the writing process, and the APA citation method as students refine their writing, analytic and critical thinking skills. Business, research, and academic written products are scrutinized, the writing process reviewed, rhetorical principles of voice and the purpose that guides what and how one writes is analyzed.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN315: Research Methods for Tourism

Provides a practical, applied, solutions-based approach to tourism and hospitality research. Students gain a broad understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and design, ethics, validity and reliability, and data collection and analysis. Accessing and critically evaluating existing research, with an emphasis on marketing research, is reviewed so that learners can determine when it is appropriate to be a consumer of secondary research and when it is advisable to invest in primary research.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN325: Financial Management for Tourism

Exposes students to four key areas of financial management – financial accounting, managerial accounting, corporate finance and international finance. Students develop financial models for predicting funding requirements, as applied to the tourism industry. Key topics such as budgeting, foreign exchange, profit centers, productivity, and reading financial statements will be discussed.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN335: Special Events Management

Reviews and assesses the role of events development and management in global tourism. Analyzes their impact as a tourism and economic driver for destinations. Addresses event administration, design, marketing, operations and risk. Examines event management functions and the integration of these roles into the events management team. Applies the course learning by developing and producing a “real world” event.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN354: The Leadership Experience

Examines the models, frameworks and practices associated with effective leadership in the hospitality industry, allowing students to apply their learning to their personal leadership development. The course will deal with recognizing and developing core competencies for leadership with emphasis placed on modern thought and practice related to the alignment of leadership with an organization’s strategic mandate.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN360: Multicultural Management and Communications

Studies communication between divergent cultural value systems - across ethnic, racial, social, economic, linguistic and cultural barriers. Ethical dilemmas related to managing in multicultural environments will be presented and discussed. The course features intensive practice of written and oral communication skills, and modelling exercises that provide exposure to multicultural and leadership challenges.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN411: Tourism Policy and Planning

Evaluates sustainable tourism policy applied to tourism human resource capacity building strategies, community development and urban planning, and strategies for the organization and leadership of tourism planning initiatives. Develops research skills using academic and technical journal sources. Evaluates sustainable tourism policy applied to tourism human resource strategies, community development and urban planning, destination marketing, and strategies for the organization and leadership of tourism planning initiatives. With the enormous growth and pace of change in tourism, governments, industry and communities need to be more strategic in their planning in order to maximize benefits while minimizing costs. Students will explore these issues on a regional, national and international scale.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN412: Tourism Product Development

Analyzes the processes used to develop tourism products and the integration of the community to enhance services and facilities to meet the needs of the visitor. Explores the key elements involved in planning, designing, and delivering tourism products. Analyses the skills and knowledge relating to creativity, market research, implementation and evaluation. Assesses approaches to feasibility analysis, packaging, distribution channels and market research. Analyzes the processes for generating tourism products integrating communities in order to enhance services and facilities, and meet the needs of the global visitor. Explores the key elements involved in planning, designing, and delivering tourism products. Analyses Discusses the skills and knowledge relating to creativity, market research, implementation and evaluation. Assesses approaches to feasibility analysis, packaging, distribution channels and market research.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN413: Destination Management and Marketing

Analyses the role, structure, and policies of destination and marketing management organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. Assesses and evaluates stakeholder and infrastructure issues in creating a sustainable tourism destination. Reviews international marketing concepts, and builds capabilities for research and interpretation of data. Addresses the motivations of tourists in the selection of destinations.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN441: Tourism Entrepreneurship

Introduces the field of entrepreneurship and the role that it plays in the tourism industry. Focuses on the development of the entrepreneurial process. Explores the critical tasks of feasibility analysis, industry and market analysis, financing, operations planning and communications. Exposes students to entrepreneurs and their real-life lessons. The major project for the course will be the development of a comprehensive business plan, delivered in both written and oral presentation forms.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN455: Human Resource Issues and Practices

Examines human resource management concepts within the hotel and resort workplace including labour market issues and employee recruitment and retention. HR management strategies that contribute to the competitive advantage are analyzed; skills and professional attitudes in organizing the workforce are discussed and the importance of innovation, team building, human relations and motivational techniques, negotiation skills and conflict management approaches are examined.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN475: Ethical Issues in Hospitality

Examines ethical issues within the hotel industry and resort sector as they pertain to multiple stakeholders including guests, employees, suppliers, partners, and the local community. Contemporary issues related to codes of conduct, industry standards, corporate responsibility, and professional conduct within a dynamic and evolving international context are debated.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN480: Strategic Management in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Offers students the opportunity to apply their previous functional discipline learning in a case-based examination of tourism and hospitality firms and the broad industry environment in which they operate. Corporate strategies for performance and competitiveness, environmental analysis, control systems and resource management will be examined and practiced.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN485: Globalization and the Hospitality Industry

Globalization and the Hospitality Industry. Hospitality trends and issues, with particular attention to cultural, socio-economic, geopolitical and environmental contexts are explored within a global context. As globalization provides both an opportunity and a threat for the tourism industry, the hospitality sector’s response to issues such as global crises, environmental concerns, global competition, market trends and product development will be explored. Hospitality management and operational issues in both the developed and developing world will be investigated.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN490A: Career Development

Develops a variety of hospitality industry management competencies and how to create a contract between the student, the employer, and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Students will complete a series of assignments designed for preparation for the internship experience. Each student will research, identify, and secure, an internship as the capstone to the BA in International Hotel Management program.
Course Credits: 3.0

IHMN490B: Career Development Internship

Develops and demonstrates a variety of hospitality industry management competencies agreed to within a customized learning contract framework established between the student, the employer, and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. During the internship, students will complete a series of assignments designed for reflection on the internship experience. Pre-requisites: all previous courses.
Course Credits: 6.0