General Studies Courses

General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

Upcoming Start Dates

DEMN502: Foundations in Disaster and Emergency Management

 Course Description: Examines the socially constructed relationship between hazards and disasters. Introduces the key stakeholders involved with emergency management, and explores the historic and contemporary principles, policies, and legal frameworks guiding the field of practice. Analyzes different paradigms for conceptualizing the practice of disaster and emergency management in Canadian and international contexts.  Credits: 3.00

DEMN502: Foundations in Disaster and Emergency Management

 Course Description: Examines the socially constructed relationship between hazards and disasters. Introduces the key stakeholders involved with emergency management, and explores the historic and contemporary principles, policies, and legal frameworks guiding the field of practice. Analyzes different paradigms for conceptualizing the practice of disaster and emergency management in Canadian and international contexts.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 11, 2021 March 14, 2021 2248.83 Online
January 11, 2021 March 14, 2021 2248.83 Online

ENVP500: Developing a Sustainability Perspective

 Course Description: Explores the applicability of environmental sustainability concepts and principles in developing a sustainable society. Highlights the tensions that exist between our various value systems and how underlying root metaphors influence attitudes towards the environment. Investigates how environmental sustainability concepts and principles inform the development of a sustainable society from the perspectives of community, business, governance, and leadership as well as how they influence the measurement of performance and outcomes will establish the overall philosophical orientation of the program, and helps each student better define for him or herself what sustainable development means, and why it is such an important concept today.  Credits: 3.00

ENVP500: Developing a Sustainability Perspective

 Course Description: Explores the applicability of environmental sustainability concepts and principles in developing a sustainable society. Highlights the tensions that exist between our various value systems and how underlying root metaphors influence attitudes towards the environment. Investigates how environmental sustainability concepts and principles inform the development of a sustainable society from the perspectives of community, business, governance, and leadership as well as how they influence the measurement of performance and outcomes will establish the overall philosophical orientation of the program, and helps each student better define for him or herself what sustainable development means, and why it is such an important concept today.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 21, 2020 December 6, 2020 2533.70 Online
January 11, 2021 March 28, 2021 2533.70 Online
September 13, 2021 November 28, 2021 TBD Online
January 10, 2022 March 27, 2022 TBD Online

IHMN505: Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management

 Course Description: Examines community, corporate and social responsibility as it pertains to hotel and resort management. The impact of accommodation on destinations, their competitive position, and the manager’s responsibility for sustainable business development will be examined domestically and internationally.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN505: Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management

 Course Description: Examines community, corporate and social responsibility as it pertains to hotel and resort management. The impact of accommodation on destinations, their competitive position, and the manager’s responsibility for sustainable business development will be examined domestically and internationally.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
June 7, 2021 August 20, 2021 TBD On Campus
September 6, 2022 November 18, 2022 TBD Online

IHMN520: Finance for Tourism and Hospitality Management

 Course Description: Financial management is essential to any successful business. The theory and practice of financial management tools and analysis are examined, including capital budgeting, investment analysis, financing, firm valuation, risk and return, and financial decision making in relation to hotels, resorts or other specialty aspects of the international hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN520: Finance for Tourism and Hospitality Management

 Course Description: Financial management is essential to any successful business. The theory and practice of financial management tools and analysis are examined, including capital budgeting, investment analysis, financing, firm valuation, risk and return, and financial decision making in relation to hotels, resorts or other specialty aspects of the international hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 27, 2021 December 10, 2021 TBD On Campus
January 24, 2022 April 8, 2022 TBD On Campus

IHMN550: Research Methodology

 Course Description: 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 are can determine when it is appropriate to be a consumer of secondary research and when it is advisable to invest in primary research.  Credits: 3.00

IHMN550: Research Methodology

 Course Description: 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 are can determine when it is appropriate to be a consumer of secondary research and when it is advisable to invest in primary research.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 9, 2020 February 5, 2021 TBD Online
May 10, 2021 July 23, 2021 TBD On Campus
June 6, 2022 August 19, 2022 TBD On Campus

TRMN501: Tourism Leadership

 Course Description: Participants examine the challenges and opportunities that individuals and organizations face in one of the world's leading industries - tourism. With a goal of creating a culture of innovation, frameworks are examined to help individuals explore assumptions and beliefs about leadership, understand personal accountabilities and the dynamics of leading change in complex environments. Various approaches and models of leadership are assessed and current research and best practices for leadership in the tourism industry are explored.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN501: Tourism Leadership

 Course Description: Participants examine the challenges and opportunities that individuals and organizations face in one of the world's leading industries - tourism. With a goal of creating a culture of innovation, frameworks are examined to help individuals explore assumptions and beliefs about leadership, understand personal accountabilities and the dynamics of leading change in complex environments. Various approaches and models of leadership are assessed and current research and best practices for leadership in the tourism industry are explored.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 28, 2020 December 11, 2020 2318.50 Online
September 27, 2021 December 17, 2021 TBD On Campus
April 18, 2022 June 12, 2022 TBD Blended
May 24, 2022 August 5, 2022 TBD On Campus

TRMN502: Global Tourism

 Course Description: The main objectives of this course are understanding how global trends affect tourism and the strategic leadership approaches required for both tourism destinations and companies to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. Approaches used in leading an industry with a global reach, along with local and national issues, will also be examined. Leadership styles and cross-cultural competencies required to create a culture of innovation in tourism are reviewed as a key feature of global tourism partnerships. Examples of international tourism leaders and leadership of tourism organizations will be used to illustrate best practices within the industry.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN502: Global Tourism

 Course Description: The main objectives of this course are understanding how global trends affect tourism and the strategic leadership approaches required for both tourism destinations and companies to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. Approaches used in leading an industry with a global reach, along with local and national issues, will also be examined. Leadership styles and cross-cultural competencies required to create a culture of innovation in tourism are reviewed as a key feature of global tourism partnerships. Examples of international tourism leaders and leadership of tourism organizations will be used to illustrate best practices within the industry.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 6, 2021 November 19, 2021 TBD On Campus
September 20, 2021 November 14, 2021 TBD Blended
September 6, 2022 November 18, 2022 TBD On Campus

TRMN503: Transforming Destinations

 Course Description: Social, economic, infrastructure, stakeholder and political aspects of a community and region are investigated relative to the interest in creating sustainable tourism destination. The role and importance of consensus-building processes; theming and visioning; community capacity and land use planning; and destination marketing organization (DMO) development will be reviewed as integral elements for success.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN503: Transforming Destinations

 Course Description: Social, economic, infrastructure, stakeholder and political aspects of a community and region are investigated relative to the interest in creating sustainable tourism destination. The role and importance of consensus-building processes; theming and visioning; community capacity and land use planning; and destination marketing organization (DMO) development will be reviewed as integral elements for success.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
May 17, 2021 July 30, 2021 TBD On Campus
February 7, 2022 April 10, 2022 TBD Online

TRMN505: Strategic Tourism Marketing

 Course Description: Examines the current and pragmatic aspects of the strategic marketing and planning of tourism. The impact of experiential vs. traditional marketing methods is analysed along with the implications in formulating, implementing, and evaluating corporate and destination strategies. Customer profiling and traditional and e-distribution channels are investigated including images, messages and with a lens to optimize limited resources. Students will challenge current assumptions and reflect on their own practice and experience as they make decisions on how to effectively connect with tourism products, destinations, and evolving customer expectations.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN505: Strategic Tourism Marketing

 Course Description: Examines the current and pragmatic aspects of the strategic marketing and planning of tourism. The impact of experiential vs. traditional marketing methods is analysed along with the implications in formulating, implementing, and evaluating corporate and destination strategies. Customer profiling and traditional and e-distribution channels are investigated including images, messages and with a lens to optimize limited resources. Students will challenge current assumptions and reflect on their own practice and experience as they make decisions on how to effectively connect with tourism products, destinations, and evolving customer expectations.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 4, 2021 March 19, 2021 TBD On Campus
January 10, 2022 March 25, 2022 TBD On Campus
June 20, 2022 August 28, 2022 TBD Online

TRMN506: Sustainable Tourism Management

 Course Description: Identifies and evaluates best practices in context, processes, skills and resources used in sustainable tourism. Policy, planning, regulations and implementation from government, business and community perspectives are analyzed. Dynamic issues such as global climate change, green tourism planning, environmental impacts of tourism, sustainability goals, performance measurement, capacity building, and funding will be examined and debated through case studies.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN506: Sustainable Tourism Management

 Course Description: Identifies and evaluates best practices in context, processes, skills and resources used in sustainable tourism. Policy, planning, regulations and implementation from government, business and community perspectives are analyzed. Dynamic issues such as global climate change, green tourism planning, environmental impacts of tourism, sustainability goals, performance measurement, capacity building, and funding will be examined and debated through case studies.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 6, 2021 November 19, 2021 TBD On Campus
September 6, 2022 November 18, 2022 TBD Online

TRMN507: Ethics in Tourism and Hospitality

 Course Description: Essential stewardship issues of personal and corporate responsibility in a global context are analyzed. Environmental and social stewardship within a global economy for tourism operators, destinations, First Nations protocols and community stakeholders are evaluated. Moral perspectives are debated relative to decision-making, negotiation, and responsible tourism development.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN507: Ethics in Tourism and Hospitality

 Course Description: Essential stewardship issues of personal and corporate responsibility in a global context are analyzed. Environmental and social stewardship within a global economy for tourism operators, destinations, First Nations protocols and community stakeholders are evaluated. Moral perspectives are debated relative to decision-making, negotiation, and responsible tourism development.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 6, 2021 November 19, 2021 TBD On Campus

TRMN625: Social Entrepreneurship

 Course Description: Creating and leading organizations, social entrepreneurs strive to advance social and environmental change through innovative business practices. Learners examine how this global phenomenon exists within the non-profit, public and private sectors. Processes of social entrepreneurship assessed in this course include: recognizing opportunities; evaluating feasibility; building effective business models; mobilizing resources; scaling impact and building sustainability. Through case studies and assignments, learners evaluate common strategies and pitfalls encountered when creating stable, sustainable, and successful social ventures in the tourism and hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

TRMN625: Social Entrepreneurship

 Course Description: Creating and leading organizations, social entrepreneurs strive to advance social and environmental change through innovative business practices. Learners examine how this global phenomenon exists within the non-profit, public and private sectors. Processes of social entrepreneurship assessed in this course include: recognizing opportunities; evaluating feasibility; building effective business models; mobilizing resources; scaling impact and building sustainability. Through case studies and assignments, learners evaluate common strategies and pitfalls encountered when creating stable, sustainable, and successful social ventures in the tourism and hospitality industry.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
February 15, 2021 April 30, 2021 2296.42 Online
January 24, 2022 April 8, 2022 TBD On Campus