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Last approved: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:00:34 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:12:01 GMT

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PRT (Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management)
240
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Geospatial Applications for Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Geospatial Apps. for P & R
College of Natural Resources
Parks, Recr & Tourism Mgmt (15PRT)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
PRT 295Spring 20184
PRT 295Spring 20176
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic
Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture5025YesNo comments
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15PRTParks, Recreation and Tourism ManagementRequired
Geospatial applications have a multitude of uses in both the private and public sectors and are integral to innovative solutions in parks and recreation. Students will gain an understanding of how spatial data are collected, organized, analyzed, and displayed and learn the foundations of representing environmental and social phenomena in a geospatial environment. Student will be able to explain how geospatial tools enable spatial thinking and problem solving for parks, recreation, and tourism applications, such as siting recreation facilities, mapping health-related issues, and creating compelling maps and visuals for destination marketing. Students will apply spatial concepts to hands-on applications, gaining familiarity with commonly used software.

Geospatial applications are integral to innovative solutions in parks, recreation and tourism management. Faculty felt that our undergraduate students needed to have an understanding of how to apply spatial concepts to hands-on applications and become familiar with commonly used software in order to be leaders in the profession. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Natural ResourcesEric MoneyHi, Candace, Thanks for meeting with us today to discuss the new PRT course. Overall, I think it will be a great course and a great addition to the GIS offerings in the College. There are just a few minor suggestions. 1. revise the catalog/course description to incorporate more specific PRT language and better represent the content of the course. 2. Update some of the course topics to include more PRT specific topics.
No new resources needed

Technology-assisted information concerning maps, locations, directions, imagery, or analysis uses Geospatial Applications.  Upon completion of this course the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to apply spatial concepts to hands-on applications and familiarity with commonly-used software.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this class students will be able to:


1. Collect, organize, analyze, and display spatial data.


2. Explain the role spatial thinking plays in managing parks, protected areas, and other recreation settings.


3. Apply critical spatial thinking to decision-making in natural resources, parks and recreation, and tourism settings.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Midterm15%Mid Term Test
Written Assignment50%In class assignments - 10 assignments each 5%
See syllabus for descriptions
Project20%To demonstrate comprehensive understanding of course material, students will conceptualize, design, and execute a FINAL PROJECT. The Final Project should correspond to the student’s major and/or other interests (e.g., tourism, natural resources, recreation) and should be completed using the software and tools learned in-class. Students will identify and locate data sources, plan a workflow, perform analyses, and present their project in a compelling way. Students will submit a workflow and a final report and will present their project to the class.
Other10%WEEKLY WORKFLOWS are annotated flow diagrams depicting the steps, tools, and outputs required to complete each assignment. Workflows will also include some content questions from readings. Weekly workflows are due at the beginning of each class, meaning that weekly readings must be completed prior to classes. You should have a clear understanding of the assignment ahead of you when you come to class.
Other5%For REFLECTIONS ON A GEOSPATIAL LECTURE OR WORKSHOP, students are required to attend a geospatial lecture, forum, or workshop and report on the content, their impressions, and applicability for their major. Detailed instructions and suggestions for appropriate lectures will be discussed in class. This assignment is due by the end of the semester, but students may attend a lecture at any time during the semester. I encourage you to explore geospatial research and teaching at NC State – go early and go often!

mffloyd (Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:14:01 GMT): I will approve so that the College committee can review and comment. At the same time, additional brief readings that demonstrate applications in tourism marketing and park planning should be identified. Also, adding Tourism in the title would reflect the revised syllabus content. MFF 1/25/18
aeherget (Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:54:06 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 3/8/2018.
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