Understand the theoretical approaches in the field, including concepts such as authenticity, tourist gaze, scripted space, leisure and modernity, and social science approaches to the study of tourism.
Demonstrate knowledge of the major developments in travel and tourism infrastructure and explain the causal forces driving those changes.
Explain how social identities of race, class, gender, and nationality have shaped the tourist experience.
Appreciate global impact of tourism on the environment, international relations, and commerce.
Assess primary sources for historical analysis of tourism and understand the limits and possibilities of each, including travel narratives, ephemera, still images, guides, memoirs, etc.
Demonstrate historical change in tourism by researching and writing about a specific topic or approach to tourism in a paper that follows conventions of historical scholarship, and by presenting findings to the class.