History of Travel and Tourism

History of Travel and Tourism
The history of travel and tourism from modern times to the present. Themes include changing technology, consumerism, nationalism, and social identities in constructing the tourist experience.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining HIST 369
Course Outcomes

Theoretical Approaches

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.

Historical Developments

Demonstrate knowledge of the major developments in travel and tourism infrastructure and explain the causal forces driving those changes.

Social Identities

Explain how social identities of race, class, gender, and nationality have shaped the tourist experience.

Global Impact

Appreciate global impact of tourism on the environment, international relations, and commerce.

Primary Sources

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.

Case Study

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.