The Natural Resource Tourism curriculum emphasizes courses in tourism management, marketing and planning, natural resources, business, entrepreneurship, and social science to develop appropriate skills for work in recreation and tourism enterprises. The department works closely with several natural resource-focused Colorado resorts and private tourism enterprises.

Effective Spring 2019

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 150Business Computing Concepts and Applications 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
Political Science Elective – Select one course from the following: 3
American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3C 
State and Local Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3C 
Current World Problems (GT-SS1)3E 
International Relations (GT-SS1)3E 
Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3E 
Arts and Humanities3B6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
 Total Credits 28
Sophomore
 
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 3
NRRT 231Principles-Parks/Protected Area Management 3
NRRT 270Principles of Natural Resource Tourism 3
RRM 1011Hospitality Industry 3
SPCM 2001Public Speaking 3
STAT 2011General Statistics 3
Guided Electives (see list below) 8
 Total Credits 29
Junior
 
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Public Relations  
Public Communication in Natural Resources  
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy3D3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism 3
NR 377Pre-Internship 1
NRRT 376Human Dimensions Research and Analysis 3
Advanced Writing23
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Guided Electives (see list below) 6
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
NRRT 330Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management 3
NRRT 372Tourism Promotion 3
NRRT 442Tourism Planning4B,4C3
NRRT 460Tourism Event and Conference Planning 3
NRRT 470Tourism Impacts4A3
NRRT 471Starting and Managing Tourism Enterprise 3
NRRT 487Internship 5
Guided Electives (see list below) 9
 Total Credits 32
 Program Total Credits: 120

Guided Electives List (23 credits)

AGRI 270/IE 270World Interdependence-Population and Food (GT-SS3)3
ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3
ANTH 310Peoples and Cultures of Africa3
ANTH 319Latin American Peasantries3
ANTH 329Cultural Change3
AREC 340/ECON 340Introduction-Economics of Natural Resources3
AREC 346/ECON 346Economics of Outdoor Recreation3
E 403Writing the Environment3
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
HIST 100Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)3
HIST 101Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)3
L*** XXX (any foreign language course)
LAND 110Introduction to Landscape Architecture3
NR 319Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources4
NR 322Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
NR 323/GR 323Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation3
NR 422GIS Applications in Natural Resource Management4
NR 440Applications in Conservation Planning3
NRRT 350Wilderness Leadership3
NRRT 351Wilderness Instructors3
NRRT 431Integrated Planning for Conservation3
PHIL 345Environmental Ethics3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3
PSY 315Social Psychology3
PSY 316Environmental Psychology3
SOC 100General Sociology (GT-SS3)3
SOC 105Social Problems (GT-SS3)3
SOC 320Population-Natural Resources and Environment3
SOC 341Sociology of Rural Life3
SOC 362Social Change3
Other advisor approved guided electives course
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1) X1B1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Political Science Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 150Business Computing Concepts and Applications   3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
AUCC 1B (MATH) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   13
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting   3
NRRT 231Principles-Parks/Protected Area ManagementX  3
NRRT 270Principles of Natural Resource TourismX  3
RRM 101Hospitality IndustryX  3
Guided Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business   3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
STAT 201General Statistics   3
Guided Elective   5
 Total Credits   14
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management   3
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX 3D3
NR 377Pre-Internship   1
NRRT 376Human Dimensions Research and Analysis   3
Advanced Writing  23
Guided Elective   3
ECON 202 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Public Relations    
Public Communication in Natural Resources    
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing   3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism   3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Guided Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NRRT 330Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management   3
NRRT 442Tourism Planning  4B,4C3
NRRT 471Starting and Managing Tourism Enterprise   3
Guided Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NRRT 372Tourism PromotionX  3
NRRT 460Tourism Event and Conference PlanningX  3
NRRT 470Tourism ImpactsX 4A3
NRRT 487InternshipX  5
Guided Elective   3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   17
 Program Total Credits:   120