B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Cr First Year-First Semester Ged Cr First Year-Second Semester Ged
3 PRT 225 Readings in Outdoor Rec W 3 CMJ 103** Public Speaking Hs
4 FES 100 Intro. to Forest Biology Sl 4 ERS 101 Geology Sl
3 ENG 101 College Composition 3 SOC 101 Sociology Hs
3 COS ___ Computer Sci. Elective 3 POS 100 American Government Hs
4 MAT 122* Pre-Calculus M 3 Elective
17 16
Second Year-First Semester Second Year-Second Semester
3 PRT 352 Forest Rec. Management 3 PRT 355 Visitor Behav. & Mgt.
3 WLE 200 Ecology 3 PSY 100 Psychology Hs
4 FTY 107 Forest Vegetation Sl 3 FTY 349 Forest Management
3 ECO 100 Modern Economics Hs 3 PAA 200 Public Management Hs, E
3 Elective 3 Elective
16 15
Third Year-First Semester Third Year-Second Semester
3 PRT 480 Wilderness & WSR Mgt. Hw 3 PRT 470 Tourism Mgmt./Planning
4 CHY 121/123 Chemistry I or
PHY 105 Descriptive Physics
Sl 3 PAA/BUA___ Public Admin. or
Business Administration Elective
3 ENG 317 Technical Writing W 3 FTY 480 Geographic Inf. Systems
3 PSY 230 Social Psychology Hs 3 MAT 232 Prin. Statistical Inference M
2 Elective 3 Elective
15 15
Fourth Year-First Semester Fourth Year-Second Semester
4 PRT 452 Environ. Interpretation 3 PRT 491 Senior Seminar C, E
3 ECO 377 Nat. Resources Econ. Hp 3 ECO 479 Land Use Planning
3 EES 324 Environ. Law & Policy Hp 3 Directed Elective***
3 Directed Elective*** 5 Electives
3 Elective
16 14
Revised February 2002

Total credits:  124.  Total elective credits: 29 (A maximum of 6 of which are needed to cover the University General Education Requirements in Hc and Ha; 6 are required for the directed electives) Minimum free elective credits: 17.
*MAT 126 or MAT 151 (Calculus) are strongly recommended for students interested in courses that have a calculus prerequisite or who are considering graduate studies.
**CMJ 102 is not acceptable as a substitute for CMJ 103.
***Directed electives are INT 323, HTY 479, or 400-level, 3 credit courses from FES, FSC (FOE), FTY, PRT, or WSC.

NOTE:  Courses that meet the General Education Requirements (Ged) are indicated by: Sl (Lab. Science); Sa (Applied Science); M (Mathematics); E (Ethics); Hw (Western Cultural Traditions); Hs (Social Contexts & Institutions); Hc (Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives); Hp (Population & the Environment); Ha (Artistic & Creative Expression); W (Writing Intensive); and C (Capstone Experience).

Professional Preparation Courses

PRT 225 Readings in Outdoor Recreation
Selected authors and literature are studied and discussed to familiarize PRT majors with the breadth and complexity of the field.

PRT 226 Park Systems of the World
An examination of national parks as cultural identity. Topics include the genesis and rate of spread of the national parks idea, the cultural/political/economic environment of national parks, parks and the natural environment, comparative park system administration, and the ternd and condition of the world’s park systems.

PRT 352 Forest Recreation Management
A broad yet comprehensive study of the theories, problems, and techniques of managing recreation systems in both the public and private sectors. Emphasis given to current recreation management issues.

PRT 355 Visitor Behavior and Management
Study of outdoor recreation user behavior as it impacts the planning, design, and management of outdoor recreation opportunities. Emphasis on social/psychological principles which alter behavior and satisfaction in recreation experiences.

PRT 394 Cooperative Education
Opportunity for student to gain experience, to integrate classroom learning with job performance, and to develop future placement possibilities.

PRT 395 Internship
A professional activity under the general supervision of an experienced professional with a high degree of responsibility placed on the student.

PRT 396 Field Experience
A field experience is a professional activity participated in by students under the supervision of a practicing professional in the field.

PRT 452 Environmental Interpretation
Study of interpretation principles and applications with special emphasis on the function of interpretation in natural and cultural resource settings.

PRT 470 Principles of Tourism
Focus is on the application of tourism principles to natural environments in the public and private sectors. Topics range from the history of tourism to emerging trends, and include the structure and function of tourism organizations, tourist behavior, beneficial and adverse impacts of tourism, tourism demand and appropriate tourism development.

PRT 471 Commercial Recreation
Basic concepts of recreation management applied to CR enterprises. Topics include entrepreneurial strategies, economic concepts, the feasibility process, and leisure trends affecting the CR industry.

PRT 480 Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River Management
Development of a historical overview of wilderness and river management in the United States. Basic concepts of unique management problems and opportunities associated with wilderness and wild and scenic river systems.

PRT 491 Issues and Ethics in Outdoor Recreation (Senior Seminar)
An in-depth look at the myriad issues facing the outdoor recreation professional.  Emphasizes policy, trends, ethics, research, and conflict resolution as tools for resolving issues.

A complete list of UMaine courses can be found at /catalog/