2004-2005 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

XII. Course Descriptions

Environmental Design and Rural Development

School of Environmental Design and Rural Planning.

EDRD*3500 Recreation and Tourism Planning W (0-0) [0.50]
Application of planning theory to recreation and tourism in the private and public sectors, approaches to implementing plans, and strategies for involving stakeholders in the planning process. Focus will also be on the impact of various approaches to planning recreation and tourism. (Offered through distance education format only.)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits or permission of the instructor
Equate(s): UNIV*3500
EDRD*3550 Economic Development for Rural and Smaller Communities S,W (0-0) [0.50]
This course addresses the variety of challenges facing rural and smaller communities in Canada relating to livelihood creation and maintenance, employment, investment, business development, tax base maintenance and enhancement and the associated strategies for development planning and management. The roles of various agents (public, private, community, Third Sector) are addressed through the literature and case studies. The course critically examines "local" and "community" economic development, and reviews the rich Canadian experience here. The structure and dynamics of rural economies are examined. The course addresses selected methods of analysis and outlines the process of planning for, and managing, economic development at the local level. Various development organizations (e.g. cooperatives, Community Development Corporations) are examined. (Offered through distance education format only.)
Equate(s): UNIV*3550
EDRD*4010 Tourism Planning in the Less Developed World F,W (0-0) [0.50]
This course will provide a discussion and investigation of tourism from an interdisciplinary point of view. The subject of tourism development cuts across many disciplines and is fundamental to a variety of scholars and practitioners working in tourism and development generally. While a variety of important theories and planning practices from a variety of disciplines have been selected for study, planning and community development theory will provide the overarching perspective. The features of planning theories and models stress analysis and intervention into human and environmental systems. This perspective begins with the view that tourism is a complicated human construct and as such needs to be structured and guided in order to maximize the benefits to all stakeholders in the system. (Offered through distance education format only.)
Prerequisite(s): 5 credits
EDRD*4500 Planning Industrial Ecology S,F (0-0) [0.50]
To create ecologically informed and professionally skilled scientists, engineers, planners, and managers by providing them with: systems-analytic frameworks to critically examine processes, products, infrastructure, management systems and public policies from the perspective of environmental sustainability; and the skill set to guide the design of appropriate responses. Course requires a science background, minimum OAC Chemistry or Physics. (Offered through distance education format only.)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits or equivalent
Equate(s): UNIV*4500