Minor in Tourism and Community Development

The Geography-Anthropology program offers a minor in tourism and community development. The minor provides a practical and critical understanding of the role of tourism in local and regional economic development, and will prepare students for careers in planning, economic development, travel and hospitality, and related areas.

The minor in tourism and community development consists of a minimum of 15 credits. No grades of D will be counted toward fulfillment of the major or minor requirements:


  • ANT 241 Tourism & Community Development


Four of the following (12 credits minimum):

  • GEO 203 Urban & Regional Development
  • GEO 209 Intro to Land Use Planning or ESP 200 Environmental Planning
  • GEO 210 Planning Maine Communities: Current Issues and Directions
  • ANT 261/TAH 261 Introduction to Cultural Tourism
  • ANT 262/TAH 262 Women, Art, and Global Tourism
  • TAH 211 Tourism Entrepreneurship
  • ANT 299/ TAH 251 Ecotourism
  • ANT 450/TAH 341 Tourism, Development & Sustainability
  • ESP 305 Community Planning Workshop
  • GYA 350-351 Internship in Applied Geography-Anthropology
  • GYA 400 Independent Study in Anthropology or Geography

No more than six credits combined may be from internships, field courses, or independent studies.



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