Minor in Tourism and Community Development

The Geography-Anthropology program offers a minor in tourism and community development.

This 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.

All students with majors or specific discipline minors in the social sciences must achieve at least six credits with grades of B or better in the requirements of those majors or minors. No grades of D will be counted toward fulfillment of the major or minor requirements. Except for Independent Studies, no required course may be repeated more than one time.

All students are reminded that, in addition to meeting departmental requirements for the major, they must also meet the University's minimum readiness requirements and the Core curriculum requirements.

The minor in tourism and community development consists of a minimum of 18 credits:


  • GEO 210 Planning Maine Communities: Current Issues and Directions
  • ANT 241 Tourism & Community Development
  • GYA 399 Tourism: Theory and Practice


Three of the following (9 credits minimum):

  • GEO 203 Urban & Regional Development
  • GEO 209 Intro to Land Use Planning
  • GEO 303 Economic Geography
  • ANT 450 Topics in Anthropology (Tourism, Development & Sustainability)
  • ANT 450 Topics in Anthropology (Indigenous Peoples & Tourism)
  • GYA 215 Culture and Place
  • GYA 350-351 Internship in Applied Geography-Anthropology
  • GYA 400 Independent Study in Anthropology or Geography

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