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/TAH 241 Tourism & Community Development


Four of the following (12 credits minimum):

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

  • ANT/TAH 261 Introduction to Cultural Tourism Introduction to Cultural Tourism
  • ANT 262/TAH 262 Women, Art & Global Tourism
  • ANT 299/ TAH 251 Ecotourism & Sustainable Development
  • ANT 450/TAH 341 Tourism, Development & Sustainability
  • ESP 305 Community Planning Workshop
  • 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
  • GYA 350/351 Internship in Applied Geography-Anthropology
  • GYA 400 Independent Study in Anthropology or Geography
  • TAH 211 Tourism Entrepreneurship

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Ciolfi, M. L., Griffin, E., Pratt, J., Richards, M., Gildard, S., & Byrne, B. (2016). Living with a brain injury in Maine: Individual experiences, perceptions, and need.  Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Lenardson, J. D., Gale, J. A., & Ziller, E. C. (2016). Rural opioid abuse: Prevalence and user characteristics. (PB 63-1). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.

Snow, K. I., Gressani, T., Olsen, L., McGuire, C., Bratesman, S., Mauney, K., & Theriault, J. (2016). Adults using long term services and supports: Population and service use trends in Maine, SFY 2014. (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Talbot, J. A., Ziller, E. C., & Szlocek, D. (2016). Mental health first aid in rural communities: Appropriateness and outcomes. Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12173.

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