Sustainable Tourism Certificate

Contact: Heng “Helen” Tien
Email: htien@hawaii.edu

The Sustainable Tourism Certificate is intended to familiarize students with international travel and tourism in terms of the tourists themselves, their service providers, and the government policies that can facilitate or create barriers for travel or for tourism development. The Certificate integrates a wide variety of existing courses into a cohesive whole focusing on sustainable tourism issues. An interdisciplinary approach informs consideration of the economic, environmental, social and cultural aspects of international tourism. This option allows students to examine tourism from a broad policy perspective or from an enterprise perspective. It is useful for students pursuing careers in tourism hospitality businesses or other tourism-related enterprises and in governmental tourism-related organizations. The Certificate is notable for having a capstone seminar study or study abroad feature providing hands-on experience for the student.

Requirements (18 Credits)

  • TOUR 350 Intro to Sustainable Tourism (3)
  • One upper-division TOUR course (3)
  • One upper-division MKT course (3)
  • Select one course from ACC, MGT, MKT, BUS, FIN, QBA, ECON, or TOUR (3 credits)
  • Select two courses from the following: (6 credits)
    • HWST 107 Hawaiʻi: Center of the Pacific (3)
    • HIST 280 Topics in Hawaiian History (3)
    • HIST 284 History of Hawai'i (3)
    • ANTH 300 Cultures of Oceania (3)
    • ANTH 310 Contemp Iss in Hawaiian Anth (3)
    • ANTH 357 Change in The Pacific (3)
    • ANTH 386 Hawaiian Culture Before 1819 (3)
    • ANTH 387 Modern Hawn Cult 1819-Present (3)
    • ANTH 435 Indig Iss Contemporary Pacific (3) /GEOG 435 Senior Seminar Pacific Studies (3) /HIST 415 Senior Seminar Pacific Studies (3)
    • ANTH 323 Cultural & Social Change (3)
    • GEOG 440 Community Planning (3)
    • GEOG 340 Intro to Land Use Planning (3)
    • POLS 335 Envir Politics & Policy (3)
    • ANTH 389 Cultural Resource Management (3)
    • NRES 196 Intro to Natural Resource Mgmt (3)
    • NRES 320 Environ Issues in Asia-Pacific (3)
    • TOUR 320 Tourism Economics (3)
    • TOUR 317 Mkt & Mgt Of Travel & Tourism (3)
    • TOUR 340 Interntl Travel & Tourism Plcy (3)
    • ECON 310 Economic Development (3)
    • ECON 301 Inter Microecon Theory (3)
    • ECON 302 Managerial Economics (3)
    • ECON 482 Natural Resource Env Eco (3)
    • MKT 310 Princ of Marketing (3)
    • MGT 333 International Business Mgt (3)
    • BUS 400 Internship (3)