IHT 120 - Introduction to Hospitality Management
One of the world’s fastest growing industries, the hospitality industry provides service to people while traveling away from home. The word hospitality is derived from the Latin root hospes, which means host or guest. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, hospitable is defined as “given to generous and cordial reception of guests”. This is the business of hospitality.
This course will open student’s eyes to this exciting and ever changing industry as a viable career choice. Heavily reliant on guest service, this industry requires many line works and the managers to direct them properly. Introduction to Hospitality management will provide a first look at various segments of the industry and the range of jobs that are available. Segments such as hotels, food and beverage, cruise ships, gaming etc. will be explored. By the end of the course students should have developed a solid foundation to continue coursework in upper level hospitality and tourism management.