Syllabus and Course Outline
rev 09/12

COURSE TITLE:
DESTINATION GEOGRAPHY - EUROPE
NUMBER OF HOURS:
20 - 30 Hours
This course presents the travel and tourism destinations that are in Europe. These include England, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia and Austria. Maps are presented with an orientation to location of each destination. The course treats physical, locational and cultural geography as a travel sales product. Interactivity included in the course - video clips, self-correcting quizzes, map games and audio clips - provides additional learning activities
OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify via a map the top travel destinations
  • Understand the following information for each destination presented: how to get there, how to get around, places to visit, things to do, things to see, cultural tips, climate and client appeal
  • Identify major tourist sites and attractions at each destination
GRADING CRITERIA:
Successful completion of each review and Plan It in each lesson. Successful completion of the exam.
COURSE OUTLINE:
Each lesson generally includes: a map of the destination(s), a description, client appeal for the area, tourist season, how to get around and recommended itinerary. Each lesson ends with a map review as well as a review of the information covered in the lesson, offering immediate feedback. You will also be given a scenario and asked to plan a vacation for a fictional traveler (s). These are for your own files, to be kept as a reference and resource.

Lesson 1 - Europe Overview
Review
Plan it
Lesson 2 - England
Review
Plan it
Lesson 3 - France
Review
Plan it
Lesson 4 - Spain
Review
Plan it
Lesson 5 - Italy
Review
Plan it
Lesson 6 - Germany
Review
Plan it
Lesson 7 - Austria
Review
Plan it
Lesson 8 - Russia
Review
Plan it
Exam

COURSE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:
The maximum time to complete this course will be sent to you by your instructor. To be completed in that time are 8 reviews and 1 final exam. Each are automatically scored and graded with immediate response. You will also complete 7 travel itineraries for fictional travelers. These are for your own personal files.