Exposes students to the most current innovations and ideas in tourism and hospitality, as well as their impacts on and from other elements of the industry. Links contemporary issues to program-based tourism and hospitality curricula. Reviews and analyzes current topics in tourism and hospitality to offer students experience with and insights into the most up-to-date advancements. Provides the connections between these new developments and content in other courses in the program to provide students with an understanding of how they are relevant to other aspects of tourism and hospitality management. Encourages students to work independently while furthering their skills and understanding in selected topic areas.