TOURISM AND WESTERN SOCIETY: THE TRAVEL IMPERATIVE This course will provide an historical overview of the evolution of tourism with special emphasis on the Western world, beginning with the medieval passion for pilgrimage through the Enlightenment Grand Tour to the birth of the modern tourist trade, one of the world's fastest growing industries. A series of case studies will be used to pursue specific topics, such as the economics of tourism, motivation for travel, the rise of the resort, the transportation revolution, promotion and imaging, the conflicted relationship between visitor and host, sustainability, and the social and cultural impacts of tourism on host societies. Three credit hours. Restriction: Student must have second year standing or above OR have permission of the instructor. 06-09-2018-29-11-2018 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 04:00PM - 05:15PM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 113