Description

This program integrates leadership, communications and financial management into a curriculum focused on managing facilities and operations that provide hospitality services to the public. As part of the program, students also complete the leadership and communications minor offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). The Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management Program (HRTM) prepares individuals to serve as entry level managers and directors of hospitality operations by providing an excellent foundation in hospitality, leadership, and guest services.

College Requirements

College Admission

Requirements for admission into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are consistent with general University admission requirements (one unit equals one high school year): 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of natural sciences, 3 units of social studies, and 2 units of foreign language. Students must also meet performance requirements (ACT composite of 20 or higher OR combined SAT score of 950 or higher OR rank in the top one-half of graduating class; transfer students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average and 2.0 on the most recent term of attendance. For students entering the PGA Golf Management degree program, a certified golf handicap of 12 or better (e.g., USGA handicap card) or written ability (MS Word file) equivalent to a 12 or better handicap by a PGA professional or high school golf coach is required. For more information, please visit: http://pgm.unl.edu/requirements.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted to CASNR with core course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours at UNL, or within the first calendar year at UNL, whichever takes longer, excluding foreign languages. Students have up to 60 credit hours to remove foreign language deficiencies. College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.

Deficiencies in the required entrance subjects can be removed by completion of specified courses in the University or by correspondence.

The Office of Admissions, Alexander Building (south entrance), City Campus, provides information to new students on how deficiencies can be removed.

College Degree Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum requirements of the College consist of three areas: ACE (Achievement-Centered Education); College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Core; and Degree Program requirements and electives. All three areas of the College Curriculum Requirements are incorporated within the description of the Major/Degree Program sections of the catalog. The individual major/degree program listings of classes insures that a student will meet the minimum curriculum requirements of the College.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Two units of a foreign language are required. This requirement is usually met with two years of high school language.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

The College grants the bachelors degree in programs associated with agricultural sciences, natural resources and related programs. Students working toward a degree must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Grade Rules

Removal of C-, D and F Grades

Only the most recent letter grade received in a given course will be used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average if the student has completed the course more than once and previously received a grade or grades below C in that course.

The previous grade (or grades) will not be used in the computation of the cumulative grade point average, but it will remain a part of the academic record and will appear on any transcript.

A student can remove from his/her cumulative average a course grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F if the student repeats the same course at the University of Nebraska and receives a grade other than P (pass), I (incomplete), N (no pass), W (withdrew), or NR (no report). If a course is no longer being offered, it is not eligible for the revised grade point average computation process.

For complete procedures and regulations, see the Office of the University Registrar website at http://www.unl.edu/regrec/course-repeats.

Pass/No Pass

Students in CASNR may take any course offered on a Pass/No Pass basis within the 24-hour limitation established by the Faculty Senate. However, a department may specify that the Pass/No Pass status of its courses be limited to non-majors or may choose to offer some courses for letter grades only.

GPA Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Transfer Credit Rules

To be considered for admission, a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must submit either ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, credits earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. Sixty is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept from a four-year college. Transfer credit in the degree program must be approved by the degree program advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major. At least 9 hours in the major field, including the capstone course, must be completed at UNL regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College will accept no more than 10 semester hours of C-, D+, D and D- grades from other schools. The C-, D+, D and D- grades can only be applied to free electives. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL.

Joint Academic Transfer Programs

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has agreements with many institutions to support joint academic programs. The transfer programs include dual degree programs and cooperative degree programs. Dual degree programs offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from a participating institution and also to complete requirements for a bachelor of science degree in CASNR. Cooperative programs result in a single degree from either UNL or the cooperating institution.

Dual Degree Programs

A to B Programs

The A to B Program, a joint academic program offered by the CASNR and participating community colleges, allows students to complete the first two years of a degree program at the participating community college and continue their education and study in a degree program leading toward a bachelor of science degree.

The A to B Program provides a basic knowledge plus specialized course work. Students transfer into CASNR with junior standing.

Depending on the community college, students enrolled in the A to B Program may complete the requirements for an associate of science at the community college, transfer to UNL, and work toward a bachelor of science degree.
 

Participating community colleges include:

  • Central Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College
3+2 Programs

Two specialized degree programs in animal science and veterinary science are offered jointly with an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine. These two programs permit CASNR animal science or veterinary science students to receive a bachelor of science degree from UNL with a degree in animal science or veterinary science after successfully completing two years of the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine at an accredited veterinary school. Students who successfully complete the 3+2 Program, must complete the “Application for Degree” form and provide transcripts to the Credentials Clerk, Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building, UNL. Students should discuss these degree programs with their academic advisor.

Cooperative Degree Programs

Academic credit from UNL and a cooperating institution is applied towards a four-year degree from either UNL (UNL degree-granting program) or the cooperating institution (non UNL degree-granting program). All have approved programs of study.

UNL Degree-Granting Programs

A UNL degree-granting program is designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a two-year program of study at one of the four-year institutions listed below, transfer to CASNR and complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree.
 

Chadron State College. Chadron State College offers a 2+2 program leading to a grassland ecology and management degree program and a transfer program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education in the teaching option.

Wayne State College. Wayne State College offers a 3+1 program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology in the ecology and management option.

University of Nebraska at Kearney. Transfer programs are available for students pursuing degree programs leading to a bachelor of science degree.

University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) cooperates with CASNR in providing four-semester pre-agricultural sciences, pre-natural resources, pre-food science and technology, pre-horticulture and pre-turfgrass and landscape management transfer programs.

A student enrolled in these programs may transfer all satisfactorily completed academic credits identified in the suggested program of study, and enter CASNR to study toward a degree program leading to a bachelor of science degree. The total program would require a minimum of four years or eight semesters (16 credit hours/semester or 120 credit hours).

UNL CASNR faculty teach horticulture and food science and technology courses at UNO to assist an urban population in better understanding the food processing, horticulture, and landscape horticulture industries.

For more information, contact the CASNR Dean’s Office, 800-472-8800, ext. 2541.

Non UNL Degree-Granting Programs

The CASNR cooperates with other institutions to provide course work that is applied towards a degree at the cooperating institution. Pre-professional programs offered by CASNR allow students to complete the first two or three years of a degree program at UNL prior to transferring and completing a degree at the cooperating institution.
 

Chadron State College–Range Science. The 3+1 Program in range science allows Chadron State College students to pursue a range science degree through Chadron State College. Students complete three years of course work at Chadron State College and one year of specialized range science course work (32 credit hours) at CASNR.

Dordt College (Iowa) – Agricultural Education: Teaching Option. This program allows students to pursue an Agricultural Education Teaching Option degree leading toward a bachelor of science in agricultural education. Students at Dordt College will complete 90 credit hours in the Agricultural Education: Teaching Option Transfer Program.

Residency

Students must complete at least 30 of the total hours for their degree using UNL credits. At least 18 of the 30 credit hours must be in courses offered through CASNR1 (>299) including the appropriate ACE 10 degree requirement or an approved ACE 10 substitution offered through another UNL college and excluding independent study regardless of the number of hours transferred. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

1

Includes courses taught by CASNR faculty through interdisciplinary prefixes (e.g., LIFE, MBIO, ENVR, SCIL, EAEP, HRTM, ENSC) and CASNR crosslisted courses taught by non-CASNR faculty.

Online and Distance Education

There are many opportunities to earn college credit online through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Some of these credits may be applicable not only as elective credits, but also toward the fulfillment of the College’s education requirements. Credits earned online may count toward residency. However, certain offerings may not be counted toward scholarship requirements or academic recognition criteria.

For further information, contact:

Office of Online and Distance Education
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
305 Brace Labs
Lincoln, NE 68588-0109
402-472-4681
http://online.unl.edu/

Independent Study Rules

Students wishing to take part in independent studies must obtain permission; complete and sign a contract form; and furnish copies of the contract to the instructor, advisor, departmental office, and the Dean’s Office. The contract should be completed before registration. Forms are available in 103 Agricultural Hall or online at the CASNR website.

Independent study projects include research, literature review or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Students may only count 12 hours of independent study toward their degrees and no more than 6 hours can be counted during their last 36 hours earned, excluding senior thesis, internships, and courses taught under an independent study number.

Other College Degree Requirements

Capstone Course Requirement

A capstone course is required for each CASNR degree program. A capstone course is defined as a course in which students are required to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge to solve a problem or formulate a policy of societal importance.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at www.ace.unl.

The minimum requirements of CASNR reflect the common core of courses that apply to students pursuing degrees in the college. Students should work with an advisor to satisfy ACE outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 with the college requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to UNL or when they were first admitted to a Joint Academic Transfer Program. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. The catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

 Learning Outcomes

Majors in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management will be able to:

  1. Apply leadership development strategies for hospitality organizations.
  2. Utilize management principles of planning, organizing, evaluating and controlling in hospitality organizations: lodging, events, food and beverage, and tourism.
  3. Demonstrate ethical behavior in decision making, leadership and management in the hospitality industry.
  4. Apply legal precepts as related to hospitality industry issues.
  5. Apply human resource principles in the hospitality industry.
  6. Utilize principles of financial management in budgeting, investing and capital planning.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Achievement Centered Education (ACE) Requirements

All UNL students will be required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of approved course work in each of the 10 designated Achievement Centered Education (ACE) student learning outcome areas. These can be viewed at http://ace.unl.edu. Students will be provided a list of classes they can select from to meet each of the 10 ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). There may be required courses within the degree program that will also satisfy ACE requirements. Therefore, it is highly recommended that students contact their advisor prior to registering for ACE classes in order to insure that each of the class selections are in the best interest of the students’ academic program.
 

ACE Requirements
ACE 1. Written Communication3
ACE 2. Oral Communication3
ACE 3. Mathematical, Computation, Statistical or Formal Reasoning3
ACE 4. Scientific Methods and Knowledge of the Natural and Physical World3
ACE 5. Humanities3
ACE 6. Social Science to Understand and Evaluate Human Behavior3
ACE 7. Arts3
ACE 8. Ethical Principles, Civics and Stewardship3
ACE 9. Global Awareness or Human Diversity3
ACE 10. Capstone Course (HRTM 479)3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 30
HRTM Core Requirements
SCIL 101Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3
EDPS 209Strategies for Academic Success3
ACCT 200Accounting for Business Decisions 13
or ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I
Select one of the following:3-6
Principles of Macroeconomics
and Principles of Microeconomics 2
Economic Essentials and Issues 1
HRTM 171Career Exploration in Hospitality Management 31
HRTM 172Field Experience in Hospitality Management I 31
HRTM 310Managerial Decision Models in Hospitality and Tourism 33
Select one of the following:3
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 3
Contemporary Marketing 1
Marketing
HRTM 374Guest Services Management 33
HRTM 397Internship in Hospitality Management Supervision 31
HRTM 476Internship in Hospitality Management 33
Select one of the following:3
Hospitality Finance 3
Financial Decision Making 1
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry 3
Introduction to Tourism 3
Introduction to the Lodging Industry 3
Introduction to the Event Industry 3
Select one of the following:3
Legal Environment in Hospitality Management 3
Legal Aspects in Agriculture
Natural Resource and Environmental Law
Business, Government & Society 1
Legal Environment
Business Law I
Select one of the following:3
Landscape and Environmental Appreciation
Floral Design I
Visual Communication and Presentation
Select one of the following:3
Basic Business Communication
Technical Communication I
Technical Communication II
Credit Hours Subtotal: 45
Leadership and Communications Minor
Select three of the following:9
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership
Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice
Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations
Presentation Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
Select three of the following:9
Instructional Internship in Leadership Development
Ethics in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Supervisory Leadership
Environmental Leadership
Classic Figures in Leadership
Leadership and Diversity in Organizations and Communities
Leadership and Motivation
Leadership, Power and Influence
Air Force Leadership Studies I (May be substituted for Air Force ROTC student only)
Air Force Leadership Studies II
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
HRTM Professional Electives
Select 21 hours of the following: 421
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing
Rural Community Economics
Leadership in Public Organizations
Introduction to Planning
Grant Writing and Fund-raising
Economic Development Planning
Introductory Seminar on Opportunities in Entrepreneurship
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations
Family Business
Identifying and Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Small Business Owner
Principles of Individual Risk Management and Insurance
Urbanization of Rural Landscapes
Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management 3
Independent Study in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management 3
Catering 3
Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management 3
Independent Study in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management 3
Fine Food and Wine 3
Food and Beverage Management 3
Club Management 3
Hospitality Facility Planning and Purchasing 3
Tourism Resources and Development 3
Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry 3
Advanced Lodging Operations 3
Advanced Event Operations 3
Hospitality Management Study Tour 3
Independent Study 3
Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations 1
Human Resource Management
Managing Diversity in Organizations
Meat CulinologyTMIII: Foodservice Applications 3
Food Safety and Sanitation 3
Vines, Wines and You 3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 21
Free Electives
Select 3-6 credits3-6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Total Credit Hours120
1

Course meets the requirements for the business minor (must be taken for a grade).

2

AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture can be substituted for ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics.

3

Only grades of C or above will count toward graduation requirements for HRTM and NUTR courses.

4

Must fulfill prereqs; no substitutions.

NOTE: Students have the option to complete the business minor for non-business students offered through the College of Business. A Change of College, Degree, Major and/or Advisor (CDMA) form will need to be filled out in order to add the minor to the student’s degree audit. The CDMA form can be filled out in the Dean’s Office at 103 Agricultural Hall.

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C and D Grades

Only grades of C or above will count toward graduation requirements for HRTM and NUTR courses.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

The College of Education and Human Sciences offers an 19 hour minor in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management for students in CASNR and the CEHS Departments of Child, Youth and Family; Nutrition and Health Sciences; and Textile, Merchandising and Fashion Design.
 

All grades must be a C or above.
 

Required 1 hour:
HRTM 171Career Exploration in Hospitality Management1
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Introduction to Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry
Introduction to Tourism
Introduction to the Lodging Industry
Introduction to the Event Industry
Select 12 hours of the following:12
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
Catering
Guest Services Management
Fine Food and Wine
Food and Beverage Management
Club Management
Hospitality Facility Planning and Purchasing
Tourism Resources and Development
Legal Environment in Hospitality Management
Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
Advanced Lodging Operations
Advanced Event Operations
Hospitality Management Study Tour
Vines, Wines and You
Total Credit Hours19
HRTM171
Career Exploration in Hospitality Management

Description: Overview of industry segments and career opportunities in Hospitality Management. Emphasizes internship experiences and career placement.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 274; HRTM 280; HRTM 285; HRTM 289

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HRTM172
Field Experience in Hospitality Management I

Prerequisites: HRTM major

Description: Supervised individual professional experience with a qualified cooperating practicing professional in hospitality management.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 397

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HRTM173
Field Experience in Culinology

Prerequisites: Culinology major

Description: Supervised work experience under the direction of an Executive or sous Chef in a restaurant.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HRTM274
Introduction to Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry

Prerequisites: HRTM 171 and HRTM major/minor or PGM major

Description: Principles of food and beverage management focused on menu planning; procurement; quality; regulation; performance and food service operations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM280
Introduction to Tourism

Prerequisites: HRTM 171

HRTM 280 requires field trips. HRTM 280 is 'Letter Grade Only'.

Description: Historical, behavioral, societal, and business aspects of travel and tourism industry with emphasis on nature-based tourism and agri-tourism.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 374

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM285
Introduction to the Lodging Industry

Prerequisites: HRTM 171

Description: Fundamentals of the lodging industry. Characteristics and management of hotel, motel, or resort properties. Basic accounting, housekeeping, engineering, front desk, and guest services.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 374

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM289
Introduction to the Event Industry

Prerequisites: HRTM 171

Description: Fundamentals of meetings, events, expositions, and conventions (MEEC). Roles of organizations and people in businesses that comprise the MEEC industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 374

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM291
Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Description: Topics vary. HRTM 291 is 'Letter grade only'. Requirements as announced by the HRTM Department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

HRTM296
Independent Study in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Prerequisites: 6 hrs HRTM; Requires a contract with an individual Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management faculty member

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, and/or creative activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

HRTM310
Managerial Decision Models in Hospitality and Tourism

Prerequisites: ACCT 200 or 201

Description: Analysis techniques for managerial and operational decision-making based on fundamental concepts of managerial accounting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM360
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing

Prerequisites: HRTM Major or Minor; Junior standing

HRTM 360 is for letter grade only.

Description: Introduces basic hospitality and tourism marketing principles and concepts for the hospitality professional.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM373
Catering

Prerequisites: Sophmore standing; CULS or CYAF or HRTM or PGAM major

HRTM 373 requires field trips. HRTM 373 is 'Letter Grade only'.

Description: Concepts in catering organization and service. Menu development, event ambience, cost control, and client satisfaction.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 472

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM374
Guest Services Management

Prerequisites: HRTM 280 or 285 or 289 or PGAM major

Description: Principles of guest service management in hospitality and tourism organizations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM391
Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Description: Topics vary. HRTM 391 is 'Letter grade only'. Requirements as announced by the HRTM Department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

HRTM396
Independent Study in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Prerequisites: 6 hrs HRTM; Requires a contract with an individual Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management faculty member

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, and/or creative activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

HRTM397
Internship in Hospitality Management Supervision

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; HRTM major; HRTM 172

Description: Entry level supervisory experience with a practicing professional in catering, restaurants, tourism, event planning, and lodging.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HRTM471
Vines, Wines and YouCrosslisted with HORT 471, HORT 871, NUTR 471, NUTR 871, HRTM 871

Prerequisites: 6 hrs science or equivalent experience; 21 years of age or older

Proof of age is required.

Description: Origin, botany, historical and cultural significance of the grapevine and related species. Principles and practices of vineyard establishment, management and processing of grape products, importance and/or scope of grape and wine industry; global and local significance. Culinary applications, health, environmental and safety-related issues, business and industry relations and experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM472
Fine Food and Wine

Prerequisites: 21+ years of age; HRTM major; HRTM 373

Proof of age is required. HRTM 472 is not open to auditors.

Description: Preparation techniques, garnishing, and presentation of gourmet foods for fine dining restaurants. Survey and responsible service of domestic and international wines to enhance food characteristics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM474
Food and Beverage ManagementCrosslisted with HRTM 874

Prerequisites: HRTM 274

Letter Grade only

Description: Functioning and operation of food-service units. Principles of food and beverage management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM475
Club ManagementCrosslisted with HRTM 875

Prerequisites: HRTM 171 or PGAM Major

Description: The operation and management of private and public clubs. Topics include: the general manager concept, organizational structure of clubs, board of directors, membership requirements, equity and non-equity clubs, tax-exempt clubs and non-tax-exempt clubs, duties and responsibilities of department heads in clubs, governmental regulations, the future of clubs, and their relationship to the hospitality industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM476
Internship in Hospitality ManagementCrosslisted with HRTM 876

Prerequisites: HRTM 397 and permission of the Hospitality Management Committee

HRTM 476/876 requires a total of 400 hours of full-time experience. HRTM 476/876 is 'Letter Grade only'.

Description: Approved professional experience as an entry-level manager in the hospitality industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM477
Hospitality Facility Planning and PurchasingCrosslisted with HRTM 877

Prerequisites: Junior standing; FACS or HRTM major

Letter Grade only

Description: Hospitality facility concept development and planning. Selection and specification of food, equipment and furnishings resulting in effective resource utilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM478
Tourism Resources and DevelopmentCrosslisted with HRTM 878

Prerequisites: Junior standing; HRTM 280; and permission

Letter grade only

Description: Planning theories, procedures and guidelines needed to meet the needs of travelers, destination communities, tourism and hospitality organizations. Sustainable tourism principles, host-guest relationships, impacts of tourism, marketing and visitor satisfaction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM479
Perspectives on the Hospitality Industry

Prerequisites: Senior standing; HRTM major; 12 credits at the 400-level in HRTM, ALEC or CRPL

Letter grade only

Description: Integration of hospitality core and content courses into managerial and leadership practice within the hospitality, restaurant and tourism industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HRTM481
Legal Environment in Hospitality ManagementCrosslisted with HRTM 881

Prerequisites: Senior standing; HRTM major or minor

HRTM 481/881 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Laws and regulations affecting the hospitality industry. Recognition of potential legal hazards, correcting hazardous situations, and reacting in unforeseen circumstances.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM483
Hospitality FinanceCrosslisted with HRTM 883

Prerequisites: Senior standing; Major or minor in HRTM; HRTM 310

HRTM 483/883 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Introduction to basic skills of financial management in a hospitality industry setting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM484
Human Resources Management in the Hospitality IndustryCrosslisted with HRTM 884

Prerequisites: HRTM Major or Minor and Junior Standing

Description: Study of management and human resource systems common in the hospitality industry. Case studies, role plays, and simulations are used to examine management and human resource problems unique to the hospitality industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM485
Advanced Lodging OperationsCrosslisted with HRTM 885

Prerequisites: HRTM 285

Description: Senior management techniques required to operate a lodging facility applying strategic and critical thinking with case study analysis to solve problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM489
Advanced Event OperationsCrosslisted with HRTM 889

Prerequisites: HRTM 289

Description: The management and operation of events. Design, marketing, and promotion efforts. Identifying sponsors. Marketing to attendees, exhibitors, and other participants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM495
Hospitality Management Study TourCrosslisted with HRTM 895

Prerequisites: AEDU, AJRN, HRTM or NUTR major

Number of credits hours earned in HRTM 495/895 is determined by tour length, assignments, and sites visited. HRTM 495/895 requires off-campus travel.

Description: Broadening perspective and developing an understanding of the hospitality industry through visits. Tours to hospitality facilities, national food and equipment shows; food processors; equipment manufacturers; and trade exchanges.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

HRTM496
Independent StudyCrosslisted with HRTM 896

Prerequisites: 12 hrs HRTM.

HRTM 496/896 requires a contract with an individual HRTM faculty member in HRTM. HRTM 496/896 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, and/or creative activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


 

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13 HR TERM 1
Career/Field ExperienceCritical
complete HRTM 171
1hr
C
HRTM 171 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

College Courses
complete EDPS 209
3hr

College Courses
complete SCIL 101
3hr
16 HR TERM 2
ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr
ALEC 102 is recommended.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

Introductory Courses
complete 1 from HRTM 274, HRTM 280, HRTM 285, HRTM 289
3hr
C

Design Course
complete TMFD 121
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

Career/Field ExperienceCritical
complete HRTM 172
1hr
C
HRTM 172 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.
15 HR TERM 3
Business/Technical Comm
complete 1 from JGEN 120, JGEN 200, JGEN 300
3hr

AccountingCritical
complete ACCT 200
3hr
ACCT 200 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Economics
complete ECON 200
3hr
ECON 200 also fulfills the ACE 8 requirement.

Introductory Courses
complete 1 from HRTM 274, HRTM 280, HRTM 285, HRTM 289
3hr
C

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
ALEC 202 or ALEC 203 is recommended this term.
16 HR TERM 4
Professional Electives

Core Requirements
complete HRTM 397
1hr
C

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
ALEC 302 or ALEC 305 is recommended this term.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
15 HR TERM 5
Professional Electives

Core Requirements
complete HRTM 310, HRTM 374
6hr
C

Marketing
complete HRTM 360
3hr
C
MRKT 300 is also an acceptable course this term.
15 HR TERM 6
Legal Aspects
complete HRTM 481
3hr
C
BLAW 300 is also an acceptable course this term.

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
A 300/400 level ALEC course is recommended this term.

Hospitality Finance
complete HRTM 483
3hr
C
FINA 300 is also an acceptable course this term.

Professional Electives
15 HR TERM 7
Professional Electives
Complete MNGT 300 and an additional Professional Elective this term.

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
A 300/400 level ALEC course is recommended for 3 or the 6 Elective hours this term.

Core Requirements
complete either HRTM 476 or HRTM 479
3hr
C
15 HR TERM 8
Core Requirements
complete either HRTM 476 or HRTM 479
3hr
C

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Professional Electives

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
A 300/400 level ALEC course is recommended for 3 or the 6 Elective hours this term.
Graduation Requirements
  1. 2.00 cumulative GPA required for Graduation.
  2. 30 of the last 36 hours must be taken at UNL, UNO, or UNK.
  3. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***