This 3 credit hour course is designed to engage students in an intense study of the Hospitality Industry in a location very relevant to the field. Chicago, visited in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Show, serves as a prime venue for those pursuing careers in Hospitality. Students will experience varied aspects of the industry through tours, attendance at the NRA Show, and trips to a number of corporate headquarters, hotels, city clubs, and special events venues including museums located throughout the Chicago area. A special focus will be on working with a unionized hospitality workforce and the effects of collective bargaining.
The class consists of three on-campus meetings prior to travel, the trip to Chicago, admission to the NRA Show, industry appointments, and other tourism activities during the week spent in the city. A special note: all students will be required to work the UNT booth (and/or our sponsor’s booth) for up to a total of six hours during the show (details to be determined based on final class enrollment).
Contact: Dr. Elliot Dubin Elliot.Dubin@unt.edu
Approximate Trip cost: $1,350 (plus tuition, University course fees, some food, and your own transportation expense to Chicago)
Semester: 3W Maymester
Apply: Applications accepted in Fall semester. Application deadline for May 2018 study tour is Feb. 16, 2018.
Hospitality majors and Juniors and Seniors have first priority. Applications available online, from Dr. Elliot Dubin in Chilton 359M or Thanalakshimi Arumagam (Administrative Assist to the chair) in Chilton 359A.
Undergraduate Course number: HMGT 4980 (3 credit hours each)
Graduate Course number: CMHT 5000 (3 credit hours each)
For more information please see the downloadable information sheet
Download 2018 Chicago Application Packet (Note: Deadline is Feb 16)