Maymester: Spring 2015
May 19 – June 10
AMST 499: Tourism in the City: Past, Present, Future
Beaches, Hollywood, Disneyland…these are some of the icons of Los Angeles tourism. Tourism not only represents one of the largest industries in Los Angeles, but it has played a key role in shaping the region. In this Maymester class students will be introduced to Critical Tourism Studies. We will examine how and why global tourism is exploding and look critically at Los Angeles tourism, focusing no its economic and spatial impacts, its implications for racial and economic inequality, its environmental consequences, and alternatives to conventional tourism. We will visit and study major tourist attractions such as Universal Studios, and lesser known ones, including a Toxic Tour.
Instructor: Professor Laura Pulido
Enroll in AMST 499, 10447, for Spring 2015
Class will generally meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am – 1 pm but there are some all-day field trips and one Saturday fieldtrip.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: FEBRUARY 24, 2015
For more information, please contact Prof. Pulido at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 12, 2015
12:30 – 1:30 pm