Adventure Based Trip Courses


RM 3244. Coastal Tourism: A Field-Based Understanding (3).SS.

This field course, which occurs between spring and summer terms each year, is designed to acquaint students firsthand with the many aspects of the coastal tourism product along the southern coastline of the United States. With particular focus on the Charleston, South Carolina area, students in this class will visit a number of sites and settings that play a role in tourism development and delivery. Included site visits are Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, James Island County Park, Sullivan's Island, Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the College of Charleston. Additional activities include kayaking on the Folly River, historical walking tour of downtown Charleston, a pontoon boat ecotourism tour to Capers Island, and beach and shopping time.

If you would like more programmatic information, please contact the program leader directly, Dr. Susan Weidmann at

RM 3545 Canada Expedition (3).S.S.

This 10 day expedition course is led over spring break by two faculty with significant wilderness, backcountry and ski backgrounds and two Canadian mountain guides, one of whom is a fully certified IFMGA guide, the highest guide standard in the world. Students will spend 8 out of 10 days in the snow. The trip includes a visit to the University of Calgary Outdoor Programs, a stay at the Alpine Club of Canada lodge in Canmore and backcountry huts, a half day behind the scenes tour of the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture, an opportunity to meet legendary ski mountaineering and pioneer Chic Scott, and skiing at Mount Norquay, Lake Louise, and Bow Peak. In addition, students in the class have the opportunity to earn a Canadian Avalanche Level One certification.

If you would like more programmatic information, please contact the program leader, Mr. Kristian Jackson at