HRTM 4622 Field Course: Understanding Tourism & Hospitality in BC and Beyond

HRTM 4622 is a 6-elective-credit field course available to all undergraduate students at FDU’s Vancouver Campus. The course occurs most years in the break between the end of the Spring semester and the beginning of the Summer semester. The next HRTM 4622 Field Course is scheduled for May 2024.

The course covers an investigation of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by tourism and hospitality businesses in British Columbia, Canada. Relevant business, tourism, and hospitality theories and frameworks are applied to topics, including the overtourism, tourism dispersment, tourism, and the environment, indigenous tourism, hotel management, food and beverage management, land use, and entrepreneurship.

This course involves intensive in-class sessions followed by an 11-day field program throughout British Columbia, Canada led by Dr. Jarrett Bachman and Ms. Sandra Louie. Students must apply to take this course, and an additional lab fee applies to cover travel costs. The Field Course includes all course materials, transportation, lodging, and meals for the duration of the trip.

In 2022, students visited sites such as the Nk’Mip Resort, Winery, and Cultural Centre, Sparkling Hill Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks, and much, much more! To get a better sense of the places we visit and the student experience, our archived May 2022 HRTM 4622 Field Course blog can be found at

Contact Information
Dr. Jarrett Bachman, Associate Professor & Associate Director