Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course ObjectivesTime Expectation | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored AssessmentsYour Email Account | Student ResourcesAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

Course Title: TRV 100 - Introduction to the Travel Industry (3 credits)



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Course Description and Prerequisites


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Ability to proficiently search the web for information
  • Ability to download and print information from websites
  • Ability to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbooks



Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials


Course Grading


Course Policies

Attendance Policy: 

You need to complete one assignment besides your self introduction by the last day to receive a refund, if you don't want to be dropped from this course. Each student is expected to be active in the course each week. You should log into the course site at least three times a week and check announcements. If I observe that you have not been active during any given week of the course, (this includes discussion participation and assignment submission), you may be dropped from the course.

Late Work Policy: 

Any assignment completed within one week of the due date will be graded but you will lose 10 points if an assignment is late.  Assignments submitted over a week will not be graded. All assignments and exams must be completed no later than the last day of the course. No assignments will be accepted after the last day of the course.

Discussion Policy

Following the due dates and responding promptly is an essential part of your participation in online collaborative activities. Your classmates depend on you to complete these activities. Please submit your original discussion posting as early in the due week as possible so other students can comment on your posting. You need to submit substantial comments on at least two other student postings to receive the full points for the discussion assignment. It will take a concerted effort on the part of each student to move discussions forward in a timely manner. Therefore, please make sure to follow the due dates indicated in the Course Summary section of the Syllabus to complete these activities.

Communication Policy

You are required to treat your instructor and classmates with respect. We all have different opinions on issues that may spark emotion. Whatever your opinions are, you MUST respect others' opinions and treat each other professionally and politely in the online course. Comment on opinions, not on the person. This policy applies to all discussion posts and emails for the course. Please follow the communication netiquette in the Welcome/Getting Started module.

Assignment Submission

You are expected to retain an electronic copy of all work submitted. If transmission of the work fails, you are expected to "resend" the document.  Assignments will be submitted in Canvas either through Discussion Board forum postings and via the Assignment feature. You are expected to verify your own Canvas responses by returning to the appropriate place in Canvas after the work has been posted.

Grading Turnaround Time:

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date if not sooner.

Incomplete Policy:

Withdraw from the Course


Student Rights & Responsibilities


Overview of Assignments


Taking Proctored Assessments



Your Email Account


Student Resources


Accommodation Policy and Statements


Course Summary:

Date Details Due