Event Planning - Minor
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The Event Planning minor prepares students to assume leadership roles within the industry. Through innovation, research, knowledge dissemination and the enhancement of educational and practical opportunities, this minor affords students the opportunity to enroll in a variety of courses across disciplines to procure knowledge and practical skills pertaining to the process of event planning.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
To declare this minor, students must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and earned a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State GPA. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- apply the event planning process in the design, implementation, and evaluation of special events
- integrate event planning principles in a variety of settings including hospitality, sport, recreation, and tourism
- gain practical experience in event planning
|HM 23030||HOTEL OPERATIONS||3|
|HM 33070||INTERNATIONAL CUISINE||4|
|RPTM 36075||PROGRAM DESIGN AND EVALUATION||3|
|SPAD 45022||EVENT PLANNING AND PRODUCTION||3|
|Practicum Electives, choose from the following: 1||1-3|
|PRACTICUM IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (ELR)|
|PRACTICUM I IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR)|
|PRACTICUM II IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR)|
|Discipline Electives, choose from the following: 2||9|
|CONVENTION SALES AND MANAGEMENT|
|HOSPITALITY MEETINGS MANAGEMENT|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 3|
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
|LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION, PARKS AND TOURISM|
|INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL TOURISM (DIVG)|
|INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN LEISURE SERVICES (DIVD)|
|ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACHES TO LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY SERVICES|
|TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL|
|SELECTED TOPICS IN RECREATION 3|
|SPORT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE|
|SPORT AND THE MEDIA|
|PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PROMOTION IN SPORT|
|SPORT ENTERPRISE (WIC)|
|LEGAL ISSUES IN SPORT AND RECREATION|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION 3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||23|
Students may repeat the practicum for maximum 3 credit hours with advisor approval.
Students not enrolled in the Hospitality Management, Sport Administration or Recreation, Park and Tourism major (or one of their related minors) must select at least one course from each of the three categories. Students enrolled in one of those three majors or a related minor must select one course from each of the two categories that are not their major or minor; remaining coursework may be selected from any of the three categories or consist of an approved elective.
Students should select a special topics with advisor approval.
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).