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General Course Information for HCM401: Intro to Casino Management

Course: HCM401 - Intro to Casino Management
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Course Description: This course is an overview of the Native American Casino management trival gaming operations. It includes the history of Tribal Government Gaming, a description of gaming component and their interrelationship to the hospitality industry. This course also shows the industry's growth opportunities and identifies the potential for employment success. The study of casino departments and procedures is linked to an analysis of successful casino management and leadership practices.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Cite historical and political steps in the development of Tribal Government Gaming
  • Identify four reasons how tribal gaming aims to increase tribal self-reliance and sovereignty.
  • Distinguish and describe twelve basic operational departments in the Native American gaming business.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the major operational departments in a casino.
  • Identify four principle consumer issues facing both the casino and hospitality businesses.
  • Describe six basic management skills requires in casino operations and related hospitality industries.
  • Distinguish five basic concepts of casino table games and two basic forms of gaming machines, including calculating principles in game probability.
  • Describe the economic and social importance if Tribal Gaming for communities.
  • Categorize the gaming customers by motivation and gaming attitudes.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • MAJOR IN HOSPITALITY AND CASINO MANAGEMENT
    • Apply critical thinking skills and techniques in managerial decision-making processes.
    • Apply current hospitality and casino management guest service concepts and customer loyalty strategies recognized as industry standards.
    • Communicate professionally and effectively with various levels of organizational leadership, customers, and team members in a variety of formats to include oral, visual, and written.
    • Demonstrate broad-based skills including casino specific management and leadership skills, Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS) and marketing concepts, and the unique role of Tribal Government Gaming Enterprises within the business and hospitality industry.
    • Demonstrate team problem solving tools, quality management for service organization, and a clear sense of what is required to build effective teams in the hospitality and gaming industry.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

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Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures