Hospitality Industry Law
General Information The template
Tu 2:30-6:30 pm
Turn Around Time
Within 24 hours
Course Description and Purpose
A basic course in hotel, motel and restaurant law emphasizing risk management and security. The student is introduced to the fundamental laws, rules and regulations applicable to the hospitality industry. Case study approach is used to develop an awareness and understanding of the legal problems confronting the manager and executive in policy and decision making.
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
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Technical Requirements and Skills
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Accessibility and Accommodation
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Academic Misconduct Statement
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Section 5 | Conduct Violations - g. Computer Misuse
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There are no prerequisites for this course.
Proctored Exam Policy
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Through a careful examination of this syllabus, it is the student’s responsibility to determine whether this online course requires proctored exams. Please visit our Student Proctored Exam Instructions. webpage for important information concerning proctored exams, proctoring centers, and important forms.
Textbook and Course Materials
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Karen L. Morris, Jane Boyd ohlin, Sten T. Sliger
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Discussion Forum Expectations:
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|Course Requirements||Number of Items||Points for Each||Total Points Available||Weight|
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|Week 1/2||Introduction to the Course|
Introduction t Contemporary Hospitality Law
|Week 2/3/4||Legal Procedures:Journey of a case through the Courts||Chapter 2|
|Week4/5||Civil Rights & Anti-discrimination||Chapter 3|
|Week 6/7/8||Contract Law & Quiz 1 (Week 6)||Chapter 4|
|Week 8/9/10||Negligence + Midterm (Week 9)||Chapter 5|
|Week 11||Guests & Other Patrons||Chapter 7|
|Week 11/12||Protecting Patron's Property||Chapter 8|
|Week 13||Guests' Rights + Rights of Innkeepers||Chapter 9/10|
|Week 14||Liability and Sale of Food/Beverage||Chapter 11/12|
|Week 15||Final Exam|