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Professor Information

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Instructor

Dr. Paul Moore, Esq.

Office

Virtual

E-mail

prof@fiu.edu

phone

(754) 702-5458

Office Hours

By Appointment

Turn Around Time

Within 24 hours

Additional Notes

Attending class in person is essential to your success.

Course Description and Purpose

Introductory course in hotel/restaurant law with an emphasis on risk management and security. The student is introduced to the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the hospitality industry worldwide.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

1. What do you do if a guest wants to bring an Emotional Support Peacock into your hotel?

2. What do you do if an intoxicated guest demands his car keys from the valet parking service at your restaurant? 

3. What do you do if a despondent guest threatens to jump overboard from your cruise ship? 

4. What do you do if a guest attempts to leave your business without paying? 

5. These and other questions will be answered during this course.  Real problems that have occurred where you work are welcomed for discussion.

Important Information

Policies

Please review the FIU's Policies webpage. The policies webpage contains essential information regarding guidelines relevant to all courses at FIU, as well as additional information about acceptable netiquette for online courses. For additional information, please visit FIU's Policy and Procedure Library.

As a member of the FIU community you are expected to be knowledgeable about the behavioral expectations set forth in the FIU Student Conduct and Honor Code.

Technical Requirements and Skills

One of the greatest barriers to taking an online course is a lack of basic computer literacy. By computer literacy, we mean being able to manage and organize computer files efficiently and learning to use your computer's operating system and software quickly and easily. Keep in mind that this is not a computer literacy course, but students enrolled in online courses are expected to have moderate proficiency using a computer. Please go to the What's Required webpage to find out more information on this subject.

Privacy Policy Statements for Partners and Vendors

Please visit our Technical Requirements webpage for additional information.

Accessibility and Accommodation

The Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable. The DRC provides FIU students with disabilities the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. If you have a diagnosed disability and plan to utilize academic accommodations, please contact the Center at 305-348-3532 or visit them at the Graham Center GC 190.

For additional assistance please contact FIU's Disability Resource Center.

Web Accessibility Statements for Partners and Vendors 

Please visit our ADA Compliance webpage for additional information about accessibility involving the tools used in this course.

Academic Misconduct Statement

Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Conduct and Honor Code. Academic Misconduct includes:

 Cheating

  • The unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids or assistance from another person on any academic assignment or exercise, unless explicitly authorized by the course Instructor; 
  • Assisting another student in the unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids, unless explicitly authorized by the Instructor; and 
  • Having a substitute complete any academic assignment or completing an academic assignment for someone else, either paid or unpaid; and

Plagiarism

  • The deliberate use and appropriation of another are work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the Student's own.
  • Assisting another student in the deliberate use and appropriation of another’s work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the student’s own. 

Learn more about the academic integrity policies and procedures as well as student resources that can help you prepare for a successful semester.

Panthers Care & Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

If you are looking for help for yourself or a fellow classmate, Panthers Care encourages you to express any concerns you may come across as it relates to any personal behavior concerns or worries you have, for the classmate’s well-being or yours; you are encouraged to share your concerns with FIU’s Panthers Care website.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free and confidential help for anxiety, depression, stress, and other concerns that life brings. Professional counselors are available for same-day appointments. Don’t wait to call (305) 348-2277 to set up a time to talk or visit the online self-help portal.

Inclusivity Statement

This course will serve to embrace the diversity and inclusivity found within Florida International University. We appreciate and respect diversity, equality, equity, cooperativeness, community, and sustainability within our online courses. We are committed to the ongoing education of our students and their participation within the course regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, geographical location, religion, and disability. We strive in encouraging collaboration by preparing our students to value the differences in others. At the core of our intentions is the encouragement of acceptance and appreciation of differences within our student population and community.

Copyright Statement

The following conduct is prohibited by the Student Conduct and Honor Code. Lack of familiarity with University policy is not a defense to a violation of this Code. Unless specifically noted, the intent is not a required element to establish a policy violation. The following conduct violation or any attempt to violate the Code will be used in charging all Students or Student Organizations;

Section 5 | Conduct Violations - g. Computer Misuse

  • vii. Unauthorized distribution or downloading of copyrighted materials, including but not limited to, unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing. This is a violation whether the user is using their own personal computer or the University’s information technology system for unauthorized distributions.

Copyright Statement: The materials and content in this online course are provided solely for student use during the course. Course materials may not be shared outside of the course or with any third party without the explicit permission of the instructor or content publisher. Visit FIU Library’s Copyright Lib Guide to learn more about copyright law and restrictions.

Additional Resources:

Course Prerequisites

If the course does not have prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Proctored Exam Policy

Please note that the information contained in this section applies only if your course requires a proctored exam.

Through a careful examination of this syllabus, it is the student’s responsibility to determine whether this course requires proctored exams.  All exams for this course will be taken in class.  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 and Travel Law 8th or 9th Edition
title : 

Hotel Restaurant and Travel Law 8th or 9th Edition

authors : 
Karen Morris, Jane Ohlin, Sten T. Sliger
publisher : 
publisher, Jun-2017
publish date : 
Jun-2017
isbn 10 : 
152490791X
isbn 13 : 
9781524907914
notes : 
Notes
additional notes : 

The 9th Edition of the Hotel Restaurant and Travel Law textbook came out in April. The e-book is half the price of the printed version and either can be ordered directly from the publisher, Kendall-Hunt.  

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Expectations of This Course

This is an online course, which means most (if not all) of the course work will be conducted online. Expectations for performance in an online course are the same for a traditional course. In fact, online courses require a degree of self-motivation, self-discipline, and technology skills which can make these courses more demanding for some students.

Students are expected to:

  • review the getting started page located in the course modules;
  • introduce yourself to the class during the first week by posting a self-introduction in the appropriate discussion;
  • take the practice quiz, if applicable, to ensure that your computer is compatible with the learning management system, Canvas;
  • interact online and in class with the instructor and peers;
  • review and follow the course calendar and weekly outlines;
  • log in to the course four times per week;
  • respond to discussions by the due date specified. No late work will be accepted; 
  • respond to emails within two days; 
  • submit assignments by the corresponding deadline

The instructor will:

  • log in to the course at least five times a week;
  • respond to discussion postings within two days of the deadline
  • respond to emails within 48 hours, excluding the weekend or holidays
  • grade assignments within two days of the assignment deadline, excluding weekends and holidays.

Course Detail

Course Communication

Communication in this course will take place via the Canvas Inbox. Check out the Canvas Conversations Tutorial or Canvas Guide to learn how to communicate with your instructor and peers using Announcements, Discussions, and the Inbox. I will respond to all correspondences within 24 hours.

Discussion Forums

Keep in mind that your discussion forum postings will likely be seen by other members of the course. Care should be taken when determining what to post.

Discussion Forum Expectations:

  • Provide clear guidance on the expectations and requirements
  • Available dates (unlimited or for an specific time)
  • Criteria for evaluating the originality and quality of students' comments and grade credit expected
    (Rubric is highly encouraged)
  • The expected turn-around time for feedback or grades.

Assessments

In order to mitigate any issues with your computer and online assessments, it is very important that you take the "Practice Quiz" from each computer you will be using to take your graded quizzes and exams. It is your responsibility to make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements.

All assessments will auto-submit when (1) the timer runs out OR (2) the closing date/time is reached, whichever happens first. For example, if a quiz has a closing time of 5:00 pm but the student begins the exam at 4:55 pm, the student will only have 5 minutes to complete the quiz.

  • List all assessments (i.e. graded or practice)
  • Provide the dates and times when assessments will become available (i.e. From Monday 10:00 am – Tuesday 11:59 pm)
  • Provide assessment duration (i.e. 30 minutes, 1 hour)
  • Provide details for results
  • When will students be able to see the results (i.e. Immediately after exam, after the availability period has ended, or not at all)
  • What will they be able to see the results (i.e. Total score only, all of the questions and answers, etc.)
  • The expected turn-around time for feedback or grade.\

Assessments in this course are not compatible with mobile devices and should not be taken through a mobile phone or a tablet. If you need further assistance please contact FIU Canvas Help Team.

Assignments

  • Provide clear guidance on the expectations and requirements
  • Provide due dates and late assignment policies
  • Define if it is an individual or group assignment (groups: Let the students know how the groups will be formed)
  • Specify and describe how to submit assignments (i.e. Assignment dropbox or Turnitin.com)
  • State the criteria for evaluation (Rubric or list of criteria)
  • The expected turn-around time for feedback or grades

Zoom Video Conference 

Zoom is a video conference tool that you can use to interact with your professor and fellow students by sharing screens, chatting, broadcasting live video/audio, and taking part in other interactive online activities. We will be utilizing this tool to conduct class as an option for students. 

Zoom Meetings will be held on the following dates/time:

  • Meeting 1: 8/24 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm
  • Meeting 2: 8/31 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm 
  • Meeting 3: 9/7 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm 
  • Meeting 4: 9/14 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm
  • Meeting 5: 9/21 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm
  • Meeting 6: 9/28 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm
  • Meeting 7: 10/5 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm 
  • Meeting 8: 10/12 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm   
  • Meeting 9: 10/19 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm
  • Meeting 10: 10/26 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm
  • Meeting 11: 11/2 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm   
  • Meeting 12: 11/9 from 5:00pm – 8:20pm
  • Meeting 13: 11/16 from 5:00pm-8:20pm
  • Meeting 14: 11/23 from 5:00pm-8:20pm: No Class, Thanksgiving Week
  • Meeting 15: 11/30 from 5:00pm-8:20pm
  • Meeting 16: 12/7 from 5:00pm-8:20pm 

Zoom meetings can be accessed via the Zoom link in the course navigation menu. Once you click on the Zoom link, it will route you to join the meeting for the respective class session.  Students will be able to join the Zoom link up to fifteen minutes before the start of class.  You will also be able to view upcoming meetings, previous meetings that you have already joined, and meeting recordings. Before joining an actual class session:

If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact the FIU Canvas Help Team. Please ensure you contact support immediately upon the issue occurring.

Grading

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Course Requirements
Number of Items
Points for Each
Total Points Available
Weight
Case Brief1606015%
Exams
35616842%
Discussion Questions
432328%
 Module Assignments
6159023%
        Attendance & Participation                        1                  50                                                 50         12%
Total
15N/A400100%
                   Grade SchemaA=360-400, B=320-359, C=280-319, D=240-279, F=239 or lower

Grading Schema

Name From To
A
100%
95%
A-
< 95%
90%
B+
< 90%
87%
B
< 87%
83%
B-
< 83%
80%
C+
< 80%
77%
C
< 77%
70%
D
< 70%
60%
F
< 60%
0%

Course Calendar

Modules

Module Resources
Module Assignments
Module Resources
Module Assignments
Module 1 Outline
Module 1 Discussion Question One
Module 1 Assignment One & Legal Cases
Module 5 - Outline
Module 5 - Assignments
Module 5 Materials

Weekly Schedule

Date/Assignments, Topics & Text Chapters

8/24

Introduction; Sources of law; common law; civil law; civil cases and criminal cases; jurisdiction; venue, Chapter 1

View Video Study Tips under Student Resources 

CO 4, GLCO 1, GLCO 3


8/31 

Module One, Contracts, Chapter 4

Discussion Question One due 5/21

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 1, GLCO 2, GLCO 3


9/7 

Module Two, Negligence; duties of care; regulations; differences in other countries, Chapters 5, 9, 10

Module One Contracts Assignment due 5/21

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 1, GLCO 2, GLCO 3


9/14 

Module Two Continued, More negligence discussion, Chapters 7, 8

Module Two Negligence Assignment due 6/4, Watch Video Link on Negligence 

Discussion Question Two due 6/4, ADA, Anti-discrimination; civil rights; employment introduction

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 1, GLCO 2, GLCO 3


9/21

Module Three, Anti-discrimination; civil rights; employment; duties to guests and employees, Chapters 3, 14

Module Three Assignment due 6/11, Owner’s Rights, Guest Property Introduction

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 1, GLCO 2, GLCO 3


9/28

EXAM 1 (In-class)

Discussion Question Three due 6/18


10/5 

Module 4, Guests and owners’ rights; guest property, Chapters 8, 9, 10, Assignments due 6/25 

Individual Case Brief Assignments due 6/25, Food Liability Introduction 

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4 


10/12 

Module 5, Food Liability, Chapter 11, Module 5 Assignment due 7/2

Discussion Question Four due 7/2 

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 1


10/19

Module 6, Alcohol Liability, Chapter 12, Module 6 Assignments due 7/9

Corporations, Regulations,  Leases 

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 3


10/26

EXAM 2 (In-class)


11/2

Module 7, Corporations, regulations, leases, Chapter 15

Copyright, Trademark, Franchises Introduction, Final Exam Review.

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 1, GLCO 2, GLCO 3


11/9

Modules 8 & 9, Copyrights, trademarks, patents; franchises, Chapters 2, 3, 6

Copyright, Trademark, Franchises Continued, Cruise Lines and International 

Jurisdiction Introduction, Final Exam Review Continued 

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 1, GLCO 2, GLCO 3


Cruise ships; casinos; theme parks; international law; arbitration; brief final exam review, Chapter 16

Cruise Lines and International Jurisdiction

CO 1, CO 2, CO 3, CO 4, GLCO 1, GLCO 2, GLCO 3


FINAL EXAM (In-Class)