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HOSP302 - Hospitality Law

Course Details

Course Code: HOSP302 Course ID: 3993 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Focus is on fundamental laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the hospitality industry regarding rights and liabilities of innkeepers and restaurant operators. Case studies will be used to provide additional learning opportunities specific to hospitality.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the development of rules regarding the rights and liabilities of innkeeper.
  2. Clarify the hotel’s obligation to protect its guests and scope of liability.
  3. Analyze the employer and employee relationship within the dynamic of the organization.
  4. Analyze legal implications of management decisions within hospitality operations.
  5. Analyze legislation influencing the hospitality industry.
NameGrade %
Weekly Discussion Forums 25.00 %
Intro/Acknowledgments 2.78 %
Forum: Week 1 2.78 %
Forum: Week 2 2.78 %
Forum: Week 3 2.78 %
Forum: Week 4 2.78 %
Forum: Week 5 2.78 %
Forum: Week 6 2.78 %
Forum: Week 7 2.78 %
Forum: Week 8 2.78 %
Weekly Writing Assignments 25.00 %
Assignment 1: Common Law 5.00 %
Assignment 2: Case Analysis 5.00 %
Assignment 3: Kelly v. United States 5.00 %
Assignment 4: Term Paper Analysis 5.00 %
Assignment 5: Case Analysis 5.00 %
Assignment 6: Helton v. Glenn Enterprises, Inc. 5.00 %
Term Project 30.00 %
Term Paper: Analysis of legislation affecting hospitality 25.50 %
Week 3: Topic Identification 1.50 %
Week 6: Annotated Bibliography 3.00 %
Quizzes 20.00 %
Week 6 Review Quiz 5.00 %
Week 2 Review Quiz 5.00 %
Week 5 Review Quiz 5.00 %
Week 3 Review Quiz 5.00 %

Required Course Textbooks:

Jefferies, J. & Brown, B. (2010). Understanding hospitality law (5th ed.). Lansing, MI: American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.

ISBN 978-0-86612345-7

The textbook is accessible through the website, available for download, as well as in the weekly lessons for accessing reading for the week. When you access the chapters, you may need to provide the password apusstudent to gain access.

Required Readings – As assigned, see Weekly Lessons and Forum Postings

Additional Resources and Websites – See Weekly Lessons

Book Title:Understanding Hospitality Law, 5th Ed-E-book link provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781256898740
Publication Info:CLASS-Pearson
Author:Jefferies, Jack P.
Unit Cost:$66.04
Electronic ISBN:9781256854289
Electronic Unit Cost:$37.80

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.