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    Jan 20, 2022  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog

HOSP 350 - Hospitality Law

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): Second-year status or permission of the instructor

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is designed to teach students to identify and understand the principles and concepts of laws affecting the hospitality industry. The focus is on prevention of liability and protection against accidents, attitudes, and incidents that could lead to lawsuits. Case study and discussion examine the applications of law to the hospitality industry. Group projects, research, and use of the Internet may be required.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Discuss specific purposes of the legal system and relate these to decisions rendered by the courts
  2. Define legal terms required to understand principles of hospitality law and understand the concept of negligence as it applies to innkeepers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and travel agents
  3. Explain the scope of obligation, liability and civil rights laws
  4. Describe the concepts of contract law and its application to the hospitality industry
  5. Recognize the effect of the following concepts on business: alcohol liability, agency relationships, licensing, and regulation.