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LEGS6010 - Tourism Law

Title:Tourism Law
Long Title:Tourism Law
Module Code:LEGS6010
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Law
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Description: This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the nature and degree of legal and European Community policy involvement in the tourism sector.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the sources of Irish law and outline the scope and structure of the Irish legal system.
LO2 Describe the practical application of legislation within the tourism sector.
LO3 Identify the laws and policies of the European Community which impact on providers of tourism products or services.
LO4 List the basic principles of Commercial Law
LO5 Identify and apply the obligations and duties under Irish employment legislation
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Irish legal system
Introduction to the study of law, sources of law, the Irish legal system and court structure.
Tourism Law and Policies
Free Movement, EU Environmental Policy and Tourism, EU Consumer Protection and Tourism, Implications of competition policy for tourism practitioners, Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents). Hotel Proprietors Act, Tourism Traffic Act, Aliens Order, Package Holidays Act, Safety - Safety, Health & Welfate at Work Act and Fire Services Act (practical application).
Commercial Law
Contract Law, Tort Law, Consumer Information Act, Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act, Data Protection Act, Agency,The Liability for Defective Products Act, The Roles of: the Consumer Assocaition of Ireland, the Director of Consumer Affairs, the Advertising Standards Authority.
Employment Law
Employment Contract (contract of service, contract for service), Protection of Workers - Organisation of Working Time Act,Payment of Wages Act, National Minimum Wage Act, Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, Protection of Employees (Part-time Work) Act, Maternity Protection Act, Adoptive Leave Act, Parental Leave and Carers Leave.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In Class Test e.g. Sources of Irish & E.U. Law, Tort Law 1,3,4 20.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions In-class Test e.g. Contract Law, Legislation specific to Tourism 2,4,5 20.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Tourism Law - theory 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Faulkner, Mary. 2013, Essentials of irish labour Law, 2nd Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717152629]
  • Aine Keenan 2012, Essentials of Irish Business Law, 7th edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan Ltd [ISBN: 9780717152612]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • McDonald, M. 2003, European Community Tourism Law and Policy, Blackhall Publishing Dublin [ISBN: 1842180533]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 3 Mandatory
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 3 Mandatory
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 3 Mandatory

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