Award Date

Summer 2012

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Hospitality Administration


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Carola Raab, Chair

Number of Pages



The purpose of an associate level hospitality management degree program is to prepare graduates for careers in the multi-faceted hospitality industry. In order to be successful these graduates must have the knowledge, skills and ability to be successful in the industry. The curriculum for these programs must be comprehensive, current and relevant to the industry. The research presented in this paper is intended to address introductory wine education, and outline an introductory course in wine. This area, which is not currently offered in some programs, is an important part of the food service side of the industry.

This research paper will address the need for wine education in hospitality education. The literature review will explore introductory wine course offerings from hospitality programs in the US, appropriate course content, and teaching methodologies to deliver the course. Part three of this paper will include a syllabus and course outline as well as some sample activities and assessments.


Food service – Study and teaching (Associate degree); Hospitality industry – Study and teaching (Associate degree); Wine and wine making – Study and teaching (Associate degree)


Education | Food and Beverage Management | Hospitality Administration and Management

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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