Course Summary
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12 -- 15 weeks (120 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Business Law


The course objective is to cover a broad survey of the principle areas of business law. It will explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to the following topics: torts, crimes, intellectual property, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency, employment, and forms of business organization. Students will also explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to ethics and social responsibility, government regulation, personal property, real property, and international trade. Students will gain a working knowledge of practical rules of law and legal terminology, as well as legal solutions for business- related issues.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the applicability of tort and criminal law to business
  • Explain the applicability of intellectual property law to business
  • Explain the law of negotiable instruments
  • Evaluate the forms of business organization in the United States
  • Evaluate the various types of government regulation that affect business
  • Explain the effects of personal and real property laws on business
  • And appraise the impact that international law has on global business
  • Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze the legal environment of business in the united states
  • Explain how contract law principles apply to business transactions
  • Evaluate the rights and responsibilities of principals, agents, and third parties in agency transactions
  • Analyze the various employment laws affecting the employer
  • Employee relationship in the United States
  • Analyze the ethical and social responsibility of business

General Course Topics:

  • Legal environment of business
  • Tort and criminal law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Contract law principles
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Agency transactions
  • Employment law
  • Forms of business organization
  • Ethical and social responsibility of business
  • Government regulations affecting business
  • Personal and real property laws
  • International law and global business
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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