Course Summary
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This is a self-paced course. Students have 60 days with 30 days extension (if needed) to complete
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Business Law, Business Administration, or Business Management


The course objective is to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of law in business. Specifically, students will learn about the sources of law and methods of litigation in the United States; the laws governing corporations and other business entities; the bases of liability in contracts and torts; and the role of businesses in property, agency, and criminal law. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to examples of both real and fictional cases to illustrate the concepts in practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify the various legal theories and sources of law in the United States
  • Identify the requirements for executing or voiding contracts
  • Distinguish between the types of torts that individuals and organizations may commit
  • Interpret the laws that govern the different types of intellectual property
  • Determine the role and appropriate application of criminal law in various scenarios
  • Recognize the structure and legal requirements of different business entities
  • Analyze the function and role of courts in the United States legal system
  • Evaluate business decisions through the lens of ethical theories and models
  • Determine the appropriate remedies in scenarios involving a breach of contract
  • Apply the theories of strict liability to examples of tortious conduct
  • Recognize the various types of property that can be legally owned in the United States
  • Analyze the roles, responsibilities, and liabilities of principals and agents

General Topics:

  • Foundations of law
  • Business entities
  • Judicial process
  • Ethical perspectives
  • Contracts
  • Contract remedies
  • Torts
  • Theories of strict tort
  • Liability
  • Property law
  • Types of intellectual property
  • Agency law
  • Criminal law
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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