Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
BUS205: Business Law
Self-Paced (49 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 business law


The course objective is to provide a clear understanding of the legal environment in which businesses operate.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify sources of law in the United States
  • describe the function and role of courts in the US legal system
  • differentiate litigation from methods of alternative dispute resolution, and discuss the process of each
  • list the elements of the major torts
  • list the essential elements of a valid contract
  • describe how a contract can fail
  • summarize the remedies available for breach of contract
  • distinguish between real and personal property
  • identify the various interests in real property and how they pass
  • identify the requirements to hold various rights under intellectual property laws
  • analyze the impact of the digital era on intellectual property rights
  • distinguish between at-will employment and contractual employment
  • identify laws that generally regulate the employer-employee relationship
  • identify criminal acts related to the business world
  • define and identify examples of white-collar crime
  • describe the various forms of business organization
  • identify the major laws regulating business in the United States

General Topics:

  • Nature and sources of law
  • Litigation vs. alternative dispute resolution
  • Torts
  • Contracts
  • Property law
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment law
  • Criminal law and business
  • Business organizations
  • Business regulation
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • proctored final exam

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials