Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Business 103
Self-paced. 15 weeks (40 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Business Law


The course objective is to explore the history of constitutional law and learn about employment and international business law.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Investigate how American law began, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the branches of government
  • Compare and contrast the legal systems in the U.S., court functions, civil vs. criminal law, substantive law vs procedural law and what happens when a lawsuit begins
  • Examine the Statute of Frauds
  • Differentiate the rights of creditors, product liability, consumer and credit protection, privacy protection, and unfair competition
  • Hypothesize how to create the agency relationship and liability of the principal and liability of the agent
  • Outline the basics and capacity of contracts including termination, types, contracts and issues with minors, third-part beneficiaries, and assignment and delegation of rights and duties
  • Explain certainty of terms, rules of interpretation and construction, implied terms, the parol evidence rule, conditions and excused conditions
  • Paraphrase types of breaches, anticipatory repudiation, remedies for breaches of contracts, defenses to enforcement of a contract, how a contract can be discharged and concepts related to torts
  • Examine topics that include legal ethics, securities and antitrust law, trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets
  • Analyze how to create a partnership and corporation, the Uniform Commercial code, tax structure, and liability of corporations.

General Topics:

  • The U.S. Constitution and business
  • The basics of contract law
  • Legal requirements to form a contract
  • Third party rights in contracts
  • Breach of contract and remedies
  • Discharge of contracts
  • UCC sales contracts
  • Introduction to tort law
  • Product liability and consumer protection
  • Debtors' and creditors' rights
  • Agency's role in business law
  • The American legal system and sources of law
  • The legal and ethical environments of business
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials