BUSN1140 Business Law

This course is an introduction to the principles of law as they apply to businesses. Topics covered include the court system, contracts, purchases and sales under the UCC, commercial paper, employment law and business organizations and regulation.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Describe the functions of law
Outline the structure of the court system in the United States
Defend the need to set up a system of uniform state laws
Compare and contrast the varieties of negligence and assumption of risk
Explain elements of a variety of contracts
Describe various types of consideration
Describe illegal agreement types
Describe third party contract involvement
Define product liability and warranties
Describe rights and duties of parties to negotiable instruments
Describe rights and duties of principals/agents
Describe rights, duties, powers and liabilities of corporations and their owners
Distinguish between real and personal property
Explain rights and duties of the parties to a bailment

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details