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2023-2024 General Catalog 
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BUS 185 - Business Law I

Course Department: Business
Last Date of Approval: April 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to selected basic principles of law and related business law principles. The course content includes (but is not limited to) an introduction to contract law, criminal law, tort law, constitutional law, court systems, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, antitrust law, agency law, employment law, worker protection laws, and labor law. By the end of this course the student should be able to properly apply selected legal terms in given situations, determine proper types of dispute resolution methods to be used to resolve given situations, and assess, using pertinent legal principles, selected situations for appropriate legal outcomes(s). This course will introduce students to critical legal thinking skills as they evaluate topics and concepts covered and search for underlying connections between the topics/concepts. Development of such critical thinking skills should be beneficial to any sort of personal/business decision-making process. This course will also help students gain basic literacy regarding the law-related topics/concepts covered which will also be helpful when making/evaluating important life decisions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face, virtual, and/or online

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: ebook/Access Code: $124.99 (charged once per term for all courses that use Cengage Unlimited)

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Properly apply selected legal terms in given situations. 
    • Determine proper types of dispute resolution methods to be used for given situations.
    • Assess, using pertinent legal principles, selected situations for appropriate legal outcome(s).
  • Course Outcomes:
  • 1. SOC 1, 2 Define, explain, assess, apply and/or analyze specified legal terms, specified sources of law, specified court systems/ADR mechanisms, specified court/ADR methods/procedures, and implication of ethical considerations as related to law in given situations.

    2. SOC 1, 2, 3 Define, explain, assess, apply, integrate and/or analyze the components of following selected areas of law, and the elements/components of specified sub-areas as appropriate, through assessment of given situations for appropriate legal outcome(s) based on recommended dispute resolution mechanism employed in the circumstance:

    a. Specified laws governing-constitutional, tort, criminal, contract, agency, employment, labor; worker protection law areas.

    b. Specified laws governing-antitrust, environmental and consumer protection-optional law areas covered at discretion of instructor.

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