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BUS& 201
Business Law I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduction to law with an analysis of its origin and development and its interaction with business, including: legal procedures, contractual capacity, negotiable instruments, constitutional authority, business tort, product liability, bankruptcy, security regulations, anti-trust, Uniform Commercial Code, and principles of consumer protection. Formerly BA 251, Intro to Business Law I and BA 252, Intro to Business Law II.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Learn critical thinking processes.
  • Become conversant with basic legal concepts and selected areas of law affecting business transactions.
  • Understand and apply correctly legal terminology in the above areas.
  • Recognize ethical issues in business, including their legal implications.
  • Reason clearly, responsibly, and succinctly when faced with legal problems and questions.
  • Improve general understanding of relationship between U.S. law and foreign jurisdictions and, in particular, improve understanding of the international commercial law of contracts.

  • Course Topics
  • Introduction to law, sources of law and legal thinking
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business
  • Structure of the Courts and Alternate dispute resolution
  • Basic Civil Procedure
  • Introductory international law issues for US consideration
  • Constitutional Authority to regulate business
  • Intentional torts, negligence, strict liability and products liability
  • Criminal law and business
  • Real property and landlord/tenant law
  • Wills, estate and elder law
  • Extensive coverage of contracts: elements, analysis, performance, discharge, breach of contract and contracts in cyber space
  • Business organizations (sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations) law for small business
  • Agency law
  • Employment law
  • Government regulation and business
  • Professional liability and ethics recap
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intro to the UCC, Article 2: Sales Contracts
  • Will, Estates, & Trusts, Insurance, Personal Property & Bailments
  • Personal property and bailments
  • Negotiable instruments and banking
  • Creditor rights and bankruptcy
  • Secured transactions
  • More extensive Art. 2 and warranty
  • Corporations and securities law

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BUS& 201
    Winter 2014
    1805
    Preston Frederickson
    BUS& 201
    Winter 2014
    6059
    Virginia McConnell
    BUS& 201
    Winter 2013
    6059
    Virginia McConnell
    BUS& 201
    Fall 2012
    0298
    Gabriel Acosta
    BUS& 201
    Winter 2012
    6059
    Virginia McConnell


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.