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BUS 120: Business Law

Course Description

This course deals with those aspects of law which affect businesses. It covers fundamental elements of the legal system, and uses professional negligence as the vehicle for demonstrating the system of judicial precedent; the essentials of establishing and performing simple contracts and the remedies available in the event of a breach; the essential characteristics of the various forms of business relationships ; and the nature of property, instruments and devises.

Prerequisite

  • None

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Explain the manner in which behavior within society is regulated by the civil and the criminal law;
  2. Identify and explain the sources of law;
  3. Explain and illustrate the operation of the doctrine of precedent by reference to the essential elements of the tort of negligence, by which we mean duty, breach and damage/loss/injury;
  4. Explain the application of the tort of negligence to professional advisers.
  5. Identify business and agency relationships
  6. Explain labor and employment legislation
  7. Explain the essential characteristics of negotiable instruments and risk bearing devises

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignment(s)

Weight

Discussion Board

40%

Quizzes

24%

Homework

36%

Total

100%


Required Textbooks (Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore):

  • Mallor, Jane. Business Law, the Ethical, Global and E-Commerce Environment. 16th ed. McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2016. ISBN-10: 1-259-40859-0 or ISBN-13: 978-1-259-40859-5 [Loose-Leaf Version]

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1,2,3,4

Unit 1, Law and Legal System Crimes & Torts

  • Readings: Assigned pages in Part 1 & 2
  • Review lectures & PowerPoint slides
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Take Quiz

2

1,4

Unit 2, Contracts

  • Readings: Assigned pages in Part 3
  • Review lectures & PowerPoint slides
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Take Quiz

3

1,2

Unit 3, Sales

  • Readings: Assigned pages in Part 4
  • Review lectures & PowerPoint slides
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Take Quiz

4

1,2,4

Unit 4, Property: Real & Personal

  • Readings: Assigned pages in Part 5
  • Review lectures & PowerPoint slides
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Take Quiz

5

1,2,5,7

Unit 5, Credit

  • Readings: Assigned pages in Part 6
  • Review lectures & PowerPoint slides
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Take Quiz

6

1,2,5,7

Unit 6, Commercial Paper

  • Readings: Assigned pages in Part 7
  • Review lectures & PowerPoint slides
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Take Quiz

7

1,2,5,6,7

Unit 7, Business Organization

  • Readings: Assigned pages in Part 8 & 9
  • Review lectures & PowerPoint slides
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Take Quiz

8

1,3,4,5,6

Unit 8, Corporations and Regulation of Business

  • Readings: Assigned pages in Part 10 & 11
  • Review lectures & PowerPoint slides
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Take Quiz

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

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