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BUS80:  BUSINESS LAW


Course Description

Introduction to the law applicable to business institutions and their operations; social forces and their effect upon the development of law; sources of law, agencies for enforcement, and court procedure and administration agencies. Substantive law, that law which includes rights and duties, will include contracts, agency employment relationships, torts and crimes. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. Previously listed as GBUS 80. (C-ID: BUS 125) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.


Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the course the student will explain the structure and sources of American law and its court system and court procedures.
  • Upon completion of the course the student will explain the fundamental aspects of the law of torts and of the criminal law and be able to compare and contrast the two bodies of law.
  • Upon completion of the course the student will explain and identify the legal requirements for the formation of a valid contract, including contracts for sales, leases and agency agreements, and explain the legal rights and duties of the parties to a contract.
  • Upon completion of the course the student will compare and contrast the major types of business organizations and explain the methods of creation, powers, rights and duties of each type.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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