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BUS 251 - Business Law 1

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is an introduction to the legal and ethical environment of business. Students learn basic legal concepts and how to apply the law to make business decisions.  In addition, a detailed review of the United States judicial system and sources of American law, including constitutional law, crimes, torts, contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) are covered.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define basic legal terminology.
  2. Identify legal issues affecting business entities.
  3. Describe the basic structure of the American legal system, including federal and state court systems.
  4. Discuss pertinent parts of the Constitution and Amendments related to business operations, including torts and crimes.
  5. Apply basic legal knowledge to common business situations through the analysis of court cases.
  6. Explain the various types of alternative dispute resolutions and their impact on business.
  7. Describe the formation of business contracts and their enforcement.
Listed Topics
  1. Legal terminology
  2. Parts of a court case
  3. Reading court cases
  4. Briefing court cases
  5. Federal court system
  6. State court system
  7. Bringing a case to trial
  8. The Constitution and Amendments 
  9. Torts
  10. Crimes 
  11. Alternative dispute resolutions
  12. Contracts
  13. UCC
Reference Materials
Current textbook. Supplementary materials such as study guides, videos, handouts, library resources.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/17/2020

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