Presents a broad introduction to legal environment of U.S. business. Develops a basic understanding of contract law, agency, and government regulation. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course is the first of two semester courses designed to familiarize the business student with the relationships of law and business enterprises. This segment is designed to explain the origins and purposes of law in general. It is also designed to give the student a practical understanding of Contracts, Sales, Agency, and Employment Law. The course is required in the Business Management, Accounting, Marketing, and Real Estate curricula.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
An ability to read, comprehend, and analyze material written at a college level. An ability to write and present ideas using standard English.
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
A. relate the role of law in society and the business environmentMAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED
B. explain the function of the legal adviser as part of the management team and the business community
C. exhibit enhanced managerial potential as the student recognizes legal problems and solutions related to business activities
D. cope with future career related legal problems
E. converse with the essentials of law in drafting and executing contracts
F. demonstrate familiarity with the law of sales
G. display a working knowledge of the legal basis of warranty of goods
H. understand the legal principles involving consumer-merchant transactions
I. use applications of the legal aspects of product liability
J. develop an understanding of the law pertaining to principal-agent relationships
K. develop an understanding of the law pertaining to employer-employee relationships.
A. The Legal Environment of Business
C. Sales Law
D. Agency and Employment Law
A. Insurance LawRevised 3/981. Introduction to the Law of InsuranceB. Intellectual Property
2. The Insurance Contract1. Patents
4. Trade Secrets