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Business Law focuses on the application of law to business operations and transactions in the United States. It is designed to provide students with an overview of the legal system, including statutes and regulations that affect businesses, families, and individuals in a variety of ways. All of you will eventually assume the role of citizen, worker, and consumer in society. This course will provide you with a solid foundation in understanding legal issues that impact businesses, but will also focus on “real life” situations that rely on the law. These “real life” situations may apply to you someday. Business topics in this course focus on legal regulations, which govern modern society including Internet privacy and security, ethics, and computer crime. Other topics covered include an exploration of contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments. Personal Finance topics include buying and insuring a car, renting an apartment, buying a home, marriage, divorce, and the use of personal credit. Some of the most common crimes and torts are discussed, including traffic violations, search and seizure laws, vandalism, and shoplifting. You will also explore and analyze “real life”
Students will be provided with Business and Personal Law text
When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the foundations of law and how ethical decisions are made.
- List and explain the different categories of crime.
- Compare and contrast the differences between penalties for committing felonies and misdemeanors.
- Discuss contract law in terms of its required elements, and how contracts can end.
- Describe consumer laws and how they protect both the buyer and seller.
- Identify family laws that affect marriage, retirement income, insurance, and estate planning.
- Explain the proper use of and responsibilities associated with negotiable instruments.
- Discuss how laws affect working relationships
- Compare and contrast various forms of business.
- Discuss cyber law and how it affects e-commerce.
Topic 1: The Foundations of Law
Topic 2: The Court System and Trial Procedures
Topic 3: Criminal Law
Topic 4: Tort Law
Topic 5: Contracts and Agreements
Topic 6: Elements of a Contract
Topic 7: How Contracts Come to an End
Topic 8: Consumer Law and Contracts
Topic 9: Personal Property
Topic 10: Renting and Owning a Home
Topic 11: Marriage and Divorce
Topic 12: Insurance and Estate Planning
Topic 13: Banking and Negotiable Instruments
Topic 14: Credit and Debt
Topic 15: Credit Protection and Bankruptcy
Topic 16: Agency and Employment
Topic 17: Agency Authority and Termination
Topic 18: Employment Law
Topic 19: Forms of Business
Topic 20: Operating a Corporation
Topic 21: Business and Regulations
Topic 22: Cyber law and E-Commerce