BUSA 265 Legal Environment

This course is a survey of various legal subjects including the legal system, constitutional law, administrative law, property, torts, contracts and agency. Securities law, antitrust regulations and labor employment laws will also be included as time permits.

Credits

3 Credits

BUSA 265Legal Environment

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Business & Economics

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is a survey of various legal subjects including the legal system, constitutional law, administrative law, property, torts, contracts and agency. Securities law, antitrust regulations and labor employment laws will also be included as time permits.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Understand the structure and jurisdiction of the federal and state court systems; the key sections of the U.S. Constitution that impact business; the concepts of federalism and separation of powers; the role and functions of administrative agencies. Explain the most important ethical theories and apply to business situations to understand the relationship between law and ethics, and to discuss the social responsibility of corporations in society. Recognize some of the most important legal issues which affect and impact international business, appreciate cultural and national differences, and understand the structure and role of key organizations involved in international business. Describe and apply important legal principles concerning contracts, tors, product liability, securities law, corporations and other business entities, real and personal property, intellectual property, cyber-law, environmental law and regulation, employment law and employment discrimination, rights of debtors and creditors, and legal rules relating to marketing and advertising. Describe and differentiate the distinct legal aspects of the various forms of business entities, such as, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Identify and explain the most common business torts. Describe the essential features and requirements for making valid and enforceable contracts. Describe and identify the federal environmental protection laws that affect business. Explain important legal issues involving employment law, including employment-at-will, termination, drug and alcohol testing, discrimination, hostile work environment, and work place privacy. Understand the role of OSHA; work place safety; and wage and hour laws.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

The foundations of the legal system The Public and International Environment The Commercial Environment The Business Environment The Employment Environment The Regulatory Environment

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Varies

Required Exams

Varies

Required Text

The Legal Environment of Business, 9th Edition, by Cross and Miller.

Required Materials

Required Activities

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Varies Varies 1. 2.