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College Catalog 2021-2022
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BLAW 1080 - Business Law 1

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly BUSN 1080)

This fundamentals course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the legal and social environment of business, contracts, sales, and lease of goods.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and explain the legal and social environment of business.

Objectives: With a minimum proficiency of Level 3 on the discipline rubric:

  1. The nature and sources of law
  2. The court system and dispute resolution
  3. The constitution as the foundation of the legal environment
  4. Government regulation of competition and prices
  5. Administrative agencies
  6. Explain crimes
  7. Explain torts
  8. Intellectual property rights and the Internet
  9. Cyberlaw

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and explain contracts.

Objectives: With a minimum proficiency of Level 3 on the discipline rubric:

  1. Nature and classes of contracts: contracting on the Internet
  2. Formation of contracts: offer and acceptance
  3. Capacity and genuine assent
  4. Consideration
  5. Legality and public policy
  6. Writing, electronic forms, and interpretation of contracts
  7. Third persons and contracts
  8. Discharge of contracts
  9. Breach of contract and remedies

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and explain sales and leases of goods through assignments, discussions, lectures and examination of:

Objectives: With a minimum proficiency of Level 3 on the discipline rubric:

  1. Personal property and bailments
  2. Legal aspects of supply chain management
  3. Nature and form of sales
  4. Title and risk of loss
  5. Product liability: warranties and torts
  6. Obligations and performance
  7. Remedies for breach of sales contracts

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. The legal and Social Environment of Business
    1. The Adversary System
  2. Contracts
    1. Offers, Acceptance and Capacity
    2. Consideration and Legality
    3. Statute of Frauds and Evidence Rule
    4. Assignments, discharge and breach of contracts
  3. Sales and Lease of Goods
    1. Personal Property, Bailment and Common Carriers
    2. Sales
    3. Lease of Goods
    4. Title and Risk loss
    5. Product liability and warranties
    6. Obligations, Performance and Remedies

Primary Faculty
Hetchler, Robert
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Johnson, Elise
Dean
Balsamo, Michael



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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