This course will provide you with a survey of the principle areas of business law. It will explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to the following topics: torts, crimes, intellectual property, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency, employment, and forms of business organization. You will also explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to ethics and social responsibility, government regulation, personal property, real property, and international trade. You will gain a working knowledge of practical rules of law and legal terminology as well as legal solutions for business–related issues.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
-Analyze the legal environment of business in the United States
-Explain the applicability of tort and criminal law to business
-Describe how contract law principles apply to business transactions
-Explain the law of negotiable instruments
-Evaluate the rights and responsibilities of principals, agents, and third parties in agency transactions
-Analyze the various employment laws affecting the employer-employee relationship in the United States