2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BUS& 201 Business Law (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly LAW 206 - CCN

Prerequisite ENGL& 101 , or BTECA 115 , with a 2.0 grade or better or instructor permission.

Course Description
Study of laws, legal processes, court and legal systems related to business, including contracts, dispute resolution, and operation-related laws. ​

Course Content
A. Nature of law
B. Court system: types, processes, and jurisdiction
C. Litigation: types, processes, and considerations
D. Substantive commercial law

Student Outcomes
1. Summarize the sources and hierarchy of American law.

2. Outline the court system for resolving disputes, and alternatives to litigation.

3. Summarize the various types of contracts, the elements of contract formation, and defenses to enforcement as well as remedies for breach.

4. Identify laws protecting creditors, debtors and consumers.

5. Explain circumstances where business issues raise the need for professional legal advice or raise ethical issues.

6. Summarize aspects of property law, real, personal and intangible, relevant to business.

7. Identify key rules of law that can result in significant civil or criminal liability to businesses, including modern employment law issues.

Degree Outcomes
Effective Communication: Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking: Graduates will evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and generate ideas; construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions; and process feelings, beliefs, biases, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to their thinking, decisions, and creations.

Lecture Contact Hours 50
Lab Contact Hours 0
Clinical Contact Hours 0
Total Contact Hours 50

Potential Methods
A. Class discussion
B. Written objective examination
C. Written subjective examination
D. Case briefing
E. Case discussion
F. Individual research project
G. Group research project
H. Oral report
I. Research paper
J. Essay
K. Portfolio
L. Written report



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