BUS 261 - Business Law I

Course Description

This course is a study of the U.S. legal system and specific areas of law related to business, with an emphasis on the techniques of legal decision-making. Topics include the judicial system, torts, contracts, and criminal law. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

ENG 111 minimum placement

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify basic legal principles within course-specific laws.
  • Illustrate basic legal principles within course-specific laws with factual examples.
  • Evaluate various scenarios using basic legal principles within course-specific laws.
Human Dimension:
  • Analyze the major underlying reasons for legal disputes within course-specific laws.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Reflect on the major civic responsibilities of citizens within the U.S. legal system.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Develop skills in analogical reasoning through the analysis of various judicial precedents.