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Legal Environment of Business (BUSN 1260)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course is designed to give you an understanding of the rights and duties you have as a citizen, individually and in the business world. It covers such business-oriented subjects as contracts, agencies, bills and notes; the law of negligence; the system of courts; and instruction on criminal law with emphasis on protections afforded businesses.

Topical Outline:
1. The business legal system in the USA
2. Contracts and Torts
3. Laws governing labor
4. Cyberlaw and business
5. Security Law

Learning Outcomes:
1. Develop critical thinking skills as it applies to legal cases
2. Examine the federal and court systems
3. Explore how technology affects business transactions and consumers

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042