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BUS& 201 - Business Law

5.0 Credits
Legal institutions and processes in a business society; law as a system of social thought, behavior and resolution. Meets business administration transfer requirements for most institutions (was BUS 240). University of Washington transfers see POLS& 200. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 .

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Read and analyze fact patterns in accordance with the legal professional case analysis method; apply appropriate vocabulary and substantive legal principles; and then analyze, compare and evaluate the logic, reasoning, and arguments of other students in accordance with established legal principles. [REASON]
  2. Read, analyze, compare and evaluate the merits and logic of the arguments presented in a case and critically examine how social/cultural attitudes and values affect and are affected by the court’s holding in a case. [REASON]
  3. Work cooperatively and as a team with other students in debating ideas, including listening attentively to other opinions, viewpoints, and cultural perspectives and weigh the merits of same. [REASON]
  4. Describe the basic principles of business law subjects such as constitutional authority to regulate business; common law contracts; the Uniform Commercial Code; agency; business associations; real and personal property and business-related torts. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the Law, its historical development, judicial process and the role of Law in a complex social system, with emphasis on the American legal system and its institutions. [REASON]
  6. Analyze and evaluate ideas of ethics, social responsibility, and justice, and, when confronted with an ethical dilemma, weigh the arguments for alternative courses of action and logically persuasively argue for a particular course of conduct. [REASON]

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