SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 3:14:49 AMBAD 18 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BAD 18Title:  LEGAL ENV OF BUS  
Full Title:  The Legal Environment of Business
Last Reviewed:9/14/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The environmental, social, ethical and political factors which influence the development and operation of the American legal system; law of contracts and sales emphasizing California law and the Uniform Commercial Code. Case methods utilized. Intended as the lower division course for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Transfer business law course emphasizing the American legal system & the law of contracts.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: BUS 120 Legal Environment of Business SRJC Equivalent Course(s): BAD18

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will become familiar with:
1.  Legal History and Legal Ethics.
2.  The American Legal System.
3.  Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4.  Case Analysis.
5.  Law of Contracts, Agency and Business Organizations.
6.  Administrative Law.
7.  Crimes and Torts.
8.  Global Legal Environment.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introductory Materials
   Nature and purpose of law; origin, history, and development of
   law; courts, legal procedures, and alternative dispute resolution.
2.  Administative Law and Government Regulation.
3.  Law of Contracts
   Introduction; nature and classification of contracts; formation,
   operation, and discharge of contracts; remedies.  Emphasis on
   consumer matters.
4.  Agency Employment Law
5.  Law of Sales
   Formalities of sales contracts; passage of title; warranties; fights
   and remedies of buyer and seller; conditional sales contracts.
6.  Survey of Business Organizations in the Global Legal Environment.

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1.  Textbook reading.
2.  Case briefs.
3.  Court visitations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 60%
Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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BUSINESS LAW TODAY.   Roger LeRoy Miller and Gaylord A. Jentz.  4th
Edition, West Publishing Company, 1997.

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