SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 4:03:51 PMBAD 18 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BAD 18Title:  LEGAL ENVIRONMENT 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. Recommended for Business Administration majors intending to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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. Recommended for Business Administration majors intending to transfer to a 4-year institution.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1) Compare and contrast the federal, state, and international legal
  systems.
2) Summarize the legal principles of common law applicable to a working
  understanding of administrative, civil, and criminal law.
3) Distinguish the primary legal causes of action that affect the
  business environment including administrative, tort, contract,
  constitutional, and criminal law.
4) Analyze case law and statutory precedent to identify the necessary
  correlation between given fact patterns and causes of action within the
  system.
5) Assess legal reasoning in case brief and trial form to determine
  effects of precedent, documentation, and standards of proof.
6) Distinguish between tort and contractual causes of action and their
  judicial processes.

Topics and Scope
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I. Federal, state, and administrative common law systems of the U.S. vs.
  international law systems
   A. U.S. common law cases and statutes and their relationship to
      administrative, civil, and criminal law
   B. Civil law systems, common law systems, and hybrid systems
   C. Legal opinion and precedent; case brief format.
   D. Remedies at law and equity; specific cases of action and their
      parameters
II. Constitutional law on federal and state level, as it relates to
   administrative, civil, tort, criminal and contract law
    A. Bill of Rights and its application to business and commerce
    B. Limitations of constitutional protections
       1) Equal Protection Clause
       2) Due Process Clause
       3) Three-prong scrutiny tests
    C. First Amendment impact on commercial and non-commercial speech in
       the business environment
III. Survey of common law torts, elements and remedies in the business
    environment
     A. principles, elements, and case law of negligent, intentional, and
        strict liability torts
     B. specific torts and issues associated with business environments
     C. principles of tort law and inherent liabilities and duties
        1) personal torts
        2) business torts
     D. Hypothetical trial court presentation of a product liability case
        1) standards of comparative negligence
        2) elements of cause of action
        3) factual support
        4) legal opinion
     E. Intellectual property
        1) protections
        2) liability
        3) internet transactions
IV. Criminal Law in the Common Law System
     A. Primary felonies and misdemeanors in the common law system
     B. Crimes vs. torts
     C. Civil vs. criminal liability
V. Common Law Contract
   A. Common Law Contracts vs. Sales Law from historical and consumer
      perspectives
   B. Essential elements of a contract (common law vs. sales)
   C. Statute of Frauds and its defenses
   D. Additional defenses to contract formation and limitations
   E. Traditional vs. internet contracts
   F. Duty to mitigate and variables
VI. Student-generated strategies to apply to contractual processes
   A. Schematic including specific criteria and statue identification
      for common law and sales law contracts
   B. Specific fact problems utilizing schematic
   C. Hypothetical trial court presentation of a breach of contract case
       1) cause of action
       2) contract principles (common law or sales)
       3) factual support
       4) legal reasoning with citation of basis
VII. Liabilities of domestic and international business entity forms
     A. Forms of business entities
        1. C-Corporations
        2. S-Corporations
        3. Partnerships
        4. Limited Liability Corporation (LLC's)
        5. Sole Proprietorship
     B. Appropriate form for the specific business
VIII. Principles and practices of tort, criminal, constitutional, and
     contract law
      A. Hypotheticals/fact patterns based on course principles
      B. Fact patterns typical to the business environment; correlating
         law
      C. Effect of competent communication skills on legal response

Assignments:
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1. Reading text weekly of between 19 and 45 pages
2. Case study analysis
3. Individual and/or group oral presentations
4. Common Law and Sales Law schematic (4 page minimum)
5. Multiple choice, true/false examinations
6. Essay exam
7. Correlation of fact and principles (4 page minimum)

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
15 - 30%
Written homework, correlation of fact and principles
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 35%
Homework problems, case study analysis; schematic
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, essay; in-class oral presentation/argument
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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BUSINESS LAW TODAY. Roger LeRoy Miller and Gaylord A. Jentz. 6th
edition, Thomson/Southwestern Publishing Company, copyright 2003.  -or-
BUSINESS LAW: LEGAL, E-COMMERCE, ETHICAL, AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
by Henry R. Cheeseman. 5th edition, Prentice Hall Publishing, copyright
2004.

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