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Business Law (B LAW)

B LAW 341 Business Law I: Introduction to Contracts, Liability Issues, and Intellectual Property (3) An introduction to the business environment emphasizing business contracts, liability issues arising from business relations, including those in the internet realm and intellectual property issues. Alternative dispute resolution and global perspectives will be integrated throughout.

B LAW 341 Business Law I: Introduction to Contracts, Liability Issues, and Intellectual Property (3)

Business decisions have legal consequences. Such decisions can represent both legal risks and opportunities. It is important for one entering business to have a fundamental understanding of the governing legal principles. This course will provide an introduction to the U.S. legal system, coverage of the major components of contract law, and an examination of business liability issues under tort law. In addition, the intellectual property issues of trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights will be covered. The impact of digital technology and business globalization will be integrated into each topic discussed. The course will be taught in a lecture-discussion format to encourage interaction and exploration of difficult issues. The course text and materials will include key business legal cases.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: MGMT 301, MGMT 301W orB A 304 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:FIN 301 orB A 301;MKTG 301, MKTG 301W orB A 303;SCM 301 orB A 302

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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