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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

BPA 253 - Business Law 1

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Study basic principles of law and their impact on common business transactions. Explore sources of law, the judicial system, a wrongdoer’s liability for harm to society (crimes) and to the injured party (torts), the formation and performance of contracts, the ownership and transfer of personal and real property, principals and their agents and factors to be considered in choosing the form of a business (partnerships and corporations) to be organized. Lab fee $5.

Crosslisted: Also offered as BPA 253H LGS 253 , and LGS 253H ; credit is not given for BPA 253 and also BPA 253H LGS 253 , or LGS 253H .

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

  • Analyze a hypothetical fact situation and to identify the basic legal issues involved.
  • Support their conclusions regarding the probable outcome of these issues by presenting logical arguments based on relevant principles of law.
  • Define the legal terminology common to the subject areas covered in the course.
  • Describe the procedures for resolving legal disputes.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking