District Syllabus
Business Law

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
A general introduction to law which includes a study of the
foundations of legal systems and the role of law in society, 
fundamental principles of the law of crimes, torts, contracts, sales,
and commercial paper. Emphasis is placed on logical reasoning and 
application of rules of law to everyday business affairs.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Beatty. Essentials of Business Law, 4 ed., Cengage, 2008. ISBN: 9780538473804
  • Beatty. Essentials of Business Law e book (Choose One Book Option), 4th ed., Cengage, 2012. ISBN: 9781133170839
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of the American legal system.
  2. Attain a working knowledge of the law of contracts, sales, and consumer protection.
  3. Better comprehend the rules of conduct they can reasonably expect from others, as well as the conduct others may expect from them, in various business situations.
Course Learning Outcomes:
To achieve these learning outcomes, the following will be performed: 
  1. Recognize one’s legal rights and responsibilities.
  2. Apply legal principles to solve real-life business and consumer problems.
  3. Show an appreciation of the complexity of the modern American legal system.
  4. Recognize various legal remedies available to all citizens.
  5. Identify legal terminology and an ability to use and understand legal terminology and vocabulary.
  6. Recognize the legality or illegality of various events.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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