Business Law 1
Course Description Fall 2018 Syllabus
A survey course focusing on the legal aspects of business decision-making, including torts, contracts and debtor/creditor law. The course provides students with an understanding of the role of legal rules and their impact on business. Students learn to analyze issues and appreciate the philosophy behind court decisions.
Richard S. Gendler, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D.
Office (561) 297-2628
Office – Fleming 325
Teaching Assistant Information
Lindsey Tenberg, J.D., M.B.A
Emre Yersel, Esq., J.D., B.B.A.
***Students are encouraged to first email any questions, comments or concerns to one of the Teaching Assistants. If Teaching Assistant is not able to satisfy a student’s inquiry or concern, the student is thereafter encouraged to email Professor.
***Note that email preferred, quickest and most efficient mode of communicating with Teaching Assistant and Professor.
7:50 AM to 8:50 AM
Boca Campus - Room: FL325
Required Text and Materials
Kubasek, Nancy; (2017) Dynamic Business Law (4th Ed.). McGraw-Hill ISBN: 9781307132946 (softcover) or 9781260087352 (loose-leaf)
Course Prerequisites and Credit Hours and Class Time Commitments
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Three credits.
Course Learning Objectives
- Develop knowledge of the law that applies to business including tort, contract, agency, business entities, securities, antitrust, property, debtor/creditor issues and regulations.
- Understand the ethical implications of business decisions and practices in a business/professional environment.
- Understand legal rules as they apply to business/professional decisions and practices.
- Demonstrate analytical critical thinking by applying legal rules to hypothetical business scenarios.
- Demonstrate analytical critical thinking by applying ethical principles to hypothetical business scenarios.
Course Evaluation Method
Students will have a closed book and closed notes proctored mid-term exam, as well as a closed book and closed notes proctored final exam. Each will constitute 35% of your grade, subject to “Additional Course Polices,” below. Students will have an Ethics Assessment and Department Assessment that will each constituted 15% of your grade. Grades will be determined by a 100-point scale. You must take all four tests to pass this course. Any missed test will result in a failing grade even if the sum value of points earned on exams taken would otherwise warrant a passing grade under grading scale. The use of notes, books, electronics, calculators, phones and other devices are prohibited during the midterm and final exams.
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