Business Law (BLAW)


BLAW 200: Legal Environment of Business

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course introduces fundamental principles of law as applied to ordinary business relationships, sources of business law, the essential elements of a contract, the agency and employment relationships, negotiable instruments, bailments, personal property, and the sale of personal property. Emphasis is placed on the Uniform Commercial Code.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of and a deeper appreciation for the ethical and social consequences of business decisions.
  2. Describe the evolvement and essential concepts and procedures of the American system of jurisprudence.
  3. Explain the broad principles of law relating to contracts, torts, sales, consumer protection, property (real, personal, and bailments), agency, employment relationships, business organizations, and governmental regulation.
  4. Describe the nine articles of the Uniform Commercial Code with particular attention to the subject of negotiable instruments.
  5. Apply basic legal knowledge to make judgements and decisions within the context of the legal environment of business.