Jun 15, 2021
BUAD 205 - Business Law
Number of Credits: 3
Survey the laws applicable to the conduct of business. Research the Federal and Maryland State legal system, torts, crimes, contracts, the Sales Article of the Uniform Commercial Code, and agency. Explore employment law, forms of business, consumer and environmental protection law, provisions of the U.S. Constitution applicable to these laws, and ethics. CLEP (Business Law with a score of 50) accepted. Also offered as PSLS 205 ; credit will not be awarded for both. (Fall, Spring & Summer) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.
Pre-requisite(s): BUAD 101 and ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the U.S. legal system, both Federal and Maryland
2. Determine the possible civil and/or criminal liability of
parties, applying elements/definitions of torts and crimes to
fact situations. (PG# 4)
3. Identify elements of a contract to determine legal and /or
equitable remedies available in the event of a breach.
4. Compare the rights of employers and employees, independent
contractors, principals and agents under Federal and state laws.
5. Distinguish between common law principles and the statutory
provisions of the Sales Article of the Uniform Commercial Code.
6. Analyze the various provisions of the U.S. Constitution and
case law with regard to business situations. (PG# 4)
7. Select the appropriate legal documentation required to start
and run a business, choosing between various forms of business
available in Maryland. (PG# 3)
8. Contrast the various types of current and future interests in
9. Communicate ideas effectively, in oral presentation and in
writing. (PG# 1)
10. Apply different ethical models to business situations.
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