BU-301 : Business Law

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-301 Business Law

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course.

Course Description in college catalog:

A brief survey of: the American legal system; business ethics; the development and application of essential principles of the law of business contracts; constitutional law; criminal law; tort law; intellectual property law; and the study of New York State laws and recent cases.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. QCC/John Jay Dual/Joint Accounting for Forensic Accounting

A.A.S. Accounting

A.A.S. Management

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.S. Business Administration

Certificate Program – Office Administration Assistant 

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will achieve the following course objectives:

  1. Students will be able to describe the difference between civil and criminal laws.

  2. Students will possess an understanding of criminal liability, civil liability and contract issues associated with business.

  3. Students will possess a knowledge of the relationships between the various levels of laws and regulations and how they related to the United States Constitution.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study.

  2. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for business law.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Participation              

  2. Case Studies

  3. Exams

  4. Homework

  5. Project

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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