Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BUSM 1110 - Business Law & Ethics


Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology
Academic Discipline: Business Management
Assistant Dean: Brooke Miller, M.B.A.
3 Credit(s)
This course is a study in the legal and ethical environment in which businesses operate. (TAG # OBU004) UG OBU004
3 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1.00 DEMONSTRATE FAMILIARITY WITH LEGAL LANGUAGE AND CONCEPTS AS THEY RELATE TO BUSINESS.

· Describe the nature of law and sources of the law in the United States.

· Define the law, outline the objectives of the law, and list the sources of the law.

· Explain the four sources of the law: constitutions, statutes, cases, and administrative regulations.

Papers, participation, quizzes, cases – weeks 1-2

Midterm – week 8

2.00 DEMONSTRATE OF AN UNDERSTANDING OF ETHICAL BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT WHERE BUSINESS OPERATES.

· Explain reasons for corporate social responsibility and business ethics.

· Describe efforts to promote corporate social responsibility.

Papers, participation, quizzes, cases – weeks 3-6

Midterm – week 8

3.00 DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF STAKEHOLDER AND SHAREHOLDER THEORIES IN THE BUSINESS DECISION-MAKING PROCESS.

· Outline the forms of business organizations.

· Explain the importance of property

· Define agency and explain the role of the agent and the principal.

Papers, participation, quizzes, cases – weeks 3-6

Midterm – week 8

4.00 DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES AS IT RELATES TO BUSINESS.

· Explain the structure and procedures of the legal system of the United States and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

· Explain the statute of frauds and list the contracts that must be in writing to be enforceable.

Papers, participation, quizzes, cases – weeks 7-9

Midterm – Week 8

5.00 EXPLAIN OF THE BASIC LAW OF CONTRACTS, TORTS, AND PROPERTY AS IT RELATES TO BUSINESS.

· Explain basic torts relating to business enterprises.

· Define contract, explain the elements, characteristics, types and requirements to be legally binding.

· Explain Debtor-Creditor relationships.

· Explain what constitutes real property and intellectual property.

Papers, participation, quizzes, cases – weeks 10-12

Midterm – Week 8

6.00 APPLY REGULATORY PROVISIONS TO BUSINESS SITUATIONS.

· Define and explain employment relationships and discrimination rules and laws.

· Explain environmental regulations and political influences.

· Explain Antitrust Law in the U.S.

Papers, participation, quizzes, cases – weeks 10-12

Final- week 16

7.00 APPLY BASIC LEGAL REASONING.

Papers, participation, quizzes, cases – throughout semester

Midterm – week 8

Final – Week 16

8.00 APPLY CRITICAL THINKING TO THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS PRESENT IN BUSINESS ACTIVITIES.

· Explain consumer protection law.

· Explain the major civil rights statutes that relate to employment including standard employment doctrines.

· Explain securities regulations in regard to business activities.

Papers, participation, quizzes, cases – weeks 12-16

Final- week 16

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 





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