MCS*3040 - Business and Consumer Law
This course introduces students to statutory and common law concerning business and consumer transactions. An overview of the laws of contracts and torts forms the basis of business and producer/consumer relationships. Discussion topics include sale of goods and consumer protection legislation; debtor-creditor relations; competition law; intellectual property rights and manufacturers' product liability.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- describe the structure of the Anglo-Canadian judiciary system and its inter-relationship with the Canadian legislative process
- explain the law of tort and the various legal duties owed in a free and democratic society and various business torts
- describe the law as applicable to the formation, maintenance, and ending of contractual relationships
- Demonstrate understanding of Consumer Protection and Debtor/Creditor laws including Sale of Goods; and Bankruptcy.
- describe the laws applying to employer/employee relations including master and servant, agencies, and the rights and responsibilities of the parties
- describe the types of business organization and the processes, rights, and responsibilities for each
- identify legal considerations affecting personal and intellectual property rights; and understanding real property
- Canadian legal system
- Corporate law
- Tort law
- Agency law
- Employment law
- Contract law
- Legislation in the Marketplace
- Property and intellectual property law
Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits
Restriction(s): Registration in BCOMM. program, BA:BADM minor, or BA:EURS area of emphasis in European Business Studies. This is a Priority Access Course. Some restrictions may apply during some time periods. Please contact the department for more information.
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* Students must pass the Final Exam to pass this online course.
Additional Technical Requirements
This course will use the following:
- Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams.
Please view the Technical Considerations.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Business : Electives
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*Course details are subject to change.