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
- define and state 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
- classify 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
- explain the law of agency as it relates to corporate law, and as it relates to employment law
- Canadian legal system
- Litigation process
- Law of torts
- Marketing and consumer protection
- Banking and debtor/creditor relationships
- Business organization
- Personal and intellectual property
- Real estate 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.
|Contract Law "mini-excercise"||5%|
|Pearson Revel Quizzes||15%|
|Current Event Assignment/Discussion||10%|
|Reading Summary (PEAR)||15%|
|Substantive Content Discussion Post||15%|
|Online Final Exam||40%|
* 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.
- Zoom as a video communication tool. A Webcam, a microphone to record video, and headphones/speakers to play back the recording are also needed.
Please view the Technical Considerations for each.
*Course details are subject to change.