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Course Description

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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Topics

  • Canadian legal system
  • Corporate law
  • Tort law
  • Agency law
  • Employment law
  • Contract law
  • Legislation in the Marketplace
  • Property and intellectual property law

Additional Requirements

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.

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Contract Law "mini-excercise" 5%
Quizzes via Revel 15%
Current Event/Discussion Post 10%
Reading Summary (PEAR Project) 15%
Substantive Content Discussion Post (PEAR Project) 20%
Online Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

* Students must pass the Final Exam to pass this online course.

Note:

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

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Business and Consumer Law
Type
Online
Dates
September 09, 2021 to December 03, 2021
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,908.38 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Reading List / Textbook

Important note: No standalone printed textbook will be available for this course. Instead, you are required to purchase Revel for Business Law in Canada to complete the course activities and/or assessments.

REVEL is a Pearson platform for learning activities and assessments. Please ensure that your system meets the system requirements. Set Up Your Computer (System Requirements) | Students | Revel | Pearson (pearsonhighered.com)

https://www.pearsonhighered.com/revel/students/support/system-requirements/

Section Notes

Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.

Note: This is an online textbook with several online features and platforms. The quiz component of the grade in this course would be administered through the Revel software platform.

 

 

Section Materials
  • e-book (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Revel for Business Law in Canada (eText with Revel Access card) by Yates, Bereznicki-Korol, Clarke, Palmer © 2019 Pearson Education 12th edition ISBN 13: 9780135307038
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