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%|
|Current Event Assignment/Discussion||10%|
|Zoom Small Groups||15%|
|Online Final Exam||30%|
* Students must pass the Final Exam to pass this online course.
Additional Technical Requirements
This course uses Zoom as a video communication tool. A Webcam, a microphone to record video, and headphones/speakers to play back the recording are also needed. In order to use Zoom, you must meet the following technical requirements:
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
- A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:
- Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
- Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
- For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
- Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
- Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
- A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.
*Course details are subject to change.