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 the course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the structure of the Anglo-Canadian judiciary system and its inter-relationship with the Canadian legislative process;
- Describe the law as applicable to the formation, maintenance and ending of contractual relationships;
- Demonstrate an understanding of Consumer Protection and Debtor/Creditor laws including Sale of Goods; Securing debt; Guarantees and Bankruptcy;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the laws applying to Employer/Employee Relations including Master and Servant; Labour Standards; Unions and collective bargaining; Agencies and the rights and responsibilities of the parties;
- Describe the types of business organization and the processes, rights and responsibilities for each;
- Describe the legal considerations affecting negotiable instruments, personal and intellectual property rights and Insurance; and
- Understand the application of Real Estate laws including the landlord and tenant relationship, liens and mortgages.
- 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.
|Weekly Practice Questions||10%|
|Discussion posts (3)||15%|
|On Campus Final Exam*||25%|
*Note: You must pass the final exam in order to pass the course.