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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 Item Weight
Discussions 15%
Midterms 50%
Online Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

* 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

Technical Requirements

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