Introduction to Business Law - BUS 240 at Southwest Virginia Community College

Effective: 2023-05-01

Course Description

Provides an introduction to the American legal system and the use of law to achieve economic and social goals. Highlights ethical principles and legal reasoning underlying the rights and obligations of business relationships and their effect on business decision-making. Emphasizes fundamental principles of government regulation and the court system, constitutional law, torts, criminal law, contracts, agency, employment, and property law.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

The course will emphasize the importance of critical thinking, communication and evidence-based argument in solving problems in business and law.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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