Business 18

DeAnza College Course: Business/Para 18, Business Law 1
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Student Learning Outcomes for this course: 

Demonstrate a knowledge of basic tort, constitutional, criminal, and administrative law. 

Evaluate factually simple contract issues using basic common law or UCC rules.

Identify ethical issues in a business law context. 

Demonstrate a knowledge of basic legal terminology. 
Text, (Required): • Textbook: Either Concise Essentials of Business Law, De Anza College Edition, Jeffrey F. Beatty and Susan S. Samuelson, Cengage or Essentials of Business Law, latest ed, Beatty and Samuelson, Thomson/Southwestern, ISBN: 13:978-0538 47380-4 or 10-0538-47380-0 (earlier editions acceptable).,
(Recommended) Guide to Business Law 2nd ed, Gough, Kendall Hunt Pub. ISBN 978-14652-2632-7. 
Instructor: Michael Gough
Office: F51a
Telephone: 408 864-8622 

Course info(syllabus, dates etc) provided in Canvas

The American legal system and laws applicable to business emphasizing contract, agency, intellectual property and sales laws, the impact of the legal system on business and ethical considerations in the business environment.

Chapters or equivalent in earlier editions

1 Introduction
2 Ethics
3 Dispute Resolution
4 Common, Stautory and Admin Law
5 Constitutional Law
6 Torts
7 Crimes
8 International
9 Contracts
10 Agreement 
11 Consideration 
12 Legality 
13 Capacity
14 Writing 
15 3rd Parties 
16 Performance, Breach, Discharge
17-18 Remedies/Practical Contracts 
19 Sales 
20 Ownership and Risk
25-27 Agency and Employment 
33 Intellectual Property 

Note: Once you have indicated your enrollment in the class it is your responsibility to monitor and keep up with it. If you need to withdraw - it is your responsibility to do that during the appropriate time in the term. If you are an add, you must add the class during the add period. DeAnza must be very strict with add, drop and its withdrawal policies as is required by state regulations. 

Incomplete grades are only available under the following conditions: The student has done ALL of the work in the course and cannot take the final exam because of an emergency (verifiable illness, family death, car accident etc). If the issue arises prior to the date for withdrawal, then the student will take a W. If it occurs after the withdrawal date and all work in the course has been completed and a verifiable emergency has taken place, then an incomplete grade can be given. Please note, these are exceedingly rare. 
If you wish to take this course as a pass/no pass option it is entirely your responsibility to sign up for the option within the requisite time outlined on the DeAnza website. The instructor has no authority nor ability to change a graded course to a pass/no pass course; it is entirely the responsibility of the student. 

Cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated and will be handled in in accordance with the college and district policies. If you are caught cheating on an exam, you will receive a failing grade on that test, and you will not be able to use it as your dropped exam. Moreover, you will be reported to the college authorities.

Note to students with disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide (name of Instructor) with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five days notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number)

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