Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

BUS 121 - Business Law I

Class: 3 Credits: 3
This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  and MAT 032  and RDG 100 .
Course Topics:
  • History and current legal process of the American Justice System.
  • Torts, which torts affect businesses, and different types of remedies available.
  • Elements needed to form a contract. 
  • Breach of contract and the types of remedies available.
  • Basics of the criminal justice system.
  • Laws that protect consumers’ rights.
  • Overview of employment law.
  • Different forms of business structures.

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
  • This is a custom textbook made just for SCC BUS 121. Please purchase in The Book Inn to insure you receive the proper materials.
  • Online component access code sold with textbook in The Book Inn.
  • Student should have access to a computer with Microsoft Office (Word) and Internet.

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate the history and current legal process used in the American Justice System.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of torts, which torts effect businesses, and the different types of relief.
  3. Evaluate the elements of a contract.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of breach of contract and the types of remedies available.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of the criminal justice system.
  6. Evaluate the laws in place to protect consumers’ rights.
  7. Evaluate the dimensions of employer-employee relations including the agency relationship, federal and state laws, and the requirements of what an employer must provide their employees.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the different forms of business structures.
  9. Complete a semester long project addressing legal issues associated with starting a business.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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