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BLW 201 | LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT | 4 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Legal and Ethical Aspects in the Business Environment. Study of the nature and philosophy of law including ethical perspectives and fundamental concepts and legal principles of sales contracts, product liability, business organizations, and employment law including ethical and social responsibilities in the managerial process.

Sophomore standing is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 202 | COMMERCIAL PAPER AND SALES | 4 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

History of negotiable instruments and sales law from the days of the Law Merchant through Articles II and III of the Uniform Commercial Code; discussions of promissory notes, drafts, sales, bulk sales, and recent trends.

BLW 201 or ACC 370 is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 203 | BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS | 4 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Types of business organizations; emphasis on Partnership and Corporation. Relations of parties to one another, and to third parties; comparisons between the two types and mechanics of forming and operating each.

BLW 201 or ACC 370 is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 398 | SPECIAL TOPICS | 4 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in legal studies. Subject matter and prerequisites will be indicated in class schedule.

BLW 201 is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 399 | INDEPENDENT STUDY | 1-4.5 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Independent Study. Available to students of demonstrated capability for intensive independent work in business law. (variable credit)

Junior standing with at least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 500 | LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT | 4 quarter hours

(Graduate)

This is an introduction to the nature and sources of law, including an analysis of ethical perspectives present in the judicial process. Students will learn how legal and ethical issues influence the decision-making process of managers. Students will explore the relationship between personal values and business decisions, and whether there exists a social responsibility of managers. This course will cover legal concepts relevant to business including basic concepts of public law (constitutional and administrative law) and private laws (sales and product liability). Students will examine business organizations and issues in employment law.

MS in Taxation and MSAA students are restricted from registering for this class.

BLW 508 | LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS-TOTAL PERSPECTIVE FOR THE EXECUTIVE | 4 quarter hours

(Graduate)

Personal and professional legal liability of officers and directors has received considerable attention in recent years, thus highlighting the need for a view of the totality of his or her legal environment. It demands an integrated understanding and planning of the reciprocal aspects of his or her legal, social and ethical responsibilities and rights encountered in his or her office, outside and at home. From the end of the spectrum focusing on possible criminal and civil liabilities to the personal responsibilities of proper estate planning; the "socio-legal world of the executive" is presented. Successful completion of BLW 500 is recommended prior to registration for this course.

BLW 798 | SPECIAL TOPICS | 4 quarter hours

(Graduate)

Content and format of this course are variable. Subject matter will be indicated in class schedule.

BLW 799 | INDEPENDENT STUDY | 4 quarter hours

(Graduate)

Available to graduate students of demonstrated capability for intensive independent work in business law.