Business Law I Syllabus for 2021-2022
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BUSI-2301-002 Business Law I


Course Description

The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business. The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property and business law in the global context.

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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

Class Type

Online Course

Syllabus Information


Business Law: The First Course--Summarized-Case Fourteenth Edition by Roger LeRoy Miller

ISBN 978-1-305-96727-4 No Access Code



Small – Medium 3 ring binder – Optional 

Student Performance

  • To learn the basic forms of business organizations;
  • To learn pertinent legal terminology;
  • To apply such terminology to legal topics relevant to business;
  • To understand the foundations of legal systems;
  • To understand the foundations contract law; and
  • To develop critical thinking for solving business law problems.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

I. Students and teachers have obligations to each other.

II. What I expect from students:

You will treat everyone in the class with the respect due all human beings.

You will do the work outlined in the syllabus on time.

You will not plagiarize or otherwise steal the work of others.

You will accept the consequences – good and bad – of your actions.

III. What students can expect from me:

I will treat you with the respect due all human beings.

I will treat you as an individual.

I will not discriminate against you on the basis of your identity or your viewpoints.

I will manage the class in a professional manner.

I will respond to student email within 48 hours, excluding holidays.

I will pursue the maximum punishment for plagiarism, cheating, and other violations of academic integrity.

I will keep careful records of your performance and progress.

I will make myself available to you for help and am willing to discuss anything even tangentially related to this class, college, law school, or the legal profession.

I will respect the fact that you have lives and commitments outside college, but I do not consider those to be excuses for not being prepared.

If I am notified in advance, I will make every reasonable effort to accommodate particular situations that may arise in your life.

I will make every reasonable effort to accommodate sudden, unexpected, extraordinary situations that are impossible for you to notify me about in advance.

I will maintain confidentiality concerning your performance.

I will provide you with professional support and write recommendations for you, if appropriate.

I will be honest with you.

Your grade will reflect the quality of your work and nothing else.

Grading Criteria


Chapter Quizzes - 70%

Drafting Assignment - 20%

Discussion Boards - 10%


Chapter Quizzes:

•           There will be weekly chapter  quizzes.

•           It is your responsibility to complete each by the due date.

•           They will be due by 11:59 p.m. on the due date, according to the Calendar below unless otherwise specified.

•           There will be NO Deadline Extensions given.



 Discussion Boards/Drafting Assignments

You will required to complete discussion boards and  one drafting assigment



I will be monitoring your progress throughout and will answer any questions you have about the material.  Please allow 24-48 hours for response to emails.














Mar 21


Class Syllabus

UNIT ONE: The Legal Environment of Business

Chapter 1: Law and Legal Reasoning




Chapter 1 Assignment/Quiz  (Due: 3/27)



Mar 21

Chapter 2: Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution 

Chapter 3: Court Procedure 

Chapter 2 Assessment/Quiz (Due: 3/27)

Chapter 3 Assessment/Quiz (Due: 3/27)


March 21

Chapter 4: Business and the Constitution 

Chapter 5: Business Ethics 


Chapter 4 Assignment/Quiz  (Due: 3/27)

Chapter 5 Assignment/Quiz  (Due: 3/27)



Mar 28

UNIT TWO: Torts and Crimes

Chapter 6: Torts 

Chapter 7: Strict Liability and Products Liability 



Chapter 6 Assignment (Due: 4/3)

Chapter 7 Assignment  (Due: 4/3)



Mar 28

Chapter 8: Intellectual Property Rights (p. 144-162)

Chapter 9: Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy 

Chapter 10: Criminal Law and Cyber Crime 

Drafting Assignment Assignment 

Chapter 8 Quiz/Assignment (Due: 4/3)


Chapter 9 Quiz/Assessment/Assignment (Due: 4/3)

Chapter 10 Quiz/Assessment/Assignment (Due: 4/3)


Apr 4

UNIT THREE: Contracts and E-Contracts

Chapter 11: Nature and Terminology 

Chapter 12: Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts 

Chapter 13: Consideration 


Chapter 11 Assignment (Due: 4/10)


Chapter 12 Assignment/Assessment/Quiz (Due: 4/10)

Chapter 13 Assessment/Assignment/Quiz (Due: 4/10)


Apr 4

Chapter 14: Capacity and Legality 

Chapter 15: Mistakes, Fraud, and Voluntary Consent 

Chapter 14 Assignment (Due:4/10)

Chapter 15 Assignment (Due: 4/10)


Apr 11

Chapter 16:  The Writing Requirement and Electronic Records 

Chapter 17: Third Party Rights 

Chapter 18: Performance and Discharge in Traditional E-Contracts

Chapter 16 Quiz/Assessment/Assignment (Due: 4/17)

Chapter 17 Quiz/Assessment/Assignment (Due: 4/17)

Chapter 18 Quiz/Assessment/Assignment (Due: 4/17)






Apr 11

Drafting Assignment 

Drafting Assignment (Due: 4/24)


Apr 25

UNIT FOUR: Domestic and International Sales Contracts

Chapter 19: Breach of Contract and Remedies 

Chapter 20: The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts 

Chapter 21: Title, Risk and Insurable Interest 



Chapter 19 Assignment (Due:5/1)

Chapter 20 Assignment (Due: 5/1)

Chapter 21 Assignment (Due: 5/1)


Apr 25

Chapter 22: Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts 

Chapter 23: Warranties 

Chapter 24: International Law in a Global Economy 

 Chapter 22Assignment (Due: 5/1)

Chapter 23 Assignment (Due: 5/1)

Chapter 24 Assignment (Due: 5/1)


May 2

UNIT FIVE: Agency and Employment

Chapter 25: Agency Formation and Duties 

Chapter 26: Agency Liability to Third Parties and Termination 


Chapter 25 Assignment (Due: 5/8)

Chapter 26 Assignment (Due: 5/8)


May 2

Chapter 27: Employment, Immigration and Labor Law 

Chapter 28:  Employment Discrimination and Diversity 


Chapter 27 Quiz/Assessment/Assignment (Due: 5/8)




May 9

UNIT SIX: Business Organizations

Chapter 29: Sole Proprietorship and Franchises 

Chapter 30: Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships  


 Chapter 29 Quiz/Assessment/Assignment (Due: 5/11



May 11

Chapter 31: Other Organizational Forms for Small Businesses 

Chapter 32: Corporate Formation and Financing 


 Chapter 31 Assignment  (Due: 5/11)








All Assignments/Quizzes/Assessmenets are due by the end of day (11:59 PM) on the due date. Dates are subject to change depending on class progression.

Additional Information


Spring 2022 - Important Dates

Mar 21

First Day of Classes 

Apr 15-17

May 2

May 3

Easter Break AC Closed

Last Day to get form to Professor to Withdraw

Last Day to Withdraw

Syllabus Created on:

03/18/22 7:01 AM

Last Edited on:

03/18/22 7:15 AM