BUL 4421 – Section# 014CRN # 92302Business Law 1Fall Term 2014Liberal Arts Bldg., Davie, Room # 332Monday August 18, 2014 thru November 26, 2014Starts 7:10 pm – Ends 10:00 pmProfessor InformationKathleen K. PeñaDavie Campus[email protected](954) 895-2157Office HoursMonday Evenings-Appointment PreferredBldg.LA Rm. #4735:30 pm -6:45 pmAppointment times-available upon request Contacting ProfessorE-mail is the best and fastest way! I check my e-mails often and I reply the same day most days.To ensure prompt replies my students must follow these rules:1. Communicate with me by using your official MYFAU e-mail address. E-mails sent from a nonFAU e-mail address will most likely be treated as spam and may never be read.2. On the subject line identify the section in which you are enrolled3. On the subject line also include your last name and4. Briefly state subject matter of e-mailEXAMPLE OF THE SUBJECT LINE FOR A STUDENT REQUESTING AN OFFICE APPOINTMENT:RE: BUL 4421 SEC “your sec #” - “your last name” - Office Appointment - DavieStudents who have not yet activated their FAU e-mail, or who do not know how to access it, must take steps to activate their FAU e-mail and start using it.Required Text and Materials12thEdition Business Law Text and Cases- Loose-Leaf Customized VersionLegal, Ethical, Global, and Corporate EnvironmentClarkson-Miller-Cross ISBN# 11333020921Revised June 2013
Course Description, Prerequisites and Credit HoursBusiness Law 1 (BUL 4421) 3 creditsPrerequisite: Junior standingA survey course focusing on the legal aspects of business decision-making, including torts, contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, and debtor/creditor law. The course provides students with an understanding of the role of legal rules and their impact on business. Students learn through assignments that teach them to analyze issues and appreciate the philosophy behind court decisions.According to Florida State Regulation 6A-10.033, students must spend a minimum 2,250 minutes of in class time during a 3-credit course. Additionally, students enrolled in a 3-credit course are expected to spend a minimum of 4,500 minutes of out-of-class-time specifically working on course-related activities (i.e., reading assigned pieces, completing homework preparing for exams and other assessments, reviewing class notes, etc.) and fulfilling any other class activities or duties as required.Course Learning ObjectivesBUL 1 Learning Objectives:Develop knowledge of the law that applies to business including tort, contract, agency, business entities, securities, antitrust, property, debtor/creditor issues and regulations.Understand the ethical implications of business decisions and practices in a business/professional environment.Understand legal rules as they apply to business/professional decisions and practices.