1 Revised June 2013 BUL 4421 –Section# 014 CRN # 24684 Business Law 1 Spring Term 2014 Liberal Arts Bldg., Davie, Room # 341 Tuesday & Thursday January 6, 2014 thru May 2, 2014 Starts 9:30 am –Ends 10:50 am Professor Information Kathleen K. Peña Davie Campus [email protected](954) 895-2157 Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday Mornings-Appointment Preferred Bldg.LA Rm. #473 11: 00am -11:50 am Appointment times-available upon request Contacting Professor E-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 non FAU 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 enrolled 3. on the subject line also include your last name and 4. Briefly state subject matter of e-mail EXAMPLE OF THE SUBJECT LINE FOR A STUDENT REQUESTING AN OFFICE APPOINTMENT: RE: BUL 4421 SEC “your sec #” - “your last name” - Office Appointment - Boca Students 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 Materials 12thEdition Business Law Text and Cases- Loose-Leaf Customized Version Legal, Ethical, Global, and Corporate Environment Clarkson-Miller-Cross ISBN# 1133302092
2 Revised June 2013 Course Description, Prerequisites and Credit HoursBusiness Law 1 (BUL 4421) 3 credits Prerequisite: Junior standing A 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 Statute 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 Objectives BUL 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.