Business Law – BUSI 301

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Designed to increase the understanding of the American legal system and those legal principles which apply to the business environment. Business organizations, torts, contracts, employment relationships and issues, intellectual property, and international law are among the topics discussed.


Sophomore status


The purpose of this course is to assist the student in identifying the legal issues associated with business operations so that he or she may effectively respond and seek competent legal counsel.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize some of the ethical/legal dilemmas faced by businesses.
  2. Compare the basic elements of the American legal system, the federal and state court systems, and the alternatives to litigation.
  3. Differentiate between the basic business legal entities and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  4. Describe the basic elements of a contract, identify possible contract defenses, and propose contract remedies in hypothetical fact patterns.
  5. Examine major areas for litigation in the employment law field.
  6. Recognize some of the basic issues of international law facing a business operating internationally in the global economy.
  7. Analyze all of the preceding in light of the teachings and principles taught in the Holy Scriptures.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words. For each thread, the student must support conclusions with at least 2 sources in current APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 source in current APA format. All written work also requires Biblical worldview integration.

The student will complete weekly homework assignments in Connect, consisting of SmartBook and LearnSmart activities.

The student will review the book Business for the Glory of God. After reviewing the book, the student will write a 1,000-word paper reflecting on the information contained in the book, connecting it to information found in the course. A bibliography containing at least 3 sources other than the reviewed text, in current APA format, must be included.

The student will complete 3 quizzes through Connect. All quizzes are open-book/open-notes, but the student may not receive help from another person while taking the quiz. The quiz questions will be multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer.

The student will complete two interactive application-based analyses in Connect, which will assess the student's understanding of key legal topics.