Undergraduate Contracts – GOVT 404

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/05/2021

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the basic principles and laws which govern contracts.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Contract law focuses on an important aspect of understanding the American legal system, having a role in diverse consumer, business, property, and organizational relationships. Furthermore, studying the law of contract-making and contract enforcement provides learners a foundation for understanding and applying many other areas of the law.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmate’s thread. The reply must be at least 125 words. Each thread must cite at least one legal or scholarly source in current Bluebook format.

Case Study Paper Assignment

The student will write a 2–3-page research-based paper that focuses on a legal doctrine case study. The paper must include at least 2 references from the course textbook, case law, or other legal authority sources and be in current Bluebook format.

Judicial Opinion Evaluation Assignment

The student will write a 2–3-page paper based on the Learn material from Module 6: Week 6 that focuses on a judicial opinion. The paper must reflect his/her review of the opinion and respond to prompts provided in the assignment. The paper must include at least 2 references from the course textbook, case law, or other legal authority sources and be in current Bluebook format.

Opinion Drafting Paper Assignment

The student will write a 2–3-page paper responding to the specific writing prompts provided in the assignment. The student will draft a judicial opinion consistent with the instruction prompts, justifying the outcome based on legal authority and analysis. The paper must include at least 2 references from the course textbook, case law, or other legal authority sources and be in current Bluebook format.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the material for the assigned Modules: Weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 22 multiple-choice, true/false, and/or essay questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.

Quiz: Final Cummulative Exam

The Quiz: Final Cumulative Exam will cover the material for Module 1: Week 1 through Module 8: Week 8. The exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 42 multiple-choice and essay questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.