Introduction to Business Law
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- 28 Jun 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the Australian legal system and its operations in specific commercial areas; the range of business organisational options; and be able to describe and explain the legal rights, duties and responsibilities of parties in a business context;
- use initiative and judgement to identify and demonstrate an understanding of the application of the law regulating business relationships (negligence, contract, sale of goods, consumer protection and agency) to recommend and communicate resolutions to fact based problems; and
- use cognitive and communication skills to demonstrate an ability to communicate coherently an independent opinion on a legal issue relevant to business.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Legal Studies or Diploma in Paralegal Studies.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject is available to non-law students only. This subject introduces students to the legal principles of relevance to business and commercial relationships. The topics covered include: the Australian legal system and business structures; an overview of the law of torts; negligence and negligent misstatement; contracts; consumer law; electronic commerce; finance law and bankruptcy; and insurance law.
Compulsory Tutorial Attendance: Assessment note: On campus students must attend 9 out of 11 tutorials. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment: 2000 words. Assessment note: Written Assessment. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Online Quizzes: 800 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2 Open Book Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Compulsory Tutorial Attendance (0%)
- Open Book Examination (50%)
- Written Assessment (30%)
- Online Quizzes (20%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
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