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Business Law

Business Law

Sophia's Business Law course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental aspects of law in business. Specifically, you will learn about the sources of law and methods of litigation in the United States, the laws governing corporations and other business entities, the bases of liability in contracts and torts, and the role of businesses in property and agency law. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Category: Business

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Description

Business Law

Course Description
Sophia's Business Law course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of law in business. Specifically, you will learn about the sources of law and methods of litigation in the United States, the laws governing corporations and other business entities, the bases of liability in contracts and torts, and the role of businesses in property and agency law. Throughout the course, you will be exposed to examples of both real and fictional cases to illustrate the concepts in practice.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 11 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 3 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 1 Touchstone (this is a written assignment) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the various legal theories and sources of law in the United States
  • Recognize the structure and legal requirements of different business entities
  • Analyze the function and role of courts in the United States legal system
  • Evaluate business decisions through the lens of ethical theories and models
  • Identify the requirements for executing or voiding contracts
  • Determine the appropriate remedies in scenarios involving a breach of contract
  • Distinguish between the types of torts that individuals and organizations may commit
  • Apply the theories of strict liability to examples of tortious conduct
  • Recognize the various types of property that can be legally owned in the United States
  • Interpret the laws that govern the different types of intellectual property
  • Analyze the roles, responsibilities, and liabilities of principals and agents

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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51 Student Reviews
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by Susan E. on September 19, 2020
Challenging and worth the effort!
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by Te'Helena Bush B. on September 18, 2020
Very hard course! Take a lot of notes!
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by Kristine P. on September 16, 2020
It was hard, but very informative.
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by James S. on September 14, 2020
Great class for anyone that is in management or every planning to be in a leadership role. I'm currently a Regional Ops Manager for a very trucking company and I was able to take what I learned here today and use it today.
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by Cindy S. on September 13, 2020
I'm glad is over learn a lot though.
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by Alora V. on September 12, 2020
I learned a lot from this course. Take notes. It's not the easiest, but if you take notes, it makes it way easier to complete the milestones with no issues
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by Carsten S. on September 12, 2020
Excellent class.
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by Nancy M. on September 9, 2020
This was not an enjoyable course. It was mostly reading definitions. When doing challenges and milestones, there is never an explanation. It would be nice to know why the answer was incorrect or at least why the other answer was correct. I was hoping to learn a little more. Not just read through vocabulary. Even though I was tough on the review, I still earned 85%.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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