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Ground yourself in the fundamentals of business law with this on-demand, self-paced course. Start today and enjoy this low-cost way to take courses to transfer for college-level credit.

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Course description

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.

Assessments and 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

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

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An ACE® Credit-recommended learning pathway

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