BL - Business Law (BL)

BL 199. Service Learning. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to Service Learning through the integration of academic learning about local, national, and global issues with service work addressing those concerns. Approval of supervising department required. (Offered upon sufficient demand.)

BL 240. The Legal Environment of Business. (3 Credits)

The study of public and private law impacting business, including the sources of US law and its system of jurisprudence, the US constitution, criminal law, international transactions, business ethics, contracts, business organizations, agency and employment law, consumer protection, real property and land use, torts, and product liability. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

BL 359. Special Course. (1-6 Credits)

Course number reserved for special courses offered from time to time in response to special circumstances. The courses are discipline specific with variable credit and when offered, they are identified by department content and credit.

BL 369. Special Course. (1-6 Credits)

Course number reserved for special courses offered from time to time in response to special circumstances. The courses are discipline specific with variable credit and when offered, they are identified by department content and credit.

BL 381. Business law for Entrepreneurs. (3 Credits)

This course covers the essentials of forms of organization including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Surveys recent laws that affect small business owners as employers and as traders in international transactions. Also includes an emphasis on intellectual property, business ethics, and law in cyberspace, as such impacts entrepreneurial ventures. Prerequisite: BL 240. (Fall)

BL 389. On-Campus Internship. (3 Credits)

BL 399. Departmental Service Learning. (1-6 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to integrate academic learning about vital service issues within a specific discipline with service work addressing those issues. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Approval of supervising department required. (Offered upon sufficient demand.)

BL 455. International Law of Commerce. (3 Credits)

A study of the prevailing principles and contemporary issues of the law relevant to international business including contracts, commercial transactions, agency insurance, shipping and transportation of goods, business organizations, and business ethics; and the national and international regulation of commerce such as treaties, taxation, customs and tariffs. Prerequisite: BL 240. (Offered on sufficient demand)

BL 456. Estate Law and Planning. (3 Credits)

Planning the use of life insurance, lifetime gifts, life estates, trusts, and different types of bequests in relation to income, gift, and estate taxes; study of the legal, tax, and human factor surrounding efficient transferral of property. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. (Offered on sufficient demand)

BL 460P. Fundamentals of Business Law. (3 Credits)

The study of law subjects related to business practice including agency, contracts, commercial code, debtor-creditor relationships, regulation, business structure, and business ethics. Will not satisfy elective course requirement in accounting degree program. Prerequisite: AC 292.

BL 480. Contemporary Business Law. (3 Credits)

A comprehensive review of law subjects, including commercial transactions (sales, commercial paper, and secured transactions) under the UCC, real and personal property, contracts, government regulation, estates and trusts, business ethics and business organizations. Special emphasis is placed on the law topics in the CPA examination. Prerequisite :BL 240. (Spring)