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Criminal Law   (AOJ-251)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Deals with the evolution and development of criminal law as well as the nature of crime, basic principles of the law of arrest, defenses and court presentation

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • The influence of Natural Law and English Common Law on the American System of Criminal Law.
  • Distinguish between U.S. Constitutional Law and Statutory Law l in American criminal law.
  • The difference between American criminal law and civil law and provide an example of each.
  • Explain probable cause as it relates to a motor vehicle patrol related motor vehicle stop and subsequent arrest of the vehicle occupant(s).
  • Explain the "plain view doctrine" as it relates to a narcotics arrest/investigation.
  • Explain the adversary system of a criminal trial in America. What is the role of the defense attorney, prosecutor, and judge?

 
Insurance Law   (INS-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Law as it relates to insurance in the areas of insurable interest, warranties, misrepresentations, indemnity, coinsurance, subrogation, concealment, assignment, binders, licensing and state regulation.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the law as it relates to insurance in the areas of insurable interest in your state.
  • Analyze and effectively address warranties as they relate to insurance law.
  • Explain how misrepresentations can arise in insurance law.
  • Explain and give an example of indemnity and discuss this clause.
  • Define coinsurance and how it is use in insurance law.
  • Explain subrogation with an example.
  • Discuss concealment of provisions in an insurance policy.
  • Define assignment and how this is used in insurance law.
  • Identify insurance binders and give one example.
  • Present licensing and state regulations for the state you live in as applied to insurance law.

 
Introduction to Insurance Law   (LAW-215)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, damages, defenses to torts. Principles of insurance law and procedures for the investigation of personal injury cases.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Present insurance and fundamental concepts of insurance law.
  • Discuss the operation of the insurance and risk management system, the types of insurance policies and their applications.
  • Explain intentional torts as they apply to insurance law.
  • Discuss negligence and the basic theoretical concepts of insurance and the applicable law governing insurance, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of insurance in the practice of law.
  • Define strict liability as applied to insurance law.
  • Present damages and discuss insurance coverage and claims handling matters.
  • Describe defenses to torts along with policyholder's defense to a claims pursuant to a liability insurance policy and the rights and obligations of policyholders and insurers.
  • Explain the principles of insurance law and procedures for the investigation of personal injury cases.
  • Give some examples of how insurance law touches the home, the family, and the occupation or business of almost every person in the United States.

 
Business Law I    (LAW-201)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Business Law introduces the concepts and applications of laws that affect the business enterprise. Identification of the sources of law, including the courts, administrative agency rules and regulations, executive orders, and judicial decisions will be addressed. The law of contract, sales and agency will be covered in detail while a distinction is drawn between traditional and on-line versions of each. Additionally, remedies for breach of these agreements will be covered. Business crimes will also be discussed, in addition to potential tort liability arising from criminal acts. Strict liability and product liability will be explored.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify the sources of law in the United States.
  • Discuss the elements of contract.
  • Distinguish when the law of contract and the law of sales are to be applied.
  • Explain the type of remedies available for breach of agreements.
  • Identify fact patterns that introduce the possibility of tort and criminal liability.
  • Describe and apply the doctrine of strict liability in tort.
  • Analyze then distinguish between different agency relationships.

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International Business Law   (LAW-271)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Legal considerations that apply to U.S. business interests abroad. Issues of jurisdiction, venue, contract negotiation and enforcement, arbitration and meditation, enforcement of judgments and awards, International conventions, sovereign immunity and current multinational business issues (e.g., corrupt practices, dumping, product liability, patents and copyrights, etc.): a combination of statutory review, case analysis, and commentary utilized.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the three major forms of international business: trade (direct exports and imports); licensing agreements; and active foreign investment.
  • Differentiate international law from a given country's law.
  • Assess resolving international commercial disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
  • Explain the carriage of goods and the liability of air and sea carriers.
  • Identify the elements of successful international contract negotiation and compliance.
  • Compare the various international trade bodies that affect international trade law, including an analysis of GATT, WTO, the EU and NAFTA.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly use international legal vocabulary.
  • Distinguish the impact of both formal and informal institutions in the application of law in different cultural settings.

 
Fundamentals of Legal Research   (LAW-281)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
(Fundamentals of Legal Research) Fundamental principles and methods of legal research. The use of a law library, case law, statutory law, and other sources. The application of the tools of legal research to case analysis, digesting legal opinions, and writing a law office memorandum.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify the various methods of conducting legal research at the state and federal levels.
  • Discuss how to use a law library to locate local ordinances, zoning ordinances, state statutes, and federal codes.
  • Explain how to locate state and federal case law and legal opinions.
  • Explain what it means to Shepardize something and the various means of performing this activity.
  • Describe the various tools used to conduct legal research and perform a legal analysis of statutes, codes, and legal decisions.
  • Discuss the process of analyzing, digesting and assessing legal opinions relevant to a specific legal issue.
  • Explain the various parts that comprise a legal brief and what they are used for when conducting legal research.
  • Describe how to draft a memorandum of law regarding a legal issue.

 
Gov't Contracts and Legal Environ   (OPM-402)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of BASIC PRINCIPLES & laws regarding contract methods & types, contract disputes & remedies applicable to government contracts tracts. Emphasis is placed upon understanding legal environment & systems, public policies & ethical problems unique to government contracts. Emphasis is placed upon understanding legal environment & system, public policies & ethical problems unique to government contract law.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify and explain some of the issues surrounding public policies & ethical problems unique to government contracts.
  • Explain what is meant by a contract and the meeting of the minds in contract law.
  • Discuss the elements of a contract, types of contracts and methods of validating a contract.
  • Distinguish when the law of contract and the law of sales are to be applied in a business issue.
  • Define what is meant by a remedy in contract law and then explain the type of remedies available for breach of various types of contractual agreements.
  • Explain how public policy and ethics affect possible remedies available for breach of various types of contractual agreements involving government contracts.
  • Identify fact patterns involving contracts or actions on the part of a party to a contract with a government entity that may create the possibility of tort and criminal liability.
  • Define the legal concept of agency and then analyze and distinguish between different agency relationships.
  • Identify and discuss potential ethical problems unique to government contract law.
  • Describe what is meant by public policies and how they can influence various ethical problems that are unique to government contracts as opposed to private business contracts.

 
Payroll Taxes   (ACC-121)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of payroll systems and the preparation of payroll records including an employer's payroll taxes for federal, state, and local governments. The student will also be able to demonstrate how federal and state tax laws apply to the preparation of individual and business tax returns as well as to individual or business tax problems and tax planning.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compute and record the employer's portion of social security, Medicare taxes, federal and state unemployment taxes, and compensation insurance premiums for a hypothetical paycheck.
  • Explain how and when payroll taxes are paid to federal and state governments.
  • Discuss the following forms: Wage and Tax Statement (Form W-2), Annual Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-3), Employer's Federal Unemployment Tax Return (Form 940),Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return (Form 941).
  • Examine the implications of using a computerized payroll system.
  • Discuss the laws that impact payroll tax accounting: Fair Labor Standards Act, Social Security Act, and the Federal Income Tax Law.

 
Environmental Rules and Regulations   (ENT-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course introduces the current federal and state laws and the local ordinances that regulate the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. It includes, but is not limited to, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, TSCA, RCRA, CERCLA, SARA AND OSHA controlling air, water and land contamination and the right to know and be informed of hazardous situations.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe and discuss the elements of a law and the rule-making process.
  • Discuss the relationship between an Environmental Impact Statement and public input.
  • Relate the field of environmental law to the profession of Safety, Sustainability, Planner or Natural Resource Specialist
  • Describe the four characteristics of hazardous waste.
  • Summarize the general duty clause, HAZWOPER, and HAZCOM standards.

 
Labor Compensation and Benefits   (LAS-327)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Analysis of wage and salary structure as well as the wage and salary level. Also studied are current trends in compensation of hourly and salaried employees, including benefits, in both the public and private sectors.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Analyze the wage and salary structures of a company of your choice.
  • Discuss the wage and salary level of a company of your choice.
  • Explain the laws that guarantee minimum wages and overtime pay
  • Describe the legal protections of privacy on the job.
  • Examine unemployment insurance and workers' compensation laws with giving an example of each
  • Outline the laws that guarantee workers the right to collective action and collective bargaining
  • Outline current trends in compensation of hourly and salaried employees, include benefits, in both the public and private sectors.

 
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