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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Course

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor and your classmates, and our learning environment. This orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required to navigate and be successful in this course.

2 videos (Total 5 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Update Your Profile10m
Build a Learning Community with Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
6 hours to complete

Module 1: Forming Enforceable Agreements

In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of legally enforceable agreements, also known as contracts. Contracts are the most important legal concept with which businesses must be familiar. This module will introduce all of the elements of a valid contract: agreement, consideration, capacity, legality, and satisfaction of the statute of frauds. By the end of this module, you will be able to recognize a valid, enforceable contract, and identify reasons why an agreement may not be enforceable.

9 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 9 quizzes
9 videos
Written v. Oral Contracts9m
1 reading
Module 1 Overview and Resources10m
9 practice exercises
Lesson 1.1 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.2 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.4 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.5 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.6 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.7 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.8 Knowledge Check30m
Module 1 Quiz30m
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Special Rules for Sales Contracts

In this module, you will learn the special rules that apply to contracts for the sale of goods. A set of statutes, known as UCC Article 2, modifies the common law rules governing contract formation, and this module will detail those modifications. By the end of this module, you will be able to determine which contracts are governed by UCC Article 2 and how they differ from contracts that do not involve the sale of goods.

6 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
6 videos
Title to Goods & Risk of Loss: Breach4m
Sale of Goods by Non-owners5m
Warranties for Sales of Goods9m
1 reading
Module 2 Overview and Resources10m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 2.1 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 2.2 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 2.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 2.4 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 2.5 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 2.6 Knowledge Check30m
Module 2 Quiz30m
6 hours to complete

Module 3: Enforcing Agreements

In this module, we continue our discussion of contract law by focusing on the enforcement of agreements. We begin by examining who can enforce contracts, then discuss when contracts can be enforced in court, and end by looking into what types of awards courts will grant when a party has been the victim of a breach of a contract. Throughout this module, we will call special attention to different rules that apply to contracts for the sale of goods.

9 videos (Total 80 min), 1 reading, 9 quizzes
9 videos
Discharge: Mutual Agreement & Conditions8m
Discharge: Breach & Operation of Law7m
Contract Performance: Common Law7m
Contract Performance: Sale of Goods7m
Remedies for Breach: Common Law9m
Remedies for Breach: Sale of Goods4m
1 reading
Module 3 Overview and Resources10m
9 practice exercises
Lesson 3.1 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.2 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.4 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.5 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.6 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.7 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.8 Knowledge Check30m
Module 3 Quiz30m
5 hours to complete

Module 4: Agency and Employment Law

In this module, you will learn the foundations of the laws governing employees and employers. We begin with several lessons on the law of agency, which underpins all employment relationships. After that, we look at a series of laws that provide workers with various rights, including the right to unionize and take collective action as part of a labor union. By the end of this module, you will have a basic understanding of some of the fundamental rules that govern the employer-employee relationship.

7 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Agency Termination3m
Employee Rights10m
Basics of Labor Unions6m
Labor Actions7m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview and Resources10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
8 practice exercises
Lesson 4.1 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.2 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.4 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.5 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.6 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.7 Knowledge Check30m
Module 4 Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Corporate & Commercial Law I: Contracts & Employment Law

By MBSep 9th 2018

The course is so insightful and definitely enhances your knowledge on its subject. Its unbelievable how the professor makes such heavy course SUPER LIGHT and fun!!

By BPAug 29th 2018

Although the instructor is a teaching assistant, not listed as full professor, he’s excellent. Dynamic and knowledegable. Good mix of practical advice and law.



Professor Michael R Fricke

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration

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