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PTB503: Business Law (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Business Law
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
CODE: PTB503
TYPE: GV
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks

About the Program:
Business Law prepares students for careers in the law. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by legal professionals in as well as pre-employment and employment skills.

Major Concepts/Content: Business Law provides the student with a survey of the American legal system. Students will be obtain basic knowledge needed to become a better informed citizen, employee, and consumer This course develops an understanding of law as applied to society and to the individual. Topics include contracts, sales agreements, torts, constitutional law, criminal law, and family law.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided in a classroom, in a lab utilizing individualized instruction, or by electronic learning services. Textbook, workbook problems, business simulation projects, appropriate software, and electronic research may be used. Enriched with student projects, debates, mock trials, field trips, guest speakers, and Internet activities, the course helps students understand the laws affecting businesses and consumers.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of business law by passing objective and problem-solving tests and the successful completion of simulations, and projects.

Competencies:
PTB503 Business Law Course Description
PTB503 Business Law Student Competency Record

This course can be used to partially satisfy the requirements for an endorsement in the following pathways.

Cluster | Pathway | Required/Recommended/Related
Business, Management and Administration | Business Financial Management and Accounting | Recommended
Business, Management and Administration | Management | Recommended
Business, Management and Administration | Administration & Information Support | Related
Hospitality and Tourism | Lodging | Related