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Business Law

Business Law

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. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by SNHU
  • 3 semester credits at SNHU
  • SNHU Equivalency: BUS-206 Business Law I

Category: Business

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Business Law

Course Description
Sophia's Business Law course is designed to introduce students 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. Throughout the course, you will be exposed to examples of both real and fictional cases to illustrate the concepts in practice.

Assessments & 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
By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

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

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Jonathan W. on January 18, 2021
Good course, learned lots.
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by Cierra C. on January 18, 2021
I don't know why it has taken me so long to finish this class. But it did. The material itself is not hard and a lot of it I find interesting. There is a paper. It is easy. Follow the paper rubric and you will pass. I do suggest running your paper through Turnitin to check. Unit 2 is the hardest so please take your time and double check everything!
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by Jennifer M. on January 15, 2021
Very well written. I really enjoyed the feedback on my final milestone. I kind of expected it to be generic, but the person who graded my essay personalized the response. Take the time to actually read the lessons and practice the tests. Overall a very good, condensed class.
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by Kylie P. on January 13, 2021
In my opinion, for the graders to be so particular about wording, so many of the questions needed more information to choose one answer. This is the only Sophia course I have absolutely hated.
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by Zachary G. on January 12, 2021
Good course!
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by Suzette D. on January 11, 2021
TERRIBLE! If I could have given you a negative star I would have! You all made this course WAY more harder than it needed to be. For someone like me that is NOT studying law the Touchstone Project was completely UNECESSARY and the example was given was way too broad! The project was only supposed to allow us to explain the basic understanding of the concept which I had. Instead I had two grading professors and NEITHER gave me a true explanation of what they didn't get that was explained in the paper. Not to mention I needed Academic Citations (And God only knows where you were suppose to get them) So naturally after the first attempt I contact the Learning Coach who emailed me examples of what sites to go on and I STILL GOT DINGED FOR NOT USING ACADEMIC CITATIONS! You all really need to get this class together! It wasn't meant to be that deep for a Sophia course :(
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by Melissa K. on January 10, 2021
This was the hardest Sophia class ! great information! this is a real college class!
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by Andre M. on January 8, 2021
This was an amazing experience and I could not have asked for a better way to learn!

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    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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    A: Sophia is not a college or university and is not eligible for financial aid, military benefits, or other third-party payments. A Sophia membership is considered an out-of-pocket educational expense.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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