Ithaca College

School of Business

General Business Courses

GBUS-20300 Legal Environment of Business NLA

Introduction to the American legal system and the legal environment in which businesses operate. Topics covered include the judicial process; constitutional law and issues of discrimination and diversity; criminal law; intentional torts and negligence; product liability; the law of contracts; and selected current topics in law. Emphasis is on case analysis, including the social, ethical, political, and economic considerations of the impact of law on business and society. Emphasis is also placed on the application of legal concepts to solve problems. Prerequisites: Two courses in social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

GBUS-20400 Legal Environment of Business II NLA

Continuation of GBUS-20300 Legal Environment of Business. This course focuses on business organizations and the regulation of business. Topics covered include agency and issues in employment law, forms of business organizations, partnerships, corporations, securities regulation, environmental law, antitrust law, corporate social responsibility, the Uniform Commercial Code, debtor-creditor relations, and selected current topics in law. Emphasis is on case analysis, including the social, ethical, political, and economic considerations of the impact of law on business and society. Emphasis is also placed on the application of legal concepts to solve problems. A student cannot receive credit for both GBUS-20400 and GBUS-30700. Prerequisites: GBUS-20300; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

GBUS-30700 Commercial Law NLA

In-depth analysis of the commercial law. Topics include Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 2: sales contracts and risk of loss issues; Article 3: negotiable instruments and the Holder-in-Due-Course doctrine; Article 6: bulk transfers; Article 9: secured transactions; bankruptcy; creditor and debtor rules; mortgages; liens; principals and agents; antitrust legislation; special corporation topics, such as LBOs and insider trading; liability of corporate officers and directors; and ethical considerations. Previously titled Business Law II (Accounting). A student may not receive credit for both GBUS-30700 and GBUS-20400. Prerequisites: GBUS-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

GBUS-31000 International Business Law NLA

Analysis of commercial law in an international context. Topics covered include major national and international trade regulations; international sales, credits, and commercial transactions; resolution processes for international disputes; U.S. trade law; import and export laws; GATT; and the regulation of the international marketplace. Emphasis is on the application of legal concepts to solve problems. Prerequisites: GBUS-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

GBUS-32400 Alternative Dispute Resolution NLA

Study of the major theories of business dispute resolution in the United States, beginning with civil litigation and proceeding to negotiations, mediations, arbitration, and mini-trials. Students will learn the theoretical framework of dispute resolution and apply the theory to a series of interactive workshops, in which they will assume the roles of negotiators, mediators, and arbitrators in a business setting. Prerequisites: GBUS-20300. 3 credits. (Y)

GBUS-35300 Real Estate Law NLA

Fundamental concepts of the law of real property, including real estate contracts, liens, leases, mortgages, deeds, zoning and other limitations on land use, and such specialized topics as real estate implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Prerequisites: GBUS-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

GBUS-43000 Business and Society NLA

Interrelationships of individuals, business firms, consumer groups, and governments in American society. Case studies are used to illustrate a broad range of issues, such as business social responsibilities, governmental regulation of business, antitrust cases, and the role of consumer movements. Prerequisites: Senior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

GBUS-49700 Selected Topics in General Business NLA

See ACCT-39700. Offered on demand only. (IRR)