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Business Law (BLW) Course Descriptions

BLW 5003  Legal Environment of Business
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
A legal analysis of the ethical and legal environment of business. Includes topics such as the common law, court systems, business torts and crimes, contracts and related areas of the Uniform Commercial Code, agency formation, forms of business organizations, administrative law, employment law, and real and personal property law.

BLW 5033  Commercial Law
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Thorough study of the Uniform Commercial Code and related business transactions, including Bankruptcy and Federal Securities Regulations.

BLW 5173  Legal Environment of International Business
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: BLW 5003 or consent of instructor.
Survey of the legal environment of international business and the laws of international commerce. Includes comparative law, treaties and international agreements and contracts, international organizations, the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, international letters of credit, exports and imports, tariffs, antidumping, the GATT, NAFTA, European Union, foreign investments, international patent laws, and related international legal topics.

BLW 6553  Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues of Health Care Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: BLW 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to problems, issues, and trends in organized health care delivery with a particular focus on related legal and ethical issues.

BLW 6943  Business Law Internship
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, 15 semester credit hours of graduate work, and consent of instructor. Internship must be approved in advance by the Internship Coordinator and the student’s Graduate Advisor of Record.
Supervised full- or part-time off-campus work experience and training in business law. Individual conferences and written reports required.

BLW 6951-3  Independent Study
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor and the student’s Graduate Advisor of Record.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the degree.

BLW 6971-3  Special Problems
(1-0, 2-0, 3-0) 1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Problems courses may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the degree.

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