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Business Law (BLW) Course Descriptions

Department of Accounting, College of Business


BLW 3013  Business Law
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: 60 hours of college credit including GBA 2013, or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College.
Legal analysis of contemporary environment of business law including the common law, legal reasoning, court systems and procedures, constitutional law, torts, contracts and corresponding areas of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, agency, property, bailment, international law, and related jurisprudential topics in light of social, ethical, political, economic, and global perspectives. (Credit cannot be earned for both BLW 3013 and BLW 3003.)

BLW 3023  Business Organizations and Commercial Law
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: BLW 3013 or the equivalent.
A detailed legal analysis of the Uniform Commercial Code, including sales, commercial paper, bank deposits and collections, electronic transfer funds, letters of credit, secured transactions, and creditors’ remedies. This course may also include a discussion of the Bankruptcy Act, the legal analysis of the Uniform Partnership Act, and the Business Corporations Act.

BLW 3523  Real Estate Law
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: BLW 3013 or the equivalent.
Legal environment of real property ownership and transfer and legal brokerage; estates in land; sales contracts; mortgage transactions; title conveyances; landlord and tenant; restrictions and zoning; eminent domain; federal, state, and local laws governing housing discrimination; and equal opportunity and community reinvestment. (Same as RFD 3523. Credit cannot be earned for both BLW 3523 and RFD 3523.)

BLW 4153  Tourism Law
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and BLW 3013 or the equivalent.
An investigation of the legal aspects of the accommodation, attraction, destination management organization, restaurant, and transportation industries.

BLW 4913  Independent Study
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: A 3.0 College of Business grade point average, MGT 3003 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for required forms.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

BLW 4953  Special Studies in Business Law
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.