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BU1112 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

The subject outlines the nature of law and its sources both nationally and internationally. The Australian legal framework is considered and the different courts within the system are introduced together with other dispute resolution options. The subject focuses on law in the context of business with special reference to contracts, torts, trade practices regulation, contract and consumer protection, property and intellectual property. Ethical perspectives to the law will be embedded throughout the subject by considering the nature of professionalism and the duties of professionals in the business context. This subject is compulsory for students wishing to satisfy professional accreditation requirements in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Learning Outcomes

  • examine and describe the Australian legal system and sources of law;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of the law of torts including negligence; the law of contract; consumer protection law; intellectual property law; agency law; and property law;
  • examine and describe the legal considerations and requirements associated with starting a business.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2111 CO1501 CO2501 BU1812

Availabilities

Cairns, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Dr Neil Dunbar, Mr Benjamin Schierhuber.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising session 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours workshops - 2 hours per week
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturer: Mr Marcus Katter.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturer: Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturer: Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Pengji Wang
Lecturer: Dr Daniel Theyagu.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Dr Neil Dunbar, Mr Benjamin Schierhuber, Miss Rachel Saunders.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising session 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours workshops - 2 hours per week
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learnings
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 3, External
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Dr Neil Dunbar, Mr Benjamin Schierhuber, Miss Rachel Saunders.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online collaborate sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.