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BU1112 - Business Law and Ethics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2010
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

The subject outlines the nature of law and its sources both nationally and internationally. Key public law concepts, institutions and processes such as rights, citizenship, sovereignty, good process and the courts are introduced. 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

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the legal system and sources of law in Australia;
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of the law of contract in Australia;
  • Reflect upon the values and assumptions inherent in the law of contract, and the impact/implications of that law and the problems that arise from the breakdown of a contractual relationship;
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of tortious principles generally, and the law of negligence and negligent misstatement more particularly; and;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of consumer law, property and intellectual property.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO1501 AND CO2501 AND BU2111

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2010
Coordinator: Ms Heron Loban
Lecturer: Mr Neil Dunbar.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2010
Coordinator: Ms Heron Loban
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 60%); other exams (% - 20%); assignments (% - 20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 22-Jul-2010
Coordinator: Ms Heron Loban
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 60%); other exams (% - 20%); assignments (% - 20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 12-Aug-2010
Coordinator: Ms Heron Loban
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 60%); other exams (% - 20%); assignments (% - 20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 09-Dec-2010
Coordinator: Ms Heron Loban
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 60%); other exams (% - 20%); assignments (% - 20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 15-Apr-2010
Coordinator: Ms Heron Loban
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 60%); other exams (% - 20%); assignments (% - 20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

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.