Course Title: Commercial Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Commercial Law

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2497

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

LAW2506

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Offsh2 14,
Offsh2 15,
Offsh2 16,
Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: John Marshall

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5453

Course Coordinator Email: john.marshall@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus, Building 80, Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: By email or by Appointment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

The course provides an introduction to commercial law fundamentals relevant to business professions. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further and more specific studies in the law discipline. The course is taught through weekly lectures and tutorials in which you will examine and apply law principles related to negligence, contract law, the Australian Consumer Law and business structures. Commercial Law is a compulsory core course in the Bachelor of Business.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify, interpret and apply rules and issues relating to the law.
  2. Identify, interpret and apply basic legal concepts in negligence, contract law and the Australian Consumer Law.
  3. Analyse legal problems with an appreciation of the multiple issues impacting on business and non-business legal issues.
  4. Examine and apply legislation and case law relating to business.
  5. Communicate information and concepts relating to business and non-business legal issues to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.