Course Title: Business Law
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Business Law
Credit Points: 12.00
Course Coordinator: Lemuel Didulo Lopez
Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 0269
Course Coordinator Email: Lemuel.didulo.Lopez@rmit.edu.au
Course Coordinator Location: Building 13
Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
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. 002917 Business Law is a compulsory core course in the Bachelor of Business.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
On the successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Identify, interpret and apply rules and issues relating to the law.
- Identify, interpret and apply basic legal concepts in negligence, contract law and the Australian Consumer Law.
- Analyse legal problems with an appreciation of the multiple issues impacting on business and non-business legal issues.
- Examine and apply legislation and case law relating to business.
- 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
Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1
Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment Task 3: 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.