Business Law (BLAW)

BLAW 3310  Legal Environment of Business  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An introduction to the legal systems of government, business and society. Includes coverage of ethics, the judicial process, basics of contracts law, constitutional issues, business torts and crimes, creditor/debtor relationships, business organizations, international law, environmental law, and various aspects of regulation of business.

Prerequisite: BUSI 0011.

BLAW 3320  Law for Personal Business  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A study of the laws that influence each individual in the conduct of personal life and business affairs. Includes such topics as the court and legal system, family law, torts, property law, insurance, wills and trusts, contracts, and other areas of current interest.

BLAW 4342  Law for Professional Certification  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Designed as a second course in business law for students who desire a more in-depth knowledge. Individuals planning to take professional certification exams that contain a business law component are encouraged to enroll in this course.

Prerequisite: (BLAW 3310).

BLAW 4345  Ethics for Accountants and Business Executives  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course will cover ethical theory, ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence and other core values and regulatory requirements associated with the practice of professional accounting and decision making of other executives, with an emphasis on corporate governance in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory environment.  This course satisfies the ethics requirement of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA); however, it does not count for advanced accounting hours required to sit for the CPA exam. Students who receive credit for BLAW 4345 cannot also receive credit for BLAW 5345. Junior Standing or above.

BLAW 4350  Human Resource Law  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A study of the laws relating to human resource management in today's business environment. Covers discrimination, labor law, retirement regulations, safety issues and employee/management topics. Emphasis on current issues, cases and legislation. May be used as a management major elective or business elective.

BLAW 4390  Current Topics in Business Law  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (1-3 Lecture Hours)  

Selected topics for special study related to laws impacting business, organizations and human resources. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

BLAW 4396  Directed Individual Study  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours  

Individual supervised study and a final report.