Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
BA 227
Course Title:
Business Law II
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Course Description

Discusses fundamental concepts, principles and rules of law that apply to business organizations. Includes agency, property law, sales transactions, partnerships, corporations and government regulations. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended: BA 226. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of Business Law II, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of state and federal law as it relates to business organizations
  2. Demonstrate basic understanding of legal aspects of business operations
  3. Communicate effectively using standard business law terminology.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts described in the required competencies by any combination of the following:

  1. Attendance and participation in class activities
  2. Portfolio of completed and corrected homework problems
  3. Presentations
  4. Individual or group projects
  5. Completion of assessment or certification-style examinations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues:  

  1. Agency Law
  2. Partnership Law
  3. Corporation Law
  4. Limited Liability Companies
  5. Constitutional Issues
  6. Antitrust Law
  7. Securities Regulation
  8. Employment and Labor Law
  9. Legal Research
  10. Critical Thinking
  11. Effective Written and Oral Communications
  12. Legal Ethical Conduct 

Competencies and Skills:  

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the business legal environment
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the legal goals of the business manager
  3. Identify the basic legal types of business entities 
  4. Perform analytical reviews of different businesses legal obligations 
  5. Identify potential legal conflicts businesses must address 
  6. Recognize the importance of legal ethics