LAWS170 International Law (Experimental)

Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law

I. Course Number and Title
LAWS170 International Law (Experimental)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
LAWS100 or LAWS110
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
International Business law is designed to be a basic course covering the law of international trade, licensing and investment. Students will be exposed to international business and the basics of the practice and procedures involved in the buying and selling of goods in foreign countries, through the case study method.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Contrast and define national and international law.
    2. Describe the concept of "persons" in international law.
    3. Define and classify international organizations.
    4. Apply the rules of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.
    5. Discuss the concept of sovereignty.
    6. Discuss the alternatives for arbitration and adjudication of international disputes.
    7. Describe methods for enabling international commercial transactions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction
    2. Concepts of States
    3. International Organizations
    4. Individuals and Business Entities
    5. Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
    6. Sovereignty
    7. Economic Relations
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course outline for required textbook
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
  1. Method of Evaluating Student Performance:
    1. Three major exams
    2. Written homework assignments
    3. Class participation

  2. Instructional Methods:
    1. Reading Assignments
    2. Lecture and discussion
    3. Class discussion of written assignments
    4. Video tapes with written assignments.

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