LAWS180 Business Organizations: Paralegal

Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law

I. Course Number and Title
LAWS180 Business Organizations: Paralegal
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
LAWS100 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course utilizes a learning management space to supplement course materials.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides an overview of corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships in businesses. Students also learn the court procedures and tax implications associated with sole proprietorships, corporations or partnerships.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of a business under a sole proprietorship;
    2. Use and apply understanding of the different types of business organizations to assist attorneys in the preparation of various business agreements;
    3. Understand and discuss the tax implications of corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships;
    4. Identify and explain the function and operation of the Courts in the context of the various types of business organizations; and
    5. Analyze the tax implications as they apply to corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:
    1. Corporations
    2. Partnerships
    3. The Uniformed Partnership Act
    4. Sole proprietorships in business
    5. Taxes
    6. Court Procedures in the context of business organizations
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Exams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructor's course syllabus are utilized.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 9/02; New Core 8/2015; Revised 12/2015