Business Law and Ethics (9523.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|Canberra Law School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify sources of law;
2. Differentiate litigation from methods of alternative dispute resolution, and discuss the process of each;
3. List the elements of the major torts and the essential elements of a valid contract;
4. Summarise the remedies available for breach of contract;
5. Distinguish between real and personal property;
6. Identify the requirements to hold various rights under intellectual property laws;
7. Analyse the impact of the digital era on intellectual property rights;
8. Identify laws that generally regulate the employer-employee relationship;
9. Identify criminal acts related to the business world;
10. Define and identify examples of white collar crime;
11. Identify the major ethical concerns and major laws regulating business today; and
12. Analyse case studies that illustrate ethical dilemmas in business ethics
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
PrerequisitesMust have passed 3 credit points.
- 4977 Introduction to Business Law. Business Law and Ethics is not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (including double degrees).
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All readings will be available through the unit Moodle site.
Students are required to complete all readings to complete the unit assessment.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must submit all assessment items, including Case Studies, to pass the unit.
Supplementary assessment will not be offered in this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is an online unit in which students are able to complete some work at their own pace. Rather than attending lectures and tutorials, your working hours in this unit will be dedicated to the readings, watching videos linked to the Moodle site and completing the Case Studies and other assessment items.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums