Albers School of Business and Economics
Courses

Business Ethics & Business Law

  • 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
    All undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted.
    Syllabi information is for reference only; information may not be current.

  • Business Ethics

    UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning in Business

    These courses introduce students to major traditions of moral theory and ethical reasoning, engage students in critically examining ethical problems, and challenge students to develop rigorous personal systems of ethical reasoning. The central goals of the course are to develop students’ skills in reasoning about ethical problems and encourage deep, habitual reflection on the ethical dimensions of life. This course requires a major case study analysis of some sort. Individual sections may focus on different ethical arenas or problems.

    Prerequisite: UCOR 2500.

    (UCOR 2910 replaces BETH 351, past syllabi provided for reference)

    BETH 3960 Directed Study

    (1 - 5 credits)

    BETH 4940 International Study Tours: Business Ethics

    The study of ethical issues in business in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.

    BETH 4960 Independent Study

    (1 - 5 credits) 

    Business Law

    BLAW 3700 Business and International Law

    Includes traditional legal issues, including nature and development of law, structure and functions of the courts, civil and criminal procedure, and contracts. The course will focus on the legal environment that exists for U.S. businesses because of the increased international business activities. (Offered fall, winter, spring)

    Prerequisites: UCOR 2910 or BETH 351/PHIL 351 and advanced standing in the Albers School.

    BLAW 4760 International Law

    Substantial focus on international contracts, specifically laws relating to international sales, commercial transactions, shipping, letters of credit, methods of payment and resolution of international disputes. Lectures include discussion of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, import duties, export restrictions and use of foreign representatives.

    Prerequisites: BLAW 3700.

    BLAW 2910, 4910 Special Topics Courses

    See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (2 - 5 credits) 

    BLAW 4940 International Study Tour: Business law

    The study of international law in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.

    BLAW 4950 Internship

    Open to junior and senior business majors with adviser’s approval. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (0 - 5 credits) 

    For more about internships, visit the Placement Center

    BLAW 3960, 4960 Independent Study

    (1 - 5 credits) 

    BLAW 4990 Directed Research

    Supervised individual work. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student's adviser. Will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)