Business Law – Grades 11-12 (.5 credit)
This course emphasizes legal concepts that are relevant to business. Topics include contracts, buying/renting property, installment buying, insurance, buyer/seller relationships, negotiable instruments, employment, taxes, insurance, commercial papers, legal organizational structures, and consumer liabilities. This course is filled with practical content that can be applied in the daily life of a student. It will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of business and personal law. Students will be challenged to think analytically as they study classic legal cases as well as recently decided cases. Controversial issues and current legal events are highlighted within each unit. The course will focus on criminal and civil law and the court systems that enforce the laws. The course will include the following topics: contract law, property law, and employment law. Additional topics may be added as time permits.