Syllabus-Law and Society

Law in Society
Teacher: Mr. Nelson
Course Syllabus

Program: Commerce and Information Technology


Course Description:


Law in Society is a course designed to acquaint students with basic legal principles common to business and personal activities. This course is an overview of criminal, civil, contract, and consumer law. Topics include evaluating contracts, purchasing appropriate insurance, interpreting state and federal criminal law, and representing other businesses as employee or contractor.

Program Goals:

It is the goal of the Business Department to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience to prepare them for entry into a business related career or post secondary education.

Course Goals:

At the end of this course students will be knowledgeable of the following:

1. Ethics

4. Labor Relations

2. Origins of Law


3. Different Types of Law

6. Career Opportunities

Supplies Required:

Folder/Binder, Paper, Pen or pencil

Assessment Procedures:

Nine weeks grades will be determined by an average of daily grades, tests, and projects. A comprehensive semester test will be required.

Make-up Policy:

All work must be made up by Friday of the week absent. It is the responsibility of the student to get make-up work and schedule time before/after school for make-up tests.