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BA 200 Business Law Legal Foundations • 5 Cr.


Examines legal institutions and processes. Students examine law as a system of social thought and behavior and a framework for resolving rival claims. Other topics include legal reasoning and the interaction of law and business. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 271, 272 or ENGL& 235 with a C or better. Recommended: 30 prior college credits.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply an analytical process to the core legal topics
  • Research and demonstrate effective legal analysis (Issue, Analysis, Rule and Conclusion) on cases or legal problems
  • Apply a preventive approach to potential legal problems
  • Identify an ethical issue and differentiate between ethical and unethical behavior
  • Develop a cohesive argument for a legal topic in writing and in oral presentation
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the court process
  • Demonstrate a knowledgeable consumer’s understanding of legal services
  • Identify legal process and policy objectives

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000