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BUS-211 - Business Law - Judith M. Sack

Course:Business Law
Professor:Judith M. Sack
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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As a lawyer, I will draw upon my professional experiences and training both in the United States and abroad to enrich our learning experience. You will add to my well of understanding of the macro view of the law.  Our course work will focus on the core areas of the laws governing business.

Together we will strive to get the most out of our studies while having the greatest amount of fun! Your participation and creativity will give our experience that superior edge.

Course Description

This course shall highlight mastering the foundations of the American legal system and the legal principles that regulate the conduct of business. We will cover core areas of the law governing our system, regulating relations between people, business and society, property, contracts, business organizations, banking and e-commerce.

What to Expect in this Course

This course combines weekly online live classes with asynchronous, online learning. Most of our written work and interaction will occur in the Canvas Learning Management System.  We will engage in discussion activities, assignments, quizzes and exams. All assignments shall be uploaded into each student's assignment area for the module in which the assignment is due (click on the submit button) and grades will be available online.

There will be weekly, virtual office hours and meetings by appointment.  Students are encouraged to reach out at any time to the Professor and each other.  We learn best when we learn together.

More detailed information will be available in the Canvas course shell once the term begins.  


Types of Assessments

Our learning environment will consist of numerous online collaborative discussions and activities in which we shall learn from and educate each other.  Similarly, we shall assess our mastery with exams, assessment of business problems, as well as independent exploration and analysis of key legal concepts influencing the business world.

The assessments will include discussion activities, quizzes, assignments, and exams.

Textbook Information

Textbook Title: OER text, Introduction to Business Law. This book is under a CC-BY College of the Canyons Business. (2020 Link). The text will be available for download in our Canvas shell as well.

A link to the textbook will be available in our course shell.  Additional materials will be provided for reading.  

Students are welcome to purchase and use other introduction to business law textbooks, however the student is responsible for reading the relevant corresponding chapters in the textbook they have purchased.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 12/26/2021 Sub#: 904