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Ch 5: Business Law & Ethics

About This Chapter

These video lessons are a great way to study important topics related to business law and ethics. Watch these lessons to learn about different principles, laws and governmental agencies that regulate ethics in business.

Business Law & Ethics - Chapter Summary

No course in contemporary business would be complete without a focus on topics from the field of business law and ethics. You can learn about these topics by watching the informative, interactive video lessons included in this chapter. Each of these lessons will provide you with a comprehensive overview of a different topic needed to understand the basics of the laws and ethical principles relevant to business.

Included in this chapter are lessons on different types of business laws, governmental regulations, and ethical principles affecting different aspects of business practices. Each lesson is taught by an experienced instructor, who will share his or her expertise with you in a convenient and easy-to-use online format. Watch these lessons to learn about topics such as:

  • Public law vs. private law
  • Original and appellate court jurisdiction
  • Government regulation and management
  • U.S. federal regulatory agencies
  • The types of regulation, privatization and deregulation
  • Creditor rights in bankruptcy
  • Copyright infringement
  • Antitrust law

The video tags included in each lesson will help you locate the main points needed to understand that particular topic. You can also ensure that you have accurately understood the subject's main points by answering the questions in the chapter's practice quizzes and final exam. If you would like to get further clarification or information on specific points from these lessons, the chapter offers you the function of messaging the lesson instructors directly.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Business Law & Ethics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Sources of Law in the American Legal System

1. Sources of Law in the American Legal System

The rules that govern society come from a number of places. This lesson will cover the sources of law in the American legal system. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Public Law vs. Private Law: Definitions and Differences

2. Public Law vs. Private Law: Definitions and Differences

The simple difference between public and private law is in those that each affects. Public law affects society as a whole, while private law affects individuals, families, businesses and small groups.

Contract Law Terms: Definitions & Contract Types

3. Contract Law Terms: Definitions & Contract Types

A contract is an agreement between two or more parties to perform a service, provide a product or commit to an act and is enforceable by law. There are several types of contracts, and each have specific terms and conditions.

Real Property and Personal Property: Definition and Differences

4. Real Property and Personal Property: Definition and Differences

Much of business law deals with property. There are actually two different types of property: personal property and real property. This lesson explains the differences between these two types of property.

Creditor Rights in Bankruptcy

5. Creditor Rights in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is governed by federal law and allows a debtor the legal right to reorganize, and sometimes discharge, his or her debts. This lesson explains the three main types of bankruptcy proceedings.

What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

6. What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

Copyright is a type of intellectual property right that protects certain original works. Copyright laws work to provide authors with exclusive rights to their works. Any unauthorized use could amount to copyright infringement. This lesson explains copyright law and copyright infringement.

What Is the Uniform Commercial Code? - Definition & Example

7. What Is the Uniform Commercial Code? - Definition & Example

After completing this lesson, you will have an understanding of what the Uniform Commercial Code is, its structure and how the Uniform Commercial Code applies to commercial and business transactions.

Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

8. Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Now that companies are concerned with society's welfare, corporate social responsibility is a controversial topic. In this lesson, learn the two theories of social responsibility and the arguments for and against the practice.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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