Business Law and the Legal Environment I
CRN: 31700
16 Weeks - Distance Education course 


On-Campus Requirements
Students will be required to come to campus to take exams in the Testing Center.

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Name  Timothy Durfield, J.D.
Phone  (626) 914-8850
Location  LB 205

Welcome! You are either enrolled in, or you are interested in possibly enrolling in Business 160. This course is intended to give an overview of the law as it applies to business.

We will spend the first few weeks building a foundation of what the law is, and examining the American legal system and its constitutional authority. The next few weeks will be a brief study of torts and crimes. The remainder of the semester will be devoted to the study of contracts. We will first define contracts under the common law, and then concentrate on contracts for the sale of goods that are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and international sales law. 3 units.

Details: Regarding the course are set forth in the class website (see below). When you go there, pay attention to the syllabus section and the assignment section. We will cover the text at the rate of approximately two chapters per week. There are three exams (42%), two papers (28%), and a final exam (20%).

The exams include both multiple-choice questions, true and false, as well as short essay questions. There are also weekly assignments (5%) and quizzes (5%). The assignments and quizzes are developed to help you prepare for the exams and also so you will know the type of questions that will be asked on the exams.

First, it is important that you send me an email. If you are enrolled in the class, please email me now. You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class.  

Next, go the class site:  

Details regarding the course are set forth in the class website. When you go there (see below), pay particular attention to the syllabus section and the assignment section.  

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Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the Business Law and the Legal Environment I course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   


If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.