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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC0195 Introduction to Business Law and Ethics

20 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Claire Struthers
Email: c.y.struthers@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Module replaces

LLLC 0165

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module introduces you to how organisations deal with contemporary ethical theory and concepts and the tools used to address ethical concerns. You will also be introduced to elements of contract law and torts.

Objectives

The objectives of this module are to:
• Provide students with an understanding of how businesses are responding to contemporary
ethical issues using various tools and techniques.
• Develop an understanding of the main rules and principles relevant to the law of contract and Tort

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Apply ethical theories and frameworks within an organisational context
2. Formulate appropriate ethical recommendations within the organisational context
3. Examine the essential elements of a valid and legally binding contract and its role in the business
context.
4. Apply the role of the Law of Tort in business activities in assessing particular forms of tortious
liability.

Skills outcomes
Being Digital: This module will develop Critical Evaluation, Collaboration, Communication and Identity and Wellbeing


Syllabus

Indicative content for the module:
• The nature of a contract
• Types of contracts and the requirements for their formation,
• Contents of a contract to include terms, terms implied by statute, and commercial contracts
• The law of torts, an outline of the tort of negligence
• Vicarious liability
• Ethical theory, moral philosophy and alternative perspectives
• Managing Business Ethics
• Frameworks, Models and Approaches for ethical decision making
• Stakeholders & Ethics

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Seminar51.005.00
Private study hours173.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

• Reading: 75 hours
• Reading and research for assignments: 20 hours
• Critical reflection on practice: 39 hours
• Exam preparation: 20 hours
• Assignment preparation 20 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through regular workshops and tutorials, monitoring of student contributions and the staged submission of formative assessment.
Exam practice questions
An outline of the proposed case study can be submitted 2 weeks before the submission date for tutor guidance and comments

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Case Study2,000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S2)2 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/07/2021 15:01:40

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