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Code LAW 401
Term 201202
Title Law, Business and Society
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Law(LAW)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Blaque Hough blaque@sabanciuniv.edu,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101
Content

This course focuses on the complex interactions between legal, social, and business forces. Multi-national corporations influence governments; the environment is exploited and protected; people emigrate and demand more of their employers; governments try to balance business revenue and social justice. Can we say that a law ''caused'' an effect in society, or a business event ''caused'' a new law to be made? Does an effect sometimes become a cause in its own right, reinforcing an original effect? Sometimes the unintended effects of a business, legal, or social development are more important than the intended effects. We'll discuss topics including the development of the modern banking system, very large companies, how businesses relate to each other and society, how government seeks to protect people from business practices, and issues of environmental protection, free use of information (or not), and globalization.

Objective

This course focuses on the complex interactions between legal, social, and business forces.
Multi-national corporations influence governments; the environment is exploited and
protected; people emigrate and demand more of their employers; governments try to balance
business revenue and social justice. Can we say that a law ?caused? an effect in society,
or a business event ?caused? a new law to be made? Does an effect sometimes become a
cause in its own right, reinforcing an original effect? Sometimes the unintended effects of a
business, legal, or social development are more important than the intended effects. Topics
include the development of very large companies, how businesses relate to each other and
society, how government seeks to protect people from business practices, and issues of
environmental protection, and globalization.

Learning Outcome

Students will:

a) describe the main challenges created by different goals desired by legal systems, large-
scale business, and societies.
b) identify strengths and weaknesses in problem solving between these competing forces.
c) describe some of the major pressures for change in law brought by business and social
forces.
d) Analyze challenges and problems faced by society and law as a result of a globalizing
business community.
e) develop independent study and legal reading skills,
f) evaluate legal material (treatises and legal cases) to produce, to a deadline, a coherent
and cogent argument, developed through the mode of assessment.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 4
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5
1 Demonstrate an understanding of economics, and main functional areas of management.
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.