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Code LAW 403
Term 201603
Title Internartional Business Law
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 is an introduction to the major institutions and substantive legal topics encountered by individuals and businesses acting transnationally and internationally in today's world. After a quick overview of civil law, common law, transnational and international legal regimes, it includes tort law, sales and contract law, transport, and multi-national corporations and limited companies. Some of the problems which globalization makes more critical, such as foreign investment, labour and employment, intellectual property, and corporate social responsibility and environmental issues, are raised. While ''real world' cases and materials are used extensively as examples, the course also seeks to bring out the underlying assumptions and policies of these institutions and rules.

Objective

This course introduces the major institutions and substantive legal topics encountered
by individuals and businesses acting transnationally and internationally in today?s
world. After a quick overview of civil law, common law, transnational and international
legal regimes, it includes tort law, sales and contract law, transport, and multi-national
corporations and limited companies. Some of the problems which globalization makes
more critical, such as foreign investment, labour and employment, intellectual property, and
corporate social responsibility and environmental issues, are raised. While ?real world?
cases and materials are used extensively as examples, the course also seeks to bring out the
underlying assumptions and policies of these institutions and rules.

Learning Outcome

Students will:
a) describe the main challenges faced by international businesses competing in a
globalizing economy.
b) identify strengths and weaknesses in the existing global, regional, and local legal
regimes applying to international business.
c) describe some of the major sources of law, and legal systems, applying to international
trade.
d) Analyze challenges and problems faced by international businesses in a globalizing
economy.
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. 4
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 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.
International Studies Program Outcomes Core Electives III (International Management)
1 Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives. 4
2 Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs. 5
3 Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions. 5
4 Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills. 4
1 Pursue open minded inquiry and appreciate the importance of research as an input into management practice.
2 Know how to access, interpret and analyze data and information and use them to make informed decisions.
3 Work effectively in environments characterized by people of diverse educational, social and cultural backgrounds.
4 Identify, select, and justify strategies and courses of action at the divisional, business, and corporate levels of analysis and to develop effective plans for the implementation of selected strategies.
1 Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas and structures.
2 Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge.