Oct 21, 2021
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Business Law
General Education - 36-39 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One of the 3-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course.)
- Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (PSYC 101 recommended) 6 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
- Mathematics (MATH 125 recommended) 3-5 Credits.
- Wellness and Health (PEFT 101 recommended) 3 Credits.
- Information Technology (CSIT 101 recommended) 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.
Degree Requirements - 9 Credits
Two-Semester Sequence - 6 Credits
Choose a two-semester sequence from this list:
Critical Thinking - 3 Credits
Choose one from this list:
** These courses may also be used as a General Education Elective.
Electives - 12-15 Credits
Recommended (Select 12-15 credits):
Other Electives - 3 Credits
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min.*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to a minimum of 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- demonstrate mastery of the basic methods of dispute resolution that are utilized by businesses, including mediation, arbitration and litigation, by analyzing court opinions utilizing the methods;
- demonstrate mastery of the requirements for all of the phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, trial, appeal and enforcement of judgment, by preparing a report on a current court proceeding;
- demonstrate knowledge of legal terminology necessary to be able to communicate with business lawyers through in-class discussion and tests;
- demonstrate mastery of the requirements for a valid contract by analyzing cases involving breach of contract;
- demonstrate mastery of agency law and the rights, duties and liabilities of principals and agents through analysis of court cases;
- demonstrate mastery of the law of bailments and the rights and duties of bailors and bailees through analysis of court cases; and
- demonstrate an understanding through analysis of court opinions and distinguishing cases that the law is not absolute and each case outcome depends upon the facts and circumstances of the specific case, and that the law evolves with sociological changes in a culturally diverse world.
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a four-year degree with a major in law or various business programs. Beyond the general education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The attainment of this accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Business Studies Department meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.