Catalogue 2021 - 2022

HONB 201 Business Law: Principles and Process


3 cr.


Acceptance into the Honors Program or consent of the Business Honors Coordinator.

Course Description

This course provides students with an introduction to the legal system and key principles of business law including the State and Federal Court System, torts, negligence, defamation, and contracts.  Students will also engage in an in depth examination of legal processes including alternative dispute resolution options, legal research and writing, and preparing for and participating in a business related trial.   Students will gain hands-on experience in business law processes through legal simulations, examination of business law case studies and legal research and writing.  Key learning outcomes for this course include enhancing students’ abilities to communicate the positions of the parties to a legal conflict; differentiate between the boundaries of law, ethics and sound business decision-making; and evaluate and determine the best course of legal action in business management, problem-solving and decision-making.


Cannot take HONB 201 and BL 201, BL 360 or BL 403 for credit. 

Cross Listed Courses

BL 201


While traditionally offered in the spring only, Honors Committee recommended that HONB courses be offered in both semesters due to entering cohort of 30+ students since 2017