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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online (with eTextbook)
Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
LGST 369 has a Challenge for Credit option by way of an examination.
Detailed Syllabus and Assessment Information (PDF - 266KB)
Frequently Asked Questions
If your questions are not answered above, contact the course professor: Archie Zariski.
LGST 369 Commercial Law is a three-credit course at Athabasca University. This course is designed to inform business people and those dealing with businesses of the core legal principles, laws, and institutions which govern trade and commerce in Canada. It will help business people to anticipate and, if possible, avoid legal problems, and to know when to seek legal advice. Consumers and customers will learn about their legal rights. This course supports efforts to make the commercial laws of Canada understandable and responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens. Commercial Law will assist everyone to understand and make use of the law in pursuing their legitimate interests.
After completing LGST 369 you should be able to:
To receive credit for LGST 369, you must complete five assignments and an examination, achieving an overall course grade of D (50 percent) or better and a passing mark of 50 percent or better on the final examination.
Final Exam: The final examination is worth 50% of your total course mark. In order to pass this course you must obtain a mark of 50% or higher on the exam. It is a closed book 3 hour exam written in person on a computer at an authorized testing center.
The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU-approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.
McInnes, M., Kerr, Ian R., and VanDuzer, J. Anthony, (2018). Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business (5th ed.). Toronto: Pearson
A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the LGST 369 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination. A letter grade will be given based upon the examination mark awarded.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 9, Oct 11, 2018.
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Updated April 03, 2019 by Student & Academic Services