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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2112C: Legal Foundations for Business

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to law as a foundation for sustainable business
  • The role of national and international law in the regulation of business
  • National and local regulation of business
  • Corporate governance & finance.
  • The law of contract
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property
  • _ Property
  • Land and water use
  • Sustainable business practices (sustainable business development, eco-efficiency, resource productivity, waste reduction, producer responsibility)
  • Accountability,
  • Certification,

Regulation of sustainability standards 

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity11Lectures (11 x 1 hours)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity7.5Seminars (5 x 1.5 hour)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity3Workshop 1 x 3hrs
Guided Independent Study70Preparation of assignments
Guided Independent Study58.5Preparing for workshops and reading around the topics covered.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).