Course Number & Name:  PLS 204 Business Organizations and Government Regulation

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101
Concurrent Courses: Grade of “C” or better in PLS 101

Course Description:  This course examines in detail the various forms of business organizations with an emphasis on partnerships and corporations.  Employment law and government regulations of businesses are also studied.  The course also examines the role of the paralegal, the Code of Professional Ethics, and other related standards of proper conduct as applied to partnerships and corporations and other business organizations.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss and examine the codes of professional conduct;
  2. identify, define, and describe the various forms of legal business entities and the role of the paralegal in the formation, dissolution, and termination of each;
  3. describe and explain corporate financial structure;
  4. describe and explain corporate management;
  5. describe corporate dividends;
  6. describe changes in corporate structure and corporate combinations;
  7. describe the basis for qualifications of foreign corporations;
  8. describe the process for termination of corporate existence; and
  9. describe corporate variations.


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