Module Title:Commercial Law
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following: • Lectures – outlining of knowledge and ideas to student. • Independent Learning – students directed to relevant reading materials (conventional and e-learning) with a view to embedding and enhancing outline knowledge and developing independent research skills. • Class Discussion/Debate – students to engage in class discussions to develop communication and analytical skills. • Project Work/Problem Solving – students to work together to solve various legal scenarios.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop the students knowledge of the legal and regulatory aspects of business which they have gained at Stage 2 of the Programme including an introduction to legal principles of banking, insurance, data protection and consumer law in Ireland.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of how (1) banking (2) insurance (3) consumer (4) intellectual property and (5) data protection law apply in a business context.
LO2 Analyse problems and propose solutions by applying the law to specific situations.
LO3 Effectively communicate the legal principles arising in the area of business both orally and in writing.
LO4 Demonstrate an ability to critically appraise up-to-date knowledge with respect to the development of the law
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Consumer Protection and e-Commerce
- Sale of Goods /Product Liability - Consumer Credit - Online Transactions
Intellectual Property Law
Patents - Trademarks - Copyright
Information Technology Law
Data Protection - Online Privacy - e-Commerce
Banking Law
- Introduction to Credit Facilities - Legal aspects of Credit and Security
Financial Services
Legislative Framework - Role of the Central Bank
Insurance Industry
- The Insurance Contract - Principles of Insurance
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Learner will be provided with a case scenario(s) and must apply the legal principles to the case scenario and produce: • Individual Presentation • Supporting paper • Reflection 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 2.97
Total Hours 62.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: in Business or Digital Marketing 5 Elective
CW_BWBUS_D Bachelor of Business Options: Business or Digital Marketing 5 Elective