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Introduction to German Law

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Introduction to German Law
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Logistics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: DFBLG207
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 01.07.2021]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFITM-314 (P620-0465) International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 2, mandatory course
DFBLG207 (P620-0317) International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 2, mandatory course
DFILM-314 (P620-0416) International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 3, mandatory course
DFILM-314 (P620-0416) International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 3, mandatory course
DFIM-314 (P620-0108) German-French and International Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 3, mandatory course
DFBLG207 (P620-0317) Logistics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann
RA Dr. Hans-Martin Bregger

[updated 23.05.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- to list the most important principles of German law and the German civil jurisdiction;
- familiarize themselves with legal texts independently, interpret the individual regulations and relate them to each other on theri own;
- describe the relevance of the above regulations to business practice;
- develop proposals for solutions to specific cases relating to legal transactions and obligations by classifying the problem, subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant regulations and deriving the result therefrom;
- review the result based on general legal value decisions.

[updated 01.07.2021]
Module content:
Legal system, jurisdiction structure
Legal entities of private law (people, consumers, entrepreneurs)
Dispositive and mandatory regulations
Declaration of intent
Legal transactions
Legal capacity and legal capacity in business law
Defects in legal transactions (nullity due to form or content)
Statutory limitation
Contracts (different types of contracts, conclusion of contracts, termination of contracts).
Inclusion and main features of the content control of GTCs
Overview of defective performance

[updated 01.07.2021]
Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture with practice cases
Visualization using slides and key terms

[updated 01.07.2021]
Recommended or required reading:
- Klunzinger, Eugen, Einführung in das Bürgerliche Recht, München: Vahlen, latest edition
- Klunzinger, Eugen, Übungen im Privatrecht, München: Vahlen, latest edition
- Neumann, Rechtslexikon BGB, C.F. Müller, Heidelberg, latest edition

[updated 01.07.2021]
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