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Fundamentals of Law

Module name (EN): Fundamentals of Law
Degree programme: International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BITM-130
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BITM-130 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 1, mandatory course
BITM-130 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 1, mandatory course
BITM-130 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, mandatory course
BITM-130 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 1, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BITM-220 Business Law
BITM-420 International Contract Law and Law for Managers in the Tourism Industry

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be familiar with the most important principles of German civil law for international tourism managers and its integration into the international and European framework
- understand the function and mechanisms of civil law and have improved their knowledge about the law of legal transactions
- be able to apply legal texts independently, interpret each regulation and relate them to one another
- understand the relevance of regulations for business practice
- be able to 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
- be able to review the results based on general legal value judgements

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Module content:
The legal system, international and European influences, structure of jurisdiction
Legal entities of private law (people, consumers, entrepreneurs, businessmen)
Theory of legal transactions (declaration of intent, general legal transactions, contracts, abstraction principle)
Inclusion and main features of the content control of GTCs
Flaws in legal transactions (nullity due to form or content, contestability)
Statutory limitation
Introduction to law of obligations
Performance modalities and types of fulfilment
Rescission and revocation rights for consumers
Overview of defective performance and damages
Default in payment
Participation of third parties in the contractual relationship

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture based on introductory cases with integrated exercises for solving civil law cases
Visualization using slides and key terms
Learning material from the Internet (charts, diagrams, practice cases)

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Recommended or required reading:
- Hirsch, Christoph, Der Allgemeiner Teil des BGB, Baden-Baden, Nomos, latest edition
- Hirsch, Christoph, Schuldrecht Allgemeiner Teil, Baden-Baden, Nomos, latest edition
- Führich, E. Wirtschaftsprivatrecht. München: Vahlen, latest edition
- Führich, E. & Werdan, I. Wirtschaftsprivatrecht in Fällen und Fragen; München, Vahlen, latest edition
- Klunzinger, Eugen, Einführung in das Bürgerliche Recht, München: Vahlen, latest edition
- Klunzinger, Eugen, Übungen im Privatrecht, München: Vahlen, latest edition

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