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Introduction to Law

Module name (EN): Introduction to Law
Degree programme: Cultural Management, Propädeutikum, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: BAKM-060
SAP-Submodule-No.: P430-0020
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (60 minutes)

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Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BAKM-060 (P430-0020) Cultural Management, Propädeutikum, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 1, mandatory course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 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
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_        be able to explain the parts of German civil law that are relevant for cultural managers,
        be able to apply legal texts independently, interpret each regulation and relate them to one another,
        be able to recognize 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:
        Legal system, jurisdiction structure
        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)
_        Agency
_        Statutory limitation
_        Introduction to law of obligations
_        Performance modalities and types of fulfilment
_        Rescission und revocation rights for consumers
_        Overview of defective performance and damages

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Teaching methods/Media:
        Lecture based on introductory cases with integrated exercises for solving civil law cases
        Board and slides

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Recommended or required reading:
_        Führich, E. & Werdan, I., Wirtschaftsprivatrecht in Fällen und Fragen. München: Vahlen, latest edition
_        Hirsch, C., Der Allgemeine Teil des BGB. Baden-Baden: Nomos, latest edition
_        Neumann, S., Rechtslexikon BGB, Heidelberg: C.F. Müller, latest edition

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