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Introduction to Law

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Introduction to Law
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Cultural Management, Propädeutikum, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: BAKM-060
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.
2VU (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: 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:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BAKM-060 (P430-0020) Cultural Management, Propädeutikum, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 1, 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 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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