This is a scheduled online course that is completed over 15 weeks. The weekly work typically includes reading one or more chapters, watching an instructional video, and completing a multiple choice assignment. There are two term projects required and the course ends with a written online examination.
Learning Objectives for BUSI 112 – detailed competencies to be achieved from this course.
Lesson No. 1: Canada's Legal System and Real Estate Industry
Lesson No. 2: Estates and Interests in Land
Lesson No. 3: Contract Law
Lesson No. 4: Land Registration and Land Title Office Procedure
Lesson No. 5: Land Ownership and Tort Liability
Lesson No. 6: Real Property Transactions and Agency Law
Lesson No. 7: Mortgage Law
Lesson No. 8: Commercial and Residential Tenancies
Lesson No. 9: Strata Titles (Condominiums)
Lesson No. 10: Legal and Ethical Guidelines for the Real Estate Professional
Weekly multiple choice assignments: 10% of final grade.
Project 1: Legal research exercise part I: 20% of final grade.
The first part of this project involves applying course concepts towards several short case study scenarios, interpreting the law and explaining legal principles. Students are then required to do field work. First, they must conduct a title search for a property of their choice (may involve an in-person visit to Land Title/Registry office). Second, they are required to either summarize a trial they attended or brief reported case decisions.
Project 2: Legal research exercises part II: 20% of final grade.
The first part of this project involves applying course concepts towards short case study scenarios, interpreting the law and explaining legal principles that are presented in the second half of the course. Students are then required to do field work. First, they are required to obtain and examine breaches of professional ethics in real estate. Second, they are required to complete an in-depth analysis of either a commercial lease or strata agreement.
Final exam: Multiple choice and short-answer written questions: 50% of final grade.
See Table of Contents for the textbook for this course: