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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Basics of Contract Law (CON-101)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: determine whether a contract has been formed on given facts by analyzing whether legally binding offer and acceptance have been achieved; apply the contract requirement of consideration to determine whether a contract can be enforced; describe available contract defenses and determine whether they are available in given cases; analyze whether a contract has been successfully performed or breached in a given case; identify the appropriate contract remedies in various breach of contract cases; discuss the preliminary concerns that apply to all contract drafting projects; describe the steps involved in negotiating and drafting contractual agreements; and identify and describe the purposes of many common contract provisions.


This course covers the basic principles of contract law. Topics include contract formation, consideration, promissory estoppel, contract defenses and remedies. Each subject is covered in the depth calculated to give students exposure to the most commonly applied areas of law in this field. The course also looks at various common contract provisions and discusses how to adapt them for specific situations.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Business Law, Accounting, Management, or Paralegal Studies (6/21).