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MG 261 Business Law II
Henderson, Reginald


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseMG 261 Business Law II HE
SemesterS2F2005
FacultyDr. Reginald Henderson
TitleProfessor of Criminal Justice/Business Law
Degrees/CertificatesBA, MPA, JD, LLM
Office LocationThe Henderson Law Firm, Manassas, VA  20110
Office HoursBy Appointment or 30 mins. prior or after each class session
Daytime Phone703-989-3510
Other Phone703-929-9513
E-MailReginald Henderson@park.edu
Reginald@hendersonlawfirm.com
rhendersonlaw@yahoo.com
Semester DatesMarch 21, 2005   -   May 22, 2005
Class DaysThursdays
Class Time1700 -  2200
PerquisitesMG260
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Anderson's Business Law and the Legal Enviroment

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
U.S. Constitution, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post Business Section, The New York Times Business Section
The ABA Journal Magazine/Website.

Fort Myer Post Library
http://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm

http://www.park.edu/virginia
http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp
http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/quanticolibrary.htm

Course Description:
A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. Pre-requisite: MG260.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Disputatious learning is the use of rationale, logical and well thought-out commentary employed to engage students in the art of intelligently discussing matters where divergent views may exist.

Learning Outcomes:
To enhance the students familiarization with the legal intricacies associated with the successful management of a business entity. Students will understand the important relationship that exist between the government regulatory systems and business enterprises.  With the use of real-life cases and hypothetical situations students will study, review and discuss legal outcomes and better understand the logic used in formulating conclusions.  Legal issues relative to current business concerns will be discussed and analyzed within the learning environment.  Ultimate findings by a court or administrative body will be discussed and analyzed for the purpose of determining how such conclusions were reached.

The Basic Learning Outcomes Of This Course Are;

1.  Being able to define the relationship between American legal system and business.
2.  Explaining the case law/hypothetical example format.
3.  Discussing legal issues within the relevant format.
4.  Arriving at rules of law and formulate those decisions in essay form.

Course Assessment:
Examinations, Class Disucssion, Term Paper, Presentations

Grading:
Class Discussion          10%
Student Participation     10%
Mid Term Exam             40%
Final Exam                40%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Acceptable with prior approval from instructor and reasonable explanation.  All material submitted late will assessed negative 2 points per late day, despite prior approval.  Maximum permisible late days are 7, i.e., no material will be accepted if 7 days late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All enrolled students are expected to attend every class and be on time for the start of each class.  All students are expected to sign the daily attendance roll and participate in lively discussions that occur in the course of a class.  All students are expected to be current with their reading assignment and respond in a learned fashion to queries posed by the instructor.  All exams, reports and presentations are due on assigned dates.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class Mt./Date   Chpts.     Activity    Exam. & Assignment

1.  24 Mar      28/29/30     Lecture          NA
2.  31 Mar       32/32       Lecture       Presentations  
3.  07Apr       33/34/35     Lecture       Presentations
4.  14Apr         36/37      Lecture          Mid-Term
5.  21Apr       38/39/40     Lecture       Presentations
6.  28Apr       41/42/43     Lecture       Presentations
7.  05May       44/45/46     Lecture       Presentations
8.  12May       47/48/49     Lecture       Reports Due
9.  19May       50/51/52     Lecture       Final Exam  

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
Academic integrity is the foundation of the acacemic community. Because each sutdent has the primary repsonsibility for being academically honest.  Students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another;s idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
All students must contact instructor prior to an excused absence being granted.

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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