Course Description: Introduction to the law: contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Each student should gain a basic familiarity with the foundations of American law and basic concepts of the American legal system, to include business ethics, what constitutes crimes and torts, the basic concepts regarding contracts, commercial sales, personal property, real property, bailments, leases, etc.
Learning Outcomes:1. Identify the foundation and sources of American law.
2. Explain the basic concepts of the American legal system.
3. Define what constitutes crimes and intentional torts. 4. Identify the various elements necessary to create a valid contract.
5. Name the various remedies for breach of contract.
6. Name what constitutes real and personal property.
7. List the various types of bailments, and what distinguishes one from another.
8. Discuss the basic elements and requirements for a valid sales contract and the remedies for breach of a sales contract.
Course Assessment: This course will be structured around lectures and class discussion of case law and textual material. Extra Credit: Outline all the chapters and three extra credit points will be added to the average of your three test scores. Copies of all outlines must be turned in to receive credit. Outlines must be a minimum of three typed and five handwritten pages per chapter.
Grading: Test I 33 1/3 %
Test II 33 1/3 %
Test III 33 1/3 %
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected. Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time. Roll will be taken at the beginning of each class. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness and temporary duty, are excusable. However, students must make up any missed work or tests within a reasonable time after returning. Each student is responsible for providing the instructor justification for an excused absence either prior to or immediately after the absence. Two unexcused absences are excessive, three will result in involuntary withdrawal and a grade of "F" (attendance) for the course.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: CLASS DATES CHAPTERS
OCT 24 1 - 2
OCT 26 3 - 4
OCT 31 5 - 6
NOV 2 7 - 8
NOV 7 TEST 1 NOV 9 9 - 10
NOV 14 11 - 12
NOV 16 13 - 14
NOV 21 15 - 16
NOV 23 TEST 2
NOV 28 17 - 18
NOV 30 19 - 20
DEC 5 21 - 22
DEC 7 23 - 24
DEC 12 25
DEC 14 TEST 3
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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