MG 261 Business Law II
S2A 2006 BE
Ingram, Edsam M.
Doctor of JurisprudenceBachelor of Science
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday
March 14, 2006 - May 6, 2006
5:10 - 7:50 PM
Textbook: Anderson's Business Law And The Legal Enviornment, 19th. Edition, Comprehensive Volume, Twomey, Jennings, and Fox, West Publishing Company, 2005
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Free hyandouts by instructor
Course Description: A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. Prerequisite: MG260 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: To help the student acquire a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles and terminology in the business field of law so the student will be able to utilize that knowledge to increase his/her awareness, understanding, and use of certain legal prrinciples and issues.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Examinations, term paper, class participation, attendance.
Grading: The final course grade will be determined by using the following measurements:
1. There will be three examinations during the semester. Each examination will cover approximately one-third of the course material and will be worth 100 points. The final examination will not be cumulative.
2. The instructor will use handouts and cover matters not in the textbook. The examinations will include not only the materials in the assigned chapters in the textbook but will also include the materials in the handouts and class discussions.
3. The examination grades will be totaled and divided by three. The following criteria, along with the student's attendance and classroom participation, will be used to assign the course's final letter grade:
90 - 100 = A (with an acceptable term paper)
80 - 89 = B (with an acceptable term paper)
70 - 79 = C (with an acceptable term paper)
60 - 69 = D
Below 60 = F
4. The student's attendance and classroom participation will be considered in determining the final letter grade. This can result in the student's final letter grade being raised or lowered. But, attendance is expected--it is not a "bonus" for the student. There will be no curve, either up or down, used in grading, nor will extra work be accepted for extra credit.
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor expects all assignments to be turned in on time. Not late submissions will be accepted by the instructor except in exceptional circumstances (to be determined solely by the instructor).
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Students are expected to take their examinations at the regularly scheduled times. Make-up examinations are discourged and are allowed only in exceptional situations (to be determined solely by the instructor).
2. Students are expected to turn their cellular telephones off while in the classroom. This includes vibrating cellular telephones. If a student is expecting a possible problem at home or work, he/she should notify the instructor prior to class and ask permission to leave his/her cellular telephone on that evening. Then, the student should leave the classroom to talk on the cellular telephone.
An acceptable term paper, plus the required total examination score, is required to earn the course letter grade of "C" or better. Requirements for an acceptable term paper are as follows:
1. The student must prepare a typed or computer printed, double spaced, term paper consisting of at least 1,000 words. The paper should contain at least two surces (other than the textbook). The sources shuld be prperly documented. The "MLA Handbook For Writers Of Research Papers," Sixth Edition, will be used as the authority for documentation style. This book also has a very helpful discussion on writing research papers and is highly recommended by this instructor. A copy of the book can be found in this school's resource room.
2. The student can choose any one of the following subjects for his/her paper:
Divorce (including issues concerning children),
Any other law-related subject approved by the instructor in advance.
3. These subjects were chosen because of the issues surrounding each of them--issues such as are the laws being overused, are people abusing the laws, the law's effect(s) on society, etc. In writing the paper, the student should not discuss the mechanics of the law (how the law operates, its legal elements, etc.); instead, the student should discuss the subject's overall effect on society as a whole, etc.
4. The student should discuss his/her individual paper with the instructor prior to starting to write the paper.
5. The instructor expects the student to "think" when writing the paper, not to simply go on a treasure hunt for good quotations.
6. The textbook can be used to obtain general information regarding the subject, but the paper should be written from other sources--the student should not simply paraphrase or quote the textbook or any other source. The student is expected to do independent research and write the paper from his/her research. A minimum of two other sources must be properly cited in the paper.
7. The student is expected to cite his/her sources properly and to use proper grammer, spelling, and punctuation. The student should remember that his/she is striving to attain a top grade in an upper level university course. The paper should reflect the student's ability and motivation to do this.
8. The student should turn in his/her completed paper by the date indicated in this syllabus. A penallty will be assessed on the student's final course grade for late papers. The instructor will review the paper and either approve it or return it to the student for further work. If the paper is returned for further work, it must be completed by the date of the third examination. Under no circumstances will the instructor extend either of these deadlines.
9. Each paper will be graded either "acceptable" or "unacceptable". The paper will not be awarded a letter grade.
CLASS SCHEDULE (Meetings, Examination Schedule, and Term Paper Date):
March 14 - Orientation and start Ch. 21 (Personal Property & Bailments)
March 16 - Finish Ch. 21 and start Ch. 25 (Product Liability: Warranties and Torts)
March 21 - Finish Ch. 25
March 23 - Ch. 28 (Kinds of Instruments, Parties, and Negotiability)
March 28 - Ch. 29 (Transfers of Negotiable Instruments) and discuss first examination
March 30 - FIRST EXAMINATION and work on term paper with instructor
April 4 - Ch. 33 (Consumer Protection)
April 6 - Ch. 34 (Secured Transactions in Personal Property)
April 11 - Ch. 35 (Bankruptcy)
April 13 - Ch. 36 (Insurance)
April 18 - SECOND EXAMINATION and work on term paper with instructor
April 20 - Ch. 37 (Agency & Employment) and Ch. 38 Third Persons in Agency)
April 25 - TURN IN TERM PAPER and Ch. 42 (Partnerships)
April 27 - Ch. 43 (LPs, LLCs, and LLPs)
May 2 - Ch. 44 (Corporations)
May 4 - THIRD EXAMINATION and course wrap-up
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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