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MG 260 Business Law I
Dickey, Harrison G.


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 260 Business Law I DA
SemesterF1D2005
FacultyDickey, Harrison G.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesB.A. University of Southern California
J.D. University of Arizona
Office LocationPark University - DMAFB
Office Hours1625-1645 Mondays and Wednesdays
Daytime Phone520-742-6912
E-Mailhdickey@park.edu
hgdickey@comcast.net
Web Pagehttp:// N/A
Semester Dates15 August - 10 October 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:45 - 7:25 PM
PerquisitesN/A.
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
West's Business Law, Ninth (9th) Edition

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Study Guide to West's Business Law, Ninth Edition; Cases and Materials on Contracts, Farnsworth, Young and Jones (Foundation Press 1992); Criminal Law, Substantive Criminal Law In It's Procedural Context, Johnson (West Publishing); Cases and Materials Constitutional Law, Gunther (Foundation Press); Civil Procedure Cases and Materials, Karlen, Meisenholder Stevens and Vestal (West Publishing); Business Planning: Materials on the Planning of Corporate Transactions, Herwitz (Foundation Press).

http://www.swlearning.com/blaw/bus-law.html
http://www.infoctr.edu/fwl/

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:
The facilitator's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on discussion, debate, lectures and written examinations. The facilitator will engage each learner in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploratiion of ideas, issues and contradictions in the law as expressed in selected Court decisions found in the text book and related hypothetical situations.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner, after this class, will be able to identify, analyze, interpret, discuss, evaluate, explain, respond to and assert their rights in potential legal problems arising in everyday transactions

Course Assessment:
There will be three (3) written examinations consisting of twenty five (25) true-false questions and twenty five (25) multiple choice questions, each having a value of two (2) points.

Grading:
Each written examination will have one hundred (100) points for a total of three hundred (300)points. Additionally, one (1) extra credit assignment will be offered. This extra credit assignment is optional and will be worth five (5) points. All extra credit assignments must be completed to the satisfaction of the facilitator and must be handed in prior to the end of the semester. You will be graded on your performance on the three examinations and the optional assignment. The score of these tests and any extra credit points will be combined and divided by three. Your score may then be adjusted based on your attendance and class participation, but not by more than 10 points. Letter grades are based on the following:
A= 100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, D=69-60, F=59 and below.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
N/A.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
As the law is a complex subject, your attendance and classroom participation is critical if you are to do well in this class. You should be aware that given the amount of material and the pace of this class, missing even one lecture period is significant. Lecture material is not repeated and it is your responsibility to make up any work. You are expected to read and brief all cases in the assigned chapters prior to class and be prepared to discuss them. Your attendance and participation may be used to positively or negatively impact your final grade, but not by more than 10 points as set forth above.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Introduction to Business Law - From the Textbook, West's Business Law, Ninth (9th) Edition:

15 August -    Introduction
17             Chapters 1 & 2
22             Chapters 3 & 4
24             Chapters 5 & 6
29             Chapters 7 & 8
31             Test No. 1

5  September - Chapters 9 & 10
7              Chapters 11,12 & 13
12             Chapters 14 & 15
14             Chapters 16 & 17
19             Test No. 2
26             Chapters 19 & 22
28             Chapters 23 & 24

3  October -   Chapters 25 & 26
5              Chapters 28 & 30
10             Test No. 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.

  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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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