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MG 261 Business Law II
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 261 Business Law II DA
SemesterF2D2005
FacultyDickey, Harrison G.
TitleSenior Professor Business Law/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesB.A. University of Southern California
J.D. University of Arizona
Office LocationPark University Office at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona
Office Hours4:15 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.
Daytime Phone520-742-6912
E-Mailhdickey@park.edu
hgdickey@comcast.net
Web Pagehttp:// N/A
Semester Dates24 October - 18 December 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:45 - 7:25 PM
PerquisitesBusiness Law I
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
West's Business Law, Ninth Edition

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through 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:
A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, negotiable instruments and business organizations; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects  of selected issues. Prerequisite: Business  La w I MG260  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on discussion, debate, lectures, written examinations and presentation of a research project. The facilitator will engage each learner in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration 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:

Upon completion of this course , the student should be able to:
1. Define the relationship between the American legal system and business.
2. Explain the case law/hypothetical example format.
3. Discuss legal issues within the relevant format.
4. Arrive at rules of law and formulate those decisions in essay form.

Additionally, the student, 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. Additionally, there will be a research problem, paper on that problem and presentation to the class.

Grading:
Each written examination will have one hundred (100)points and the research project will have a total of one hundred (100) points, for a total of four hundred (400) points. Additionally, one (1) extra credit assignment will be offered. All extra credit assignments must be completed to the satisfaction ofthe facilitator and must be handed in prior to the end of the semester. You will be graded on your performance on the three examinations, plus the research project and the optional assignment. Your score will be combined and divided by four. Your score may be adjusted based on your attendance and class participation, but not by more than ten (10) points. Letter grades are based on the following: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, D=69-60, F59 and below.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
As the law is a complex subject, your attendance and classroom participation is critical if you are todo 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 ten (10) points as set forth above.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
24 October 2005   Introduction, Chap. 31
26                Chaps. 32 and 33
31                Chaps. 34 and 35
2 November        Chaps. 36 and 37
7                 Project Assignments at UA Law Library
9                 Test I
14                Chaps. 38 and 39
16                Chaps. 41 and 43
21                Chaps. 44 and 45
23                Chaps. 46 and 47
28                Project Paper Due and Presentation
30                Test II
5 December        Chaps. 48 and 49
7                 Chaps. 50 and 51
12                Chaps. 52 and 53
14                Test III

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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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