MG 261 Business Law II
S2OO 2006 WO
Hillman, Kevin S.
B.A., Centre CollegeJ.D., University of Cincinnati
5:00 - 10:20 PM
MG 260, Business Law I
Textbook: Mallor, Jane, Barnes, A. James, Bowers, Thomas, and Langvardt, Arlen. Business Law: The Ethical, Global ,and E Commerce Environment. (12th edition) New York, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004.
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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: The class will consist of a mixture of readings, classroom lecture, and interactive DVD case studies to develop the student's understanding of the materials and relate how the law applies to both the business environment and the student's every life. Students should be prepared to discuss the readings and add their insight and opinions to create lively and informative classroom discussion.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: In order to assess a student's understanding of the legal concepts covered in this class, the following will be used: Two quizzes, a midterm examination, a final examination, and classroom participation.
Grading: Quizzes 20%
Class Participation 05%
90 to 100% A
80 to 89% B
70 to 79% C
60 to 69% D
59% and below F
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will not accept assignments late without prior permission. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”. If you are going to, or think that you may submit an assignment late, you need to discuss this with the instructor as soon as possible.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: A. Attendance: Students are expected to attend each class meeting and be prepared. If a student is unable to attend a class, the student must contact the instructor prior to the class. The student is responsible for making up all assignments and work from any missed class. If a student is having any problems during the class, they should contact the instructor immediately for assistance and guidance.
B. Make-Up Examinations and Quizzes: If a student must miss a quiz, the mid-term, or the final examination, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor or Park University prior to the scheduled examination. Arrangements will be made so that the quiz or examination can be made available in the Park University office. All make-up quizzed and examinations should be made up prior to the next scheduled class. Failure to notify the instructor prior to missing a quiz or examination may result in the loss of points or a zero.
C. Extra Credit: Students are offered the opportunity to obtain extra credit in this class by writing a three to five page paper about a Federal court case of their choice which pertains to the topics studied in this course. The student is able to earn up to ten extra points onto their final examination if they choose to complete this assignment. If you wish to take this opportunity, you should decide on a court case and inform the instructor of your decision prior to the fourth class. The instructor reserves the right to tell the student that he or she must choose another case because the chosen case is either inapplicable or has already been selected by another student. Students participating in this extra credit opportunity must then submit a brief (one - two) page typed outline to the instructor by the fifth class. The final typed paper is due at the beginning of the last class. This paper should be typed in 11 point, Times New Roman font. It should be double-spaced. The instructor will not accept late papers. If you are having difficulty obtaining a case or you need assistance in order to complete this paper, please discuss your difficulties with the instructor and I will be happy to assist in any way I can.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week One
Crimes and Torts
Read Ch. 5
Intentional torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability Read Ch. 6 & 7
Skim Ch. 8
Quiz #1 (on material covered during week one)
Read Ch. 31-32
Liability of Parties
Read Ch. 33
Checks and Documents of Title
Read Ch. 34
The Agency Relationship
Read Ch. 35
Third-Party Relations of Principal & Agent
Read Ch. 36
Read Ch. 51
You be the Judge DVD
Mid-Term Exam (covers all material to date)
Formation, Performance and Breach/ Remedies
Read Ch. 19, 21 & 22
Read Ch. 20
Quiz #2 (on material covered in week five)
Read Ch. 23
Real Property, Landlord and Tenant
Read Ch. 24 & 25
Wills and Trusts
Skim Ch. 26
Skim Ch. 27
Regulation of Business
Read Ch. 47
The Federal Trade Commission Act &
Consumer Protection Laws
Read Ch. 48
Antitrust Laws and the Various Antitrust Acts
Read Ch. 49 & 50
You be the Judge DVD
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
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 .