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MG 261 Business Law II
Girvin, Ralph



 

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Ralph E. Girvin, J.D.

Ralph.Girvin@Park.edu

564-5803 Ext. 618

975-8051

Aug. 2 – Sep. 23, 2005

T/TH 7:40 – 10:10 P.M.

Fort Bliss, Texas

 


I.       PARK UNIVERSITY VISION

            Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

 

II.      PARK UNIVERSITY MISSION

 

            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.

 

III.    COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction to the law; contracts, agency, employment law and negotiable instruments.  A study of contracts, domestic and international sales law, commercial paper, comparison of social responsibility, legal aspects of selected issues, and the legal environment of business.

 

IV      COURSE GOALS

 

The goal of this course is for the student to obtain a working knowledge of the business law subjects that will be covered in the class.  In addition, to the substantive law covered in the text, the student will also focus on ethics as applied to the business world.

 

V.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

The student will learn to use the law and the ethics of business law not only in a business setting but also in his/her everyday life.

 

VI.     COURSE ARRANGEMENTS

 

The class will consist of lecture and class discussion and participation.

 

VII.   COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the cases located within the assigned readings.  Discussion of the chapter cases will be part of the lecture and will also be part of the scheduled exams.

 

VIII.  TEXTBOOK LIST

 

West’s Business Law, Text Cases, Legal, Ethical, International and E-Commerce Environment, Ninth Edition, 2002, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz and Cross.

 

IX.     SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE MATERIAL LIST

 

None

 

X.      CLASS POLICIES

 

Class participation is required.  Students are responsible for completing all reading assignments prior to class.  The Park University policy concerning class attendance will be strictly enforced.  ACADEMIC HONESTY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE

 

XI.     GRADING POLICIES

 

1.  1ST EXAM                    33.3%

2.  2ND EXAM                   33.33%

3.  3RD EXAM                   33.3%

 

XII.   GRADING

 

A……………..90% - 100%

B……………..80% - 89%

C……………..70% - 79%

D……………..60% - 69%

F…………….. Below 60%

 

XIII.  ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

The professor must inform the administrative offices of Park University when a student accumulates two unexcused absences during the course to the semester.  Three unexcused absences may result in the student being withdrawn involuntarily from the class by the administration.  The professor must always approve excused absences.

 

XIV.   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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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.

 

XII.     CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

SESSION       DAY/DATE    ASSIGNMENT                     SUBJECT

 

1.                     Tue 8/2             Chapters 28 & 29                      Secured Transactions & Other

                                                                                                Creditors’ Remedies

 

2.                     Thur 8/4            Chapters 30 & 31                      Bankruptcy Law & Agency 

Formation and Duties

 

3.                     Tue 8/9             Chapters 32 & 33                      Liability to Third Parties and

                                                                                                Labor Law

 

4.                     Thur 8/11          Chapters 34                              Employment Discrimination

                                                and Review

 

5.                     Tue 8/16           1st Exam                                  Chapters 28-34

 

6.                     Thur 8/18          Chapters 35 & 36                      Sole Proprietorships and

                                                                                                Partnerships

 

7.                     Tue 8/23           Chapters 37 & 38                      Corporations

 

8.                     Thur 8/25          Chapters 39 & 40                      Corporations

 

9.                     Tue 8/30           Chapters 41 & 42                      LLCs and Ethics

 

10.                    Thur 9/1            Chapters 43 & 44                      Administrative law and             

                                                                                                Consumer Law

 

11.                    Tue 9/6             2nd Exam                                 Chapters 35-44

 

12.                    Thur 9/8            Chapters 47 & 48                      Personal and Real Property       

 

13.                    Tue 9/13           Chapters 49 & 50                      Landlord/Tenant and Insurance

             

14.                    Thur 9/15          Chapter 51                                Wills Trust and Estates

                                                and Review

 

15.                    Tue 9/20           Final Exam                              Chapters 47-51

                                                                                               

16.                    Thur 9/22          Overview of the course with

                                                Review of Final Exam