Ralph E. Girvin, J.D.
564-5803 Ext. 618
– Sep. 23, 2005
7:40 – 10:10 P.M.
Fort Bliss, Texas
I. PARK UNIVERSITY VISION
University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative
educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
II. PARK UNIVERSITY
The mission of
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.
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.
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.
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.
The class will consist of lecture and class discussion and participation.
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
West’s Business Law, Text Cases, Legal, Ethical,
International and E-Commerce Environment,
Ninth Edition, 2002, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz and Cross.
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%
A……………..90% - 100%
B……………..80% - 89%
C……………..70% - 79%
D……………..60% - 69%
F…………….. Below 60%
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may result in the student being withdrawn involuntarily from the class by the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
XII. CLASS MEETING AND
1. Tue 8/2
Chapters 28 & 29 Secured Transactions & Other
8/4 Chapters 30 & 31 Bankruptcy Law & Agency
Formation and Duties
8/9 Chapters 32 & 33 Liability to Third Parties
8/11 Chapters 34 Employment Discrimination
8/16 1st Exam Chapters
8/18 Chapters 35 & 36 Sole Proprietorships
7. Tue 8/23
Chapters 37 & 38 Corporations
8/25 Chapters 39 & 40 Corporations
8/30 Chapters 41 & 42 LLCs and Ethics
9/1 Chapters 43 & 44 Administrative law
9/6 2nd Exam
9/8 Chapters 47 & 48 Personal and Real
9/13 Chapters 49 & 50 Landlord/Tenant and
9/15 Chapter 51 Wills Trust and Estates
9/20 Final Exam Chapters 47-51
9/22 Overview of the course with
Review of Final Exam