SYLLABUS FOR BUSINESS LAW II
Professor: Judge M. Sue Kurita
Course Number: MG 261
Term: Fall II October 11 - December 3, 2005
Course Times: Tue/Thur 7:40p.m. - 10:10 p.m.
Site: Ft. Bliss Center
I. COURSE DESCRIPTION
A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments. A comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues.
II. GOALS OF THE COURSE
The goal of this course will be to provide the student with a basic working knowledge of the law generally, how it functions, its role in society, and its impact on the business world with particular emphasis practical business applications.
III. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students should develop an analytical thought process which enables them to address common, basic legal problems and an understanding of how the law works.
IV. COURSE ARRANGEMENTS
The class will consist of lecture, textbook assignments, class discussion, and individual analysis of hypotheticals.
V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Students will be expected to read all assignments prior to class. Students should be prepared to discuss same and answer questions posed in the text. Class participation is expected.
Students are required to read West' Business Law, Text, Cases, Legal, Ethical, Regulatory, and International Environment, Current Edition, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz and Cross. Exams will be based on text and lectures.
VII. SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE MATERIAL LIST
Students will be required to be informed of current legal issues reported in newspapers and weekly news magazines.
VIII. CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
DATE CHAPTERS TOPICS
11 October Introduction
13 October 25 - 28 Basic Concepts, Negotiability
and Transferability; Holder in
Due Course and Defenses;
Liability and Discharge
18 October Continued
25 October 29 - 30 Checks & Banking System;
27 October 31 - 34 Secured transactions; Creditors
1 November 35 - 36 Agency; Liability to 3rd Parties &
3 November MID-TERM EXAM
8 November 37 - 39 Forms of Business; Partnership
10 November 40 - 42 Corporation Formations; Directors, Managers and Shareholders;
15 November Continued
17 November 44 - 48 Administrative Law/Consumer
22 November 51 - 52 Real Property; Landlord Tenant
29 November 53 - 54 Insurance; Wills Trusts and Estates
1 December FINAL
IX. CLASS POLICIES
Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Roll will be checked each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons such as illness, temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work. Two unexcused
absences are excessive and will be reported to appropriate
personnel. Temporary duty orders may be given to the instructor or turned in to the school office.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, if it is determined that this has occurred, the student shall receive an "F" and shall be dropped from the course. A subsequent violation will result in automatic expulsion. Again, appropriate personnel will be notified.
X. GRADING POLICY
1st Exam 50% A......90-100%
Final 50% C......70-79%
F......Below 60% or
2 unexcused absences.