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MG 261 Business Law II
Kurita, Sue M.


  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.

 

VI. TEXTBOOK

 

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;

                              Electronic Transfers

 

27 October        31 - 34     Secured transactions; Creditors

                              rights

 

1 November       35 - 36      Agency; Liability to 3rd Parties &

                              Termination

 

3 November                      MID-TERM EXAM

 

8 November       37 - 39        Forms of Business; Partnership

                              Formation;Partnership Terminations

 

10 November    40 - 42        Corporation Formations; Directors,                                  Managers and Shareholders;     

 

15 November                     Continued

 

17 November    44 - 48        Administrative Law/Consumer

                              Law/Employment Law

 

22 November   51 - 52        Real Property; Landlord Tenant

                              Relationships

 

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%

                                   B......80-89%

     Final    50%                  C......70-79%

                                   D......60-69%

                                   F......Below 60% or

                                          2 unexcused absences.