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MG 260 Business Law I
Slack, Steven J.


Mission Statement: 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.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseMG 260 Business Law I PE
SemesterF2E2005
FacultySlack, Steven J.
TitleProfessor
Degrees/CertificatesJuris Doctorate
Other Phone951-245-7626
E-MailSlack56@park.edu
terkie98@yahoo.com
Semester DatesOct. 25, 2005 -Dec. 23, 2005
Class Days--T/th
Class Time4:45 - 7:15 PM
Perquisitesnone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
West's Business Law, 9th edition

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
Introduction to the law: contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
To provide each student with an introduction to and basic understanding of the major categories of business law including contracts, torts, ethics employment law, criminal law, intellectual property, agency, corporations, and court procedures including juries.

Learning Outcomes:

Each student will be able to: recite the major components of a contract; list all torts; understand the difference between civil and criminal actions and juries; identify all roles of the court system;identify the main aspects of alternative dispute resolution and list all criminal laws.

Course Assessment:
Lecture, discussion, demonstrations, evaluations, readings, case studies, quizzes, exams, research paper, attendance.

Grading:
A:90%, B:80%, C: 70%, D:60%, Equally weighted: Five page term paper, typed and double spaced, five minute presentation, Final Exam, Question and Answer problems written in class.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Accepted under certain situations

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance, readings, tests, presentations, discussions, exams.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
10/25:  Chapter 1- Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning
10/27:  Chapter 2- Courts and Alternative Disputes
11/1:   Chapter 3- Court Procedures
11/3:   Chapter 4- Constitutional Authority to Regulate
       Business
11/8:   Chapter 5- Torts and Cyber Torts
11/10:  Chapter 6- Strict Liability and Product Liability
11/15:  Chapter 7- Intellectual Property and Internet Law
11/17:  Chapter 8- Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes
11/22:  Chapter 9 & 10- Nature and Terminology, Agreement
11/29:  Chapter 11 & 12- Consideration, Capacity & Legality
12/1:   Chapter 13&14- Assent, Statute of Frauds, Presenta-
                       tions
12/6:   Chapter 15, 16,& 17- 3 Party Rights, Performance and
                            Discharge, Breach Remedies,
                            Class Presentations
12/8:   Chapter 18- E-Commerce, Presentations
12/13:  Chapter 30- Bankruptcy, Presentations
12/15:  Review:
12/20:  Paper Due, Final Exam

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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
 
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