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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
12/20: 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.
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:
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