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MG 261 Business Law II
Girvin, Ralph


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Ralph E. Girvin, J.D.

Ralph.Girvin@Park.edu

564-5803 Ext. 618

975-8051

Jan. 2 – Feb. 25, 2006

M/W 7:40 P.M. – 10:10 P.M.

Fort Bliss, Texas

 


I.       PARK UNIVERSITY VISION

Park University will be a renowned leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

 

II.      PARK UNIVERSITY MISSION

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.

 

III.    COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

 

IV.     COURSE GOALS

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.

 

V.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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.

 

VI.     COURSE ARRANGEMENTS

 The class will consist of lecture and class discussion and participation.

 

VII.   COURSE REQUIREMENTS

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 scheduled exams.

 

VIII.  TEXTBOOK LIST

West’s Business Law, Text Cases, Legal, Ethical, International and E-Commerce Environment, Ninth Edition, 2002, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz and Cross.

 

IX.     SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE MATERIAL LIST

 None

 

X.      CLASS POLICIES

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%

 

XII.   GRADING

 

A……………..90% - 100%

B……………..80% - 89%

C……………..70% - 79%

D……………..60% - 69%

F…………….. Below 60%

 

XIII.  ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

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.   CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

   DAY/DATE    ASSIGNMENT             SUBJECT

 

1.     Mon 1/2        Chapters 28 & 29        Secured Transactions & Other

                                                                      Creditors’ Remedies

 

2.    Wed 1/4        Chapters 30 & 31        Bankruptcy Law &

                                                                     Agency Formation and Duties

 

3.    Mon 1/9        Chapters 32 & 33        Liability to Third Parties

                                                                     and Labor Law

 

4.    Wed 1/11        Chapters 34               Employment Discrimination

                                 

5.    Mon 1/16        Chapters 35                Sole Proprietorships,

                                & Review

6.    Wed 1/18       1st Exam                    Chapters 28-35

 

7.    Mon. 1/23       Chapters 36 & 37         Partnerships

 

8.    Wed 1/25         Chapters 38 & 39        Corporations

 

9.    Mon 1/30         Chapters  40 & 41       Corporations and LLCs

                                 & Review

 

10.    Wed 2/1    Chapters 42 & 43          Ethics, and Administrative law

 

11.    Mon 2/ 6        2nd Exam                     Chapters 36- 43

 

12.    Wed  2/8    Chapters 44 & 47          Consumer Law and

                                                                      Personal Property

 

13.    Mon  2/13    Chapters 48 & 49       Real Property

                                                                    and Landlord-Tenant          

 

14.    Wed 2/15    Chapter 50 & 51           Insurance &

                               Review                           Wills Trusts and Estates                              

                         

15.    Mon 2/20    Final Exam                   Chapters 44, 47, 48, 49

                                                                      50 and 51

                                                              

16.    Wed 2/22    Overview of the course     Review of Final Exam