MG 260 Business Law I
S2R 2009 SC
Hollingsworth, Teresa K.
B.S. Computer Science, USAF AcademyM.B.A. Troy State University at MontgomeyJ.D. University of Florida; LL.M., George Washington University
16 Mar 09 - 10 May 09
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. 13th Edition (Mallor, Barnes, Bowers and Langvardt) Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Additional Resources: Any supplemental resource material will be provided to you in class.
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To utilize various teaching techniques and presentation styles to maximize the opportunity for students to explore, learn and remember foundational legal concepts and apply them effectively to the business world environment. To emphasize development of communication skills and critical thinking ability by encouraging students to actively participate in discussions, debates and in-depth analysis of case studies and issues.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 260. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
One written case brief (2-3 pages single-spaced) and one 5 to 7 minute oral presentation on a current event pertaining to the course materials.
Two Exams: The mid-term exam and comprehensive final are not take-home tests. Both exams are closed book and closed notes exams.
Case Brief: 20 points (10%)
Oral Presentation: 20 points (10%)
Mid-term Exam: 70 points (35%)
Core Assessment: 70 points (35%)
Class Participation: 20 points (10%)
Total: 200 points 100 %
Note: Attendance, class discussion of assigned problems, and no-notice quizzes will be used to determine the class participation score.
Course Grading Scale:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = <60%
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Lesson 1: Chapter 1, The Nature of Law, pp. 2-24. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 3, 6 and 9 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 2: Chapter 2, The Resolution of Private Disputes, pp. 27-49. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 6, 9 and 10 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 3: Chapter 3, Business and the Constitution, pp. 53-88, skip the following cases: Gonzales v. Raich (pp. 56-60); Gratz v. Bollinger (pp. 72-75); Grutter v. Bollinger (pp. 75-81); Granholm v. Heald (pp. 82-86). Be ready to discuss problems 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at the end of the chapter. Chapter 4, Business Ethics, read pp. 92-94, 101-121. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 2 and 9 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 4: Chapter 5, Crimes, pp. 126-161. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 4, 5, 6 and 12 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 5: Chapter 6, Intentional Torts, pp. 165-195. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 3, 10, 11 and 12 at the end of the chapter. Written Case Briefs due at beginning of class.
Lesson 6: Chapter 7, Negligence and Strict Liability, pp. 201-229. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 5, 6, 10 and 11 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 7: Chapter 9, Introduction to Contracts, pp. 274-287. Be ready to discuss problems 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 at the end of the chapter. Review for Mid Term.
Lesson 8: Mid Term Exam
Lesson 9: Chapter 10, The Agreement: Offer, pp. 291-304. Be ready to discuss problems 3, 4, 8 and 10 at the end of the chapter. Chapter 11, The Agreement: Acceptance, pp. 309-322. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 2 and 10 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 10: Chapter 12, Consideration, pp. 327-340. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 at the end of the chapter. Chapter 13, Reality of Consent, pp. 344-356. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 4, 5, and 10 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 11: Chapter 14, Capacity to Contract, pp. 360-370. Be ready to discuss problems 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 at the end of the chapter. Oral presentations.
Lesson 12: Chapter 18, Performance and Remedies, pp. 431-454. Be ready to discuss problems 3, 5, 6, and 8 at the end of the chapter. Oral presentations.
Lesson 13: Chapter 19, Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts, pp. 460-478. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 14: Chapter 20, Product Liability, pp. 481-516, skip pages 500-504. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12 and 13 at the end of the chapter.
Lesson 15: Chapter 16, Writing, pp. 394-411. Be ready to discuss problems 1, 5 and 10 at the end of the chapter. Review for Final.
Lesson 16: Final Exam
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