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MG 260 Business Law I
Schlicht, James O.


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.

Course

MG 260 Business Law I

Semester

S2H 2006 BU

Faculty

Schlicht, James O.

Title

Senior Professor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky, 1975
J.D., Duquesne University, 1978

Office Location

43 Planters Circle, Ladys Island, SC 29907

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Daytime Phone

843-524-1752

Other Phone

843-524-1752

E-Mail

james.schlicht@park.edu

joschl1@yahoo.com

(Note:  This is the preferred e-mail address)

Semester Dates

20 March - 14 May 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
West's Business Law (Tenth Edition) Clarkson, Miller, Jentz & Cross

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Library and Internet Sources as Recommended


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:
My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, lectures, dialogues, examinations, and writings.  I will attempt to engage each learner to encourage the lively exploration of concepts, ideas, and interpretations.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the historical development and content of statutory and common law.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to brief a case.
  3. Explain the law of contracts.
  4. Define the most common forms of bankruptcy.
  5. Describe the legal construction of partnerships and corporations.
  6. Define the relationship between social responsibility and the law.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
This course does not lend itself well to a substantial writing project.  Therefore, assessment will be based upon class participation, a midterm examination, and a comprehensive final examination.  In addition, I reserve the right to permit students to do one VOLUNTARY extra credit assignment of my choosing during the course of the semester involving research into a particular area of Business Law which is of interest to the student.

Grading:
Participation in Classroom discussions:  10% of grade
Midterm Examination:                     40% of grade
Comprehensive Final Examination:         50% of grade

A: 90-100%; B: 80-89%; C: 70-79%; D: 60-69%; F: <60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course material without an acceptable excuse will result in a reduction of grade for that material of one letter grade for each day late.  Acceptable excuses include illness, TAD, or other emergency situations.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be on time for class and to be properly attired.  Cell phones and pagers are to be turned off or set to vibrate during class time.  Tape recording is permitted only with my approval.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date      Chapter(s)  Subject(s)                   Pages
21 March  1 & 2       Intro to the Law          2-51
                     Courts and ADR

23 March  3, 4, 5     Court Procedures          52-118
                     Constitutional Regulatory Authority
                     Ethics & Decision Making

28 March  6 & 7       Intentional Torts         120-152
                     Negligence & Strict Liability

30 March  8 & 9       Intellectual Property     153-209
                     Criminal Law & Cybercrime

4 April   10, 11, 12  Nature of Contracts       210-257
                     Agreement
                     Consideration

6 April   13, 14, 15  Capacity & Legality       258-308
                     Genuineness of Assent
                     Statute of Frauds

11 April  16,17,18,19 Third Party Rights        309-378
                     Performance & Discharge
                     Breach and Remedies
                     E-Contracts

13 April  N/A         REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAMINATION

18 April  N/A         MIDTERM EXAMINATION

20 April  20,21,22    Forming Sales Contracts  380-448
                     Title, Risk, & Insurable Interest
                     Performance and Breach

25 April  23,24       Warranties & Prod. Liab.    449-494
                     Negotiable Instruments
                     
                     
27 April  25,26       Transferability & HDC       495-535
                     Liability, Defenses, Discharge
                     

2 May    27,28        The Banking System          536-580
                     Creditors' Rights & Remedies
                     
4 May    29,30        Secured Transactions        581-634
                     Bankruptcy Law  

9 May                 REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAMINATION

11 May                FINAL EXAMINATION

Note:  THe Instructor reserves the right to vary from the above schedule to meet class needs.

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
Please communicate with me if you are going to be absent.  If you intend to withdraw from this course, you MUST contact the Park University Office.  Failure to do so can have serious consequences.

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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