MG 260 Business Law I
S2H 2006 BU
Schlicht, James O.
Senior Professor/Adjunct Faculty
B.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky, 1975J.D., Duquesne University, 1978
43 Planters Circle, Ladys Island, SC 29907
By Appointment Only
(Note: This is the preferred e-mail address)
20 March - 14 May 2006
7:35 - 10:05 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89Please 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 .