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MG 261 Business Law II
Swenson, Angela J.


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 261 Business Law II

Semester

S2G 2006 GR

Faculty

Swenson, Angela J.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Juris Doctor

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

(701) 330-1001

E-Mail

angela.swenson@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 20, 2006 - May 14, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:35 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

MG 260 Business Law I

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Mallor, Barnes, Bowers & Langvardt
Business Law (12th Edition):
The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment
McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2004
ISBN# 0-07-256200-5

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, and  negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects  of selected issues. Prerequisite: MG260  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is based on interactive learning.  Each student is responsible for what he/she puts into and gets out of each course.  It is each individual student's responsibility to display diligence in his/her academic career by participating in course discussions and completing all required assignments and tests.  Students are encouraged to supplement the textbook by doing additional research outside of class.  The facilitator will engage the students in discussion and encourages the lively exploration of ideas and issues.  The facilitator further encourages the students to challege contradictions found within the subject and explore possible resolutions to such contradictions.  Students should also learn from one another and should share ideas from other students as well as being open to exploring new ideas brought about by fellow students.  Participation is the key to successful learning.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the relationship between the American legal system and business.
  2. Explain the case law/hypothetical example format.
  3. Discuss legal issues within the relevant format.
  4. Arrive at rules of law and formulate those decisions in essay form.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Each student will be assessed based on the individual's ability to demonstrate knowledge of the assigned reading materials.  There will be a mid-term examination and a final examination.  The tests will consist of short answer and essay questions.  Furthermore, class discussion and participation is an important part of the class and thus will count as 1/4 of each student's grade.  Students are expected to actively engage in each class discussion to demonstrate the student's critical thinking skills.

Grading:
2 Assignments - 50 points each / 100 points
Mid-Term Examination - 100 points
Final Examination - 100 points
Class Participation - 100 Points

Total = 400 points

90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
59% and Lower = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not acceptable.  However, if a student encounters extingent circumstances, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.  In such cases, it is the responsibility of the student to explain the circumstances and ask for an extension in writing.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be respectful of fellpw students and faculty.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1
Mon. March 20 - Introduction
Wed., March 22 - Discussion - Chapters 23 and 24

Week 2
Mon., March 27 - Discussion - Chapters 25 and 26
Wed., March 29 - Discussion - Chapters 27 and 28

Week 3
Mon., April 3 - Discussion - Chapters 29 and 30
Wed., April 5 - Discussion - Chapters 31 and 32

Week 4
Mon., April 10 - Discussion - Chapters 33 and 34
Wed., April 12 - Mid-Term: Chs. 23-34(Parts 5,6,& 7)

Week 5
Mon., April 17 - Discussion - Chapters 35 and 36
Wed., April 19 - Discussion - Chapters 37 and 38

Week 6
Mon., April 24 - Discussion - Chapters 39 and 40
Wed., April 26 - Discussion - Chapters 41 and 42

Week 7
Mon., May 1 - Discussion - Chapters 43 and 44
Wed., May 3 - Discussion - Chapters 45 and 46

Week 8
Mon., May 8 - Overview of Part 11 (Chapters 47 - 52)
             Review for Final Exam
Wed., May 10 - Final Exam: Chs. 35-52 (Parts 8,9,10,& 11)

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

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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