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MG 260 Business Law I
Henley, Patricia A.


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

S2UU 2006 CN

Faculty

Henley, Patricia A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

437 MSS/DPE Bldg 221, 101 W. Hill Blvd, Charleston, SC 29404

Office Hours

By Appointment

E-Mail

Patricia.Henley@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

March 20, 2006 - May 21, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Mallor, Business Law: Ethical, Global, +...-w/DVD
12th Edition (2004), Irwin Publishing, ISBN: 0-07-327503-4

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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:
Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers, etc

Grading:
Examinations - Two 25 points each =  50 points
Written Assignments - Ten 5 points each = 50 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Accepted with prior approval.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
We are free to disagree with ideas, and support a differing position based upon independent evidence.  We have a right to disagree, so long as it done respectfully.  Ad hominon attacks are always inappropriate and unacceptable.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:  The Nature of Law
        Written Assignment:  Questions 3 & 4
        The Resolution of Private Disputes
        Written Assignment:  Questions 3, 6 & 8

        Business and the Constitution
        Written Assignment: Questionns 2 & 12
        Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility
        Written Assignment: Question 9

Week 2:  Crimes
        Written Assignment: Questions 2, 5 & 12
        Intentional Torts
        Written Assignment: Question 4 & 5

        Negligence and Strict Liability
        Written Assignment: Question 6, 9 & 11
        Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition
        Written Assignment: Question 10

Week 3:  Contracts (Chapters 9-13)
        Written Assignment: Read assigned chapters
       
        Contracts (Chapters 14-18)
        Written Assignment: Read assigned Chapters

Week 4:  Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts
        Written Assignment:Questions 3, 5 & 8
        Product Liability
        Written Assignment: Questionns 2, 5 & 11

        Performance of Sales Contracts
        Written Assignment:Questions 1,4 & 8
        Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts
        Written Assignment:Questions 4 & 9

Week 5:  MID-TERM (Chapters 9 thru 18)

        Introduction to Credit and Secured Transactions
        Written Assignment:Questions 3 & 5
        Security Interest in Personal Property
        Written Assignment: Questions 4, 6, 10

Week 6:  The Agency Relationship
        Written Assignment: Questions 2, 4, & 7
        Third-Party Relations of Principal and Agent
        Written Assignment: Questions 2, 9, 11

        Federal Trade Commission Act & Consumer Protection
        Laws
        Written Assignment: 2, 8, & 11
       
Week 7:  The Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, and Anti-
        trust Exemptions and Immunities
        Written Assignment: Questions 7, 8 & 10

        Employment Law
        Written Assignment: Questions 5, 8, & 11

WEEK 8:  FINAL EXAM (Chapters 35,36, 48, 50, 51)
       
       

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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Last Updated:3/19/2006 8:19:10 AM