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MG 261 Business Law II
Rickrich, Carl W.,, II


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

S2DD 2006 DC

Faculty

Rickrich, Carl W. (Bill)

Title

Adjunct Senior Professor.

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Arts, 1976, The Ohio State University.
Juris Doctor, 1979, University of Toledo.

Office Location

Not Applicable.

Office Hours

Not Applicable.

Daytime Phone

1-740-670-5425.

Other Phone

1-740-366-6175.

E-Mail

Carl.Rickrich@park.edu

rickx2@adelphia.net

Web Page

http:// Not Applicable.  

Semester Dates

March 16, 2006, through May 7, 2006.  

Class Days

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Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM

Prerequisites

MG 260, Business Law I.  

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Clarkson, Kenneth, et al., West's Business Law, tenth edition, West Legal Studies in Business, 2006.  

Additional Resources:
Students will make use of periodicals at off-base libraries to find and read articles on current topics on areas of business law covered by this course. Among the best sources are The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report and local newspapers. Students are encouraged to use the Internet to locate additional items of interest relevant to this course.

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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 instructor will employ lecture, case studies and dialogue in exploring and developing issues that are addressed in class.  Examinations are comprised of multiple choice, true/false and essay formats.  

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 1. To gain an understanding of personal property and real property law.
  2. 2. To gain an understanding of the law of bailments.
  3. 3. To analyze and gain an understanding of significant portions of Article 2 of the UCC.
  4. 4. To examine current trends in the application of the UCC.
  5. 5. To gain an understanding of the Bankrupcty Code and its recent amendments
  6. 6. To gain an understanding of the various forms of business entities, their differences and similarities.
  7. 7. To gain an understanding of the major theories of accountants' professional liability.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Midterm Examination and Final Examination.  

Grading:
Midterm examination: essay 20%; multiple choice/true-false 30%. Final examination: essay 20%; multiple choice/true-false 30%.  A, 90-100; B, 80-89; C, 70-79; D, 60-69; F, below 60.  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive reduced grade unless prior acceptable arrangements are made in writing signed and agreed to by the student and the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected.  Students are expected to attend all classes, to be timely and to be prepared.  Roll will be checked at each class meeting.  Students are expected to make up all missed work.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1. Breach of Contract and Remedies. Chapter 18.
       Formation of Sales Contracts. Chapter 20.
Week 2. Personal Property and Bailments. Chapter 47.
       Real Property.  Chapter 48.
Week 3. Creditors Rights and Remedies. Chapter 28.
       Secured Transactions. Chapter 29.
       Bankrupcty Law. Chapter 30.
Week 4. Midterm Examination.
Week 5. Negotiable Instruments. Chapter 24.
       Holder in Due Course. Chapter 25.
       Sole Proprietorship and Franchises. Chapter 35.
Week 6. Partnerships and Limited Partnerships. Chapter 36.
       Limited Liability Companies, etc.  Chapter 37.  
       Corporations. Chapter 38.
Week 7. Corporations-Directors, Officers and Shareholders.
       Chapter 39.
       Liability of Accountants. Chapter 51.
Week 8. Final Examination.  
       

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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