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MG 261 Business Law II
Mostowy, Thomas C.


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

Summer 2006

Faculty

Mostowy, Thomas C.

Title

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

J.D.

Office Hours

Immediately Before and After Class

Daytime Phone

703-967-9544

E-Mail

thomas.mostowy@park.edu

mcstowy@aol.com

Semester Dates

09 Jan. - 12 Mar. 2006

Class Days

---w--- HE, VA

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

MG 260

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Mallor, Jane, Barnes, A. James, Bowers, Thomas, and Langvardt, Arlen. Business Law: The Ethical, Global ,and E Commerce Environment. (12th edition) New York, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Law Dictionary:  Black's Law Dictionary or any similar legal dictionary.

Uniform Commercial Code

United States Reporter, Supreme Court Reports, or Lawyer's Edition reports of the full text of Supreme Court Decisions.  Landmark cases may also be found at FindLaw.com

General circulation newspapers that report the latest court decisions.

http://www.park.edu/virginia - Metropolitan District of Washington Park Site

http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp - Park University Library
http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/quanticolibrary.htm - Qunatico Marine Base Family Library
http://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm - Fort Myer Post Library

Course Description:
Introduction to the law: contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor believes in the Socratic method, whereby the teacher and students produce the learning together.  Therefore, discussion, disagreement, analysis and argument about the issues presented in the text, lectures, videos and other materials presented in class is encouraged and required, while maintaining respect for the opinions of others.  Students should be prepared to apply critical thinking skills to all the issues and opinions presented, especially their own.

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. - Know and understand fundamental personal and real property issues.
  2. - Know and understand the types of and laws surrounding the use of commercial paper.
  3. - Know and understand the laws that govern agency relationships.
  4. - Know how government business regulation affects business and business transactions.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Examinations, class participation and project.

Grading:
Exams:                50%
Class Participation:  25%
Project:              25%

93-100% - A
83-92%  - B
73-82%  - C
63-72%  - D
62% and below or more than 15 course-hours missed - F.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Course materials submiteed late will receive an immediate deduction of 10%, with an additional 10% deduction for each additional class meeting until submitted.  No assignments will be accepted after the last class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be on time.
Be Prepared.
Be respectful of others.
Be prepared to ask questions and to be questioned.
It is the student's reponsibility to obtain and make-up missed assignements.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
In-class and homework assignments will be included as part of the class participation grade.  The class project will involve case studies of landmark cases.  Cases will be briefed in accordence with the format established by the instructor and presented to the class.

 

Chapters

Activities

Tests

Meeting - 1

,Ch. 19, 21, 22
Sales Contracts, Formation, Performance, Remedies

Discussion; Class Project Assigned; How to Brief a Case (Supplemental Handout)

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Meeting - 2

Ch. 23 - 26
Property and Estates

Discussion

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Meeting - 3

Ch. 7, Negligence
Ch. 8 Intellectual Property

Discussion

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Meeting - 4

Ch. 20, Product Liability
Ch. 27, Insurance

Discussion, Midterm

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Meeting - 5

Ch. 31-34, Commercial Paper

Discussion, Case Briefs

Midterm

Meeting - 6

Ch. 35 - 36
Agency

Discussion

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Meeting - 7

Ch. 47 - 50 Business Regulation, Administrative Agencies, FTC, Antitrust.

Discussion

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Meeting - 8

Ch. 45, Securities
Ch. 51, Employment Law
Ch. 52 Environmental Regs.

Discussion

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Meeting - 9

Review and Final

 

Final Exam


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:3/22/2006 6:44:02 AM