MG 261 Business Law II
Mostowy, Thomas C.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Adjunct Faculty
Immediately Before and After Class
09 Jan. - 12 Mar. 2006
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5:00 - 10:00 PM
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 Libraryhttp://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/quanticolibrary.htm - Qunatico Marine Base Family Libraryhttp://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm - Fort Myer Post LibraryCourse 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
Class Assessment: Examinations, class participation and project.
Grading: Exams: 50%
Class Participation: 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 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.
Meeting - 1
,Ch. 19, 21, 22
Sales Contracts, Formation, Performance, Remedies
Discussion; Class Project Assigned; How to Brief a Case (Supplemental Handout)
Meeting - 2
Ch. 23 - 26
Property and Estates
Meeting - 3
Ch. 7, Negligence
Ch. 8 Intellectual Property
Meeting - 4
Ch. 20, Product Liability
Ch. 27, Insurance
Meeting - 5
Ch. 31-34, Commercial Paper
Discussion, Case Briefs
Meeting - 6
Ch. 35 - 36
Meeting - 7
Ch. 47 - 50 Business Regulation, Administrative Agencies, FTC, Antitrust.
Meeting - 8
Ch. 45, Securities
Ch. 51, Employment Law
Ch. 52 Environmental Regs.
Meeting - 9
Review and Final
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 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 .
Last Updated:3/22/2006 6:44:02 AM