MG 261 Business Law II
S2J 2007 PV
BA, Michigan State UniversityMA, University of Illinois, ChicagoJD, John Marshall Law School
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March 22, 2007 through May 10, 2007
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, Langvardt. 13th ed. McGraw-Hill.
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Educational Philosophy: Instructor will conduct the class in a fashion similar to standard approaches used in law schools, without the intimidating dimension. This will give students a chance to discuss a variety of issues surrounding the cases and will compel them to see both sides of any legal argument. The intended atmosphere of the class is one of openness and free exchange of ideas, bearing in mind, at the same time, that not all legal theories are created equal. Students should be prepared to reason their positions thoroughly and support those positions with precedent and sound legal theory. As an adjunct English instructor as well as an instructor of business law, the instructor feels that writing and research have their place in all disciplines. Hence, two short papers and essay questions on the midterm and final exams are required.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 261. This exam is worth at least 20 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Student conduct: Appropriate student conduct is required at all times. Students engaging in abusive language or behavior directed at any person or even used in an unspecified way will be warned once and dismissed from class upon the occurrence of a second incident. Instructor will then inform the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Last Updated:3/9/2007 5:28:22 PM