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MG 261 Business Law II
Skeen, David, G.


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 II

Semester

Summer 2006 LU

Faculty

Skeen, David, G.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

LL.M. in Criminal Law - University of San Diego School of Law
Juris Doctor - IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - University of Washington

Office Location

Luke AFB Campus Office

Office Hours

7:15 - 7:35 pm, Tues & Thurs

Daytime Phone

623-544-4881

E-Mail

David.Skeen03@pirate.park.edu

Class Days

Tues & Thurs

Class Time

7:30 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment.  Mailor, Barnes, Bowers, Langvardt.  12ed.  McGraw Hill

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Park University Electronic Databases

Free handouts from Instructor

Visual Aids


Course Description:
A continuation of the study of real property; agency; employment law; corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies; regulation of business; and, comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects  of selected issues. Prerequisite: MG260 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The class will be taught in a manner similar to standard approaches used in law and business schools.  This will provide students an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues surrounding the text and cases, and allow them to examine the multiple dimensions of legal issues.  The intended atmosphere of the class is one of openness and the free exchange of ideas and concepts.  Students should be prepared to reason their positions thoroughly and support those positions with relevant arguments based on legal concepts presented in the textbook.

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.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Teaching techniques include, but are not limited to, reading cases and text discussion, discussing legal cases and problems in small group and full-class discussion, and taking two in-class examinations.

Grading:
1.  Two, in-class examinations:

Mid-term exam = 20 pts;

Final examination = 30 pts;

2.  Legal Case Studies (3) = 30 points total;

3.  Class and group participation = 10 pts based on instructor assessment.  Factors taken into consideration include frequency of class participation, evidence of preparedness, and an attitude conducive to constructive class discussion.

3.  Attendance = perfect attendance 10 pts; one unexcused absence, 5 pts; two unexcused absences, 0 pts. Students with three or more unexcused absences will not receive any attendance points.  

Missed Examinations/Assignments:

Failure to complete a Legal Case Study will result in no points for that assignment.  There will be no allowance for make ups.

There is a mid-term examination during the fourth week and a final examination the eight week.  Students who miss the mid-term examination during the fourth week must contact the instructor within 48 hours prior to the test if they wish to make up the exam.  

The final examination during the eighth week may not be made up unless the student presents extraordinary circumstances which made attendance for the examination impossible.  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor inspects that all reading assisnments be completed prior to the class.

If late or absent due to an “excused absence,” prior arrangements must be made with the instructor for submission of class makeup materials.

At the end of the term, any student who has not completed all work and both examinations will receive an incomplete only if a valid reason exists for an incomplete.

“Extra Credit” is not available.

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 also inform the University and the student may be subject to disciplinary action.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
All  assignments listed below under "Class Activities" should be read before coming to class on the date under which they are listed to be discussed.  

The instructor may make adjustments to assignments at his discretion.

Pre- assignment:  Read Chapter 1-2

Week 1 -
Chapters: 23-27

Week 2 -
Chapters: 35-36
ELegal Case Study - Agency Law

Week 3 -
Chapters: 37-40

Week 4 -
Chapters: 41-42
Mid-Term Examination

Week 5 -
Chapters: 43, 44 & 46

Week 6 -
Chapters: 47-48
Legal Case Study - Administative Law

Week 7 -
Chapter 51
Legal Case Study - Employment Law
Course Review

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
Students are expected to arrive on time and attend the entire class period. Plan to meet the FULL time for each session. Class hours are from 7:35 pm to 10:15 PM.  Non-attendance requires a legitimate reason such as personal illness, death in the family, or occupational related requirements.

Notify the instructor before 2:00 pm the day of an absence by telephone and/or email to request to be formally excused from class and schedule submission of make-up material.

Attendance will be taken before each class session.  Two partial attendance notes (leaving prior to class being dismissed without prior approval of the instructor) shall count as one class absence.

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:4/11/2006 2:26:06 PM