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MG 261 Business Law II
Girvin, Ralph


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

U1B 2006 BL

Faculty

Girvin, Ralph

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. English and American Literature
Juris Doctor St. Mary's University School of Law

Office Location

El Paso, Texas

Office Hours

M/W 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. MST or as needed

Daytime Phone

915-564-5803 ext. 618

Other Phone

915-852-9386

E-Mail

Ralph.Girvin@park.edu

Web Page

http://www.park.edu/FTBL

Semester Dates

May 22, - July 15, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

MG 260

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
West's Business Law, Tenth Edition, 2006, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz and Cross.
ISBN: 0-324-30390-4


Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Park University Online


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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based upon lectures, readings, examinations.

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:
Student assessment is based upon the average of three exams. Each exam is worth 100 points.
Grading:

Grading:
1.  1ST EXAM = 100 points or 33.3%
2.  2ND EXAM = 100 points or 33.3%
3.  3RD EXAM = 100 points or 33.3%


A……………..90% - 100%
B……………..80% - 89%
C……………..70% - 79%
D……………..60% - 69%
F……………..Below 60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The submission of late course work will only be accepted under extenuating circumstances. In all circumstances late course work must be submitted to the professor for approval and acceptance.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be prepared, courteous and ready to participate in classroom discussions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Monday 5/22     Chapters 28 and 29     Creditor's Rights and Secured Transactions

Wednesday 5/24     Chapters 30 and 31     Bankruptcy and Agency Formation

Monday 5/29     Chapters 31 and 32     Liability to 3rd Parties and Employment Law

Wednesday 5/31     Chapter 34 and Review     Employment Discrimination

Monday 6/5     Exam 1     Chapters 28-34

Wednesday 6/7     Chapters 35 and 36     Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships

Monday 6/12     Chapters 37, 38 and 39     Limited Liability Companies and Corporations

Wednesday 6/14     Chapters 40 and 41     Corporations continued

Monday 6/19     Chapters 42 and Review     Law for Small Business

Wednesday 6/21     Exam II     Chapters 35-42

Monday 6/26      Chapters 43 and 44     Administrative Law and Consumer Law

Wednesday 6/28     Chapters 45 and 46     Environmental Law and Antitrust Law

Monday 7/3     Chapters 47 and 48     Personal Property and Real Property

Wednesday 7/5     Chapters 49 and 50     Insurance and Wills, Trusts and Elder Law

Monday 7/10     Final Exam     Chapters 43-50

Wednesday 7/12      Final Exam Review    Overview of the Course

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:4/9/2006 3:41:52 PM