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MG 261 Business Law II
Girvin, Ralph


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Ralph E. Girvin, J.D.

Ralph.Girvin@Park.edu

564-5803 Ext. 618

975-8051

Oct. 11 – Dec.1, 2004

M/W 5:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Fort Bliss, Texas

 


I.       PARK UNIVERSITY VISION

            Park University will be a renowned leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

 

II.      PARK UNIVERSITY MISSION

 

            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.

 

III.    COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction to the law; contracts, agency, employment law and negotiable instruments.  A study of contracts, domestic and international sales law, commercial paper, comparison of social responsibility, legal aspects of selected issues, and the legal environment of business.

 

IV.     COURSE GOALS

 

The goal of this course is for the student to obtain a working knowledge of the business law subjects that will be covered in the class.  In addition, to the substantive law covered in the text, the student will also focus on ethics as applied to the business world.

 

V.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

The student will learn to use the law and the ethics of business law not only in a business setting but also in his/her everyday life.

 

VI.     COURSE ARRANGEMENTS

 

The class will consist of lecture and class discussion and participation.

 

VII.   COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the cases located within the assigned readings.  Discussion of the chapter cases will be part of the lecture and will also be part of the scheduled exams.

 

VIII.  TEXTBOOK LIST

 

West’s Business Law, Text Cases, Legal, Ethical, International and E-Commerce Environment, Ninth Edition, 2002, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz and Cross.

 

IX.     SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE MATERIAL LIST

 

None

 

X.      CLASS POLICIES

 

Class participation is required.  Students are responsible for completing all reading assignments prior to class.  The Park University policy concerning class attendance will be strictly enforced.  ACADEMIC HONESTY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE

 

XI.     GRADING POLICIES

 

1.  1ST EXAM                    33.3%

2.  2ND EXAM                   33.33%

3.  3RD EXAM                   33.3%

 

XII.   GRADING

 

A……………..90% - 100%

B……………..80% - 89%

C……………..70% - 79%

D……………..60% - 69%

F…………….. Below 60%

 

XIII.  ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

The professor must inform the administrative offices of Park University when a student accumulates two unexcused absences during the course to the semester.  Three unexcused absences may result in the student being withdrawn involuntarily from the class by the administration.  The professor must always approve excused absences.

 

 

XIV.   CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

   DAY/DATE    ASSIGNMENT             SUBJECT

 

1.     Mon 10/11        Chapters 28 & 29        Secured Transactions & Other

                                                                      Creditors’ Remedies

 

2.    Wed 10/13        Chapters 30 & 31        Bankruptcy Law &

                                                                     Agency Formation and Duties

 

3.    Mon 10/18        Chapters 32 & 33        Liability to Third Parties

                                                                     and Labor Law

 

4.    Wed 10/20        Chapters 34                Employment Discrimination

                                 and Review

 

5.    Mon 10/25        1st Exam                    Chapters 28-34

 

6.    Wed 10/27       Chapters 35, 36           Sole Proprietorships,

                                              & 37              Partnerships and Corps.

 

7.    Mon 11/1         Chapters 38 & 39        Corporations

 

8.    Wed 11/3         Chapters  40 & 41       Corporations and LLCs

                                                Review

 

9.    Mon 11/ 8        2nd Exam                     Chapters 35- 41

 

10.    Wed 11/10    Chapters 42 & 43          Ethics, and Administrative law

 

11.    Mon 11/15    Chapters 44 & 45          Consumer Law and

                                                                     Environmental law

 

12.    Wed 11/17    Chapters 47 & 48          Personal Property

                                                                    and Real Property          

 

13.    Mon 11/22    Chapter 49 & 50            Landlord/Tenant  

                                                                      and Insurance                                

                         

14.    Wed 11/24    Chapter 51 and Review  Wills Trusts and Estates

 

15.    Mon 11/29    Final Exam                    Chapters 42, 43, 44, 45, 47,

                                                                      48, 49, 50 and 51

                                                                                               

16.    Wed 12/1    Overview of the course     Review of Final Exam