MG261 Business Law II

for F2AA 2006

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MG 261 Business Law II


F2AA 2006 LC


Miller, Keith P.


Senior Professor


BBA Accounting - Univ. of Texas 1986
Juris Doctor - St. Mary's University 1991

Office Location

10500 Heritage, Ste 107, San Antonio, TX 78216

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Daytime Phone

210 524 9040

E-Mail (office)

Semester Dates

Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM


MG 260

Credit Hours


Mallor, Barnes, et al., Business Law: The Ethical, Global and E-Commerce Environment, 13th Ed., Irwin. Study Guide Purchase is NOT required. Only the text is necessary.

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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 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.

Educational Philosophy:
This instructor's educational philosophy encourages critical legal thinking, employing case studies as a means of demonstrating the application of the selected legal issues to typical business transactions.

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:

There is a final exam consisting of 13 True or False questions, 25 Multiple Choice questions and four short answer essay questions.

Class Assessment:
An integrated coordination of lectures, case studies presented by students and examinations. Students are expected to prepare case studies in advance for classroom presentation and participation in classroom discussions.


Midterm Exam - 40% Final Exam - 40% Class Participation (case studies) - 20% 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 60 = F

THE COMPREHENSIVE FINAL IS NOT A TAKE HOME TEST. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late cases result in a penalty of 10 points off the class participation grade. Late exams result in a deduction of 10 points for each day or portion thereof.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
No cell phones or pagers.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Oct 23: Chapter 26

Oct 25: Chapter 28

Oct 30: Chapter 29

Nov 1: Chapter 30, 31

Nov 6: Chapter 32

Nov 8: Chapter 33, 34

Nov 13: Chapter 35

Nov 15: Midterm Exam

Nov 20: Chapter 36, 37

Nov 22: Chapter 38

Nov 27: Chapter 39

Nov 29: Chapter 40

Dec 4: Chapter 41

Dec 6: Chapter 47

Dec 11: Chapter 48, Review

Dec 13: Final Exam

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 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.

  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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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