MG261 Business Law II

for S1B 2007

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MG 261 Business Law II


S1B 2007 BL


Kurita, Sue M.




BA- University of Texas At El Paso
MA Counseling-Webster University
JD-Texas Tech University School of Law

Office Location

Ft. Bliss

Office Hours

30 minutes before class & by appointment

Daytime Phone

915 543-3868


Semester Dates

8 January to 3 March 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours


Business Law, West Publishing, 9TH OR 10TH edition

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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

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the relationship between agent and principal 2. Examine the types of business associations.
  2. Distinguish between the rights and liabilities of business owners, whether partners, members or shareholders.
  3. Discuss the most commons forms of bankruptcy.
  4. Describe how employment laws protect employees and impose duties on employers.
  5. Define and give examples of types of intellectual property.
  6. Identify and describe some of the consumer protection laws.
  7. Identify areas where the internet has affected the law as it relates to contracting, employment and intellectual property.

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:

Class participation, Midterm Examination, presentations and a comprehensive Final Exam consisting of 13 True or False questions, 25 Multiple Choice questions and four short answer essay questions.    

The comprehensive final is not a take home exam. The comprehensive final is not an open book, open note exam.


Class participation 50 points     10 %

Midterm Examination, 200 points  40%

presentation 50 points   10%

Final exam 200 points  40%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late exams will be docked 15 points.

Late papers and projects will be docked 5 points. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to be respectful of all others.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

January 9 Introduction and Sales Contracts

January 11 Sales Contracts

January 16 Sales Contracts

January 18 continue

January 23 Negotiable Instruments

January 25 Secured Transactions

January 30 Creditors Rights

February 1 MID TERM EXAM

February 6 Bankruptcy

February 8 Agency

February13 Business Entities

February 15 Business Entities

February 20 Business Entities

February 22 Review

February 27 FINAL EXAM

March 1 Discuss 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

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. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .

Additional Information:
The comprehensive final is not a take home exam. The comprehensive final is not an open book, open note exam.


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