MG260 Business Law I

for F2EE 2006

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MG 260 Business Law I


F2EE 2006 MO


Cain, Jason C.

Daytime Phone

229 671 2816

Other Phone

229 251 7454


Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:45 PM

Credit Hours



Business Law 13th Edition

The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment

Mallor Barnes Bowers Langvardt

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Course Description:
Introduction to the law: contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor's eduational philosophy is to promote a healthy classroom discussion of the material.

Each student is expected to have read the material and be able to interact with the instructor and othe students in the class regarding the assigned material.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish between the role of the law and ethics in business decision making.
  2. Discuss the role the US Constitution plays in the regulation of business.
  3. Recognize the difference between civil and criminal law, and the duties and liabilities with each.
  4. Distinguish between intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.
  5. Examine the legal requirements for contract formation.
  6. Identify the types of contracts that need to be in writing.
  7. Discuss what actions constitute a breach of a contract, and the remedies available.
  8. Explain the warranties imposed by law in the sale of goods.

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:

There will be 3 assigned tests along with a paper due at the end of the semester.

Test 1 -  25% of the final grade. 100 points

Test 2 -  25% of the final grade.  100 points

Test 3 -  25% of the final grade.  100 points

The paper will be over an area covered in our material and at least 2 pages long.

The paper will count 10% of your final grade.   40 points

A case brief over any case covered in our material.

The case brief will count 5% of your final grade. 25 points

Case studies will count 5% of your final grade. 25 points

Class Participation 5% of your final grade. 10 points

100% = Total points 400

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



Each test 25 % of final grade.

Paper 10 % of final grade.

90-100  A

80-89    B

70-79    C

60-69    D

Below 60   F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submission of work if accepted can be deducted from the grade accordingly.

Each student is required to let the instructor know ahead if possible if they are not able to turn in or perform the assignment timely.

Only excused absences will be allowed to make up work.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:


Treat other students along with the instructor with respect. Simple rule, treat others as you would like to be treated.

Be on time and prepared to discuss the assigned material.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 Crimes

Week 2 Torts and Negligence

Week 3 Tests over Crimes, Torts, and Negligence

Week 4 Contracts

Week 5 Contracts and Test over Contracts

Week 6 Personal Property

Week 7 Real Property, Landlord Tenant

Week 8 Test over Property and Paper turned in

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:
This syllabus is tentative and may be changed as long as notice is given to each student.


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