MG261 Business Law II

for S2B 2007

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MG 261 Business Law II


S2B 2007 BL


Girvin, Ralph


Adjunct Faculty


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



Web Page

Semester Dates

March 19, - May 11, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM


MG 260

Credit Hours


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

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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: <a href='index.aspx?Class=MG260'>MG260</a>  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. 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:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. 

 For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 261. This exam is worth at least 20 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions. 

 This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours. 

 No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

The Comprehensive Final Examination for online courses must be passed with a grade of at least 60% in order to pass the course regardless of the student’s overall average in the course.

Class Assessment:

Student assessment is based upon the average of three exams, attendance and participation. 

The first two exams will be worth 31.25% each. 

The final exam is comprehensive and is NOT a take-home test. It is also worth 31.25%. Additionally, it should be noted that the comprehensive final exam is a closed book and closed notes exam. 

Attendance is worth 3.125%. 

Participation is worth 3.125%.


1.  1ST EXAM =   100 points = 31.25%

2.  2ND EXAM =   100 points = 31.25%

3.  FINAL EXAM =   100 points = 31.25%

4.  PARTICIPATION = 10 points =  3.125%

5.  ATTENDANCE=   10 points =  3.125%

Total = 320 points = 100%

A……………..90% - 100%

B……………..80% - 89%

C……………..70% - 79%

D……………..60% - 69%

F……………..Below 60%

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

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 3/19 Chapters 28 and 29 Creditor's Rights and Secured Transactions

Wednesday 3/21 Chapters 30 and 31 Bankruptcy and Agency Formation

Monday 3/26 Chapters 31 and 32 Liability to 3rd Parties and Employment Law

Wednesday 3/28 Chapter 34 and Review Employment Discrimination

Monday 4/2 Exam 1 Chapters 28-34

Wednesday 4/4 Chapters 35 and 36 Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships

Monday 4/9 Chapters 37, 38 and 39 Limited Liability Companies and Corporations

Wednesday 4/11 Chapters 40 and 41 Corporations continued

Monday 4/16 Chapters 42 and Review Law for Small Business

Wednesday 4/18 Exam II Chapters 35-42

Monday 4/23 Chapters 43 and 44 Administrative Law and Consumer Law

Wednesday 4/25 Chapters 45 and 46 Environmental Law and Antitrust Law

Monday 4/30 Chapters 47 and 48 Personal Property and Real Property

Wednesday 5/2 Chapters 49 and 50 Insurance and Wills, Trusts and Elder Law

Monday 5/7 Final Exam Chapters 43-50

Wednesday 5/9 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 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: .


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