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MG 261 Business Law II
Bazzoli, Aaron J.


Mission Statement: 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.

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

Course

MG 261 Business Law II

Semester

F2T 2006 DLD

Faculty

Bazzoli, Aaron J.

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Arts Political Science
Bachelor of Arts History
Juris Doctorate

Office Location

Nampa, Idaho

Office Hours

12:00-5:00 monday through friday

Daytime Phone

208-407-0451

E-Mail

aaron.bazzoli@park.edu

aaronbazzoli@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

October 21-December 17

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

Business Law I

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. by Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, and Langvardt; Irwin McGraw-Hill, 13th ed., 2007. ISBN#: 007327139X

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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: MG 260 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, on-line diaglogues, examinations, weekly case studies and assignments, web-site research and writings.  I practice more of a socratic method of challenging answers and asking questions to make each student consider and apply what they are learning to real world legal situations.

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:
We have weekly discussion questions and case studies that are graded.  There is a midterm during week 4, a final exam during week 8 and a research paper due during week 6.

The final exam is a comprehensive, closed note, closed book exam.  The final exam must be proctored/monitored by an approved proctor.  The final is not a take home exam.  Each student must obtain a grade of 60% or better to pass the class, regardless of the rest of the grades.

Grading:

Assignments

% of
Grade
Week Due
Class Participation 15% Continually
Case Studies 10% Continually
Mid-Term Examination 25% Week 4
Paper 25% Week 6
Proctored Final Examination 25% Week 8

Total 100%

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
When an assignment is due at 12:00, 12:01 is late.  Generally, late work will receive a 70 for the first day, 50 for the second day late, and 0 after that.  Extensions are available for very extenuating circumstances (If you are hospitalized or are deploying to Iraq and will not be near a computer for the entire week). 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Ground Rules for On-line Participation

  1. Students are expected to complete 5 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving E-mail and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.
  2. Students should keep copies of all coursework submitted as an electronic file (E-mail) until the end of the term.
  3. Students will normally submit assignments and papers as RTF (Rich Text Format) or Word documents via the dropbox as attachments. WordPerfect files cannot be accepted as attachments unless saved as RTF. Of course, students can copy assignments from word processing and paste them into e-mail if the dropbox is not working properly.
  4. Late Policy:  When an assignment is due at 12:00, 12:01 is late.  Generally, late work will receive a 70 for the first day, 50 for the second day late, and 0 after that.  Extensions are available for very extenuating circumstances (If you are hospitalized or are deploying to Iraq and will not be near a computer for the entire week).  Please see the grading rubrics for assignment-specific late policies. 
  5. Please post questions that others might have in the Office.  If you have a question that is personal in nature, you are welcome to email me anytime.  That's what I'm here for.  I will get back to you in 24-48 hours. 
  6. Any information I provide in this class is for educational use only and is not intended to be legal advice.  It does not create an attorney-client relationship.  Also, you should not rely on anything you read on the Internet (including anything from this class) as a substitute for sound legal advice.  You should go to an attorney in your state when you have legal problems.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Agency Law

  • Readings:  Study chapters 35, 36, and "Reading and Briefing Cases" on pages 22-23.
  • Class Activities: Introduction to online computer conference learning. Introduction & discussion of syllabus/assignment schedule. We will discuss agency law, the duties an agent owes to a principal, the duties a principal owes to an agent, and express, implied, and apparent authority as they relate to third parties and principal liability for an agent's actions. We will also discuss how to brief case law.
  • Locate a Proctor for your Proctored Final Examination. Each student will take the Proctored Final Examination from an approved proctor who will send the exam back to the instructor via e-mail or fax. See above "Grading Policy" for more information about the proctored final examination.

Week 2: Introduction to the Forms of Business

  • Readings:  Study Chapters 37, 38, and 41.
  • Class Activities:We will discuss the forms of business, the formation of a partnership, the duties of a partner to a partnership and to the other partners, and the formation of a corporation.
  • Locate a Proctor for your Proctored Final Examination.
  • Paper Topic Due (posted in class) by the end of Week 2.

Week 3: The Management of Corporations

  • Readings: Study Chapters 42-44.
  • Class Activities: We will discuss the organization and financial structure of corporations, the management of corporations including the duties of the board of directors and the officers, and the rights and liabilities of shareholders.

Week 4: Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy

  • Readings:  Study Chapters 28-30.
  • Class Activities: We will discuss the difference between secured and unsecured transactions, the relationship between secured transactions and bankruptcy, and the types of bankruptcies.
  • Mid-Term Exam:  The Mid-Term exam will be this week. See the Grading Rubric for more information.

Week 5: Employment Law and Environmental Law

  • Readings:  Study Chapters 51 and 52.
  • Class Activities: We will discuss employment law and environmental law including the responsibilities of business owners to follow the various laws and consequences if the laws are not observed.

Week 6: Negotiable Instruments

  • Readings:  Chapters 31, 32 (pages 791-797), and 33.
  • Class Activities: We will discuss negotiable instruments, the types of indorsements, and the liabilities of parties.
  • Paper Due (in the dropbox as an attachment) by the end of Week 6.  See the Grading Rubric under Grading Policy for specifics.

Week 7: Consumer Protection Law and and the Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Auditors, Consultants, and Securities Professionals

  • Readings: Chapters 46 and 48.
  • Class Activities: We will discuss the consumer protection acts and the legal and professional responsibilities of auditors, consultants, and securities professionals.
  • Week 8: Review and Proctored Final Examination

    • Readings:  Study already assigned chapters.  Review lectures.
    • Class Activities: We will review agency law, the forms of business, the formation of a partnership, the duties of a partner, the formation of a corporation, the organization and financial structure of corporations, the management of corporations, the rights and liabilities of shareholders, secured transactions, bankruptcy, employment law, environmental law, negotiable instruments, the consumer protection laws, and the legal and professional responsibilities of auditors, consultants, and securities professionals.
    • Proctored Final Examination:  Each student will take the Proctored Final Examination by Friday of Week 8 from an approved proctor who will send the exam back to the instructor via e-mail or fax.  Remember that photo identification is required for a proctored examination.

    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:
    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.
    ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

    Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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    Last Updated:10/17/2006 4:16:36 PM