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MG 260 Business Law I
Dickey, Harrison G.


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.

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Course

MG 260 Business Law I

Semester

S1D 2007 DA

Faculty

Dickey, Harrison G.

Title

Senior Professor Business Law/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. University of Southern California
J.D. University of Arizona

Office Location

Park University Office at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona

Office Hours

4:15 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.

Daytime Phone

520-742-6912

E-Mail

hdickey@park.edu

hgdickey@comcast.net

Semester Dates

January 16, 2007 - March 11, 2007

Class Days

Tues-Thurs

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Prerequisites

N/A.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Business Law, The Ethical, Global and E Commerce Environment  13th Edition

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
 Cases and Materials on Contracts, Farnsworth, Young and Jones (Foundation Press 1992); Criminal Law, Substantive Criminal Law In It's Procedural Context, Johnson (West Publishing); Cases and Materials on Constitutional Law, Gunther (Foundation Press); Civil Procedure Cases and Materials, Karlen, Meisenholder, Stevens and Vestal (West Publishing); Business Planning: Materials on the Planning of Corporate transactions, Herwitz (Foundation Press).  

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Course Description:
Introduction to the law: contracts, torts, bankruptcy, partnerships and corporations; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on the discussion of cases, legal concepts and words and phrases appearing in the course text book together with debate, lectures and written examinations relating thereto. The facilitator will engage each learner in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions in the law as expressed in selected Court decisions found in the course text book and related hypothetical situations. 

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.


  Instructor 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:
The comprehensive final examination, as set forth above, is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book, closed notes examination. The final exam will have 100 points consisting of the following grading criteria: each of the 13 True/False questions will have a value of two (2) points for a total of 26 points or 26% of the total; each of the 25 multiple choice questions will have a value of two (2) points for a total of 50 points or 50% of the the total; each of the four (4) essay questions will have a value of up to six (6) points for a total of 24 points or 24% of the total. In addition to the final examination, there will be two (2) written examinations, as set forth on the within class schedule, each worth 100 points; each interim examination consists of twenty five (25) true-false questions each question having a value of two (2) points for a total of 50 points or 50% of the total and twenty five (25) multiple choice questions each question having a value of two (2) points or 50% of the total. In addition, each student shall be graded on class participation and may earn up to 8 points for class participation for each class, (except the first class for which each student may earn up to 4 points). Each student will be evaluated and assessed the class participation points at the end of each class period which shall immediately be recorded and available to the student upon request. 

Grading:
Each written examination, including the final examination, will have one hundred (100) points for a total of three hundred (300) points and the class participation has a total of 100 points for a total of four hundred (400) class points. Additionally, one (1) optional extra credit assignment will be offered for  up to eight (8) points. Extra credit papers must be submitted prior to the end of the semester. You will be graded on your performance on the the two (2) interim examinations and the final examination plus earned class participation points and the optional extra credit. Your score will be combined and divided by four (4). Your score may be adjusted based on your class attendance, but not by more than two (2) points. Letter grades are based on the following: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, D=69-60, F=59 and below.  

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:
N/A

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
As the law is a complex subject, your attendance and classroom participation is critical if you are to do well in this class. You should be aware that given the amount of material and the pace of this class, missing even one lecture period is significant. Lecture material, except for a brief review at the beginning of the next following class, is not repeated and it is your responsibility to make up any work. You are expected to read and brief all cases in the assigned chapters prior to class and be prepared to discuss them. Your attendance and particpation may be used positively or negatively to impact your final grade, but not by more than ten (10) points as set forth above.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
16 January 2007 - Introduction, Chap. 1  

 

18 January - Chaps. 2,3  

 

23 January - Chaps. 4,5  

 

25 January - Chaps. 6,7  

 

30 January - Test 1  

 

1 February - Chaps 8,9  

 

6 February - Chaps 10,11  

 

8 February - Chaps 12,13  

 

13 February - Chaps 14,15  

 

15 February - 16,17  

 

20 February - Test II  

 

22 February - Chaps 18,19  

 

27 February - Chaps 20,21  

 

1 March - Chaps 22,23  

 

6 March - 30,37  

 

8 March - Final Examination  

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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