MG 261 Business Law II
S2T 2007 DLE
Senior Professor/ Law/ Adjunct Faculty
BA Political Science and Law and SocietyMA SociologyJD Law ABD for PhD Curriculum and Instruction
727-812-9860 Eastern Time 10:00 am -5:00 pm MTWTHF
Spring II 2007
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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The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness via the internet based on lectures, readings, quizzes, written asyncronous discussion (dialogue), examinations, websites and writings. The facilitator will engage learners each week in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
Class Assessment:Weekly asyncronous written discussion with peer reviews, case studies, an assigned written research project on a business law related topic for (a.k.a. term paper), testing
· My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about business law. Each student is responsible for:
Please note when assignments are due.
Class Participation (45 pts)
Case Studies (30 pts)
Mid-Term Examination (75 pgs)
Paper (75 pts)
Proctored Final Examination (75 pts)
Total 100% (300 pts)
A message from the Park Management Department: "The comprehensive final is not a take-home test." "The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam." "For all online courses, the student must pass the final exam with 60% or better to pass the course."
Course Grading Scale
A = 90- 100% (or 270 points or higher)B =80-89% (or 240 to 269 points)C = 70-79% (or 210 to 239 points)D = 60-69% (or 180 to 209 points)F = < 60% (177 or fewer points)
Total possible points: 300
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.
The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average. The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course. The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Mid-Term: You must contact me to open the Mid-Term for you if you are late as it will close at midnight in the Mountain Time Zone. What is late? 12:01 in the Mountain Time Zone on Sunday night of week 4 is considered too late to take the exam. You can only take the Mid-Term late with my permission. Without an excuse that I approve of (hospitalization, for example), you will receive no higher than a C if you take it 1 day late and no higher than a50% if you take it 2 days late. You cannot take the Mid-Term late after Tuesday of Week 5 unless you have an excuse.
Final Exam: You can’t take the Final Exam late without instructor permission. I rarely give permission to take it late. However, hospitalization or deployment to Iraq during exam week are excellent reasons to take the final late. Taking the final late could result in a grade of incomplete for the class. IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THE FINAL, YOU FAIL THE COURSE according to Park policy even if you have a D going into the final.
Paper: If work is due at midnight, then 12:01 is late. Late work will receive no higher than a C for 1 day late, no higher than 50% for 2 days late, and a 0 for anything after 2days.
Discussion and Case Studies: If work is due at midnight, then 12:01 is late. After 12:00, late work will receive no higher than a C. I will grade it the next week by Wednesday unless otherwise noted. After I grade it, no late work will be graded.
Note: When an assignment is due at 12:00, 12:01 is late. 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:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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. 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 (not on Sunday, however).
5. 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.
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification. Online CoursePolicies
Online Course Policies:
Policy #1: Submission of Work:
Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.
Policy #4: 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 American 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 the criteria for special assistance and Park University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability.
Week 1: Agency Law
Week 2: Introduction to the Forms of Business
Week 3: The Management of Corporations
Week 4: Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy
Week 5: Employment Law and Environmental Law
Week 6: Negotiable Instruments
Week 7: Consumer Protection Law 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
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.
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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