MG 261 Business Law II
F2AA 2007 LC
Weidner, Loren B.
Professor, Business Law/Adjunct Faculty
B. A. Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityJuris Doctor Degree, Oklahoma City University School of Law
Lackland Air Force Base
Before and after class, and by appointment
October 22, 2007-December 16, 2007
4:45 - 7:25 PM
Textbook: Mallor, Barnes, et al., Business Law: The Ethical, Global and E-Commerce Environment, 13th Ed., Irwin. Study Guide Purchase is NOT required. Only the text is necessary. Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS Bookstore.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: This instructor's educational philosophy encourages critical legal thinking and analysis, employing case studies as a means of demonstrating the application of the selected legal issues to typical business transactions.
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 30 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 comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and is not to 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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: An integrated coordination of lectures, case studies presented by students and examinations. Students are expected to prepare case studies in advance for classroom presentation and participation in classroom discussions. There will be a number (minimum 3) graded homework assignments which will make up the class participation grade. These case studies will be presented to the class.
Grading: Midterm Exam - 40% (100 Pts)
Final Exam(comprehensive) - 40% (100 Pts)
Class Participation/Homework (case studies) - 20% (100 Pts)
Total Points possible for the course: 500. Average is determined as follows:
((midterm x2) + (final x2) + homework/classroom participation 0 to 100. Your score will be combined and divided by 5.
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Below 60 = F
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend all classes, to include those that are rescheduled (if necessary). You are expected to arrive on time and stay for the entire class. The instructor will be notified in advance if you are to be absent. Five class participation points will be decuted for unexcused absences. More than 3 unexcused absences are deemed excessive and will result in a Involuntary Withdrawal and a failing grade. Make-up exams are permitted only for excused absences. Excused abences will be supported by documetation, i.e. TDY order, or Doctor's note. Cell phones will be turned off during class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
10/22- Ch. 8
10/24- Ch. 25, 26
10/29- Ch. 27
10/31- Ch. 28
11/5- Ch. 29, 30
11/7- Ch. 31
11/14- Mid-term exam
11/19- Ch. 37
11/21- Ch. 38
12/3- Ch. 48
12/5- Ch. 51
12/12- Final Exam
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Last Updated:9/26/2007 1:11:17 PM