MG 261 Business Law II
S2A 2008 BE
Ingram, Edsam M.
Senior Professor/Adjunct Faculty
Bachelor of ScienceAir War CollegeDoctor of Jurisprudence
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday
Private Law Office = 472-2057
March 17, 2008 - May 11, 2008
5:10 - 7:50 PM
Textbook: Business Law and the Regulation of Business, Ninth Edition, Richard A. Mann and Barry S. Roberts, Thompson - West Publishing Company, 2008
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Free handouts from the instructor
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Educational Philosophy: To help the student acquire a basic understanding of the fundamental principles and terminology in the business legal field so the student will be able to utilize that knowledge to increase his/her awareness, understanding, and use of certain legal principles and issues.
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: Examinations, term paper, class participation, and attendance.
The final course grade will be determined by using the following measurements:
1. There will be three examinations during the semester. The first two examinations will each cover approximately one-third of the course material and will be worth 200 points each. The third examination will be a comprehensive examination of the course and will be worth 300 points. The student can also earn up to 200 points on his/her term paper and up to 100 points for calss participation. The total possible points that the student can earn is 1,000.
2. Actual possible points for the student's final grade will be as follows:
a. Fiirst examination = 200 points (20% of the final grade)
b. Second examination = 200 points (20% of the final grade)
c. Third examination (Core Assessment Final) = 300 points (30% of the final grade)
3. The three examination grades, term paper grade, and participation grade will be totaled. The following criteria will be used to assign the course's final letter grade.
900 - 1,000 total points = A (with an acceptable term paper)
800 - 899 total points = B (with an acceptable term paper)
700 - 799 total points = C (with an acceptable term paper)
600 - 699 total points = D
6. The student's attendance is considered part of his/her class participation. But, attendance is expected--it is not a "bonus" for the student. There will be no curve, either up or down, used in grading, nor will exrta work be accepted for extra credit.
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:
3. There will be a ten minute break each evening at approximately the middle of the class period.
3. These subjects were chosed because of the issues surrounding each of them--issues such as are the laws being overused, are people abusing the laws, the law's effect(s) on society, etc. In writing the paper, the student shsould not discuss the mechanics of the law (how the law operates, its legal elements, etc.); instead, the student should discuss the subject's overall effect(s) on society, etc.
6. The student is expected to cite his/her surces properly and to use proper grammer, spelling, and punctuation. The student should remember that he/she is striving to attain a top grade in an upper level university course. The paper should reflect the student's ability and motivation to do this.
7. The student should turn in his/her completed paper no later than the date indicated in the syllabus. A penalty will be assissed on the student's final course grade for a late paper. The instructor will review the paper and either approve it or, if the student turns it in early, return it for further work. If the paper is returned for further work, it must be completed and resubmitted by the date of the third examination.
8. Each paper will be awarded up to 200 points and must e acceptable to the instructor. The instructor will keep the paper. If the student wants a copy, he/she must make one prior to turning in the original.
CLASS AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE - This will be handed out the first night of class.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
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
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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