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MG 260 Business Law I
Graham, Charles E.,, Jr.


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 260 Business Law I

Semester

F1LL 2007 LR

Faculty

Graham, Charles E.,, Jr.

Title

Senior Professor

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Management
M.B.A.
J.D.

Office Location

Park University, Little Rock AFB Campus Center

Office Hours

Before and After Class and By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(501) 676-2807 (Office)  (501) 941-1649 (Home)

Other Phone

(501) 605-3105 (Cell)

E-Mail

charles.graham@park.edu

CGraha5066@aol.com

Semester Dates

August 13 - October 7, 2007

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Mann, Business Law and the Regulation of Business, 9th edition, 2008, Thompson S-W.

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Course Description:
Introduction to the law: contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspect of selected="true" issues. 3:0:3

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. Discuss what actions constitute a breach of a contract, and the remedies available.
  7. Explain the warranties imposed by law in the sale of goods


Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. 

 For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 260. 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 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.

The Comprehensive Final Examination for courses must be passed with a grade of at least 60% in order to pass the course regardless of the student’s overall average in the course.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Assessment instruments will consist of two examinations, term paper, and class participation. In order to facilitate class discussion, you are responsible for completing the reading assignments and homework prior to class meetings.

Comprehensive Core Assessment Final must be worth at least 30% of the final grade.

Each student must pass the Comprehensive Core Assessment Final with a 60% or better to pass the course regardless of previous course work.

The final is CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTE and is not a take home exam.

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:
 
A - 90% and above

B - 80% to 89%

C - 70% to 79%

D - 60% to 69%

F - Below 60%


WEIGHTING: Mid-Term: 35%  (35 Points)

Final: 35%  (35 Points)

Classroom: 10%  (10 Points)

Term Paper: 20%  (20 Points)

The final exam for all School of Business and Management 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 final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

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 Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a deduction of one letter grade. Homework will be due the class following the class the chapters are covered. Specific homework problems will be assigned one week prior to the work being due.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are responsible for reading all assignments from the text, prior to each class. Classroom discussions are a very important part of the educational process and every student will be expected to participate. Classes will be conducted using lectures, group discussions, and case studies. I encourage you to participate in class and provide your opinions and insight. I am available to assist you before and after class, evenings, and on most weekends. Please contact me at the above number, or email me any time you need help. You are expected to attend all classes at the scheduled times. In the event of 3 unexcused absences during a semester, you may be administratively dropped from the class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

We will discuss this during our first class meeting.

CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

Sess.#              Date                 Chapter             Homework

1                      8/14                  1-2                    Review Syllabus

2                      8/16                  3-4                    TBD Paper Topic & Outline Due

3                      8/21                  5-6                    TBD

 

4                      8/23                  7-8                    TBD

 

5                      8/28                  9-10                  TBD

 

6                      8/30                  11                     TBD

 

7                      9/4                    12                     TBD Test Review

8                      9/6                                            Mid-Term Exam covering Chapters 1-12

9                      9/11                  13-14                TBD

 

10                     9/13                  15-16                TBD

 

11                     9/18                  17-18                TBD

 

12                     9/20                  19-20                TBD

 

13                     9/25                  21                    TBD

14                     9/27                  22                    TBD

15                     10/2                  23                    TBD Test Review

16                     10/4                                          Final Exam covering Chapters 13-23

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.

  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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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 .

Additional Information:
REQUIRED LITERACIES:



Critical Literacy- The student with critic literacy will be able to gather, evaluate, and communicate information effectively; meet the basic computing demands of contemporary life; know standards of excellence; recognize varieties of problem-solving strategies; and be able to contribute to desirable changes or help preserve and transmit fundamental knowledge for the good of society.



Achieved by- Researching and preparing the required term paper and participating in lively classroom discussions and case studies.





Civic Literacy- The student with civic literacy will be able to see the complexity of social, political, and economic systems and problems on the national and international scene, and then develop ways that would contribute to the solution of such problems through effective citizenship participation.



Achieved by- Instructor guided discussions of required textbook chapters and organized case study discussions and debates.



Values Literacy- The student with values literacy is sensitive to value questions, appreciatively and critically aware of differing value systems, in possessions of tools for analyzing value questions, and engaged in the process of putting these things together into a constant set of personal values and testing them for life.



Achieved by- Instructor guided discussions of required textbook chapters and organized case study discussions and debates.



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1.Distinguish between the role of the law and ethics in business decision making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Clearly describes and states the distinctions and provides examples and supporting information Lists or states the distinctions. Provides no information that pertains to the distinctions No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Analysis          2. Discuss the role the US Constitution plays in the regulation of business. 3. Discuss the difference between civil and criminal law, and the duties and liabilities with each.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2. Discusses in depth several roles with examples from a wide variety of different types of businesses.


3. Discusses the differences and describes in great detail the duties and liabilities of each type of law.


 
2. Provides a discussion with at least three roles and examples from the basic types of businesses (retail, manufacturing, service).


3. Discusses the basic distinctions between civil and criminal law, and states the duties and responsibilities associated with each type


 
2. Does not describe or discuss the roles of the Constitution.


3. does not clearly describe and discuss the differences that exist be- tween the two types of law.


 
No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Distinguish between intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.  5. Examine the legal requirements for contract formation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
4. Provides a  thorough, description of all three (international torts, negligence, and strict liability) with descriptive examples.


5. Lists the legal requirements, and identifies exceptions, and explanations as to why each is important.


 
2. States the differences.





5.  Lists the requirements.





 
4.Provides incomplete or no distinctions.


2. Provides incomplete or no distinctions.


 
4., 5. No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
6. Identifies and thoroughly the types that need to be in writing with examples. 2. Lists and clearly states


the types.


 
6. Does not clearly state or describe the types. 6. No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Explain the warranties imposed by law in the sale of goods.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
8. Clearly identifies, describes, and explains the types of warranties with actual examples. 8. Lists and explains the differences. 8. Does not clearly state or describe the differences. 8.  No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Discuss what actions constitute a breach of a contract, and the remedies available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Lists, describes,  and creates a very thorough description of the various types of breach and potential remedies.


Identifies, thoroughly describes and explains the reasons for the requirements for each types of contracts with comprehensive, supportive examples.


 
States and provides a brief discussion of two or more types of breach and possible remedies.


States the types of contracts.


 
Does not stat e what constitutes a breach.


Does not identify the types of contracts.


 
No response, or no pertinent related information 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1. Distinguish between the role of the law and ethics in business decision making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Provides a thorough description and distinctions in the roles.


2.  Provides a thorough, but exhaustive discussion of the role of the U.S. Constitution.


 
States and briefly describes the roles.


Provides a brief discussion, stating the or more roles that the Constitution provides.


 
Does not identify or distinguish between the roles. No response, or no pertinent related information 

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