MG 260 Business Law I
F1U 2008 LU
Skeen, David, G.
LL.M. in Criminal Law - University of San Diego School of LawJuris Doctor - IIT/Chicago-Kent College of LawBachelor of Arts in Political Science - University of Washington
Luke AFB Campus Office
4:30 - 5:00pm - Wednesday
18 Aug - 12 Oct, 2008
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. Mailor, Barnes, Bowers, Langvardt. 12ed. McGraw Hill
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Educational Philosophy: The class will be taught in a manner similar to standard approaches used in law and business schools. This will provide students an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues surrounding the text and cases, and allow them to examine the multiple dimensions of legal issues. The intended atmosphere of the class is one of openness and the free exchange of ideas and concepts. Students should be prepared to reason their positions thoroughly and support those positions with relevant arguments based on legal concepts presented in the textbook.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Teaching techniques include, but are not limited to, reading cases and text discussion, discussing legal cases and problems in small group and full-class discussion, and taking in-class examinations and writing a paper.
1. Study Questions – 20 points. One point for each assigned question. Students shall bring to class for sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 a type written list of responses to the assigned study questions for the week. Please prepare a cover page with your name, the course title and number, and the date of submission. Remember to number all pages (if appropriate) at the bottom right. Use complete sentences and use your spelling and grammar checkers. Be specific about content and focus on the assigned reading material.
2. Mid-Term examination = 40 points. The Mid-Term Examination will consist of 40 true or false, and multiple-choice questions.
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.
The instructor expects that all reading assignments be completed prior to the class. There is no makeup or extra work available in this class. At the end of the term, any student who has not completed all work and both examinations will receive an incomplete only if a valid reason exists for an incomplete.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student conduct: Appropriate student conduct is required at all times. Students engaging in abusive language or behavior directed at any person or even used in an unspecified way will be warned once and dismissed from class upon the occurrence of a second incident. During class, students may not wear hats, hoods, sunglasses, etc; use a cell phone, laptop, or other electronic device to initiate or receive personal messages, send or receive text messages, or surf the internet; or, engage in side conversations with fellow students.
Laptop computers may be used to take notes on a class by class basis with prior approval of the instructor. The instructor reserves the right to restrict the use of laptop computers during a class without providing a reason and without providing prior notice.
Cell phones must be on “vibrate” during class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: All assignments listed below under "Class Activities" should be read before coming to class on the date under which they are listed to be discussed. The instructor may make adjustments to assignments at his discretion.
Week 1 – August 20, 2008
Read Chapters 1 – 3
Complete Study Questions as follows:
Ch. 1 – Question #3 – page 24
Ch. 3 – Question #6 – page 90
Week 2 – August 27, 2008
Read Chapters 5 - 7
Complete Study Questions as follows:
Ch. 5 - question #1 - page 161
Ch. 6 - question #4 - page 196
Ch. 7 - question #6 - page 231
Week 3 – September 03, 2008
Read Chapters 09 - 12
Ch. 09 - question #6 – page 289
Ch. 10 - question #3 – page 305
Ch. 11 - question #2 – page 323
Ch. 12 - question #6 – page 341-42
Ch. 13 - question #7 – page 358
Week 4 – September 10, 2008
Read Chapters 13 - 18
Complete Study Questions as follows:
Ch. 14 - question #5 – page 371
Ch. 15 - question #6 – page 391
Ch. 16 - question #3 – page 412
Ch. 17 - question #5 – page 429
Ch. 18 - question #9 – page 456
Week 5 – September 17, 2008
Week 6 – September 24, 2008
Read Chapters 19 - 22
Ch. 19 - question #1 – page 478
Ch. 20 - question #3 – page 516
Ch. 21 - question #6 – page 537
Week 7 – October 01, 2008
Read Chapter 4
Ch. 4 – question #2 – page 121
Ch. 4 – question #7 – page 122
Week 8 – October 08, 2008
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2008-2009 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Students are expected to arrive on time and attend the entire class period. Plan to meet the FULL time for each session. Class hours are from 5:00 pm to 10:00 PM. Non-attendance requires a legitimate reason such as personal illness, death in the family, or occupational related requirements.
Notify the instructor before 2:00 pm the day of an absence by telephone and/or email to request to be formally excused from class and schedule submission of make-up material.
Attendance will be taken before each class session. Two partial attendance notes (leaving prior to class being dismissed without prior approval of the instructor) shall count as one class absence.
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 .
Last Updated:7/11/2008 1:29:32 PM