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PA 571 Government Regulation of Business
Rebman, Michelle A.


COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: PA571

COURSE TITLE: Government Regulation of Business

COURSE DESCRIPTOR: Adjunct Professor

TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Fall II 2004

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Michelle Rebman, J.D.

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Professor

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Home

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: N/A

FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (816) 523-7769

FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: N/A

OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: srebman@kc.rr.com

FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS: N/A

DATES OF THE TERM:  October 25 – December 19, 2004

CLASS SESSIONS DAYS:  Thursday

CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:45 – 8:15 p.m.

PREREQUISITE(S): None

CREDIT HOURS: 2

 

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 DESCRIPTION: An examination of the processes, goals and effects of regulation of business firms by several levels of government.  Topics include: antitrust policy; regulation of public utilities; transportation; securities; banking; health and other areas of economic activity.  Economic and legal appraisal of public policy.

 

FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, and writings.  The instructor will engage each learner in class discussions to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: To provide students with a general knowledge of law and its impact and interaction with the business community. Provide students with a general understanding of legal analysis and writing that will improve the student’s ability to gather, evaluate, and communicate information effectively. Through the written assignments and class discussions, students will be asked to demonstrate their ability to apply the material learned to factual situations.

 

COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): The Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business, by Reed, Shedd, Morehead, & Corley, 12th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2002)

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

 

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”.  An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

 

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Written assignments are to be turned in at the beginning of the class they are due.  Any assignment received by the instructor after the beginning of class will receive reduced points.  For each day late, additional points will be deducted.

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT: Assessment of learning will be based upon class discussion and papers.

 

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Attend class regularly and be prompt it will be a part of your grade. 

Class Discussion is mandatory and part of your grade.  During the course, each student will be called upon and required to discuss their analysis of court cases from the text – you will be expected to be prepared and points will be deducted if you are not. 

 

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 and, to the extent 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: www.park.edu/disability

 

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

Week

Date

Topics/Assignments

1

Oct. 28

1.  Introductions

2.  Overview of Class

3.  Overview of case law study/outlining cases

3.  Overview of Legal Analysis and Writing

ASSIGNMENT:  Read Chapters 1-3 of Text & outline cases for discussion; Prepare written outline of supplemental case to be turned in on November 4.

2

Nov. 4

1.  Turn in Assignment/discuss any questions or concerns related to assignment

2.  Review Chapters 1-3

3.  Class discussion – Court Cases from Chapters 1-3

4.  Hand out Midterm Assignment due November 11

ASSIGNMENT:  Read Chapters 4-6 & outline cases for discussion; begin work on midterm

3

Nov. 11

1.  Review Chapters 4-6

2.  Class discussion – Court cases from Chapters 4-6

3.  Discussion of questions or concerns related to midterm assignment

ASSIGNMENT:  Read Chapters 7-9 & outline cases for discussion; finish up midterm

4

Nov. 18

1.  Turn in midterm

2.  Review Chapters 7-9

3.  Class Discussion – Court Cases from Chapters 7-9

ASSIGNMENT:  Read Chapters 10-12 & outline cases for discussion

5

Nov. 25

1.  Review Chapters 10-12

2.  Class Discussion – Court Cases from Chapters 10-12

3.  Hand out Final Assignment due December 9th

ASSIGNMENT:  Read Chapters 13-15 & outline cases for discussion; begin final assignment

6

Dec. 2

1.  Review Chapters 13-15

2.  Class Discussion – Court Cases from Chapters 13-15

3.  Discussion of questions or concerns related to final assignment

ASSIGNMENT:  Read Chapters 16-18 & outline cases for discussion; work on Final

7

Dec. 9

1.  Review Chapters 16-18

2.  Class Discussion – Court Cases from Chapters 16-18

3.  Discussion of questions or concerns related to final assignment

ASSIGNMENT:  Finish Final Assignment

8

Dec. 16

1.  Turn in Final Assignment

2.  Wrap up discussion of class

 

GRADING PLAN:

Students will be evaluated on the total number of points earned as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in the following areas: 

Final                                                       50 points

Midterm                                                 25 points

Class participation                                  25 points

            Total                                        100 points

 

The point grading scale is as follows:

A          4.0                    B          3.0                    C          2.0                    F          0.0