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MG 260 Business Law I
Miller, Keith P.


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.
CourseMG 260 Business Law I LC
SemesterU1AA2005
FacultyMiller, Keith P.
TitleSenior Professor
Degrees/CertificatesBBA - Accounting - Univ. of Texas
Juris Doctor - St. Mary's University
Office Location10500 Heritage, Ste 107, San Antonio, Tx 78216
Office Hours0800-1700
Daytime Phone210 524 9040
Other Phone210 698 9616  home
E-Mailkeith.miller@park.edu
keith.miller@kpmlaw.net
Semester DatesJune 6, 2005 - July 31, 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Business Law - The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, Mallor,et al, 12th Ed.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
None required. Students DO NOT need to purchase the accompanying Study Guide.


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

Educational Philosophy:
This instructor's educational philosophy encourages critical legal thinking, employing case studies as a means of demonstrating the application of the selected legal issues to typical business transactions.

Learning Outcomes:
The objective of this course is to provide the student with a general understanding of the law and its realtionship to business, along with the legal considerations that impact on business entities. Students will be expected to learn and understand how to perform case analysis and to apply judicial reasoning to various factual situations presented in the textbook and in class.

Course 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.

Grading:
Midterm Exam - 40%
Final Exam - 40%
Class Participation (case studies) - 20%

90 - 100: A
80 - 89: B
70 - 79: C
60 - 69: D
Below 60: F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late cases result in a penalty of 10 points of the class participation grade. Late exams result in a deduction of 10 points for each day or portion thereof.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
No cell phones or pagers.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
To Be Announced

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. 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 "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 learners 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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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