Course Description: A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. Pre-requisite: MG260. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes:The student will:
1. Build on his/her legal vocabulary associated with the more complex legal areas covered.
2. Explain what a secured transaction is and how to enter one.
3. List a creditor's remedies for payment on a secured transaction against the debtor or the debtor's security.
4. Explain the differences among the three most common forms of bankruptcy and list the common processes.
5. Explain how an agency relationship is formed and how it is terminated.
6. List the liabilities which arise between agents and third parties and principals and third parties.
7. List the three most common forms of businesses and explain the differences among them.
8. Explain how ethics plays a major role in all business decision making.
9. State how negotiable instruments function in the marketplace.
10. Explain how to create a negotiable instrument.
11. Explain how negotiable instruments are transferred from one business (person) to another.
12. Explain the liability of a transferor of a negotiable instrument to the transferee.
13. State the defenses available against all holders (including “holders in due course”) when payment is sought.
14. List five major pieces of federal legislation affecting businesses and explain the fundamental reasons for such legislation.
15. Define employment discrimination and list several federal statutes enacted to protect minorities.
16. List the defenses to a claim of employment discrimination and explain the reasons behind each defense.
The following literacies will be included in the Business Law II course:
1. Critical literacy - The Business Law II course will require the student to write one paper in which the student will identify a presented problem, gather and evaluate various solutions to the problem and effectively communicate the chosen solution in writing. The course will require the student to acquire tools for identifying, evaluating and communicating information to solve ethical and judicial issues.
2. Civic literacy - The course will include how judicial decisions and law making are affected by social, political and economic systems and problems on a national and international level.
3. Values literacy - The course will include topics of ethics and values and methods to identify how business legal decisions are affected by such topics.
Course Assessment: Quizzes, class discussion and a paper are required. The paper will be two pages long, typewritten, double-spaced with one inch margins. Grammar must be appropriate with correct sentence structure and punctuation. This paper cannot be late. If late, no points. If the student cannot attend class to turn in his/her paper, it must be turned in early.
Grading: Quizzes (5) . . . . . . . . 450 points A - 450 +
Each of the Quizzes is worth 90 points B - 400 - 449
Paper . . . . . . . . . . 30 points C - 350 - 399
Class Participation . 20 points D - 300 - 349
F -- Below 300
NOTE: The point total on any quiz is the maximum possible even with extra credit.
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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