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MG 261 Business Law II
Simonson, Steven J.


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 261 Business Law II
SemesterF2G2004
FacultySimonson, Steven J.
TitleAdjunct Professor
Degrees/CertificatesJuris Doctorate - University of North Dakota Law School
Bachelor of Science - University of North Dakota
Office Location910 South Washington Street, Suite A, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Office HoursBy arrangement
Daytime Phone701-775-4987
E-MailSteven.Simonson@park.edu
sjsimon_law@yahoo.com
Semester DatesOctober 25, 2004 through December 19, 2004
Class DaysMonday & Wednesday
Class Time4:55 - 7:25 PM
PerquisitesMG 260 - Business Law I
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
BUSINESS LAW, The Ethical Global, and E-Commerce Environment, 12th Edition.  Authors: Jane P. Mallor, A. James Barnes, Thomas Bowers and Arlen W. Langvardt, McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, 2004

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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

Educational Philosophy:
Professor Simonson's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based lectures, readings, case analysis, dialogues, examinations, internet, web sites, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploaration of ideas, issues, and contradictions...

Course Assessment:
Assessment will be based upon the following:
Class Participation
Homework Exercises
Examinations

Grading:
Class Participation..........10%
Homework Exercises......10%
Midterm Examination......30%
Final Examination............50%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Fpr each class period that an assignment is late, points will be deducted.  No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to read all assignments and to be prepared to discuss assigned materials in class.  Students will periodically be assigned cases to brief and present in class.  In addition to two examinations, students will be assessed and graded on their preparation and class participation.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The instructor reserves the right to amend this schedule based upon the progress of the course and the needs of the students.

Week 1,
Class 1: Introductions and review of syllabus, overview of course
Class 2: Chapter 23 - Personal Property and Bailments

Week 2,
Class 1: Chapter 10 - The Agreement - Offer
               Chapter 11 - The Agreement - Acceptance
Class 2: Chapter 16 - Writing

Week 3,
Class 1: Chapter 19 - Foundation and Terms of Sales Contracts
Class 2: Chapter 20 - Products Liability

Week 4,
Class 1: Chapter 24 - Real Property
Class 2: Chapter 30 - Bankruptcy

Week 5,
Class 1: MIDTERM EXAMINATION
              Chapter 28 - Introduction to Credit and Secured Transactions

Class 2: Chapter 31 - Negotiable Instruments

Week 6,
Class 1: Chapter 35 - The Agency Relationship
              Chapter 36 - Third Party Relationships of the Principal & Agent
Class 2: Chapter 37 - Introduction to Forms of Business & Partnerships

Week 7,
Class 1: Chapter 41 - History and Nature Corporations
Class 2: Chapter 25 - Landlord and Tenant

Week 8,
Class 1: Chapter 51 - Employment Law
Class 2: FINAL EXAMINATION

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.
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.

  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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