MG 261 Business Law II
F2OO 2007 WO
Hillman, Kevin S.
B.A., Centre CollegeJ.D., University of Cincinnati
October 22-December 16, 2007
5:00 - 10:20 PM
MG 260, Business Law I
Textbook: Mallor, Jane, Barnes, A. James, Bowers, Thomas, and Langvardt, Arlen. Business Law: The Ethical, Global ,and E Commerce Environment. (13th edition) New York, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2007.
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Educational Philosophy: The class will consist of a mixture of readings, classroom lecture, and interactive DVD case studies to develop the student’s understanding of the materials and relate how the law applies to both the business environment and the student’s every life. Students should be prepared to discuss the readings and add their insight and opinions to create lively and informative classroom discussion.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 261. 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 is not to 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:
In order to assess a student’s understanding of the legal concepts covered in this class, the following will be used: Two quizzes, a midterm examination, a final examination, and classroom participation.
The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed note exam.
Quizzes 20% (200 points)
Midterm 35% (350 points)
Final 40% (400 points)
Class Participation 05% (50 points)
90 to 100% A
80 to 89% B
70 to 79% C
60 to 69% D
59% and below F
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A. Attendance: Students are expected to attend each class meeting and be prepared. If a student is unable to attend a class, the student must contact the instructor prior to the class. The student is responsible for making up all assignments and work from any missed class. If a student is having any problems during the class, they should contact the instructor immediately for assistance and guidance.
B. Make-Up Examinations and Quizzes: If a student must miss a quiz, the mid-term, or the final examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor or Park University prior to the scheduled examination. Arrangements will be made so that the quiz or examination can be made available in the Park University office. All make-up quizzed and examinations should be made up prior to the next scheduled class. Failure to notify the instructor prior to missing a quiz or examination may result in the loss of points or a zero.
C. Extra Credit: Students are offered the opportunity to obtain extra credit in this class by writing a three to five page paper about a Federal court case of their choice which pertains to the topics studied in this course. The student is able to earn up to ten extra points onto their final examination if they choose to complete this assignment. If you wish to take this opportunity, you should decide on a court case and inform the instructor of your decision prior to the fourth class. The instructor reserves the right to tell the student that he or she must choose another case because the chosen case is either inapplicable or has already been selected by another student. Students participating in this extra credit opportunity must then submit a brief (one - two) page typed outline to the instructor by the fifth class. The final typed paper is due at the beginning of the last class. This paper should be typed in 11 point, Times New Roman font. It should be double-spaced. The instructor will not accept late papers. If you are having difficulty obtaining a case or you need assistance in order to complete this paper, please discuss your difficulties with the instructor and I will be happy to assist in any way I can.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week One: Credit: An introduction to credit and secured transactions and an introduction to bankruptcy law. Read Ch: 28-30, Intellectual Property Read Ch. 8
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