MG 260 Business Law I
SP 2008 HOA
Miratsky, Matthew J.
Bachelor of Arts, Doane CollegeJuris Doctor, Creighton University
January 14 to May 9, 2008
7:20 - 8:35 AM
Textbook: Mann, Business Law and the Regulation of Business, 9th edition, 2008, Thompson S-W.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 260. 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 may not 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:
1000 Total points for the course, accumulated as follows:
50 points - participation
50 points - attendance
150 points - Writing Assignment
450 points - 3 exams (150 points each)
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 20% 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.
Date Material Text Chapters
Jan 15 Class Overview ---
Jan 17 Part I – Introduction to Law & Ethics 1,2
Jan 22-24 Part II – Legal Environment of Business 3,4,5,6
Jan 29-31 Part II – Legal Environment of Business(cont’d) 7,8
Feb 5 Exam over Part II 3-8
Feb 7 Part III – Contracts 9
Feb 12-14 Part III – Contracts (cont'd) 10,11
Feb 19-21 Part III – Contracts (cont'd) 12,13
Feb 26-28 Part III – Contracts (cont'd) 14,15
Mar 4-6 Part III – Contracts (cont'd) 16,17
Mar 10-14 FALL BREAK
Mar 18 Part III – Contracts (cont'd) 18
Mar 20 Exam over Part III 9-18
Mar 25-27 Part IV – Sales 19,20
Apr 1-3 Part IV – Sales (cont'd) 21,22
Apr 8 Part IV – Sales (cont'd) 23
Apr 10 Part V – Negotiable Instruments 24
Apr 15-17 Part V – Negotiable Instruments (cont’d) 25, 26
Apr 22 Part V – Negotiable Instruments (cont'd) 27
Apr 24 Exam over Parts IV and V 19-27
Apr 29-May1 Review for Final exam
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Due Date: April 18, 2007.
How to turn it in: In person in class, or by email. Late submissions will receive no credit.
Assignment: Complete 3 case problems from the text, which can be found at the end of each chapter. DO NOT USE case problems from Chapters 1, 3, 4, or 5. One of the three case problems must a Question from Chapter 2. You cannot use the same Problem as my example below.
Length Requirement: There is no length requirement, other than the expectation that you answer completely and thoroughly.
Format: 12-point font, single oR double-spaced. Each question must be identified by Chapter and Question / Case Problem Number
The statute of frauds requires certain types of contracts to be in writing to be enforceable. Those contracts include agreements for the transfer of an interest in real estate, contracts that cannot be performed within one year and contracts for the sale of goods over $500. The second type of contract is at issue in this problem. The employment contract between Dean and the Co-op Dairy was for one year, but was not in writing.
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