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MG 260 Business Law I
Carlisle, Clifford A.


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
SemesterF2QQ2004
FacultyCarlisle, Clifford A.
TitleSenior Professor - Business Law
Degrees/CertificatesBachelor of Arts - History
Masters of Business Administration
Juris Doctorate
Office LocationBuilding 1278, Hill AFB, Utah 84056
Office Hours0700 - 1630 M-F
Daytime Phone801.586.4189
Other Phone801.451.5227
E-Mailclifford.carlisle@park.edu
buy1@karmahum.com
clifford.carlisle@hill.af.mil
Semester Dates18 Oct - 10 Dec 2004
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:30 - 7:15 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Business Law
The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment
Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, Langvardt

Additional Resources:
None

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:
The professor's educational philosophy is one of interactivenesss based on reading the text material {including the cases setforth in each chapter) lecture, exchange of ideas, reactions to the reading, experiences, and discussions based to some degree on the socratic method.

Learning Outcomes:
Be familiar with the foundation and sources of US law.
Know the basic concepts of US legal systems.
Know what constitutes a crime and an intentional tort.
Know the various elements required to create a contact.
Know what constitutes real and personal property.
Know the various remedies for breach of contract.
Know the various types of bailments, and their distinguishing features.
Know the various elements of a sales contract and the remedies for breach of a sales contract.

Course Assessment:
There will be three (3) written exams each worth 100 points.  

Grading:
The tests will be comprised of forty (40) multiple choice questions each worth two (2) points and two (2) essay questions eacg worth ten (10) points.  Extra credit can be earned by outlining ALL the assigned chapters.  The outlines must be at least five (5) hand written pages or three (3) typed pages, double spaced.  No partial credit will be granted for partial completion of any one outline or ALL outlines.  The exams will not be comprehensive, i.e., once an area is tested, it will not be tested again.    

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission will only be allowed for good cause shown.  Eg. TDY, personal or family illness, a death in the family, etc.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be in class on time.  Students are not to engage in any activity that will distract from the learning environment or disturb the other students.  Students are to treat all other students and the instructor cuteously and with dignity.  Early departure and late arrivals are to be coordinated in advance with the instructor, when possible.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class Dates                      Chapters

OCT 25                            1 - 2

OCT 27                            3 - 4

NOV 1                            5 - 6

NOV 3                            7 - 8

NOV  8                            TEST 1

NOV  10                            9- 10

NOV  15                           11 - 12

NOV 17                           13 - 14

NOV 22                           15 - 16

NOV 24                            TEST 2

NOV 29                           17 - 18

DEC 1                           19 - 20

DEC 6                           21 - 22

DEC  8                           23 - 24

DEC  13                           25 - 26

DEC  15                            TEST 3  

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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