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MG 261 Business Law II
Hoffarth, Debra


Business Law II
Park University – Minot Air Force Base Fall II 2004
COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: BA/MG261
COURSE DESCRIPTOR: MGE
COURSE TITLE: Business Law II
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Fall II 2004
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Debra L. Hoffarth
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Instructor
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION:
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Before and After Class
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 701.838.8752
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: debhoffarth@hotmail.com
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: October 18, 2004 – December 12, 2004
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Monday, Wednesday
CLASS SESSION TIME: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
PREREQUISITE(S): Business Law I (MG260)
CREDIT HOURS: 3

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.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is a continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues.
FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:
I believe in interacting with students by providing an open forum to express ideas through lecture, classroom discussion, readings, internet and videos.


COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course, each student should be able to discuss and describe the basic principles of law in contracts, property, crimes, torts, and negotiable instruments.

COURSE TEXTBOOK:
Mallor, Jane P., et. Al. “Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, Twelfth Edition.” McGraw Hill 2004.
ACADEMIC HONESTY:
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”
PLAGIARISM:
“Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
Students are expected to come to all classes on time. An unexcused absence is an absence without contacting the instructor prior to class meeting or an absence not necessitated by emergency. If work or illness requires you to miss a scheduled class, please contact me or Park University prior to class.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS:
We have an exam on November 10, 2004. We also will have five quizzes throughout the semester. Students who miss the exam must contact the instructor immediately in order to discuss the possibility of a make-up exam. A make-up exam will be given only in an extreme emergency and is given solely at the discretion of the instructor. Any late exam taken will be completed by the next scheduled class period. Quizzes may be made up on instructor’s discretion.
COURSE ASSESSMENT:
? One in-class multiple choice/essay exams (100 pts)
? Class participation (40 pts based on instructor judgment. Instructor will consider frequency of participation and preparedness for class)
? Five quizzes (10 pts each, 50 pts total – Student will be able to drop lowest quiz score)
? Two Written Assignment – (25 points each, 50 points total)
? Individual Project – (100 points)
? Total of 330 pts (340 pts – 10 pts for dropped quiz)
GRADING PLAN:
A 297-330 90-100%
B 264-296 80-89%
C 231-263 70-79%
D 198-230 60-69%
F 197 points and below Below 60%


CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
Class Preparation: Students are required to read the assigned material and come prepared to discuss the issues assigned.
Quizzes/Examinations: Tests will include any or all of the following: multiple choice, matching, definition, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, essay, or identification. Students may drop their lowest quiz score.
Written Assignment: One written assignment will be due on November 8, 2004 at the beginning of class. The second written assignment will be assigned for November 24, 2004. The written assignment will be due on Monday, November 29, 2004 at the beginning of class. This written assignment is in lieu of class on September 24, 2004.
Individual Project: Each student will be required to complete an individual project concerning federal regulatory schemes. The individual project will include a written report for the instructor and a presentation to the class concerning the topic. Each student will pick a federal regulatory scheme they wish to study with prior approval by the instructor.
Miscellaneous: The syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. If you miss class, try to borrow notes from a classmate because some exam questions may be based on the lectures.
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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:
DATE CHAPTERS TOPIC
October 18, 2004 31, 32 Introduction to Course; Negotiable Instruments

October 20, 2004 No class – Instructor Ill
October 25, 2004 33, 34 Liability of Parties, Checks, Electronic Transfers

October 27, 2004 No Class – Work on Individual Projects – Topics Due November 3, 2004
November 1, 2004 35, 36 Agency
QUIZ
November 3, 2004 37, 38 Intro to Business Formation, Partnership QUIZ
November 8, 2004 39, 40 Dissolution of Partnership, LLC, LP, LLLP; Review for Midterm; Written Assignment #1 Due at the beginning of class; Review for Midterm
November 10, 2004 MIDTERM EXAMINATION
November 15, 2004 41, 42 Intro to Corporations, Corporate Organization

November 17, 2004 43, 44 Corporation Management, Shareholder Rights & Liabilities QUIZ
November 22, 2004 45, 46 Securities, Administrative Agencies
November 24, 2004 No Class -Written Assignment due 11/29/2004
at beginning of class
November 29, 2004 47, 48 Legal & Professional Responsibility of Consultants, Federal Trade Commission Act & Consumer Protection Laws QUIZ
December 1, 2004 49, 50 Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Robinson-Putman Act
December 6, 2004 51, 52 Antitrust Exemptions, Environmental Regulations; QUIZ
December 8, 2004 Individual Project Reports – In Class Presentation