MG 260 Business Law I
S2T 2011 DL
March 14 to May 8, 2011
Textbook: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. by Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, and Langvardt; Irwin McGraw-Hill, 14th ed., 2010
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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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: Weekly asynchronous written discussion with case studies, an assigned written research project on a business law related topic for (a.k.a. term paper), testing.
Please note that there is no extra credit in this class.
Grading: My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about business law. Each student is responsible for:
Please note when assignments are due.
Class Participation (45 pts)
Case Studies (30 pts)
Mid-Term Examination (60 pts)
Gulf Oil Paper (75 pts)
Proctored Final Examination** (90 pts)
Total 100% (300 pts)
A message from the Park Management Department: "The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam."
**Note: The final is the core assessment.
Course Grading Scale
A = 90- 100% (or 270 points or higher)
B =80-89% (or 240 to 269 points)
C = 70-79% (or 210 to 239 points)
D = 60-69% (or 180 to 209 points)
F = < 60% (177 or fewer points)
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 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.
Mid-Term: You must contact me to open the Mid-Term for you if you are late as it will close at midnight in the Mountain Time Zone. What is late? 12:01 in the Mountain Time Zone on Sunday night of week 4 is considered too late to take the exam. You can only take the Mid-Term late with my permission. Without an excuse that I approve of (hospitalization, for example), you will receive no higher than a C if you take it 1 day late and no higher than 50% if you take it 2 days late. You cannot take the Mid-Term late after Tuesday of Week 5.
Final Exam: You can’t take the Final Exam late without instructor permission. I rarely give permission to take it late. However, hospitalization or deployment to Iraq during exam week are acceptable reasons to take the final late. Taking the final late could result in a grade of incomplete for the class. IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THE FINAL, YOU FAIL THE COURSE according to Park policy even if you have a D going into the final.
Paper and Case Studies: If work is due at midnight, then 12:01 is late. There is a 10% penalty per day for late work. No work will be accepted after four days late.
Discussion: Discussion must take place within the week that it is due. There is no credit given for posts after the week has ended.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for On-line Participation
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification. Online Course Policies
Week 1: An Introduction to the Legal System
Week 2: Torts and Crimes
Week 3: Introduction to Contracts
Week 4: Consideration, Consent, and Capacity to Contract
Week 5: The Statute of Frauds and the Rights of Third Parties
Week 6: Remedies and Product Liability
Week 7: Personal Property Law and Landlord-Tenant Law
Week 8: Review and Proctored 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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92Students are required to do their own work in this course. Anyone who cheats in any way (including dividing the work with others and submitting their work as your own) will receive an F in the course and be reported to the Academic Adviser for possible expulsion.
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93Students are required to do their own work in this course. Students who plagiarize will receive an F in the course and be reported to the Academic Adviser for disciplinary action or possible expulsion.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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Additional Information:Grading Rubric for paper:
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