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MG 261 Business Law II
Joyner, Jack E.


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

MG 261 Business Law II

Semester

U1R 2011 SC

Faculty

JACK E. JOYNER, J.D.

Title

Adjunct Senior Professor

Degrees/Certificates


Juris Doctor, Law
B.B.A. Management

Office Location

Park Campus Center, Bldg 1650, SAFB, IL

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(618) 946-7589

E-Mail

Jack.Joyner@park.edu

Web Page

http://  na

Semester Dates

JUN 6 - JUL 31, 2011

Class Days

T- Th

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

MG260 BUSINESS LAW I

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
BUSINESS LAW and the REGULATION of BUSINESS: by MANN and ROBERTS, South-Western Cengage Learning,  10th ed., 2009. ISBN 13: 978-0-324-78660-6 and ISBN 10: 0-324-78660-3

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Any supplemental resource material will be provided to you in class.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
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Course Description:
MG261 A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues . 3:0:3: Prerequisite: MG260 (from catalog 2010-2011

Educational Philosophy:

To utilize various teaching techniques and presentation styles to maximize the opportunity for students to explore and learn foundational legal concepts and apply them effectively to the business world environment.  To emphasize development of communication skills and critical thinking ability by encouraging students to actively participate in discussions, debates and in-depth analysis of case studies and issues. To encourage thinking "outside-the-box", viewing issues from a legal, rather than ethical, moral and personal viewpoints.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the relationship between agent and principal
  2. Distinguish between the rights and liabilities of business owners, whether partners, members or shareholders.
  3. Discuss the most commons forms of bankruptcy.
  4. Describe how employment laws protect employees and impose duties on employers.
  5. Define and give examples of types of intellectual property.
  6. Identify and describe some of the consumer protection laws.
  7. Identify areas where the internet has affected the law as it relates to contracting, employment and intellectual property.


Core Assessment:
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 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 Rubric

Class Assessment:

Two written case briefs (1-2 pages single-spaced) 
 
Two unannounced quizes consisting of multiple choice and true/false questions. These will be closed book and closed notes. 
 
Two Exams:  The mid-term exam and comprehensive final are not take-home tests.  Both exams are closed book and closed notes. 
 
One 5-10  minute oral presentation is to be given on a legal issue/event pertaining to the course materials.  Subject matter and students to present same, shall be chosen by the Professor.  
 
Class participation consisting of volunteered input and directed queries from the Professor
 

Grading:

 

Assignments

% of
Grade

Week Due

2 Case Briefs @ 5 points each                =   (10 pts)

05%

TBA

2 Quizes @ 15 points each =                   =    (30 pts)

15%

TBA

Oral Presentation                                       =    (10 pts)

05%

TBA

Class Participation                                    =    (30 pts)

15%

Continually

Mid-Term Examination                              =    (60 pts)

30%

Week 4

Core Assessment (Final)                          =    (60pts)  

30%
Week 8  
Total Points                                                 =    (200pts)
100%

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 exam is the core assessment.

 

Course Grading Scale

A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89% 
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69% 
F = < 60% 

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Normally, late work will be reduced by one letter grade for each day late. Extenuating circumstances with proper documentation/verification MAY BE considered at the descretion of the instructor on a case-by-case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 

  1. Students should keep copies of all coursework submitted until the end of the term.
     
  2. Your Professor failed Mind Reading 101.  Please approach him with questions/problems in person or via email.  He does not like to be bothered needlessly, however if it is important to you it will not be a bother. He will get back to you ASAP.
     
  3. Courtesy, politeness and consideration of others is expected and REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.
     
  4. Anything voluntered in class by a student of a confidential nature, is not to be disclosed outside of class.
     
  5. Any information provided in this class is for educational use only and is not intended to be legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship. Also, you should not rely on anything you read on the Internet nor anything anything from this class as a substitute for sound legal advice. Due to varying circumstances and details, you should consult a currently licensed attorney in your state, when you have legal concerns/issues.

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

 VERY IMPORTANT NOTE

The instructor will delete/modify the assignments below, depending on available class time and current world events. This will normally entail deletion of certain sections or questions from the text and in some cases, their substitution with more relevant issues that may be currently in the news. If you are absent for any class period, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor or another student to obtain the changes.

Lesson 1:  Chapters 24 & 25
 
Lesson 2:  Chapter 28
 

Lesson 3:  Chapters 29 & 30 
 
Lesson 4:  Chapters 31 &32
 
Lesson 5:  Chapter 33

Lesson 6:  Chapter  34

Lesson 7:  Chapter 36  and review for MIDTERM  

Lesson 8:  Mid Term Exam
 
Lesson 9:   Chapter  39

Lesson 10: Chapter 41
 
 
Lesson 11: Chapter 42
 
Lesson 12: Chapters 43 & 45 
 
Lesson 13: Chapters 46 & 48

Lesson 14: Chapters 49 & 50

Lesson 15: Chapter 51  -  and review for Final Exam 

Lesson 16: FINAL EXAM

  

 

 
 

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 92

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 92-93

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 "F".
  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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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. 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Describe the relationship between agent and principal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Thoroughly describes the relationship, clearly stating the distinctions between agent and principal. Describes succinctly and clearly the relation. Does not clearly describe or distinguish between the two parties. No response or no pertinent information related to agent-principal relations. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
8. Identify areas where the internet has affected the law as it relates to contracting, employment and intellectual property.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Identifies, describes, and provides examples of how law impacts contracting, employment, and intellectual property protection. Identifies, describes, and provides examples of how law impacts contracting, employment, and intellectual property protection. Does not clearly identify areas. No response or no pertinent information related to agent-principal relations. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Identify and describe some of the consumer protection laws.Examine the types of business associations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Identifies and describes many (more than four) consumer protection laws.



States and describes several types of business associations and provides a thorough description of each type.







 
Identifies and describes at least two areas.



Identifies and discusses two types of business associations.



 
Does not clearly identify two or more laws.







Does not identify and examine at least two types of business associations.



 
No response or no pertinent information related to consumer protection laws.



No response or no pertinent information related to business associations.



 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Examine the types of business associations.Define and give examples of types of intellectual property.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
States and describes several types of business associations and provides a thorough description of each type.



Clearly define each type of intellectual property and submit examples.



 
Identifies and discusses two types of business associations.



Provides a simple, clear definition of two types of intellectual property.



 
Does not identify and examine at least two types of business associations. No response or no pertinent information related to business associations. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Describe how employment laws protect employees and impose duties on employers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Provide a description and a thorough explanation based on three or more laws.. Describes and provides an explanation for two basic employment laws. Does not identify and examine at least two types of basic employment laws. No response or no pertinent information related to business associations. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4. Discuss the most commons forms of bankruptcy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Identify  and provide a thorough discussion of  three or more forms. Identifies and discusses the use of two forms of bankruptcy. Does not identify and examine at least two types of bankruptcy. No response or no pertinent information related to business associations. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Describe how employment laws protect employees and impose duties on employers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Provides a thorough , and comprehensive description and explanation of the impact of three or more laws and the outcome on employment practices. Provides a description and a general explanation of how employment laws protect employees and affect employers. Does not provide a description of the ways employment laws affect employees and emplyers. No response or no pertinent information related to business associations. 

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