MG 632 Legal,Social & Ethical Envir
F1P 2011 DL
Holtsclaw, Charice L.
Attorney, Associate Professor
J.D. - Washburn School of LawMBA - Park UniversityB.S. Bus. Mgmt - NWMSU
816-842-6700 (email preferred)
August 15 - October 9
The Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business
15th ed., by Reed, Shedd, Morehead, & Pagnattaro
(McGraw-Hill 2010) ISBN: 978-0-07-337766-7
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During this term we will explore regulatory, societal and ethical issues that face businesses every day and how they are being enforced in new and more imposing ways.
The major goal of this course is to help you understand the value in finding the right question to ask in a particular setting. Only if one can spot the issues that are inherent in any given scenario can the correct resources be brought to bear and the appropriate legal and ethical answers be found. The facilitator's educational philosophy centers around readings, cases and review questions because the best way to learn the law is through application. Lectures will supplement the readings to highlight important concepts, but class discussion and questions will be the main method which allows the concepts to sink in so that you will be able to apply them in a business setting. It is key that all assignments be completed to the best of your ability in a timely manner, and you apply the concepts for that week to your discussion.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Course Grading Scale - The components of the course and their respective worth are as follows:
Weekly online discussion and feedback entries
30 points each week
for 240 points total
30 points each week
for 210 points total
10 points each week
for 60 points total
Final exam (comprehensive)
Basis of Grades:
Grades for work in this course will be calculated based upon the following rubrics:
Discussion Activities Grading: There is a total of 30points each week. Each week there will be at least two questions and sections to comment on.
Weekly Homework Assignment Grading:
There are 30 homework points per week. Each week will contain a different number of questions and sections.
Examination question answers will be graded based upon agreement with the course text. Essay, discussion, and similar type questions will be graded for completeness, conciseness, and legal thought process, as well as for content. The student should provide relevent legal analysis based on the question presented.
Final examination - A computerized examination will be taken during the 8th week. The exam will not be proctored.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. If late work is approved, the Instructor will determine whether point should be deducted. Discussion points cannot be made up at a later date.
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