MG 261 Business Law II
U1DD 2011 DC
Rickrich, Carl W. II (Bill)
Adjunct Senior Professor
B.A. The Ohio State University, 1976J.D. The University of Toledo, 1979
Park University, DSCC.
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June 6, 2011, through July 31, 2011. .
5:00 - 10:45 PM
Business Law I, MG 260.
Mann and Roberts, Business Law and the Regulation of Business, 10th edition, 2009, South-Western Cengage Learning.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor will employ lecture, case studies and dialogue in exploring and developing issues that are addressed in class. Instructor will also provide instructor-prepared hand-outs explaining selected issues of law in additional detail in order to supplement the text's discussion. These hand-outs will either be distributed in class or will be distributed by way of the ECompanion site. Students will also prepare short essay style answers for four case study problems. These case study problems will be distributed to class members during the second, third, fifth and sixth weeks of classes. Examinations are comprised of multiple choice, true/false and essay question formats.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 RubricClass Assessment: The class assessment will include a midterm examination and a comprehensive final examination and four case study problems. These case study problems will be distributed to class members during the second, third, fifth and sixth weeks of class. Students will also be graded for class attendance and class participation. Please refer to the "Grading Plan" portion of this syllabus that follows.
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected. Students are expected to attend all class meetings, to be timely and to be prepared. Roll will be taken at each class meeting. Students are expected to make up all missed work.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: June 9th: Chapter 19, Introduction to Sales and Leases; Chapter 20, Performance; Chapter 23, Sales Remedies. June 16th: Chapter 48, Introduction to Property; Chapter 49, Real Property; Chapter 50, Transfer and Control of Real Property; and Case Study Problem One. June 23rd : Chapter 38, Secured Transactions and Suretyship; Chapter 39, Bankruptcy; and Case Study Problem Two. June 30th: Midterm Examination. July 7th: Chapter 31, Formation and Internal Relations of General Partnership; Chapter 32, Operation and Dissolution of General Partnership; Chapter 33, Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Companies; and Case Study Problem Three. July 14th: Chapter 34, Nature and Formation of Corporations; Chapter 35, Financial Structure of Corporations; Chapter 36, Management Structure of Corporations; Chapter 37, Fundamental Changes of Corporations; and Case Study Problem Four. July 21st : Chapter 44, Accountants' Legal Liability; Chapter 47, International Business Law. July 28th: Comprehensive Final Examination.
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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.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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