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MG 261 Business Law II
Caruana, Mark


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

mg 261 Business law II

Semester

S2E 2012 PE

Faculty

Caruana, Mark

Title

adjunct faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B A political Science, USD
J D  law USD

Office Location

2725 Jefferson Street suite 11, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

760-434-4747

Other Phone

760-458-0422 (cell)

E-Mail

mark.caruana@park.edu

caruanalaw@aol.com

Semester Dates

3/26/12 thru 5/21/12

Class Days

Friday

Class Time

5pm to 10 pm

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 Business Law, The Ethical, Global and E-Commerce Environment, Mallor
 
14th edition
 
ISBN 978-0-07-337764-3

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Oyez.com 
NYTimes.com  
Findlaw.com
 
 
 

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Course Description:
MG261 Business Law II: A continuation of the study of contract, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues.3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG 260

Educational Philosophy:

I am honored to work for Park and I am looking forward to meeting each of you. This is a fantastic class which is, in essence, a journey through the development of law in areas of American Business.
 
Communication is an essential element of education. As students and professionals  we are required to express thoughts and ideas on a daily basis.  This class will be taught in seminar style. You will have a research paper and some "lesser writings". All papers must be done using APA format.
 
Please remember that I work for you. If you need any assistance I am willing to assist you. I am an adjunct and as such I do not have an office on campus. However, I have a law office in town. You may make an appointment there or I can meet you before or after class at the school. If either option is difficult then please feel free to call me and set a telephonic appointment.
 
Here is how to reach me: Mark V Caruana, J.D.
                                       2725 Jefferson Street, suite 11
                                       Carlsbad, Ca 92008
                                   
                                       fax               760-434-9183
                                       office           760-434-4747
                                       cell              760-458-0422
                                       email           caruanalaw@aol.com
 

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate the requirements and needs for insurance
  2. Analyze the remedies for breaches of an employment contract
  3. Identify the duties of good faith and fair dealing for agents
  4. Identify conflicts of interest in the employment and agency relationship
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:

Each of you will be assessed by the following means:
 
There will be two writing assignments. Each will be worth 150 points.                              300 points
 
There will be a midterm exam. The exam will be worth 200 points.                                  200 points
 
There will be a final exam worth 300 points                                                                    300 points
 
Class contribution                                                                                                          200 points
 
Total                                                                                                                           1000 points
 
Grading will be as follows:
 
                                                900 - 1000    A
                                                800 - 899      B  
                                                700 - 799      C 
                                                600 - 699      D
                                                    0 - 599      F
                                                        

Grading:

Class participation.........       20 %
 
Writing Assignments             30%
 
Midterm Exam    ...........      20%
 
Final Exam    ..................     30%

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:
I recognize that many of you may be on active duty and thus I will make as many adjustments as is reasonable, however, you will be given a deadline and work is due on that date. I will deal with emergencies on a case by case basis. If work is late without justification it will lose 10 percent of its value per day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Be prepared to contribute to this class. As students taking a survey of business systems there may be some of you with some strong opinions about some social applications. Please remember that this is an academic setting and please act accordingly.
 
 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One                     Introduction...Welcome...Brief review of 260
                                     Employment law, consumer law, Agency law
 
Week Two                   Agency law continues, rights of the principal
                                    Duties of P and A                                                  Writing One out
 
Week Three                 Finish P/A, start partnerships                                 Writing One In
 
Week Four                   Conclude partnerships, solo proprietership            Midterm Exam
 
Week Five                   Corporations, rights, management
 
Week Six                     Corporations continues, shareholder rights            Writing Two Out
 
Week Seven                Insurance law, Intellectual property                        Writing Two In
 
Week Eight                 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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