LG324 Contract Management & Law

for S2DD 2012

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LG 324 Contract Management & Law


S2DD 2012 DC


Chapman, Virgil


Adjunct Professor


Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science, Management/Logistics, Park University
Associate in Applied Science, Aircraft Systems Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force

Office Location


Office Hours

6:00-9:00 PM

Daytime Phone


Other Phone




Semester Dates

March 19 to May 13, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 11:00 PM


MG 260 - Business Law I

Credit Hours



Brown, G.W.; Sukys, P.A. (2009). Business Law: With UCC Applications (12th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-352494-8 

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Additional Resources:
Supplemental Text: Epstein, A. (2008). Contract Law Fundamentals. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-11478-X

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Course Description:
LG324 Contract Management and Law: A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions.3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG260

Educational Philosophy:

The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of active participation between the facilitator and the students based on readings, lectures, discussions, and examinations. The facilitator will encourage each student to express their ideas and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the role of legal council in an organization. The student should include a discussion of corporate, and outside legal services, alternate dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration
  2. Define an agent and principle; include a description of the duties and liabilities of each.
  3. Discuss the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The student should explain its origin and use.
  4. Explain offers and acceptance in relation to contracting. Include the essentials of a purchase contract.
  5. Analyze delivery, acceptance, and payment as related to contracting.
  6. Discuss the Convention on the International Sale of Goods. The student should explain its origin and use to include its relationship to the UCC.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the difference between the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Midterm Exam - 200 Points
Final Exam - 300 Points
Position Paper - 200 Points
Class Participation - 200 Points
Quizzes - 100 Points
Total - 1000 Points
Points are assigned based on grade received (e.g. 90% on Final Exam - .90x30=27 Points)


Each student will be graded on academic achievement. Letter grades will be assigned based on the following:
A - 900-1000 Points
B - 800-899 Points
C - 700-799 Points
D - 600-699 Points
F - 0-599 Points
Midterm Exam will consist of 50 questions covering the material from weeks one through three.
Final Exam - will consist of 50 questions and is comprehensive of all material covered.
Paper - A minimum of four pages covering the basics of contract law and contractual characteristics. The paper should clearly state the students knowledge of the concepts by describing each basic and characteristic.  Once that is covered, the student must include a minimum of four concepts into a contract they enetered into. 
Grammar, punctuation, and spelling - 2 Points
Proper citation of references - 3 Points
Content - 15 Points
Class Participation will be graded each week based upon content, application, analysis of the topic, critical thinking, and use of reference material to support the point. Four points will be given for each week we cover 3 or more chapters.  Two points will be given for the weeks we cover only 2 chapters.
Quizzes - Two will be given as cited below.  Each will be worth 5 points, have 20 questions, and cover any material from prior weeks.  

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:

All assignments are due on the dates provided in the weekly unit instructions. Late work will only be accepted with prior consent of the instructor. All late work is due prior to the next scheduled class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Professional conduct is expected by students at all times. A credible level of effort appropriate to the course material is expected. Although this will vary from student to student due to work or personal events, it is the responsibility of the student to be adequately prepared for all class sessions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Chapters 1, 2, 6, 7
Week 2: Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11 (quiz)
Week 3: Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15
Week 4: Midterm Exam
Week 5: Chapters 16, 17
Week 6: Chapters 18, 19, 20 (quiz; paper due)
Week 7: Chapters 33, 34
Week 8: 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 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 .


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