MG 261 Business Law II
F1J 2012 DN
LLM, JD, BSCHE / UNIVERSITIES OF LOUISVILLE AND MISSOURI
IN CLASSROOM BEFORE CLASS EACH THURSDAYS
4:00 PM TO 5:30 PM
August 20, 2012 through October 14, 2012
5:30 pM TO 10:00 PM
Textbook: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. 15th edition. Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, and Langvardt. 2012. ISBN: 0073524980 , OR BUSINESS LAW 2, BY THE SAME AUTHORS, 2012 ISBN98711211334113 FOR PARK UNIVERSITY BY THE MCGRAW HILL COMPANIES
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: NONE
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A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. Pre-requisite: MG 260
MY PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE. READ THE ASSIGNMENTS, COME TO CLASS PREPARED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, ASKING QUESTIONS AND GIVING ANSWERS IN CLASS ABOUT THE CHAPTERS ASSIGNED. NO ONE IS EXCUSED FROM ANY CLASS. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, YOU ARE NOT EXCUSED FROM THE DISCUSSIONS THAT YOU MISSED. OFTEN SCHEDULES CHANGE, EXAMINATIONS ARE MOVED UP AND OTHER IMPORTANT CHANGES ARE GIVEN. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE UP ANY QUIZ YOU MISSED, BUT YOU WILL NOT BE UP TO SPEED UNLESS YOU DISCUSS THE CLASS YOU MISSED WITH AN ATTENDING STUDENT.
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: THERE WILL BE TWO EXAMINATIONS PREPARED FOR YOU BY THE PROFESSOR AND THERE WILL BE ONE CORE ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION PREPARED BY THE UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT. ALL EXAMINATIONS ARE CLOSED BOOK AND CLOSED NOTE EXAMINATIONS. THE TWO PROFESSOR GENERATED EXAMINATIONS WILL BE WORTH 200 POINTS EACH, OR 20 PERCENT OF YOUR FINAL GRADE EACH, OR A TOTAL OF 40 PERCENT OF YOUR FINAL GRADE. THE CORE ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION WILL BE WORTH 300 POINTS, OR 30 PERCENT OF YOUR FINAL GRADE. IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE 6 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS OR QUIZES WORTH 15 POINTS EACH OR A TOTAL OF 90 POINTS OR 9 PERCENT OF YOUR FINAL GRADE. THE HOME WORK OR QUIZES WILL BE GIVEN EACH NIGHT THAT ARE NOT EXAMINATION NIGHTS. FINALLY, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO CREATE AN ARTICLE OF INCORPORATION DOCUMENT FOR A FICTITIOUS COMPANY THAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO CREATE IN BUSINESS. THIS DOCUMENT WILL BE WORTH 200 POINTS OR WORTH 20 PERCENT OF YOUR FINAL GRADE. THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE TYPED, DOUBLE SPACED AND OF AT LEAST FIVE PAGES IN LENGTH. IF YOU WANT TO USE OUTSIDE REFERENCES OTHER THAN THE TEXTBOOK TO ASSURE A BETTER GRADE, PLEASE INCLUDE A BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THOSE REFERENCES.
TEN POINTS ARE RESERVED FOR THE PROFESSOR TO GIVE AS BONUS POINTS FOR PERFECT ATTENDANCE AND EXCELLENT PARTICIPATION DURING THE COURSE.
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF POINTS FOR THE COURSE IS 1000 POINTS.
AT THE STUDENT OPTION, A RESEARCH PAPER ON A TOPIC APPROVED BY THE PROFESSOR CAN BE SUBMITTED WORTH AS MUCH AS 30 POINTS TO MAKE UP FOR ADVERSE EXAMINATIONS AND HOMEWORK GRADES. THIS PAPER MUST BE TYPED, DOUBLE SPACED AND OF AT LEAST FIVE PAGES IN LENGTH. NO FOOTNOTES ARE REQUIRED, BUT YOU MUST INCLUDE A BIBLIOGRAPHY TO SHOW THE SOURCE OF YOUR RESEARCH.
ALL PAPERS, HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS , THE ARTICLE OF INCORPORATION AND THE EXAMINATIONS MUST BE IN THE PROFESSOR'S POSSESSION ON THE LAST DAY OF THE COURSE.
THAT NIGHT YOUR PROFESSOR WILL CALCULATE YOUR GRADE AND SUBMIT IT TO THE UNIVERSITY.
Course Grading Scale
100-90% 1000-900 points= A
89-80% 899-800 points = B
79-70% 799-700 points = C
69-60% 699-600 points = D
59% or less 599 points or less= F
Total possible points: 1000
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:
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification. Online CoursePolicies
WEEK ASSIGNMENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
ONE INTRO/CHAPTERS 1 THRU 3 2
TWO CHAPTERS 4 AND 5 3
THREE CHAPTERS 6 THRU 9 4
FOUR MID TERM EXAMINATION 2 THRU 4
FIVE CHAPTERS 10 THRU 12 1 AND 6 AND 7
SIX CHAPTERS 12 AND 13 8 AND 9
SEVEN CHAPTERS 19 AND 20 10 AND 11
EIGHT FINAL EXAMINATION AND CORE
ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION 1 THRU 11
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 95-96Students are required to do their own work in this course. Anyone who cheats in any way (including dividing the work with others and submitting their work as your own) will receive an F in the course and be reported to the Academic Director.
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 95Students are required to do their own work in this course. Students who plagiarize will receive a 0 on the assignment for a first offense and will be reported to the Academic Director. Additional offenses will result in an F in the class.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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 .
Last Updated:7/18/2012 11:32:58 AM