MG 261 Business Law II
F2J 2012 IN
Marlow, Sidney G.
October 22, 2012 through December 16, 2012
5:30 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, 15th Edition Mallor/Barnes/Bowers/Langvardt ISBN: 9780073524986 Publisher McGraw Hill Irwin
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, reading, class discussion, case analysis, examinations, quizzes, and student project and paper. Also, to encourage the student to develop critical thinking skills and analysis of legal issues through discussion of the topics covered in the class by questions directed at those topics.
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; quizzes each week, after the first week, in which no examination is given, and one student research project and related paper. In addition, attendance, class participation in discussion of topics covered or case analysis,
will be graded as well.
Grading: Examinations: two, mid-term 200 points (20% of total course points). The mid-term will be objective in nature, comprised of approximately 100 True/False, Multiple Choice or Matching questions, covering the chapters assigned and discussed in Weeks One, Two and Three.
Comprehensive Final, 300 points (30% of total course points). The Final Examination will be objective in nature, comprised of approximately 150 True/False, Multiple Choice or Matching questions, covering all chapters assigned and discussed in the seven weeks prior to the Final, with a slight emphasis on the chapters assigned for weeks four, five, six and seven.
Quizzes, five 60 points each (300 total points, 30% of total course points), one each week in which no examination is given, except week one The quizzes will cover the chapters that were assigned for and discussed in the prior week to the quiz, and, usually consist of 10 questions in the True/False, Matching or Multiple Choice formats.
One project with related paper, 100 points (10% of total course points) The Paper, will be approximately 4 to 5 pages in length, and will be a comparative analysis of the advantages and disadvantages from a legal perspective for businesses operating in the various partnership and corporate formats presented in the text.
Attendance, class participation, 100 points (10% of total course points). Attendance will receive approximately 50% of the total points, with a proportionate deduction of points for each unexcused absence. Class participation means discussing legal issues and topics regarding the chapters being discussed in class, and, answering questions asked by the instructor regarding the topics in the chapters discussed in class. Students need not try to answer every question asked, but should be willing to contribute to the general discussion at some point during each class.
Total 1000 points
A: 900-1000 points
B 800-899 points
C 700-799 points
D 600-699 points
F 599 and fewer points
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: Courtesy should be shown to all members of the class and the instructor at all times. Additional rules regarding the classroom rules of conduct will be disclosed on the first night of class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Lecture, Chapters 35, 36, and 37 Agency
Week 2: Lecture, Chapters 38, 40 and 41 Partnerships Quiz
Week 3: Lecture, Chapters 42, 43 and 44. Corporations Quiz
Week 4: Mid-term Examination. Lecture, Chapters 28, 29 and 30 Credit Project Assigned
Week 5: Lecture, Chapters 51 and 52 Environmental and Employment Law Quiz
Week 6: Lecture, Chapters 31, 32 and 33. Commercial Paper Quiz
Week 7: Lecture, Chapters 8, 46 and 48 Intellectual Property, Accountant Liability, Consumer Protection Quiz
Week 8: Review of Chapters from Weeks 1 through 7. Comprehensive Final Examination Project Due
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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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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
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