MG 260 Business Law I
F1L 2012 WTH
Chad N. Pfister
J.D, Valparaiso UniversityB.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
Park University Faculty Lounge
August 15, 2011 - October 9, 2011
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Textbook: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. by Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, and Langvardt; Irwin McGraw-Hill, 15th ed., 2012. ISBN# 9780073524986
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SCOTUSblog- An excellent blog that tracks the happening of the United States Supreme Court
Revised Statutes of Missouri - Online search-able site of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri
Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School - The most comprehensive site for free legal information including the United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations and United States Supreme Court opinions
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on interactive activities both inside and outside of the classroom. Lectures, readings, quizzes, class discussion, examinations, writing, presentations and the use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process. Students will be required to analyze, criticize and synthesize information learned and apply this information in the examination of the law in the United States.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 260. 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 may not 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:
This is a Blended Class. Students will be expected to attend and participate in all in-class sessions, as well as participate in all online activities, including discussion questions, group chats and quizzes. Students will be expected to log in to e-Companion on a regular basis for course updates and participation.
Class assessments will be through the use of pedagogical tools, to wit: class attendance and participation, online threaded discussions, quizzes, group projects, writing assignments and examinations. Quizzes will be given weekly through the e-Companion system and will consist of a combination of true/false questions, multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank. The examination will utilize a combination of true/false questions, multiple choice questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, and short answer/essay questions. Students will be expected to participate in online threaded discussions on a weekly basis. Participation expectations will be provided during the first class.
The final course grade will be determined using the following rubric:
In determining the number of points assigned to an activity, the major factors will be the following questions:
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 MUST come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson. There will be many different views and opinions, as such no one should be chastised or ridiculed for their contribution to the class. Students must treat the instructor and the other class members with respect and with courtesy. Cell phones shall be turned off or placed on silent during class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: In-Class and Online Activities
Week 1: Foundations of American Law
Week 2: Torts and Crimes
Week 4: Consent, and Capacity to Contract, The Statute of Frauds and the Rights of Third Parties
Week 5: Remedies, Sales and Product Liability
Week 6: Property Law and Landlord-Tenant Law
Week 7: Group Project and Review
Week 8: Proctored Final Examination
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 95-96
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 95All available resources will be utilized in determining whether plagiarism has occurred, including but not limited to software programs and online searches.
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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