MG 261 Business Law II
S1R 2013 SC
Gruenke, Douglas C.
J.D. - Southern Illinois UniversityB.A. - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
7:45 - 10:15 PM
MG 260 Business Law I
Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. 15th edition. Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, and Langvardt. 2012. ISBN: 0073524980
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, written asyncronous discussion (dialogue), examinations, websites and writings. The facilitator will engage learners each week in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
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: Weekly asyncronous written discussion with case studies, 2 in-class quizzes, and testing
My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about business law. Each student is responsible for:
Please note when assignments are due.
Class Participation (200 pts)
Case Studies (200 pts)
Mid-Term Examination (200 pts)
2 Quizzes (200 pts)
Weeks 3 and 7
Final Examination (200 pts)
Total 100% (1000 pts)
A message from the Park Management Department: "The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam."
**Note: The final is the core assessment.
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:
Week 1: Agency Law
Readings: Study chapters 35, 36, and "Reading and Briefing Cases" on pages 21-23.
Class Activities: Introduction to online computer conference learning. Introduction & discussion of syllabus/assignment schedule. We will discuss agency law, the duties an agent owes to principal, the duties a principal owes to an agent, and express, implied, and apparent authority as they relate to third parties and principal liability for an agent's actions. We will also discuss how to brief case law.
Week 2: Introduction to the Forms of Business
Readings: Study Chapters 37, 38, and 41.
Class Activities: We will discuss the forms of business, the formation of a partnership, the duties of a partner to a partnership and to the other partners, and the formation of a corporation.
Week 3: The Management of Corporations
Readings: Study Chapters 42-44.
Class Activities: We will discuss the organization and financial structure of corporations, the management of corporations including the duties of the board of directors and the officers, and the rights and liabilities of shareholders.
Quiz 1 - At the beginning of class in Week 3, we will have a closed book quiz over the material discussed during Week 1 and Week 2.
Week 4: Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy
Readings: Study Chapters 28-30.
Class Activities: We will discuss the difference between secured and unsecured transactions, the relationship between secured transactions and bankruptcy, and the types of bankruptcies.
Week 5: Employment Law and Environmental Law
Readings: Study Chapters 51 and 52.
Class Activities: We will discuss employment law and environmental law including the responsibilities of business owners to follow the various laws and consequences if the laws are not observed.
Mid-Term Exam - At the beginning of class in Week 5, we will have a closed book mid-term exam over the material discussed in Week 1 through Week 4.
Week 6: Negotiable Instruments
Readings: Chapters 31, 32 (pages 840-846), and 33.
Class Activities: We will discuss negotiable instruments, the types of indorsements, and the liabilities of parties.
Week 7: Consumer Protection Law, Accountant Liability, and Intellectual Property
Readings: Chapters 8 (pages 256-299), 46 and 48.
Class Activities: We will discuss the consumer protection acts, the legal and professional responsibilities of auditors, consultants, and securities professionals, and intellectual property.
Quiz 2 - At the beginning of Week 7, we will have a quiz covering material discussed Week 5 and Week 6.
Week 6: Negotiable Instruments
Week 8: Review and Final Examination
Final Examination: Each student will take the Final Examination by Friday of Week 8
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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 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.
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