MG 260 Business Law I
S2E 2013 PE
Agnoli, Kristin W.
B.S. James Madison UniversityJ.D. West Virginia University
Camp Pendleton Classroom Location: TBD
3/18/2013 - 5/12/2013
5:00 - 10:25 PM
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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:
Homework Assignments (21%)
Class Attendance/Preparation/Participation (10.5%)
Research Project (10%)
Case Brief (10%)
Comprehensive Final Examination (30%)
1000 - 900
900 - 800
800 - 700
700 - 600
Less than 600
Rubric for Homework Questions
5 points: The answer clearly provides sufficient and relevant information that demonstrates a synthesis and integration of the designated learning outcomes. The conclusion (i.e. the "yes" or "no") is clearly stated along with the rule of law and supporting detail (i.e. the "why" or "because"). A thorough analysis of the applicable facts of the case or problem is also given.
4 points: The answer provides some sufficient, relevant information that demonstrates a synthesis and integration of the designated learning outcomes for most aspects. The conclusion, rule of law and supporting detail are clearly stated. There is some analysis of the applicable facts of the case or problem.
3 Points: The answer is relevant with little synthesis of learning outcome present. The conclusion, rule of law and supporting detail are stated. There is little analysis of the applicable facts of the case or problem.
2 Points: The answer is incomplete and lacks any integration or synthesis of learning outcomes. The conclusion, rule of law and supporting detail are stated; however, there is no analysis of the applicable facts of the case or problem.
1 Point: The answer has little or nothing to do with required assignment and the synthesis of designated outcomes. The conclusion is stated; however, there is no statement of the rule of law, supporting detail, or an analysis of the applicable facts of the case or problem.
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.
Homework: If homework is due at 11:59 PM PST, then 12:00 AM PST is late. Without an excuse that I approve of, in my sole discretion, you will receive no higher than a 75% if you turn it in 1 day late, no higher than a 50% if you turn it in 2 days late, and a 0 for anything after 2 days. Extensions may be made in very extenuating circumstances with prior approval by the instructor in the instructor's sole discretion.
Research Project and Case Brief: Both assignments are due at 11:59 PM PST on their respective due dates as set forth above in the Syllabus and in their respective rubrics. Therefore, 12:00 AM PST is late. Without an excuse that I approve of, in my sole discretion, you will receive no higher than a 75% for 1 day late, no higher than 50% for 2 days late, and a 0 for anything after 2 days. Extensions may be made in very extenuating circumstances with prior approval by the instructor in the instructor's sole discretion.
Mid-Term: You can only take the Mid-Term late with instructor permission. Without an excuse that I approve of, in my sole discretion, you will receive no higher than a 75% if you take it 1 day late and no higher than a 50% if you take it 2 days late. You cannot take the Mid-Term after Thursday of Week 5 unless you have an excuse which has been approved by the instructor.
Final Exam: You can only take the Final Exam late with instructor permission. I rarely give permission to take it late. Taking the final late could result in a grade of incomplete for the class. IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THE FINAL, YOU FAIL THE COURSE according to Park policy even if you have a D going into the final.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Our course follows the general schedule below. You will want to follow the specific weekly instructions in each weekly module on eCompanion to ensure that you meet all of the weekly requirements and receive the homework assignments.
The instructor may make adjustments in assignments and procedure at her discretion. Therefore, there may be adjustment in terms of chapter numbers, readings and sequence. Reasonable notice will be given by the instructor via an in- class announcement as well as on the eCompanion site, and/or Park e-mail.
Week 1 - March 21, 2013 - Foundations of American Law
Week 2 - March 28, 2013 - Business Ethics, Crimes and Torts, and Negligence
Lecture and Text Readings:
Chapter 4 - Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Critical Thinking
Chapter 5 - Criminal Law and Procedure
Chapter 6 - Intentional Torts
Chapter 7 - Negligence and Strict Liability
Week 3 - April 4, 2013 - Contracts - Introduction & Agreement
Lecture and Text Readings:
Chapter 9 - Introduction to Contracts
Chapter 10 - Agreement: Offer
Week 7: May 2, 2013 - Real Property Law and Landlord and Tenant Law
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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 2012-2013 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 be reported to the Academic Director. Subsequent offenses may result in an F for the entire course.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Attachments:Attachment 1 - Rubric for Attendance/Preparation/ParticipationAttachment 2 - Classroom Rules of ConductBibliography:
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