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MG 260 Business Law I
Sandoval, Robert


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

MG 260 Business Law I

Semester

S1B 2013 BL

Faculty

Sandoval, Robert

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Office Location

Before and After Class

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

915-544-3930

Other Phone

915-820-3930

E-Mail

robert.sandoval@park.edu

rssandoval@sbcglobal.net

Semester Dates

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Business Law-The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment
Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, Langvardt
15th Edition
Publisher: McGraw Hill/Irwin
Copyright: 2013
ISBN-10: 0-07-352-498-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-352498-6

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Course Description:
MG260 Business Law I Introduction to the law: contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspect of selected issues. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish between the role of the law and ethics in business decision making.
  2. Discuss the role the US Constitution plays in the regulation of business.
  3. Recognize the difference between civil and criminal law, and the duties and liabilities with each.
  4. Distinguish between intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.
  5. Examine the legal requirements for contract formation.
  6. Discuss what actions constitute a breach of a contract, and the remedies available.
  7. Explain the warranties imposed by law in the sale of goods


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the importance of law in business decision making.  This learning outcome will be assessed in the quizzes and the exams.
  2. Discuss the historical sources of law in the U.S.  This learning outcome will be assessed in the quizzes and the exams.
  3. Discuss the resolution of disputes inside and outside the legal system.  This learning outcome will be assessed in the quizzes and the exams.
  4. Discuss the role of law in the sale of goods and other commercial contracts.  This learning outcome will be assessed in the quizzes and the exams.
Core Assessment:

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 Rubric

Class Assessment:
Exam I:  Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7       
180 points.
Scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Final Exam:  Comprehensive. 
300 points.  
Scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Weekly Quizzes:                  
200 points. 
All quizzes are due by the last day of class and can be found in ECompanion.
The quizzes consist of objective type questions (MC and TF).  There are a total of 8 quizzes.

Class Attendance, Participation, and Discussion:
200 points.
Students are expected to attend class and participate in class discussions regarding the material in the textbook and material covered during the lecture. Note: This section applies although the student's absence may be "excused" for administrative purposes.

Homework:
120 points.
Homework assignments will be given during class.  The homework assignments will be based on the case problems at the end of the chapters and on class lectures.

Grading:
Exam I                       18%          180 points.
Final Exam                 30%          300 points.


Class Participation and Discussion of Homework Assignments:   20%   200 points.
Homework Assignments:                    12%    120 points.

Weekly Quizzes          20%           200 points.

900-1000 = A
800-899 = B
700-799 = C
600-699 = D
599 - Below = F

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Missed exams will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I require that students do nothing to disrupt the class.  Please do not use electronic devices anytime you are in the classroom, e.g., headphones, cell phones, IM, iPods, etc. (unless required for class).  Please arrive on time for class, do not leave early or anytime during class, and do not conduct private conversations, read newspapers, sleep, etc. during anytime you are in the class room. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1

Friday, January 18, 2013


Introduction
Chapter 1. The Nature of Law.
Chapter 2. The Resolution of Private Disputes.

Students read Chapters 1 and 2 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapters.

Week 2

Friday, January 25, 2013

Chapter 2. The Resolution of Private Disputes.

Chapter 3. Business and the Constitution.
Students read Chapters 2 and 3 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapters.
Chapter

Chapter 5. Criminal Law and Procedure.

Students read Chapter 5 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapter.

Week 3

Friday, February 1, 2013

Chapter 5. Criminal Law and Procedure

Students read Chapter 5 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapter.

Chapter 6. Intentional Torts.

Chapter 7. Negligence and Strict Liability.
Students read Chapters 6 and 7 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapters.

Week 4

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chapter 7. Negligence and Strict Liability.

Students read Chapter 7 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapter.

Exam I. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7.

Week 5

Friday, February 15, 2013

Chapter 9. Introduction to Contracts

Chapter 10. The Agreement: Offer
Chapter 11. The Agreement: Acceptance

Chapter 12. Consideration

Students read Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12 and complete assigned the Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapters.


Chapter 13. Reality of Consent
Chapter 14. Capacity to Contract

Chapter 15. Illegality

Students read Chapters 13, 14, and 15 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapters.

Week 6

Friday, February 22, 2013

Chapter 16. Writing

Chapter 17. Rights of Third Parties
Chapter 18. Performance and Remedies

Students read Chapters 16, 17, and 18 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapters.



Chapter 19. Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts
Students read Chapter 19 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapter.

Week 7

Friday, March 1, 2013

Chapter 23. Personal Property and Bailments

Students read Chapter 23 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapter.

Chapter 24. Real Property

Chapter 25. Landlord and Tenant
Students read Chapters 24 and 25 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapters.

Week 8

Friday, March 8, 2013

Chapter 26.  Estates and Trusts

Students read Chapter 26 and complete the assigned Problem and Problem Cases at the end of the Chapter.

Final Exam. Comprehensive.

Students complete all outstanding weekly quizzes and turn in all homework assignments. 

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 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1.Distinguish between the role of the law and ethics in business decision making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Clearly describes and states the distinctions and provides examples and supporting information Lists or states the distinctions. Provides no information that pertains to the distinctions No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Analysis          2. Discuss the role the US Constitution plays in the regulation of business. 3. Discuss the difference between civil and criminal law, and the duties and liabilities with each.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2. Discusses in depth several roles with examples from a wide variety of different types of businesses.



3. Discusses the differences and describes in great detail the duties and liabilities of each type of law.



 
2. Provides a discussion with at least three roles and examples from the basic types of businesses (retail, manufacturing, service).



3. Discusses the basic distinctions between civil and criminal law, and states the duties and responsibilities associated with each type



 
2. Does not describe or discuss the roles of the Constitution.



3. does not clearly describe and discuss the differences that exist be- tween the two types of law.



 
No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Distinguish between intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.  5. Examine the legal requirements for contract formation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
4. Provides a  thorough, description of all three (international torts, negligence, and strict liability) with descriptive examples.



5. Lists the legal requirements, and identifies exceptions, and explanations as to why each is important.



 
2. States the differences.







5.  Lists the requirements.







 
4.Provides incomplete or no distinctions.



2. Provides incomplete or no distinctions.



 
4., 5. No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
6. Identifies and thoroughly the types that need to be in writing with examples. 2. Lists and clearly states



the types.



 
6. Does not clearly state or describe the types. 6. No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Explain the warranties imposed by law in the sale of goods.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
8. Clearly identifies, describes, and explains the types of warranties with actual examples. 8. Lists and explains the differences. 8. Does not clearly state or describe the differences. 8.  No response, or no pertinent related information. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Discuss what actions constitute a breach of a contract, and the remedies available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Lists, describes,  and creates a very thorough description of the various types of breach and potential remedies.



Identifies, thoroughly describes and explains the reasons for the requirements for each types of contracts with comprehensive, supportive examples.



 
States and provides a brief discussion of two or more types of breach and possible remedies.



States the types of contracts.



 
Does not stat e what constitutes a breach.



Does not identify the types of contracts.



 
No response, or no pertinent related information 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1. Distinguish between the role of the law and ethics in business decision making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Provides a thorough description and distinctions in the roles.



2.  Provides a thorough, but exhaustive discussion of the role of the U.S. Constitution.



 
States and briefly describes the roles.



Provides a brief discussion, stating the or more roles that the Constitution provides.



 
Does not identify or distinguish between the roles. No response, or no pertinent related information 

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