LG324 Contract Management & Law

for F2R 2012

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LG 324 Contract Management & Law


F2R 2012 SC


Arnold, Gay D.


Adjunct Faculty


Masters of Arts in Management and Leadership/Bachelor of Science in Management and Human Resources
Acquisition Career Field of Contracting- Level III;Acquisition Career Field of Information Technology-Level II
Defense Acquisition Corps Member

Office Location

Park Campus Scott AFB, IL

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone






Semester Dates

October 22, 2012 - December 16, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM



Credit Hours


Contract Law Fundamentals-Edition: 2008
Author:  Epstein, Adam
ISBN13:  978-0-13-114748-5
ISBN10:  0-13-114748-X

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Any supplemental resource material will be provided to you in class.

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Course Description:
LG324 Contract Management and Law: A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions.3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG260

Educational Philosophy:
Education is a life-long process and may mean something different to each of us.  This class may be directly related to some students major's or their current job and for others there may be no direct relation to either.  However, between the course material and the classroom sharing of personal experiences, I hope all of us will learn something that can be used either in our personal lives or to improve our work experiences. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the role of legal council in an organization. The student should include a discussion of corporate, and outside legal services, alternate dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration
  2. Define an agent and principle; include a description of the duties and liabilities of each.
  3. Discuss the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The student should explain its origin and use.
  4. Explain offers and acceptance in relation to contracting. Include the essentials of a purchase contract.
  5. Analyze delivery, acceptance, and payment as related to contracting.
  6. Discuss the Convention on the International Sale of Goods. The student should explain its origin and use to include its relationship to the UCC.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Two Exams (a mid-term and a comprehensive final),   two quizzes, Presentation- a one to two page typewritten (double spaced) OUTLINE of your presentation on any course subject, a five minute presentation, and assigned homework (based on material covered).


-Two quizzes 100 points each  (quizzes will be announced the week prior)   (20%)
-One to two page (double spaced) typewritten Outline (students choice selected topic related to course material, with instructor approval, outline format example will be provided by instructor, minimum of 2 resources, provide resource information at end of outline) 100 points (10%)
-Brief  Presentation (5 minute oral on approved topic, slides, or visual material optional) 100 points (10%)
-Midterm Exam 200 points (Chapters 1-8) (20%)
-Participation and Discussion 100 points (attendance, preparation and completion of in-class assignments will be used to determine the class participation as well as actual class discussions, students will be expected to participate in discussion) (10%)
-Comprehensive Final Exam 300 points. (Chapters 1-16)  (30%)
Total  points possible 1000=100%

Total of 1000 points possible.  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 

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.

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:
Unless coordinated with the instructor prior to absences, late submission of course work will result in 25% of allowed points if one class late and will not be accepted in excess of one class late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in a classroom will be dismissed from class.  Such behavior includes, but not limited to, use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc.  Students who are dismissed from class may be given a failing grade, suspension, or expulsion from Park University.  Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension from Park University. 

We may be critiquing others work so appropriate constructive comments should be used at all times.  Civility in the classroom and respect of the opinions of others is very important.  Courteous behavior and responses are expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:  Introductions, Class discussion on Chapter 1-2
Week 2:  Class discussion on Chapters 3-4
Week 3:  Class discussion on Chapters 5-6 and Quiz 1 (Chapters 1-6)
Week 4:  Class discussion on Chapters 7-8, Review for Midterm-Midterm Exam (Chapters 1-8)
Week 5:  Class discussion on Chapters 9-10
Week 6:  Class discussion on Chapter 11-Class Presentations (outline and 5 minute presentation),
Class discussion on 12-13
Week 7:  Class discussion on Chapters 14-15 and Quiz 2 (Chapters 7-14)
Week 8:  Class discussion on Chapter 16, Comprehensive Test Review, and Final Exam

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 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 .


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