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BUS-304-20, Legal Environment Business I (FA14)

INSTRUCTOR: Faye Alston Cook

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Semester/Saturday/12:00-2:45 PM, 09/06/2014-12/13/2014

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the various sources of business law, the court system, and government regulation of business. In addition, the nature and classes of contractual law, consumer protection, and bankruptcy will be explored.  The student will also be introduced to the various types of business forms. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:     

1. To introduce students to the various sources of business law.

2. To understand the nature and classes of business contracts.

3. To be able to understand their consumer protection rights.

4. To acquire an introduction to the various forms of business organizations.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:

TEXT:  Business Law Principles for Today’s Commercial Environment:  Twomey & Jennings 3RD Edition, (West) Thomson/Southwestern Publishing Co. ISBN# 0-324-30394-7

ADDITIONAL READINGS: 

The instructor will provide additional readings during the course of the term that will be made available either online in the Joule classroom, in the Loyola/Notre Dame Library, or in paper form. 

TECHNICAL EXPECTATIONS:

All students must use Joule, Loyola/Notre Dame digital library services, Microsoft Office products, and email.

USE OF JOULE: 

This course will use the online classroom for a number of purposes. Grading, course content, reading materials, submission of assignments, and other important information will be shared in the online classroom. Students are expected to access and use the online classroom regularly.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:

1. Lecture

2. Case studies

3. Additional readings

GRADING:

Your final grade for this class will consist of the following assignments and participation. 

ASSIGNMENT - WEIGHT

Attendance and Participation - 5%

2 Exams — 30%

Final Exam — 15%

Weekly Assignments — 40%

Presentation — 10%

Each assignment and your participation will be graded on the scale of 0-100%, and your final grade will follow the University’s current grading scale, detailed below.

GRADING SCALE:

A=93-100%; B+=88-92%; B=81-87%; C+=75-80%; C=70-74%; D=60-69%; F=60% or lower