COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA
LAW’S IMPACT ON AMERICAN SOCIETY
SYLLABUS – ON-LINE COURSE
OFFICE PHONE: 215-751-8785
DEPT OFFICE: 215-751-8785
TEXT: LAW FOR THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE– 3RD Edition
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Author: Samuel Hodge Used: N/A
Publisher: McGraw Hill Custom New: $108.35 (approx.)
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GRADE DETERMINATION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
Exam One: 25%
Exam Two: 25%
Final Exam: 25%
Session Requirements: 25%
All session assignments, discussions, quizzes, and the examinations shall be graded and returned to you within approximately one week from the due date (end date) of each session.
The chapters listed below give the student an overview of the need for and application of laws in the U.S. We will study the different sources of law and their applications in a contemporary U.S. environment and law’s daily impact on the components of American Society. The student will be responsible for reading the chapters prior to their discussion in class.
Students are expected to complete each weekly session on time, by the dates and times indicated. If the assigned weekly session is not submitted on time, you will receive a ZERO (0) grade for that week's work. You will also not be able to progress to the next session. Missing a weekly session is the equivalent of missing three one hour classes. If you miss two sessions, you WILL be dropped from the course. It is essential that all weekly session requirements be completed and submitted on time each week. THERE ARE NO EXCUSES. This is an on-line course. All you need to do is access a computer and submit the required work when it is due.
INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY AND OFFICE HOURS:
Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at any time. I shall respond to all inquiries within 24 to 48 hours.
Students who believe they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss their accommodation form and specific needs as soon as possible, but preferably within the first week of class. If you need to request reasonable accommodations, but do not have an accommodation form, please contact the Center on Disability, room BG-39, phone number 215-751-8050.
Session One The United States Constitution
Session Two Part One: Law as the Foundation for the Business Enterprise
Chapter One: An Introduction to The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Session Three Chapter Two: Business Ethics
Session Four Chapter Three: The Courts
Session Five Part Two: The Building Blocks of the Las for the Entrepreneur
Chapter 4: Law of Contracts
Session Six Chapter 5: Business Torts
Session Seven Chapter 6: Property Law
Session Eight Chapter 7: White Collar and Other Business Crimes
Session Nine Chapter 8: Remedies Available in Court
Session Ten Part Three: Corporate Governance
Chapter 9: Corporate Governance and Business Organizations
Session Eleven Chapter 10: Employment Law
Session Twelve Chapter 11: International Law
Session Thirteen: Chapter 12: Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw
Session Fourteen Chapter 13: Public Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Fifteen Landmark Case Analysis
Although the topics to be studied below vary from one chapter to the next, the commonality is that all of the topics studied can have a direct impact on the lives of all persons and the interaction all persons may have with other people and organizations. The students who are registered in this class are expected to read all chapters and complete all of the weekly session requirements.
TO STUDENTS RECEIVING TITLE IV FINANCIAL AID FUNDS:
Effective Fall 2000, students who receive Title IV financial aid funds and who withdraw from ALL their classes before completion of 60% of the term, i.e., the 10th week (or its equivalent for summer terms) may be required to return all or a portion of their financial aid award. If it is determined that funds must be returned to the financial aid programs, students must make satisfactory payment arrangements within 45 days of notification or they become ineligible for further financial aid. Students who are registered with the Center on Disability must inform the instructor by the end of the first week of classes if special accommodations are requested.
PLEASE HAVE AN ENJOYABLE AND PRODUCTIVE SEMESTER!
Community College of Philadelphia
Course Level Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan
MARKETING & MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Course Name: Business Law
Course Number: MNGT 262
Course Description: A study of the key areas of the law as they apply to business including analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the “S” corporation, “C” corporation, Limited Liability Company, limited and general partnerships and sole proprietorships; the Uniform Commercial Code, including the law of sales, warranties and negotiable instruments; contract law and enforceability; liability for negligence and intentional torts; purchase and sale of real estate; and bailment of personal property.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain how the law impacts society and changes with new Court interpretations and new legislation. 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
2. Explain why any act or action taken in the world of business may have possible legal repercussions. 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
3. Describe how any act or failure to act or interact with others in business can have either Civil or Criminal legal penalties. 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
4. Identify the requirements for a valid contract and the rights and obligations created by a contract. 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
5. Explain how the law impacts on financial matters particularly in the areas of negotiable instruments, secured transactions, and bankruptcy. 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
6. Describe how a civil proceeding can be brought for either a negligence tort or for an intentional tort/damage to person or property of another. 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
7. Explain key aspects of employment &agency law and how to avoid civil or criminal liability for businesses and its agents/employees. 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
8. Compare and contrast the forms of organization especially the corporation as to conducting business and be familiar with the significance of operating in each form. 3 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
Each learning outcome for the course will be listed here.
Briefly describe how the instructor determined if each student met this outcome.
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