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Distance Education · Business and Technology · Business - BUSI

Business Law
BUSI-2301

  • Summer II 2021
  • Section N21 CRN-40925
  • 3 Credits
  • 07/12/2021 to 08/09/2021
  • Modified 07/12/2021

Meeting Times

Final Exam: Aug 8, 2021 - Aug 9, 2021 - closes at 11:59pm

 

 Online Course

Students are supposed to work on homework assignments every day. There is a lot of material to keep up with and unfortunately, we still have to cover the law. Please try to manage your time and take the exams on time. 

This is a  Online 5-week course. 100% of the course is conducted using Blinn's E-Campus D2L platform. Students are required to complete work online and communicate with the instructor through e-mail.

IMPORTANT:

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY FAST-PACED COURSE WITH LOTS OF MATERIAL TO COVER! YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO SPEND A MINIMUM OF 6 - 9 HOURS PER WEEK ON THE COURSE CONTENT AND ASSIGNMENTS.

Time should be spent reading the chapters, taking notes and writing vocabulary, reviewing the power points and all supplemental materials, and taking unit exams

Contact Information

Professor: Dr. Lois A. Blyden, Esq.

Office Hours: Please email requesting a “meeting” using "Teams" or "Zoom"

Contact Information: Send email using Blinn Student email - for confirmation

Instructions to Download "Microsoft Teams": https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Instructor Email: [email protected]

 

Please be courteous and do not email after 9:00 pm (Monday – Friday). Emails sent on the weekend will have a 48 hours turnaround. If you wait until the last minute and complete your assignments, you may encounter issues with E-campus or the internet; however, this does not create an emergency for the Instructor. You have ample time to complete and submit assignments on time, so please use your time wisely.

Description

The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business.  The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property, and business law in the global context.  

Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.

 

Requisites

Prerequisites: High school coursework in U.S. history and government, or equivalent.

Corequisites: None

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes

1. Describe the origins and structure of the U. S. legal system.

2. Describe the relationship of ethics and law in business.

3. Define relevant legal terms in business.

4. Explain basic principles of law that apply to business and business transactions.

5. Describe business law in the global context.

6. Describe current law, rules, and regulations related to settling business disputes.

Materials

This course requires that you have access to a computer with internet access. Your SMARTbook Homework are located in McGraw Connect. Unit Exams are located in E-campus.

*I highly recommend that you purchase the textbook from the Blinn Bookstore to ensure you are buying the correct edition and to prevent long delivery days. Due dates are "NOT" be extended because you have not received your textbook. Please do not ask for recommendations regarding rental vs. purchase as I am not able to advise you on this matter — purchase textbooks from external sources at your own risk.

Dynamic Business Law w/Connect

  • Author: Kubasek
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill
  • Edition: 4th (2018)
  • ISBN: 9781264310463
  • Availability: Campus Bookstores

Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials

Course Requirements

This course meets online and full participation during scheduled class meetings is required. Blinn College believes that class attendance is essential for student success. 

Only those absences that fall within the four categories of excused absences listed in the College's Attendance policy (included in this Syllabus) will be considered excused for grading make-up assignments. Please note that neither illness, injury, nor other personal emergencies are deemed to be excused absences. The doctor's notes are not justified.

Students are granted four unexcused absences (two weeks of class) under the College's Attendance Policy before being dropped from the course. These should not be regarded as "skip days" and should be sufficient to cover all illnesses, injuries, and personal emergencies that occur over the semester.

Office Conference:

Students must contact Professor using Microsoft "Teams". Students are encouraged to have "their questions ready, so we will have a starting point to begin. If there is no work shown, then there is no need for assistance until the work is displayed on paper.

Cellular Devices:

Cellular devices are distractions to the learning environment. They should be out of sight at all times. Students will receive a warning if they are seen. If they are seen again in the same class period, the student will receive an absence for the day.

Testing Procedures:

All students must place their cellular devices, earplugs, headsets inside of their backpack, along with any jackets or hoodies. This will not be allowed in the testing environment. Also, if a student decides to open a new browser during testing, it will result in a "0" for the exam.

Student Email:

Blinn students are issued an email address on the Blinn College system. Please refer to Academic Technology on the Blinn College homepage. Your Blinn email account is the OFFICIAL means of communication between the instructor and the student. Students are expected to check your official email several times each week. The instructor does not reply to personal emails. 

Chapter Preparation:

Before attending each class meeting, the students are required to read each chapter.

Discussion Questions: 

Much of your interaction with instructors and fellow students, as well as a substantial portion of your course grade, depends on your involvement in the discussion threads. Your syllabus will tell you specifically how long and detailed each post should be and the percentage of your grade that your discussion thread posts comprise. Most importantly, you need to be aware of the mechanics of the discussion threads.


Here are some general tips for posting to the discussion threads:
• Respond to all points within each unit question
• Use proper grammar and spelling; i.e. utilize spell check and grammar check features when posting.
• Make sure you are meeting the minimum length requirements (as outlined in the syllabus)
• Remember to respond to your classmate’s discussion thread postings.
Use the discussion threads to your advantage. A college classroom offers many opportunities for learning and engagement. The discussion thread is one place where you can learn from your fellow students and they can learn from you!

Refer to: https://laulima.hawaii.edu/access/content/user/hallston/website/nolowgrades.htm on how to write using 3rd person when writing a formal discussion question. It is highly important to write in 3rd person as a business student.

Every student is required to make an initial post and reply to two colleagues throughout the class. 

Initial Post - 100 words minimum 

Reply Post - 50 words minimum

If the student only makes an initial post, he/she can earn up to a 50 on the discussion thread. If the student makes an initial post and a reply post, he/she can earn up to a 75. Lastly, if the student makes an initial post and completes two replies to classmates, he/she can earn up to a 100.

Homework

The homework assignment for each chapter will be administered through McGraw Connect or will be handwritten, as determined by the instructor. -- NO LATE HOMEWORK ACCEPTED!! 

Extra Credit

There is no extra credit for this course. Please be mindful to complete every assignment in the course to receive a curve.

Exams: Unit Exams

There will be three major unit exams during the semester. Each one will cover three chapters of material. The unit exams will be a mix of objective questions (Multiple Choice). Students will have a full class period to complete their Unit Exam in E-campus. Honorlock is required for this course.

While the Unit Exams are not comprehensive, per se, the entire semester builds upon itself, and you will need mastery of earlier material to be successful as the semester goes on.

Bear in mind that we agree with using publisher resources; therefore, once you have taken your exam, you cannot view the publisher's test again. If you are curious about what answers you have wrong, the instructor can provide you the topic areas. 

Publisher’s resources are “Intellectual Property”

As an instructor at Blinn College, I understand that some issues may arise that may prevent you from taking your Unit Exam. If you missed an exam, you will receive a "0"

Exams: Online (75 minutes ) only. "No Notes or Textbooks will be allowed to be used at all" under any circumstances."

 

Exams: Final Exam

The Final Exam will be comprehensive, covering material learned throughout the entire semester. Students will have two hours and fifteen minutes to complete the Final Exam, in our regular class location, at the time and date noted on the Blinn Campus Final Exam Schedule. "No Notes or Textbooks will be allowed to be used at all" under any circumstances".

Evaluation

This information below is set forth to allow fairness & consistency amongst all students. No individual exceptions will be made. 

Criteria

Grading  
A 90% - 100%
B 80% - 89%
C 70% - 79%
D 60% - 69%
F 59% & Below
   

Break Down:

Unit Exams 50%

"McGraw-Hill Connect" Homework 30%

Final Exam 20%

 

* For example: If your grade ends with an (8) or a (9) for the semester. The only way to receive a curve in the course is that you must have completed every assignment in the class. If you are missing one assignment, you will not receive a curve in the course. "No Exceptions"

Scholastic Integrity:

Students are required to do their own work and may not share answers on quizzes or exams. Any student caught violating Blinn's Scholastic Integrity Policy will be addressed accordingly. For more information, please see Scholastic Integrity policy in the Blinn College Policies section below.

Students are expected to adhere to all rules and standards set forth in the syllabus. The instructor reserves the right to modify or change this syllabus at any time. Students are expected to adhere to the academic honesty standards promulgated by Blinn College. There are no acceptable reasons for violating any of the stated rules and conduct standards published by the college or contained in the syllabus.

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the May Minimester, Summer I, and Summer II semesters: Back with Blinn.

Course Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.

Schedule

BUSI Law 2301 – N21

Discussion Questions

Weeks

Title of Discussion

Open Date

First Initial Post Due Date

Close Date

Module 1 - Week 1

Jurisdiction

7/12/2021

7/15/2021

7/18/2021

Module 2 - Week 2

Unjust Enrichment

7/19/2021

7/22/2021

7/25/2021

Module 3 - Week 3

Employment Law

7/26/2021

7/29/2021

8/1/2021

Module 4 - Week 4

Law of Agency

8/2/2021

8/5/2021

8/8/2021

 

Homework

Weeks

Assignment

Open Date

 Close Date

Module 1 - Week 1

H.W. (Ch. 1 – 4)

7/12/2021

7/16/2021

Module 2 - Week 2

H.W. (Ch. 5,7,8,9,10, 11)

7/12/2021

7/23/2021

Module 3 - Week 3

H.W. (Ch. 12, 14, 20, 21, 22)

7/12/2021

7/30/2021

Module 4 - Week 4

H.W. (Ch. 6, 24)

7/12/2021

8/6/2021

 

Exams

Weeks

Assignment

Open Date

Close Date

Module 1 - Week 1

Exam (Chapters 1- 4)

7/17/2021

7/18/2021

Module 2 - Week 2

Exam (Chapters 5, 7 -8)

7/24/2021

7/25/2021

Module 3 - Week 3

Exam (Chapters 9 -11)

7/31/2021

8/1/2021

Module 4 - Week 4

Final Exam (Chapters 6, 24)

8/8/2021

8/9/2021

Total of 48 contact hours