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  • 1. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGECOURSE: BAD410 Business Law4.5 Quarter Credits32 Lecture Hours32 Lab Hours0 Extern Hours64 Total Clock Hours64 Hours Out of Class WorkPRE-REQUISITE: BAD100CONTACT INFORMATION: See Instructor Contact Sheet for Phone Number and E-mail.Online Office Hours Vary – Ask your instructor for their availability.General Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:30 to 12:45 p.m.5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon – ThursNOTE: Meetings are held during some of these times;Ask your instructor about their availability.COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course is meant to provide a general introduction to the legal environment thataffects individuals, businesses, and business transactions. In addition to providing ageneral introduction to the American legal system, this course will focus on specificlegal topics such as contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code.LEARNING OBJECTIVES:Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate basic knowledge in thefollowing:1. Learn to understand basic legal terminology and concepts.2. Learn how to evaluate issues of legal significance in business transactions.3. Apply legal reasoning to situations and form legal conclusions.4. Compare and apply various legal theories/interpretations to factual situations.5. Learn how to issue spot, weigh, and analyze risks, and gain a sense of comfort andfamiliarity with the legal system.6. Understand the reason for the creation of the Sarbanes-Oxley act.INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS & REFERENCES:Legal Environment of Business (6th) (Kubasek)0132664844Page 1 of 7 Revised 5/24/2013
  • 2. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGETOPICAL COURSE OUTLINE – See instructor for scheduled datesWeek1Critical Thinking and Legal TeasoningIntroduction to Law and the Legal EnvironmentThe American Legal SystemAlternative Tools of Dispute ResolutionConstitutional PrinciplesCyberlaw and BusinessWhite-Collar Crime and the Business CommunityEthics, Social Responsibility, and the BusinessWeek2The International Legal Environment of BusinessThe Law of Contracts and Sales - IThe Law of Contracts and Sales – IIThe Law of TortsProduct and Service Liability LawLaw of Property: Real and PersonalIntellectual PropertyReview for MID-TERM EXAMMID-TERM EXAMWeek3Agency LawLaw and Business Associations – ILaw and Business Associations – IIThe Law of Administrative AgenciesThe Employment RelationshipWeek 4Laws Governing Labor-Management RelationsEmployment DiscriminationEnvironmental LawRules Governing the Issuance and Trading of SecuritiesAntitrust LawsReview for Final ExamFINAL EXAMINSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY METHODSPage 2 of 7 Revised 5/24/2013
  • 3. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGEThis course will involve lecture and lab. Students are expected to read the required textassignments prior to class and participate in multimedia presentations anddemonstrations. Additionally, the professor may utilize additional instructional deliverymethods, including oral reports, special projects, and other related methods.On-Campus Attendance: Attendance will be taken hourly at the beginning of eachhour. All time missed from class including full session absences, tardiness, andleaving early will be recorded and included in the final attendance for each class.Any student absent or anticipated being absent for three (3) consecutive schooldays or more needs to contact the school director to see if the absences may beexcused. Excused absences include a medical emergency, death of animmediate family member, jury duty, or military duty. The school director willapprove excused absences on a case by case basis once documentation isreceived from the student. Four (4) absences (16 hours) in a 64-hour class mayresult in a failing grade and possible withdrawal from the College. Students whoarrive late or leave early will have the time recorded. Students who are not inattendance for 70% or more of the class may receive a failing grade and possiblewithdrawal from the College. Students who are absent from all classes for eight(8) consecutive days in which classes are scheduled, and who do not notify theCollege, may be withdrawn from the College for non-attendance. Appeals relatedto the attendance policy must be in writing and addressed to the AcceptanceCommittee. Failed courses must be repeated at the expense of the student.Students withdrawn from the College may apply for re-admission, which must bereviewed and receive the recommendation of the Acceptance Committee.Online Attendance: Online courses are offered during the same four (4) weektimeframe as on-ground courses. The online courses are available 24/7.Attendance is posted daily, Monday through Sunday (11:59 pm). Students mustparticipate online via the Blackboard platform and complete assignments in orderfor attendance to be posted. The same on-ground rules for absences apply forcourses taken online except for the rule regarding arriving late and leaving early.Four (4) absences (16 hours) in a 64-hour class may result in a failing grade andpossible dismissal from the College. Students who are not in attendance for atleast 70% or more of the class may receive a failing grade and possible dismissalfrom the College. Students who are absent from all classes for eight (8)consecutive days in which classes are scheduled, and who do not notify theCollege, may be dismissed from the College for non-attendance. Appeals relatedto the attendance policy must be in writing and addressed to the AcceptancePage 3 of 7 Revised 5/24/2013
  • 4. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGECommittee. Failed courses must be repeated at the expense of thestudent. Students withdrawn from the College may apply for re-admission, whichmust be reviewed and approved by the Acceptance Committee.MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:Attendance and Participation: 16%(1% for each day of attendance with participation)Professionalism Points: 10%Professionalism includes student contacting professor for any absences, withupdate regarding reason, return date, and makeup work requests, cell phones onvibrate and used only in urgent/emergency situations while in class, respectfulcommunication in classroom and while on campus, compliance with the collegedress code, and other related forms of professionalism, recognizing thatprofessionalism is key to career preparation.Out-of-Class Work, which may include written work, projects, etc.: 17%Labs, Quizzes, and/or Other Assignments: 17%Midterm Exam: 20%Final Exam: 20%Total: 100%OUT-OF-CLASS LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:For one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction, there is a minimum of two hoursof out of class student work or an equivalent amount of work.The following tasks may be assigned to the student to accomplish the writtenrequirements of this course:1. Identify a current business issue or problem (such as declining consumer purchasingpower, access to capital, funding healthcare, increased taxes, international competition,etc.), then research the problem. Prepare a written report that describes the issue orproblem in detail. The report must explain the significance of the issue or problem andoffer suggestions for dealing with it.Page 4 of 7 Revised 5/24/2013
  • 5. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE2. Deliver a presentation based on the written report or a different contemporarybusiness issue/problem. Describe the potential business impact of allowing the issue togo unresolved.Out-of-class work/learning activities may also include the following:• Reading and writing assignments• Projects• Clearly defined papers or reports• Practice or practical application of theory• Other learning experiencesFurther details will be provided by your professor. This is measured and reflected onyour syllabus as a percentage of your grade. In most cases, 17% of your grade isreflected from your out of class work.READING ASSIGNMENT – See instructor for scheduled datesWeek 1 Chapters 1-17Week 2 Chapters 18-28Week 3 Chapters 29-46Week 4 Chapters 47-54ASSESSMENT CRITERIA/ METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:Grades and grade points represent the final measure of a student’s performance in acourse. The following grades are used by Florida Technical College:Percentage Hours perGrades Equivalent Qtr Credit Grade PointsA – Excellent 90-100 1 4B – Above Average 80-89 1 3C – Satisfactory 70-79 1 2D – Passing 60-69 1 1F – Failing Below 60 1 0I – Incomplete N/A 1 0W – Withdraw N/A 1 0T – Transfer N/A 1 0An “I” is assigned when coursework is not completed in the appropriate times due tocircumstances beyond the student’s control. The student has 14 calendar days into thenext scheduled course to complete the requirements.Page 5 of 7 Revised 5/24/2013
  • 6. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGEAny “I” not removed by the student will be automatically converted to the otherwiseearned grade, typically an “F”.A grade of “W” is assigned as a grade for those students who request in writing towithdraw from a course prior to completing the mid-term. A grade of “W” is notcalculated into the GPA, but will be considered as credits attempted if the student hasincurred a financial obligation thus affecting the successful completion percentage.Degree students who withdraw during the drop-add period and enroll in another coursewill receive no grade in the original course.ACADEMIC CONDUCT:At Florida Technical College, students are expected to exhibit the highest standards ofacademic propriety. Academic misconduct prejudicial to the academic integrity of thestudent, fellow classmates, and/or school will lead to disciplinary action that may includesuspension or dismissal. Academic misconduct may include, but is not limited to, thefollowing:Cheating: Attempting to receive assistance from persons, papers or othermaterial without the permission of the instructor; or acquisition of an examinationand/or quiz prior to the examination date.Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as taking and using as one’s own the ideasand writings of another without giving appropriate credit through properdocumentation.Providing assistance to a student attempting to cheat or plagiarize is alsoconsidered academically dishonest.The consequences of any such conduct are dependent on the seriousness of theoffense that occurred; previous violations of policies and regulations by the student, andthe attitude and cooperation of the student as determined by the instructor and/orProgram Chairs. Disciplinary action for verifiable academic dishonesty is in theimmediate discretion of the instructor. The instructor and/or student may petition theSchool Director for a grievance decision. The instructor and/or School Director may takeone or a combination of the following actions depending on the circumstances of thecase:• The student will receive a zero for the individual effort.Page 6 of 7 Revised 5/24/2013
  • 7. SYLLABUSFLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE• The student will receive an “F” in the course for the quarter; if an “F”results as the course grade, the student may be dismissed, or may notmeet graduation or financial aid requirements.• The student will be dismissed immediately from the College. Studentshave the right to appeal decisions based on academic integrity to theExecutive Director.Notes:See AttachedPage 7 of 7 Revised 5/24/2013