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The University of Texas at Dallas Business and Public Law – Honors Section BA 2301.

001 - Fall 2005
Instructor: Office Phone: E-mail: Web Page: Office Hours: Charles Solcher, JD, CPA 972-883-6347 Office: SOM 4.810 Home Phone: 972-713-8828

Please use WebCT for class related e-mail) http://www.utdallas.edu/~solcher MW 11:45 AM. - 12:45 PM MW 2:30 PM. - 3:15 PM. ALSO BY APPOINTMENT Course Objectives

Use of Critical Thinking: Understand and apply legal concepts that influence the lives and decisions of individuals and businesses on a day-to-day basis. The course will concentrate on the following areas: 1. The legal environment and Business 2. E-commerce 3. Contract law 4. Sales law 5. Negotiable Instruments 6. Business Organizations 7. Labor and Employment Relations 8. Property Understanding Ethical Considerations Involved in Legal Issues: Understand the ethical issues involving legal topics that confront both individuals and businesses on a day-to-day basis. Enhancement of Communication Skills: By class participation and discussion, students, communication skills will be improved. Grading System Maximum Points Four Tests (100 points) 400 Class Presentations/Participation 300 Research Assignments (three for 100 each) 300 TOTAL POINTS 1,000

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Class Presentations/Participation: Students should read the assigned chapters and complete the assigned problems prior to class and participate in class discussion. Presentation assignments will be discussed at the first class. In addition to the 300 points for presentations/attendance, the final grade for the course may be enhanced as a result of class participation. Research Assignment: Research topics will be posted on WebCT under Business and Public Law - B.A. 2301.001. Each assignment has a value of 100 points. Information concerning the research assignment may to found by accessing the on-line Lexis database. This database can ONLY be accessed from UTD’s computer labs or if off campus via UTD’s Pipeline. The projects are due on 9/19, 10/19 and 111/9/2005. Tests: Each test will be comprised of 25 true/false and 25 multiple-choice questions of equal value. Each test will require a Scantron Form 882. It is the responsibility of each student to provide the required Scantron form. General Information 1. Required Material Clarkson/Miller/Jentz/Cross, West’s Business Law, West Publishing Company, 9th Edition. Make-up policy: Only for very compelling reasons will a make-up test be allowed. 3. University Policy on Cheating:
Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the University. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents' Rule and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22. Since scholastic dishonesty harms the individual, all students and the integrity of the University, policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced.

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Class Schedule Business and Public Law - B.A. 2301.001

Date
8-22-05 8-24 8-29 8-31 9-07 9-12 9-14 9-19 9-21 9-26 9-28 10-03 10-05 10-10 10-12 10-17 10-19 10-24 10-26 10-31 11-02 11-07 11-09 11-14 11-16 11-21 11-23

Chapters

Assignments

Introduction & Chapter 1 Chapters 2/3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapters 6 Chapters 8/9 Test 1 Chapters 10/11 Chapters 12/13 Chapters 14/15 Chapters 16 Chapters 17 Test 2 Chapters 19/20 Chapters 21/22 Chapter 23 Chapters 24/25 Chapters 26/27 Chapters 28/29/30 Test 3 Chapters 33/34 Chapter 35 Chapters 41/42 Chapter 47 Chapter 48/49 Chapters 50/51 Final

1-8,9 2-2,7 and 3-1,2 4-3,7 5-1,4,5 6-1,3,6 8-1,4,6 and 9-2,6 Chapters 1-6, 8-9 10-1,3 and 11-3 1st Project Due 12-1,3,5 and 13-1,3,4 14-1,5 and 15-3,6 16-1,3 17-3,8 Chapters 10-17 19-1,3 and 20-1,6 21-1,4 and 22-1,4 23-2,6,7 24-2,4 and 25-1,4,52 2nd Project Due 26-1,2,4 and 27-1,7 28-1,5; 29-1,5 and 30-1,2 Chapters 19-30 33-2,8 and 34-2,3,8 35-2,5 41-4 and 42-2,3,4 3rd Project Due 47-1,2,3,8 48-1,4,6 and 49-1,2,5 50-6,9 and 51-1,2,3, Chapters 33-35,41-42,47-51

Grading Scale Grade From A+ 97 A 92 A88 B+ 85 B 82 B78 C+ 75 C 72 C68 D+ 65 D 62 D58 F -0-

To 100 96 91 87 84 81 77 74 71 67 64 61 57

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