NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Business Law I

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Business Law I
    B. Course Number: BS 213 - 30519
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Finger, David
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: DFinger@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: Virtual Monday: 5:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Tuesday: 5:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Wednesday: 5:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course emphasizes the legal framework of business: the basic principles of law that has impact on business and society. Emphasis is upon the principles of the contract. Other topics treated include the legal and social environment of business, personal property, bailments, and sales. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    Business Law I has been articulated in New Mexico and should transfer to all New Mexico schools. There is no guarantee of transferability and the student is advised to check with the receiving institution if they intent to transfer to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Business Law, Standard Edition, James F. Morgan, 5th edition

    Suggested:

    NONE

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Grading will be on a 200 point scale and based on the following components::

    Midterm Exam: 25 points
    Final Exam: 25 points
    Final Case Breif Assignment: 50 points
    Class Assignments: 50 points
    Quizes: 25 points
    Class Discussion and Reflective Dialouge: 25 points

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    We will be studying the legal environment of business. Students will study case law to determine the impact of court decisions on the interpretation of statutes as well as the effect of those decisions on the business environment. The course will cover topics including the legal environment of business, contracts, personal property, and sales. Specific emphasis will be placed on the topic of contracts.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    a. Describe the sources of law.
    b. Describe and explain dispute resolution and the court systems in the United States.
    c. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of negligence, intentional torts, and strict liability.
    d. Desribe and apply the essential aspects of contracts from creation, performance, breach, and remedies, including basic contract law from Article 2 of the UCC.
    e. Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and social responsibility, the ethical application of the law, and the relationship between ethics and the law.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    I check my email regularly by will not be at the NMJC except by appointment.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    2017

    CLASS RUNS Sunday to Saturday (deadline each week Saturday night, 11:59 pm time)



    8/21-12/9



    WEEK 1 8/21-8/26 Module 0 due

    WEEK 2 8/27-9/02 Module 1

    WEEK 3 9/03-9/09 Module 2

    WEEK 4 9/10-9/16 Module 3

    WEEK 5 9/17-9/23 Module 4

    WEEK 6 9/24-9/30 Module 5. Midterm exam due 9/30

    WEEK 7 10/01-10/07 Module 6

    WEEK 8 10/08-10/14 Module 7

    WEEK 9 10/15-10/21 Module 8

    WEEK 10 10/22-10/28 Module 9

    WEEK 11 10/29-11/04 Module 10

    WEEK 12 11/5-11/11 Module 11

    WEEK 13 11/12-11/18 Module 12

    WEEK 14 11/19-11/25 Module 13

    WEEK 15 11/26-12/02 Module 14

    WEEK 16 12/03-12/09 Module 15

    WEEK 17 12/10-12/6 Final Exam due 12/13

    Class ends 12/13, Final grades posted by 12/16, I am unable to respond or accept late work after 12/16. No exceptions.