BUSL 1101 Online Business Law and the Regulatory Environment
Instructor: Prof. Martin A. Goldberg
Instructor’s Office: Maxcy 118B-8, Office Hours:TR1-3 p.m., and by appointment
Class Times and Location: Online
Textbook: Goldberg and Kruth, Business Law 8e, available online.
Course Description: An overview of the legal system as it relates to the operation of a business. Topics will include those relating to the establishment and continuity of business relationships, including contracts, product liability, warranty, agency, business entities, property, business crimes and torts, intellectual property, credit and bankruptcy, and those regulating business activities, including employment, environment, securities, and antitrust laws. 3 credits
Course objectives: The objective of this course is to introduce students to the legal concepts most relevant to the operation of a business enterprise, and to understand their application to business decisions. After this course, the student will be able to:
|Week||Chapter(s)||By Tuesday 11:59 p.m.||By Thursday 11:59 p.m.|
|1/28 – 1/30||1||First online posts for module||Written assignment #1|
|2/4 – 2/6||1||Second online posts for module||Module/Chapter1 Exam|
|2/11 – 2/13||2||First online posts for module||Written assignment #2|
|2/18 – 2/20||2||Second online posts for module||Module/Chapter2 Exam|
|2/25 – 2/27||3||First online posts for module||Written assignment #3|
|3/3 – 3/5||3||Second online posts for module||Module/Chapter3 Exam|
|3/10 – 3/12||4||First online posts||Written assignment #4|
|3/24 – 3/26||4||Second online posts for module||Module/Chapter4 Exam|
|3/31 – 4/2||5||First online posts for module||Written assignment #5|
|4/7 – 4/9||5||Second online posts for module||Module/Chapter5 Exam|
|4/14 – 4/16||6||First online posts for module||Written assignment #6|
|4/21 – 4/23||6||Second online posts for module||Module/Chapter6 Exam|
|4/28 – 4/30||1-6||First online posts for module||Final Paper Due|
|5/5||1-6||Second online posts for module||Optional: Paper revisions|
Grading:(1) Online discussion on Tuesdays for each two-week module will count for 40 points, for a total of 280 points for all online discussion. (2) Each written assignment will count for 25 points, for a total of 150points for all written assignments. (3) Each exam will count for 60 points, for a total of 360 points for all exams. (4) The final paper will count for 210 points.
So, the total points available will be = 1,000. A student’s grade will be determined as follows: 900-1,000 points is in the A range, 800-899 points is in the B range, 700-799 points is in the C range, 600-699 points is in the D range, and less than 600 is an F. In all cases, grading will be subject to applicable policies, particularly but not limited to those related to attendance and academic integrity.
Attendance: Attendance in this course is required, and in this online course timely online participation counts as attendance. Any student who is absent for more than two weeks of meetings may be dismissed from the course or, if not dismissed, receive a lower or failing grade.
As this is an online course and access to the Internet is nearly everywhere, it will be rare for an absence to be excused. However, if there is a special problem, such as a hospitalization or a death in your family, please let me know as soon as you do what the situation is.
Academic Integrity:The University of New Haven expects its students to maintain the highest standards of academic conduct. Academic dishonesty is not tolerated at the University. To know what is expected of them, students are responsible for reading and understanding the statement regarding academic integrity in the Student Handbook. Please note that academic integrity violations are not limited to plagiarism and cheating as those terms are commonly understood, but also to any misrepresentation, express or implied, related to this course, such as making or silently acquiescing to the making of any misrepresentation related to attendance.
Use of Email: Because of the large numbers of emails I get from students, I recommend certain procedures that will help me get back to you with as prompt and complete response as possible.
Disability Services: The University of New Haven seeks to maintain a supportive academic environment for all students inclusive of those with any disabilities, chronic medical conditions or military related disorders. If you feel that you may need reasonable accommodations in this course, please provide me with your Verification of Disability/Request for Reasonable Accommodations letter or contact the Campus Access Services office to begin the process to ensure that accommodations can be made available to you. Campus Access Services is located in Sheffield Hall on the ground floor in the rear of the building, and can be reached by email at CampusAccess@newhaven.edu or by phone at (203) 932-7332.