Syllabus for Posting FAll 2015

Syllabus for Posting FAll 2015 - GENB 4350 BUSINESS LAW AND...

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Unformatted text preview: GENB 4350 :: BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS Syllabus Fall 2015 Sections 21499, 21500 and 21501 Course Objectives -- To provide perspective in business ethics to improve your ability to recognize ethical issues and give you the tools to act with appropriate ethical insights when the time comes for you to do so; —- To teach you about some of the most important aspects of commercial law with a special focus on contracts and property. Our goal is to sensitize you to the legal issues arising in business and make you a better consumer of legal services in your business life; and to —- Give you the opportunity to improve your writing ability. This course is a designated "writing in the disciplines" course. Your ability to communicate is the foundation of your success in the future. Employers won't necessarily tell you that -- they just won't promote you. Take it seriously. Your goal should be to be both hirable and promotable as you pursue your dreams. Accommodations for Students with Disabilities The C. T. Bauer College of Business would like to help students who have disabilities achieve their highest potential. To this end, in order to receive academic accommodations, students must register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) (telephone 713—743-5400), and present approved accommodation documentation to the course administrator in a timely manner. Academic Honesty Policy The University of Houston Academic Honesty Policy is strictly enforced by the C. T. Bauer College of Business. No violations of this policy will be tolerated in this course. A discussion of the policy is included in the University of Houston Student Handbook: http://catalog.uh.edu/content.ghp?catoid=6&navoid=1025 You are expected to read the above policy and understand your obligations in this course. Specifically, in this course, academic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to): 1. Representing another's work as your own without proper citation (i.e., copying or paraphrasing textbooks, articles, the internet, another student, or any other resource without providing a proper citation). This includes using resources from the lnternet and not providing a proper citation. You must use quotations where necessary, and/or properly paraphrasing the work. You also must provide a citation to the source in both cases. Using the same or substantially the same paper you submitted to a class other than GENB 4350. Recording or printing questions and/or answers from an online or paper exam or quiz. Using any unapproved materials on an exam, assignment, or other graded item. Discussing the exam questions and answers during the exam week before exam grades are posted. Discussing Assignments 2, 3, or 4 with another student before grades on Assignment 4 have been returned. 7. Using a clicker to record another student’s answers during class (or having someone else use your clicker to record your answers). 9155905) .05 8. Answering clicker questions in more than one class during a week. 9. Giving another student or receiving from another student the clicker question and/or answer from a class session. We check the originality of your papers using www.turnitin.com. This website compares your paper to every paper submitted into the www.turnitin.com, as well as resources found on the internet. If your paper is sufficiently similar to another student's paper in any area or relies on resources without proper credit, you will be reported to the college for academic dishonesty. You may earn an F in the class or be expelled from the university for plagiarizing, cheating, or othenNise violating the academic honesty policies in this class, depending on the circumstances. Instructor Daniel Currie Office: 4020 UCBB / 713—743-4806 Office Hours: Email: [email protected] Teaching Assistant Stephanie Kan Office: 4020 UCBB Email: [email protected] Also: Lori Whisenant [online lectures] She appears in online lectures. She was formerly the course administrator and instructor, in case you wonder why you’re listening to her. Textbooks and materials See Blackboard for the most up to date information. There are four separate items that you'll need to purchase: 1. Essentials of Business Law textbook (Liuzzo) either the 7‘“, 8‘" or 9‘h edition will work. 2. Deepwater Horizon ethics simulation; 3. Helios Video cases 4. Clicker (optional) Written Assignments, Exams, Quizzes and Simulation Participation You will earn points in this class by doing the following: 1. Four written assignments submitted to Turnitin 2. Three exams 3. Participation in the Deepwater Horizon simulation 4 Four quizzes on the Helios video case series, Crossing the Line 5 Bauer Code Quiz All due dates are shown on the Blackboard Calendar. That calendar, as of Sept 1 is also appended to this document in list form. Summary of course requirements and point values Assignment/Exam/Participation “ Written Assignments (4) 250 Exams (3) 1 50 Crossing the Line (Helios) video cases quizzes: (4) Deepwater Horizon Simulation Participation Optional Bonus: Clicker Points, maximum Optional Bonus: House of Cards online quiz, maximum Total POSSIBLE points, not including bonus: 650 Final Grades Final grades will be awarded based on this scale: Writing assignments The writing assignments are designed to provide an opportunity for you to: (1) analyze ethical dilemmas by applying the ethical reasoning theories introduced at the beginning of the semester and (2) practice thinking and writing skills within a business context. Here is a summary of the purpose and learning goals for each of the writing assignments: Assi- nment Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Assignment 3 Assignment 4 Pur-ose/learnin . coals Level of difficult Practice writing about an Easy easy subject Describe an ethical dilemma YOU faced and how/why you made the decision you did Initial assessment of basic thinking and writino skills View a business case through 2 ethical lenses You will be given a short case to analyze using 2 ethical theories we study Understand how to apply ethical reasoning to business case View a business case through 2 different ethical lenses Using the same short case as in assignment 2, you will analyze the same case using 2 different ethical theories Understand how to apply ethical reasoning to business case Understand how to apply ethical reasoning to business case Combine your efforts on assignments 2 and 3 into Assignment 4 Learn how to improve thinking and writing skills by engaging in revising and editing process Final assessment of ethical reasoning of business case ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ALERT: All assignments are individual assignments and must be analyzed and written by individual students. This means that there shall be no collaboration on any of the writing assignments. Students must not discuss the case with anyone prior to the late due date, or share their papers with anyone. Assignments 2, 3, and 4 are treated as a single assignment. Therefore, there shall be no discussion of these assignments until Assignment 4 has been graded. Here is a summary of the purpose and learning goals for each of the writing assignments: Puro-ose/learnin oals Level of difficul basic thinking and Assignment 1 Practice writing about an Easy easy subject writin- skills Assignment 2 View a business case Moderate through 2 ethical lenses Understand how to apply ethical reasoning to business case Assignment 3 View a business case Moderate through 2 different ethical lenses Understand how to apply ethical reasoning to business case Assignment 4 Understand how to . apply ethical reasoning to business case ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ALERT: All assignments are individual assignments and must be analyzed and written by individual students. This means that there shall be no collaboration on any of the writing assignments. Students must not discuss the case with anyone prior to the late due date, or share their papers with anyone. Assignments 2, 3, and 4 are treated as a single assignment. Therefore, there shall be no discussion of these assignments until Assignment 4 has been graded. Describe an ethical dilemma YOU faced and how/why you made the decision you did Initial assessment of You will be given a short case to analyze using 2 ethical theories we study Using the same short case as in assignment 2, you will analyze the same case using 2 different ethical theories Combine your efforts on assignments 2 and 3 into Assignment 4 Learn how to improve thinking and writing skills by engaging in revising and editing process Final assessment of ethical reasoning of business case Exams There are three one-hour exams administered in the CASA testing center in room 242 of the UCBB. Prior registration with CASA (one time in your academic career at UH) is required. Helios Video Cases There are four video cases in the series, Crossing the Line, which you should watch in preparation for a brief quiz on each, administered through Blackboard. Deepwater Horizon Simulation For information regarding this simulation, please go to deepwatersim.com. Bauer Code Quiz You may take this as many times as you want until the due date. You will receive a different set of questions each time you retake the quiz. This quiz must be completed as individuals (not as partners or groups). To do otherwise will be considered academic dishonesty. You should watch the Bauer Code Presentation prior to attempting the quiz Questions? Please consult Blackboard, which is the main method by which we communicate class requirements and expectations. If you don’t find the answer there email either Prof. Currie or our TA, Stephanie Kan for assistance. We also have office hours as posted in Blackboard. Events GENB #530 From 9/1 to 12/17/15 - University of Houston f S IMw/lm‘I‘m September 1 0 Events - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM (9/5) Watch Online Lectures: Ethical Reasoning I and II, Writing for GENB4350 Notes: Since this is a hybrid course, these online lectures take the place of the second lecture that we'd normally have in a 3 hour class. - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM (9/5) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/ 3) Due: Deepwater Practice Round 1 decisions Notes: In each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the kind of decisions you'll make. September 2 - Events - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM (9/5) Watch Online Lectures: Ethical Reasoning I and II, Writing for GENB4350 Notes: Since this is a hybrid course, these online lectures take the place of the second lecture that we'd normally have in a 3 hour class. - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM (9/5) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: - 12:00 AM (9/1) to 11:59 PM (9/3) Due: Deepwater Practice Round 1 decisions Notes: in each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the kind of decisions you'll make. September 3 - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM (9/5) Watch Online Lectures: Ethical Reasoning l and II, Writing for GENB4350 Notes: Since this is a hybrid course. these online lectures take the place of the second lecture that we'd normally have in a 3 hour class. - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM (9/5) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: Central Time Time Zone as 0~F 1963/01/17 Assi’ngMJVWI'S/ Exams Cat/1427,05 ' H’lClIt/ I- September 2015 October 2015 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S ' ' " 1 2 .3 .4 's s 7 s 910 ._1_1'1‘2_1‘s, 1'4_1s16'17 '18_1112.§Z!223334 2'25 26 2‘7' 2'1: 29 30 31 .9 1,0 1'1. 1.2.1 1_3'1_4_ 1_s '1§ i_7 1s'_ 19" 2'0 _21 '22" _23 24' 2'5} 26' 2'7 23 2'9 36 ' - 12:00 AM (9/ 1) to 11:59 PM Due: Deepwater Practice Round 1 decisions Notes: In each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the kind of decisions you'll make. September 4 0 Events - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM (9/5) Watch Online Lectures: Ethical Reasoning I and II, Writing for GENB4350 Notes: Since this is a hybrid course, these online lectures take the place of the second lecture that we'd normally have in a 3 hour class. - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM (9/5) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: - 11:59 PM to 11:59 PM Deepwater Student Handbook Quiz September 5 0 Events - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM Watch Online Lectures: Ethical Reasoning I and II, Writing for GENB4350 Notes: Since this is a hybrid course, these online lectures take the place of the second lecture that we'd normally have in a 3 hour class. - 12:00 AM (8/31) to 11:59 PM Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: September 6 o No Entry September 7 0 Events - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/12) Watch: Online Lectures for Plagiarism I and II and Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: This is a hybrid course. These lectures are intended to take the place of the missing second lecture. - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/12) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: September 8 0 Events Page 1/11 Events From 9/1 to 12/17/15 - University of Houston September 2015 October 2015 smrwrrs surwrrs 12.3.4151 . 1.23 §_ 7 _a 9 1o 11 12 1 4 s s 1_ § '9_10 13 14 15 16 1'7"_1'é 19‘ 111213 14 15-16 _1_7 20 21 2212324 25,25," 13_ 19_. 20 _2'_1 22 23 24 27 28 29 go '2_5 2'6 27 28 29 so 31 - 12:00 AM (9]?) to 11:59 PM (9/12) Watch: Online Lectures for Plagiarism I and II and Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: This is a hybrid course. These lectures are intended to take the place of the missing second lecture. - 12:00 AM (9/7) to 11:59 PM (9/12) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/ 10) Due: Deepwater Practice Round 2 decisions Notes: In each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the kind of decisions you'll make. September 9 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9]?) to 11:59 PM (9/12) Watch: Online Lectures for Plagiarism I and II and Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: This is a hybrid course. These lectures are intended to take the place of the missing second lecture. - 12:00 AM (9/7) to 11:59 PM (9/ 12) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: - 12:00 AM (9/8) to 11:59 PM (9/10) Due: Deepwater Practice Round 2 decisions Notes: In each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the kind of decisions you'll make. September 10 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9]?) to 11:59 PM (9/12) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: - 12:00 AM (9/7) to 11:59 PM (9/12) Watch: Online Lectures for Plagiarism I and II and Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: This is a hybrid course. These lectures are intended to take the place of the missing second lecture. - 12:00 AM (9/8) to 11:59 PM Due: Deepwater Practice Round 2 decisions Notes: In each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the kind of decisions you'll make. Central Time Time Zone - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Due: Writing Assignment 1 Notes: Submit via Turnitin September 11 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9/7) to 11:59 PM (9/12) Watch: Online Lectures for Plagiarism I and II and Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: This is a hybrid course. These lectures are intended to take the place of the missing second lecture. - 12:00 AM (9/7) to 11:59 PM (9/12) Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: September 12 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9/7) to 11:59 PM Watch: Online Lectures for Plagiarism I and II and Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: This is a hybrid course. These lectures are intended to take the place of the missing second lecture. - 12:00 AM (9/ 7) to 11:59 PM Read: Deepwater Student Guide and Related Materials Notes: September 13 o No Entry September 14 0 Events - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/19) Read: Business Law Text Chapters 1 and 2 (Liuzzo) Notes: Chapter 1: Introduction to the Legal System<br>Chapter 2: Ethics and the Law - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/16) Watch: Helio Video Case: (Crossing the Line) Dianne Cattani Notes: This is the video case to which you purchased access from Helios. It is part of a series of four cases. - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/19) Watch: Online Lectures Critical Thinking, Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: September 15 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/19) Watch: Online Lectures Critical Thinking, Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: Page 2/11 Events From 9/1 to 12/17/15 - University of Houston - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/19) Read: Business Law Text Chapters 1 and 2 (Liuzzo) Notes: Chapter 1: Introduction to the System<br>Chapter 2: Ethics and the Law - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/16) Watch: Helio Video Case: (Crossing the Line) Dianne Cattani Notes: This is the video case to which you purchased access from Helios. It is part of a series of four cases. - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/17) Due: Deepwater (Regular) Round 1 decisions Notes: In each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the kind of decisions you'll make. Legal September 16 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/19) Watch: Online Lectures Critical Thinking, Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/19) Read: Business Law Text Chapters 1 and 2 (Liuzzo) Notes: Chapter 1: Introduction to the System<br>Chapter 2: Ethics and the Law - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM Watch: Helio Video Case: (Crossing the Line) Dianne Cattani Notes: This is the video case to which you purchased access from Helios. It is part of a series of four cases. - 12:00 AM (9/15) to 11:59 PM (9/17) Due: Deepwater (Regular) Round 1 decisions Notes: In each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the kind of decisions you'll make. Legal September 17 - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/19) Watch: Online Lectures Critical Thinking, Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/19) Read: Business Law Text Chapters 1 and 2 (Liuzzo) Notes: Chapter 1: Introduction to the System<br>Chapter 2: Ethics and the Law - 12:00 AM (9/15) to 11:59 PM Due: Deepwater (Regular) Round 1 decisions Notes: In each round of the simulation you must make a series of management decisions. We have two practice rounds to give you a chance to become familiar with the Legal Central Time Time Zone SeptemberZOlS S M T W T F S _1_ _2 3 j_ s_ 6 7. 3210.11.12. 3.43st 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23' 3412526? '27 25251 30 ' October2015 s M T w T F s 1' '. _1.2 3 2'} s 6_ 7' a 9-10' .11._12 13 1315 1_s 17 .gs 1929 21 2; 23 24 25 26 27 23 29' 30 31 kind of decisions you'll make. - 11:59 PM to 11:59 PM Quiz: Crossing the Line: Diann Cattani September 18 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/19) Watch: Online Lectures Critical Thinking, Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM (9/19) Read: Business Law Text Chapters 1 and 2 (Liuzzo) Notes: Chapter 1: Introduction to the System<br>Chapter 2: Ethics and the Law Legal September 19 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM Watch: Online Lectures Critical Thinking, Writing for GENB 4350 Notes: - 12:00 AM (9/14) to 11:59 PM Read: Business Law Text Chapters 1 and 2 (Liuzzo) Notes: Chapter 1: Introduction to the System<br>Chapter 2: Ethics and the Law Legal September 20 o No Entry September 21 0 Events - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/26) Read: Business Law Text Chapters 3 and 4 (Liuzzo) Notes: C. x Words<br>C. X More Words September 22 0 Events - 12:00 AM (9/21) to 11:59 PM (9/26) Read: Business Law Text Chapters 3 and 4 (Liuzzo) Notes: C. x Words<br>C. X More Words - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (9/24) Due: Deepwate...
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