MGMT 101 SYLLABUS - California State University, Sacramento...

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Instructor Jordan T.L. Peters, J.D. Class times MGMT 101 M/W: 10:30 to 11:45 E-mail halgasj@csus.edu Office Tahoe 2123 Office Hours M/W: noon to 1:30 p.m. Also—additional times are available by appointment . Please contact me any time that you are having problems or concerns with the material Phone 278-7085 (campus office—T/R); 543- 2899(home evenings); 916-476-3587 (law office—M,W,F) --Please leave a message if I am not available; your call WILL BE returned Text Contemporary Business Law and Online Commerce Law 6 th edition, Henry R. Cheeseman. Catalog Description A study of business law for the business professional. Aside from investigating substantive law, the course stresses critical thinking and analytical evaluation of contemporary business problems. The course also encourages the identification of ethical concerns along with the ability to anticipate potential legal problems with the goal of preventing them. Covers introduction to the legal system; court procedures; contracts and sales; business organizations; real and personal California State University, Sacramento MGMT 101—Legal Environment of Business B 1
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property; labor and employment law; product liability, and the government regulation of business. I. Introduction Upon completion of this course, you should have an increased appreciation of the American legal system and an increased understanding of the impact of law on managers. You should also have an increased understanding of how to perform a detailed, fact-intensive analysis of a legal issue, propose remedies for legal problems, and discuss ways for businesses to stay profitable and clear of litigation. II. MGMT 101 Educational Goals 1. Provide students with an understanding of basic processes and institutions in the US legal system. Students should be able to explain common court processes and compare alternatives to these processes presenting reasons why and when one might choose a court or an alternative. 2. Enable students to distinguish, explain, and provide examples of the interrelationship between rules of law and rules of ethics. 3. Enable students to distinguish different sources of law, their attributes and strengths and weaknesses of each source. Special attention to enabling students to explain the why and how administrative agencies regulate business conduct. 4. Provide knowledge of legal rules which businesspersons must apply on a day to day basis including tort law, including an ability to define and provide examples of intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability torts, and the common defenses, about the legal requirements of a contract, contract rights and duties, and the nature and consequences of the failure to perform a contract obligation and about basic rules of sales, especially warranties and product liability law, personal and intellectual property, agency, business associations, and employment law. 5.
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