LEB 323 Pedersen Spring 11 Syllabus

LEB 323 Pedersen Spring 11 Syllabus - SYLLABUS Business Law...

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SYLLABUS Business Law and Ethics LEB 323 Spring 2011 T, Th 12:30-2:00pm UTC 4.134 UNIQUE # 03510 Lecturer : Frances A. Pedersen, J.D. Office : CBA 5.210 Office Phone : 471-0412 Office Hours : T, Th 2:00-2:45pm (drop-in), and by appointment E-Mail : [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION Rules of law govern many aspects of business. An understanding of legal rules and ethical constraints provides a framework for making sound business decisions, facilitates commercial transactions, and promotes order in the marketplace. This course focuses on the organization and operation of the American legal system, legal rules and ethical constraints that impact business, and the practical application of these rules/constraints to real-life situations. Emphasis is placed on analytical problem solving and ethical decision making. Prerequisite for this course : Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. COURSE OBJECTIVES Our study of the legal and ethical environment of business is designed to help students accomplish the following objectives: (1) Recognize legal and ethical issues when making business decisions. (2) Gain an enhanced understanding of legal rules and ethical constraints. (3) Improve analytical problem solving and ethical decision making skills. (4) Apply knowledge and skills to address and manage potential problems before they become actual, expensive problems. (5) Evaluate expert advice and determine the extent to which it should be incorporated into business decisions. COURSE MATERIALS Business Law Course Outline – LEB 323 John R. Allison & Robert A. Prentice Pedersen 12th Edition, 2010 (selected chapters) Spring 2011
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GRADES I grade on a curve, using the following items and weights: Class Participation 10% Exam # 1 (February 22) 15% Exam # 2 (April 5) 20% Ethics Essay (Due April 12) 25% Final Exam (May 14) 30% ________________________________________________ Total 100% Curved Score Grade 93 and above A 90-92 A- 87-89 B+ 83-86 B 80-82 B- 77-79 C+ 73-76 C 70-72 C- 67-69 D+ 63-66 D 60-62 D- Below 60 F Class Participation Class participation consists of cases, assigned in advance, that you brief and present in class. Briefs
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course LEB 323 taught by Professor Baker during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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