House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

BUSG-2307-50 (Legal-Social Busi Environ)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorBrister, Michelle Rae
Phone(409) 984-6468
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:By Appointment
Room #:N/A
Course Information
Course ID #10090
Course Subject-Number-SectionBUSG-2307-50
Course TitleLegal-Social Busi Environ
Course Description This class will address the role the legal system plays in business activity. The study of business law is necessary to provide students with an overview of the law of commercial transactions and other BUSG 2307 - LEGAL & SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks Law for Busines, 16th Edition Ashcroft & Ashcroft
Learning Objectives NONE
Major Assignments Tests over material discussed in class lectures and reading assignments.
Discussion Topics 01/27/11 - Introduction to Class

02/03/11 - Discussion of the legal system, introduction to law, courts & court

procedure, torts and crimes

Discussion of the Legal System continued

02/10/11 - Discussion of the Legal System continued

02/17/11 - TEST over Chapters 1,2,3 & 4

02/24/11 - Discussion of Chapters 5-13: Contracts

03/03/11 - Discussion of Contracts continued


03/17/11 Discussion of Contracts continued

03/24/11 - TEST

03/31/11 - Begin discussion of Chapters 26-30: Agency & employment

04/07/11 - Discussion of chapters 26-30: Agency & Employment

04/14/11 - Discussion of Agency & Employment continued

04/21/11 - Discussion of Agency & Employment continued

04/28/11 - Discussion of Agency & Employment continued

05/05/11 - Review for Test

05/17/11 - FINAL EXAM

Attendance Policy This class meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 9:15 p.m. Students are expected to be on time and in attendance for each scheduled class. Attendance will be a part of your final grade. You are allowed one abscense. After that one absence, your participation/attendance grade will decrease in increments of 10 points per absence.
Determination of Final Grade Students will have the opportunity to earn a total of 1200 points during the semester. There will be pop quizzes given throughout the semester. I will take the 4 highest scores. In addition, there will be a project. The final grade scale for this class this semester is as follows: Participation/Attendance 100 points A = 1200-900 points Tests/Final Exam (Total of 5/worth 100 points each) 1000 points B = 899-800 points Quizzes (Worth 25-50 points each) 100 points C = 799-700 points Worksheets (Total of 10/worth 20 points each) 200 points D = 699-600 points Possible Project (Worth 100 points) 100 points F = 599 or less points NO MAKE-UP EXAMS, QUIZZES OR WORKSHEETS WILL BE GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
Final Exam Date May 17, 2011 - 5:30 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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