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Title: FLO Orientation to BUS241


1
FLO Orientation toBUS-241
  • Business Law I
  • Fall 2004
  • Catherine Thomas, Prof.

2
Introduction
  • Welcome to Class!
  • Business Law I provides practical, helpful
    information for everyday citizens. Including
  • Origin of U.S. laws
  • Difference between crimes and torts
  • And an introduction to contract law
  • Me
  • Assoc. Professor at RCC for 14 years.
  • MBA from Va. Commonwealth Univ.

3
Course Objectives
  • Understand the origin of U.S. laws
  • Understand the role of ethics in Business Law
  • Know the difference between crimes and torts.
  • Understand alternative dispute resolution
    methods.
  • List and explain the primary requirements of a
    legally binding contract.

4
Method of Instruction
  • Read the text
  • Engage in discussion questions in Blackboard.
  • Take on-line tests
  • Print a copy
  • Login enter answers

5
Text
  • Obtain a copy of the book from the RCC bookstore
    or buy a copy on-line from
  • ISBN 0-324-01656-5
  • Read the text including the cases.
  • Copy vocabulary words into a notebook.

6
Sequence of Events
7
Testing
  • Tests in Blackboard (under Assignments)
  • Printable copy
  • Real Copy
  • Testing Center
  • Bring hand-written notes

8
Discussion Questions
  • For each chapter-
  • Login to Blackboard and enter your answer to the
    Discussion question.
  • You may also post your own questions and/or
    discussion topics for all the students to see.
  • Extra points- participating in the discussion
    questions can help raise your grade.

9
To Be Successful
  • Log-in to Blackboard immediately and access the
    class.
  • Start working!!-Dont procrastinate
  • Email me- NOW
  • Tell me if you can or cannot see the class in
    Blackboard
  • Stay in touch.

10
Dates to Remember
  • ADD/Drop-To drop the class and get a refund
    and/or change to a different class Sept. 7, 2004
  • Withdraw- (no refund) no bad grade- Oct. 25, 2004
  • Midterm- Must be taken before Oct. 25.
  • Final- Must be taken before Dec. 17, 2004.

11
Grading/Evaluation
12
Getting Started with Assignments
  • Week 1 August 23, 2004
  • Attend FLO Orientation on Saturday Aug. 21, 2004.
  • Login to Blackboard and print copy of Syllabus
    (under Course Documents.
  • Print a copy of the first test from the Printable
    Folder under Assignments in Blackboard
  • Read Chapters 1-Introduction to Law
  • Make notes as you read and keep a journal of
    terminology.
  • Week 2 August 30, 2004
  • Read Chapters 2-3
  • Send instructor an email noting your progress.
  • Make notes as you read and keep a journal of
    terminology

13
Evaluation
  • In order to truly improve, we must evaluate the
    class. Please complete your course evaluation
    when posted in Blackboard near the end of the
    semester.
  • Only you can make the course better by giving us
    constructive feedback.

14
Contacting Me
  • Email address cthomas_at_rcc.vccs.edu
  • Work phone 804-333-6783 or 800-836-9379.
  • Home phone 804-443-4552 (before 9pm only!!!)
  • On-line everyday at various times.
  • Office hours by appointment-Call or email.

15
Have a great semester
  • Encouraging words to get them started
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