YOU AND THE LAW COURSE SYLLABUS Instructor : Mrs. Natalie Schaublin Voice Mail: 797-8663 E-mail: [email protected] I. Course Description/Overview Semester Course - .5 credit This course introduces students to criminal, civil and contract law. Instruction will emphasize personal uses and uses of law in the business world. II. Course Content The first nine weeks of the course will emphasize the history of America’s legal system, criminal laws and torts. The second nine weeks of the course will emphasize contract law. (Offer and Acceptance, Genuine Agreement, Mutual Consideration, Law of Capacity, and How Courts Enforce Contracts) III. Course Materials Textbook – “Law for Business and Personal Use” South-Western Educational Publishing Company, 17th Edition, 2006 -Books will be left in the classroom and will be checked out when a student has makeup work to complete outside of class. IV. Students are required to keep a folder/notebook with all of their notes from the course. Course Policies Students are responsible for approaching me upon their return from an absence in order to get the work that they missed. They will be given sufficient time to complete the assignment(s). Students must be on time to class. They should be in the classroom when the bell rings. If a teacher from another class detains a student for any reason, a note must be brought from that teacher to excuse the tardy. After three tardies, a student is assigned a detention. At times we will be working in a computer lab. Students are not to be using any type of software/internet program unless the teacher has given permission. THIS IS A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT – NOT A TIME TO PLAY GAMES. (OVER) Student ID Internet Access – Students must have a school ID with an Internet sticker in order to complete some of the class assignments and projects. Profanity and cussing are not acceptable or tolerated in this class. When your classmates or the teacher are presenting, please do not talk! Due dates for homework assignments will be clearly stated. Five points is taken off for each day an assignment is late. Once assignments are graded and returned to students, you cannot get credit for your missing assignment. V. Grading Policy/Assessment Grading Scale: 98-100 A+ 92-97 A 90-91 A88-89 B+ 82-87 B 81-80 B78-79 C+ 72-77 C 70-71 C- Grading – Points are given for completed daily work, quizzes, tests and projects. The total points you earn will be averaged with the total points possible for a grading period. Once 68-69 62-67 60-61 0-59 D+ D DF graded papers are returned to students, late papers will still be accepted for ½ credit. You will receive a .5 credit for passing this course. Students’ grades will be posted on Power School and will be updated weekly. Students and parents will be provided a password and ID number in order to log on to the program so that they can check grades at anytime. Extra Help and Extra credit – Individualized help will always be made available along with extra credit opportunities. These will both be made available to students on an individual basis. Students will be going on a field trip to the Franklin County jail and Common Pleas courthouse for this course. Also, there are several guest speakers in this class. Students will also be watching a variety of different video/video clips in this course. I recognize that all students learn differently and at different paces. I am always willing to arrange time to work with students individually. Students will be encouraged to communicate with me when they feel extra help is needed.