GENERAL COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE: Personal and Business Law INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Reinert TEXTBOOK: Law for Business and Personal Use by John Adamson CONTACT: Phone: (217) 525-3100 ext. 116 E-mail: [email protected] LENGTH OF COURSE: 1 Semester Course Objective: Business Law is an introductory course. This course will combine lecture, assignments, guest speakers and current events to help students understand the impact of the law each day. It will introduce both business and personal law concepts. Unit 1—Law, Justice, You Chapter 1 – Our Laws Chapter 2 – Ethics in Our Law Chapter 3 – Constitutional Rights Chapter 4 – The Court System Chapter 5 – Our Criminal Laws Chapter 6 – Personal Injury Laws Unit 3—Sales and Other Contractual Situations Chapter 18 – Legal Considerations in Marriage and Divorce Unit 4--Property Chapter 22 – Renting Realty Unit 5—Law of Jobs Chapter 27 – Employment Contracts Unit 6—Forms of Business Organizations Chapter 31 – Forms of Business Organizations STUDENT EVALUATION District Grading Policy: 100 - 90 A 89 – 80 B 79 – 70 C 69 – 60 D 59 F Semester grades: First nine weeks Second nine weeks Semester Final 40% 40% 20% Business Department Grading Guidelines Students will be graded on Classroom Work/Homework which will include book assignments, group assignments, bell work, teamwork, and daily participation. Multiple assessment opportunities will be provided for students to show what they understand and how they can use what they learn. We will use rubrics to provide feedback on formative performances. Assessments will meet rigorous design with clear expectations. We will ensure students understand how their grade is determined. There will be regular communication between student and teacher regarding their achievement. Students will be challenged to think critically by comprehending, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating the content in the courses. If a student has an excused absent, they will have as many days as they were absent to make up the work that they missed. If a student is unexcused, they will receive a zero for work missed. If they make up that work, they will receive 50% of the assignment grade, and will get as many days as they missed to make up the work. Late work for students who are in attendance must be turned in by the end of the unit with a one letter grade penalty.