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Change Course Proposal
BA 230 BUSINESS LAW I

Status: Draft

Proposal

Proposal ID: 101492
Type: Change Course
Effective Term: Winter 2018
Justification:
We currently offer different sections of BA 230 Business Law for business majors and non-majors. This causes confusion among students when trying to register for the class. We need to create separate courses for majors and non-majors.

Over 90% of the non-business students who complete BA 230 have upper-division standing. The rate of students earning grades of D or F, or withdrawing from the course (DFW rate) is higher for the second-year students (14.3% for second year, 9.0 % for upper-division).

Our proposal is to create BA 330 as the business law course for non-business majors, and change the BA 230 course to be restricted to business majors only.
Comments: None

Originators

Name Title Department/School
James Coakley Senior Assoc Dean-AcademicProg College of Business Dept

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Carol Leder Advisor-Academic College of Business Dept
Daniel Lykins Dir-Teaching and Learning College of Business Dept

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Marita Barth - Instructor / Chemistry
Expired Yes
Marty Beidler - Professional Faculty / Acad Prog / Student Aff
Expired No
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
Expired Yes
Shane Brown - Associate Professor / Sch of Civil/Constr Engr
I echo concerns by Nicole and Joe. This is a required course for CEM students and it has been historically somewhat difficult for them to get into. I am OK with this as long as CEM students can have access to enroll in the course, with enough registration priority to get in a timely manner.
(Responded on Sep 5, 2017)
Responded Yes
D Barry Croom - Department Head / General Agriculture
Expired Yes
Erica Curry - Coordinator-Curr Accr & Assess / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Penelope Diebel - Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin
Expired Yes
Joseph Fradella III - Senior Instructor I / Sch of Civil/Constr Engr
This change creates an issue for CEM students who take BA 230 in their second year, as prescribed in the CEM degree plan. As long as CEM students would be able to take the newly-created BA 330 in their second year, this proposal should be fine.
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Kevin Gable - Professor / Chemistry
Expired Yes
Julie Gess-Newsome - Assoc Dean/Healthy People / Acad Prog / Student Aff
This change creates a financial and staffing issue for OSU-Cascades. Our student enrollments are only large enough to offer a single section of BA 230. We cannot justify opening a second section of BA 330 to non-majors. If this proposal is approved, OSU-Cascades will need permission to offer only BA 260 until enrollments justify the split. In the meantime, our advisors will need to override the enrollments of all non-majors.
(Responded on Sep 8, 2017)
Responded Yes
Eric Hansen - Professor / Wood Science / Engr
My only concern is the potential for our students to experience a "dumbed down" business course. Given that I am seeing two proposals for separating business and non-business students, it feels like there may be a high potential for this to happen...
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Norman Hord - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
Expired Yes
Christopher Hoyle - Assistant Professor / Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr
I have no additional concerns about this change.
(Responded on Sep 5, 2017)
Responded Yes
Nicole Kent - Mgr-Undergrad Curricula/Advis / College of Forestry Adm
Forestry students (operations option) and Renewable Materials students (Marketing & Mgmt option) are required to take BA 230 in their sophomore years. Assuming allowance will be made for these students to take BA 330 as sophomores, we have no other objections.
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Sunil Khanna - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
Expired Yes
John Killefer - Department Head / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
Expired Yes
Ben Leshchinsky - Assistant Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Prem Mathew - Associate Dean / College of Business Dept
I approve.
(Responded on Sep 1, 2017)
Responded Yes
Claire Montgomery - Department Head / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
This change will affect the students in the Forest Operations Management option of the Forestry degree. We require students in that option complete BA260, BA215 and BA230 prior to admission to our Pro School. As long as our resident students can take the 300-level equivalents as sophomores and the community college equivalents continue to be accepted for transfer students, we are ok with this change.
(Responded on Sep 7, 2017)
Responded Yes
Janice Nave-Abele - Consultant-Hd Academic Advisor / Sch of Civil/Constr Engr
Expired Yes
Jose Porter Medina - Associate Professor / Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr
Expired Yes
M Jane Reynolds - Dir-Enrollment Services / Acad Prog / Student Aff
Expired Yes
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: To propose new courses or courses for redevelopment funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ecampus/proposals/
(Responded on Sep 8, 2017)
Responded Yes
John Sessions - Distinguished Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
This change will affect the students in the Forest Operations Management option of the Forestry degree. We require students in that option complete BA260, BA215 and BA230 prior to admission to our Pro School. As long as our resident students can take the 300-level equivalents as sophomores and the community college equivalents continue to be accepted for transfer students, we are ok with this change.
(Responded on Sep 8, 2017)
Responded Yes
Gregory Thompson - Department Head / General Agriculture
Expired Yes
Anthony Wilcox - Associate Professor / Sch of Bio/Pop Hlth Sci
no objections
(Responded on Sep 5, 2017)
Responded Yes
Tara Williams - Associate Dean / Univ Honors College
Expired Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: BA 230 
CIP Code: 520201
Title:
BUSINESS LAW I  
Original Course: BA 230 BUSINESS LAW I 
College/Department or College/School:
College of Business / No Department Updated 

Credits: 4  
Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U)  
Courses Taught Schedule:
Every term

Schedule Types: Lecture; WWW; Final Exam  
Campus Locations: Corvallis Campus; Bend (Cascades Campus); Ecampus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:

Description:
Nature and function of law in our business society. Obligations arising out of agency, contract formation and breach, crimes, torts, warranty, regulation of competition, and international aspects thereof.

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
None
Unenforced Requisites
Sophomore standing, business majors
Corequisites
None
Equivalent Courses
BA 230H BUSINESS LAW I
Slash Courses
None
Crosslisted Courses
None

Documents

None
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