This Week In My Classes
    Business Law : Chapter 4 Contracts
    • Identify contract elements and types.
    • Analyze the ways in which contracts may be voided or breached.
    • Explain the purpose of the Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Distinguish between business sales and leases.
    • Identify negotiable instruments.
    • Explain the nature of void and voidable contracts.

    Starting March 20th

    • Describe remedies for breach of contract.
    • Research contract law cases.
    • Explain the Uniform Commercial Code and its purpose.
    • Describe the processes involved in business sales and leases.
    • Describe negotiable instruments and their purpose.
    • Research cases under the Uniform Commercial Code.


    Money Matters :  Investing and Retirement

    Section 1: Investing 101

    • Explain how investing builds wealth and helps meet financial goals.
    • Examine the relationship between diversification and risk.
    • Identify regulatory agencies and their functions.

    Section 2: Types of Investments

    • Evaluate investment alternatives: money markets, bonds, single stocks, mutual funds, annuities, and real estate.
    • Explain the Rule of 72.
    • Identify different types of retirement plans.
    • Explain how taxes affect the rate of return on investments.
    • Understand how pre-tax and after-tax investments work.
    • Understand how the stock market works.
    • Be familiar with the various retirement account tax treatments.
    • Develop a plan for investing; describe how to buy and sell investments.

    Section 3: Employer Benefits and Retirement Plans

    • Analyze the components of an employer benefits package.
    • Explain how compound interest works.



    Global Business:  Regional Economic Integration
      • Introduction
      • What Is Regional Economic Integration?
      • Stages of Regional Integration
      • Pros and Cons of Regional Integration
      • The Economic Geography of Regional Integration
        • Steps to Regional Integration
        • Start Small
        • Think Global
        • Compensate the Least Fortunate
      • Major Classes and Characteristics of Regional Integration
      • Regional Blocs Close to World Markets
      • Remote Regions with Large Local Markets
      • Remote Regions with Small Local Markets
      • Does Regional Integration Confound Global Trade?
      • The European Union (EU)
        • Turkey
        • The Euro
      • The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
      • Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
        • ASEAN Security Community (ASC)
        • ASEAN Economic Community
        • ASEAN Sociocultural Community
        • The Future of ASEAN
      • Regional Integration in Latin America

    Teaching Objectives

    After covering this chapter, the student should be able to:

      • Explain regional economic integration, its evolution, and its benefits and costs.
      • Identify how economic geography helps explain, promote, and segment regional integration blocs.
      • Identify the primary reasons why countries are now seeking to pursue regional integration at the expense of multilateral trade liberalization.
      • Explain why the European Union is seen as the most advanced regional integration bloc.
      • Describe how NAFTA has affected U.S.–Mexico bilateral trade in goods and services.
      • Explain the importance of ASEAN and indicate why Asia may become the most important free trade region for this century.
      • Explain why regional integration in Latin America is challenging, and why there is potential for a grouping like MERCOSUR to become more predominant.



    Upcoming Test/Quizzes:

     B-LAW - Quiz #2:  Types of Contracts

    Global Business - Chapter 2 Test Tuesday March 5th

    Money Matters - Quiz Friday March 1st on Investing 101


    Semester Exams