MORT 275 C Mortuary Law I
This course designed for the Mortuary Science student, surveys the American legal system, its development, and the major bodies of law as they relate to the legal environment in which the funeral business operates. The legal aspects of funeral service contracts, funeral service sales, and the use of commercial paper are also considered. This course will also look at the professional ethics used by funeral service providers as it relates to the legal aspects of the funeral home establishment.
Required Course Resources
Textbooks (at bookstore)
- Ashcroft, J. D., & Ashcroft, J.E. (2014). Law for business, 18th ed. Cincinnati, OH: West Educational Publishing. ISBN: 1133587615 with CengageNOW access code
- Available in digital format from http://www.cengagebrain.com
- Legal dictionary (recommended).
Course Outline (on Blackboard course site)
Handouts (provided by instructor on Blackboard course site)
Other materials as necessary located at the library or on the Internet (Blackboard course site http://cypresscollege.blackboard.com/)
Distance Education Requirements
Online and hybrid courses at Cypress College use the Blackboard online course system. To access your Blackboard course site you will need to have Internet access and a valid email account. On campus computers for online and hybrid student use are available in the Learning Resource Center in the first floor of the LLRC building.
- Hardware & Software Requirements
To access Blackboard you will need:
- PC running Windows 98, 2000, XP, or Vista
- MAC running Macintosh OS 9.x or OS X
- At least 512 MB RAM , but more may be required for multiple applications or videos used in some courses
- Internet connection via modem of 56k bps or faster
- Recommended web browser: Firefox 2.0, 3.0 Internet Explorer 7 is supported; Internet Explorer 8 must be used in the compatibility mode
- Word processing program
Distance Education Tips For Student Success In Web Based Courses
Adapted from Tech Ed Online
- Familiarize yourself with the course requirements
- Spend time looking over the course syllabus and other important course materials. Make sure you understand the course objectives, the scope of the material you will cover, and when assignments are due.
- Create a study schedule and stick to it
- You are the director of your own learning experience. Try to set aside a study time each day when your mind is fresh and you will not be interrupted. As an online learner you don't have to attend traditional classes, but you do have to do work on a regular schedule to succeed.
- Identify your motivators
- What makes you complete a task? What are the rewards you expect to achieve? Whatever it takes, you need to identify the strategies that will keep you on track until you achieve your goals. Although your instructor will be there to help you every step of the way, your success is really up to you.
- Establish good study skills
- Take notes. Ask yourself questions. Go over the material more than once. Best of all, pretend that you will have to teach someone else to apply the concepts and skills you are learning. Master what you would need to know to accomplish that goal.
- Remember that study includes many different tasks. When instructors talk about the need to study, they mean you should read review material, complete all homework, and review class notes, text assignments and supplementary material on a regular schedule.
- Ask for help when you need it
- Your instructor is there to help you, but since you are the director of your learning experience, you will need to initiate the contact.