Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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BUS 100    English for the Professional    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to prepare the student for business communication. It presents principles of correct and effective English usage as applied in business. Included are skills and techniques of written communication, sentence structure, word usage, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, and business document formatting. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and effective writing techniques by analyzing written communication and composing and organizing paragraphs into effective business documents. Proofreading skills are stressed throughout the course. This course is required of all business technology majors and recommended for all business majors.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham             TBA TBA                 16400 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Thursday, August 26    07:00PM-09:00PM Room 128
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib 002         10540 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Merchant           ARC MAIN Rm 121          12780 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Leever             ARC MAIN Online          10542 Textbook
The mandatory orientation for this class will be online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 105    Business Mathematics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course reviews basic mathematical skills and introduces equations and formulas in solving for unknowns. Calculations for banking, commercial discounts, retail and wholesale markup-markdown, payroll computations, simple and compound interest, bank discount, present value, taxes, insurance, depreciation, and financial statements are explored. This course is recommended for business majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Lib 002         10548 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10552 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 110    Business Economics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for two-year Accounting, Business, Computer Information, Marketing, and Real Estate majors. Both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory will be covered with the emphasis towards applications. Does not meet ECON 302 or 304 requirements for transfer students.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          10544 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    09:00AM-11:00AM Room LIB 2
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          10546 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    11:00AM-01:00PM Room LIB 2
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 210    The Business Plan    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350; ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C"or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course offers an organized, step-by-step approach to preparing a business plan. All sections of the business plan are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 29-Nov 03
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10554 
Textbook
The mandatory orientation for this class will be online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 212    Marketing for Small Businesses    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350; ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers how small businesses market products and services to consumers through the creation of a marketing plan. Topics include identifying target markets and utilizing the marketing mix to most effectively reach customers.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 21-Sep 28
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10556 
Textbook
The mandatory orientation for this class will be online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 224    Customer Service    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105, 350.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the principles involved in building an effective customer service team. Customer service activities in business, government, and other service industries will be examined so that improved customer service will be emphasized.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 21-Sep 28
T         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN D 114           11546 
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BUS 228    Selling Techniques for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 350, MKT 300.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This class will focus on those skills that will aid an individual to become a professional salesperson. The skills presented will be those that will aid both product and service salespeople. This course is recommended for anyone who might have to use some sales techniques in any business, industry, or government position.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 04-Dec 14
F         05:00PM-08:50PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN D 114           10560 
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BUS 300    Introduction to Business    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This survey course covers a multitude of business subject areas such as management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and computer information systems. It is a core requirement for business majors. This course provides an overview that is helpful for selecting a specific career and/or major in the field of business.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Rm 157          10526 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10528 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Wend-Bell          ARC MAIN Raef 162        10530 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Butler             ARC MAIN Raef 162        10530 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Butler             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10532 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             Natomas Inderkum A118    14076 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Minawi             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10534 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10536 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          13854 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          13948 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          14664 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 310    Business Communications    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUS 100 or ENGWR 102 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the concepts, strategies, and principles of effective communication in business situations. Tools to communicate effectively in a fast-paced technological, global marketplace are emphasized. The course provides opportunities to create, edit, evaluate, and critique business documents and reports. A formal research paper using analytical skills, graphics, and the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations is required. An oral business presentation with visuals is prepared and delivered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 129          14902 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Rm 121          10510 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN D 101           10512 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Online          14012 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    09:00AM-11:00AM    Rm 121
Lecture:    October 2    9:00AM-11:00AM    Rm 121
Presentations:    December 11    09:00AM-11:30AM    Rm 121

For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          30308 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Monday, August 23    5:30PM-7:00PM    Rm LIB 2
Lecture:    October 11    5:30PM-7:30PM    LIB2
Presentations:    December 6    5:30PM-8:00PM    Rm LIB2

For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 320    Concepts in Personal Finance    3 Units

Same As: ECON 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 051 and ENGRD 015; OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; AND BUS 105.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to assist individuals to analyze their financial affairs for lifelong decision making. Elements and conceptual basis of financial planning and the analysis and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, borrowing, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement will be examined. Not open to students who have completed ECON 320.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Willis             Natomas Inderkum C222    15478 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10514 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         30319 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Parmelee           ARC MAIN Lib 002         31693 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          13082 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    07:30PM-09:30PM Room R160
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          15220 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    07:30PM-09:30PM Room R160
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 330    Managing Diversity in the Workplace    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course examines the leadership skills and abilities needed to manage a multicultural workplace. A primary focus is placed upon the workplace impact of various historical, social, and cultural experience/perspectives related to gender, age, ethnicity, and disability. Workplace issues related to the diversity of the American consumer and global consumer impact on the United States are analyzed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10516 
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M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Friedman           Natomas Inderkum A101    16136 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          16226 Textbook
Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm 129
Final exam: Saturday, December 11    10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm 129

Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 340    Business Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103 and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the law in its relationship to the environment of business. Topics covered include the American legal system as an instrument of economic, social, and political control, sources and processes of law, contracts and sales, agency, business organizations, ethics, and the regulatory process. (CAN BUS 8) (CAN BUS 12).

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Rm 157          10520 
Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN D 114           10522 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN D 101           10524 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          13286 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    06:00PM-07:30PM Room R160
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          14910 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    06:00PM-07:30PM Room R160
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 345    Law and Society    3 Units

Same As: POLS 332
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the Anglo-American Common Law System with emphasis upon the nature and purpose of law. The evolution of legal concepts as a reflection of the social environment, and the basic organization and functioning of the American judicial system will be presented from a theoretical rather than a practical view point through analysis of selected cases and reading materials. This course is not open to students who have completed POLS 332.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC A.Gillingham         Natomas Inderkum A204    14712 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Lib 002         10518 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          14904 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, August 20    06:00PM-08:00PM Room 157
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 350    Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the various elements involved in starting and operating a small business. It introduces such topics as developing a business plan, finding financial resources, developing personal and business goals, managing employees, meeting legal requirements, understanding marketing concepts, and other topics of interest to the entrepreneur.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC R.Majhail            Natomas Inderkum A116    16138 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Rm 157          10538 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Online          30310 Textbook
The mandatory orientation for this class will be online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 498    Work Experience in Business    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to Business. Students are advised to consult with the Business Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of business. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning participants are not required to attend the orientation weekly but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 214           15962 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 15962 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           15968 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 15968 Textbook
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN D 101           15970 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 15970 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Natomas Inderkum A204    15978 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 15978 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 157          15980 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 15980 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN Online          13288 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, August 18
    06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126

Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010