Fall 2011 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 20-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          15264 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib 002         10484 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Merchant           ARC MAIN Rm 121          12402 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Leever             ARC MAIN Online          10486 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
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 20-Dec 15
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Lib 002         10492 
Textbook
T         06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Merchant           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  29971 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC TBA                  ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  29971 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10494 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 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          10488 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 20    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          10490 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 20    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 28-Nov 02
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10496 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
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 20-Sep 27
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10498 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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 20-Dec 15
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Rm 157          10470 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10472 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Raef 162        10474 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Butler             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10476 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Parmelee           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A118 13508 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Raef 162        29972 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10480 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          13330 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          13406 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          14000 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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 129          14198 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Rm 121          10454 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC K.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10456 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Online          13452 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 20    09:00AM-10:30AM    Rm 121
Lecture:    October 1    9:00AM-11:00AM    Rm 121
Presentations:    December 10    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          16020 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Monday, August 22    5:30PM-7:00PM    Rm LIB 2
Lecture:    October 3    5:30PM-7:30PM    LIB2
Presentations:    December 5    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 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
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 covers how to analyze financial affairs for lifelong decision making. It examines the basics of financial planning and the analysis and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, borrowing, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement. This course is not open to students who have completed ECON 320.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Willis             Off Campus Natomas/Ik C222 14652 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10458 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         16040 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          29476 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.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          14456 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10460 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A101 15084 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          15150 Textbook
Orientation:    Saturday, August 20    10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm LIB1
Final exam: Saturday, December 10    10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm LIB1

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 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Rm 157          29477 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC G.Lopez Jr.          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 214  29973 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10468 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          12842 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.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          14206 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further 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 15-Dec 09
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC R.Friedman           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A217 14032 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN Lib 002         10462 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          14200 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further 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 15-Dec 09
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC P.Butler             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A116 15086 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Rm 121          10482 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Online          16024 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
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 15-Dec 09
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  14984 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 14984 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  14986 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 14986 Textbook
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  14988 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 14988 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 14990 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 14990 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  14992 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 14992 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          12844 Textbook
Orientation:    Thursday, 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 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011