Fall 2014 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 23-Oct 15
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          11774 
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 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib 002         10194 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 121    10893 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          10195 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 23-Dec 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Lib 002         10198 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10199 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 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
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 are covered with the emphasis towards applications. This course does not meet ECON 302 or 304 requirements for transfer students.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10197 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          10196 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 23    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


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 30-Nov 03
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10200 
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 23-Sep 29
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10201 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 216    Essential Records for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105 and 350 with a grade of "C" or better.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes the various types of records that small businesses must keep. The focus is on financial, employment, and tax records. Simple, easy-to-use record-keeping systems are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 04-Dec 11
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          12748 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 220    Retailing and Merchandising for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105 and 350 with a "C" grade or better.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes retailing concepts, such as inventory control and turnover rates, selecting merchandise sources, using trade and cash discounts, pricing, markup and markdown, and shrinkage control. It also includes how to develop a merchandising plan, inventory control system, and assessing consumer behavior and demographics.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 23-Sep 29
Sa        09:00AM-11:50AM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    18660 
Textbook


BUS 224    Customer Service    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces a study of the principles involved in building and delivering effective customer service. It focuses on providing value-added service through improved attitude, improved listening, conflict management, problem solving, and successful customer service interactions.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 04-Dec 11
Sa        09:00AM-12:50PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    18659 
Textbook


BUS 228    Selling Techniques for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: The class focuses on those skills needed to successfully engage in the sales process of products/services. Special emphasis is given to small business owners and their needs.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 30-Nov 03
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    18658 
Textbook


BUS 300    Introduction to Business    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization‚s policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society. It covers specific 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. (C-ID BUS 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Majhail             TBA TBA                 20266 
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 23-Dec 18
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10188 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10189 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Raef 162        10190 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Lazo               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10191 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Parmelee           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    12356 Textbook
M         06:00PM-07:30PM LEC S.Wheeler            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A215 11282 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            Off Campus Natomas ONLINE 11282 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
1.6 hours per week online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10192 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          11230 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 G.Baker              ARC MAIN Online          11255 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          11413 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 provides the basic concepts for understanding communication in a changing business environment and focuses on practicing the 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 research and analytical skills, and drawing conclusions and making recommendations is required. An oral business presentation is prepared and delivered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    11469 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 121    10182 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Bushnell           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10183 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          11267 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 23    09:00AM-10:30AM    Rm 129
Lecture: Saturday, October 4    9:00AM-11:00AM    Rm 129
Presentations: Saturday, December 13    09:00AM-11:30AM    Rm 129
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          11929 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Tuesday, August 26    5:30PM-7:00PM    Rm LA 157
Lecture: Tuesday, October 7    5:30PM-7:30PM LA 157
Presentations: Tuesday, December 9 5:30PM-8:00PM    LA 157
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 312    Workplace Behavior and Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300 and CISC 300 with a grade of "C" or better; ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 102, OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces basic procedures that promote effective workplace practices. Specific topics include commmunicating effectively, working on teams, problem-solving, preparing and processing information, understanding business ethics, researching ethical business standards, and implementing ethical principles. Activities and techniques help to develop competencies needed in the workplace to communicate with coworkers and customers effectively.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          12917 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, August 29    05:30PM-07:30PM    Rm 122
Presentation: Friday, October 3; December 12 05:30PM-07:30PM    Rm 122

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: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10184 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         11937 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Willis             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A208 11593 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          12270 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          11549 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 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10185 
Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 11730 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          11746 Textbook
Orientation:    Saturday, August 23    10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm LIB1
Final exam: Saturday, December 13 10:00AM-12:00PM Rm Lib2
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 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of ‚C‚Ě or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of ‚C‚Ě or better.
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. (C-ID BUS 125)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    12271 
Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC G.Bastian            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  12357 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10187 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC D.O'Donnell          Off Campus Natomas/Ik G214 19533 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11049 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          11473 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          20007 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: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Wend-Bell          ARC MAIN Lib 002         10186 
Textbook


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: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Kovar              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 121    10193 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Online          11930 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          12914 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 16-Dec 12
W         06:30PM-08:20PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11696 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 11696 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11697 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11697 Textbook
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11698 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11698 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A105 11699 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11699 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    11700 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          11050 Textbook
Orientation: Saturday, August 23
01:00PM-02:30PM    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 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014