Spring 2012 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, Jan 14-Mar 12
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Leever             ARC MAIN Online          10234 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          13155 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, March 16,    05:30PM-07:00PM    Rm 125
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib 002         12070 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  20566 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 129          10237 
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MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC M.Parmelee           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10238 Textbook



T         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Merchant           Off Campus Natomas N102  20784 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10239 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  10235 
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TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          10236 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 14    12:30PM-02:30PM    Room 157
For further 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, Feb 23-Mar 30
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10240 
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, Jan 14-Feb 22
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          11903 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 214    Financing a Small Business    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 covers sources and ways of raising capital for small businesses. It will explore how much money is needed and where it can be obtained, start-up costs, and projecting monthly and yearly costs. Financial ratios and key financial statements are also covered.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 14-Feb 22
T         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC P.Meyers             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  20000 
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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, 350.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes the various types of records that small businesses must keep. The focus will be upon financial, employment, and tax records. Simple, easy-to-use record-keeping systems will be covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 09-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10241 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 218    Management Skills for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105, 350.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: A small business owner must understand and motivate others to help the business reach its objectives. This course covers such functions as planning and organizing work flow, delegating responsibilities, understanding leadership styles, decision making, stress and time management, and working with employee organizations.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 23-Mar 30
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          20001 
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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, 350.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course will emphasize retailing concepts, such as inventory control and turnover rates, selecting merchandise sources, using trade and cash discounts, pricing, markup and markdown, and shrinkage control. Students will also learn how to develop a merchandising plan, inventory control system, and assess consumer behavior and demographics.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 23-Mar 30
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 201  20002 
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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, Jan 14-Feb 22
W         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 201  10619 
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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, Apr 09-May 14
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 201  10242 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Rm 157          10226 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10227 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Raef 161        10228 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Butler             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10229 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Majhail            ARC MAIN Rm 157          10230 Textbook



T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 12258 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10231 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          11421 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          11439 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          11618 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 157          11689 
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TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Rm 121          10216 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Merchant           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  20748 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Montgomery         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 12260 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          11451 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Monday, January 23    6:15PM - 07:30PM Rm 121
Lecture:    Monday, March 12    6:15PM-08:15PM Rm 121
Presentations: Monday, May 7    6:15PM-08:45PM Rm 121

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

TBA       TBA             LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Online          11452 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 21    1:30PM - 3:00PM Rm 129
Lecture:    Saturday, March 3    1:30PM - 3:00PM Rm 129
Presentations:    Saturday, May 12 1:30PM - 4:00PM Rm 129

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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         10218 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         11202 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC R.Diamond            ARC MAIN Lib 002         10219 Textbook



Th        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Willis             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 11818 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11133 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

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11763 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

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          12515 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 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Rm 157          10220 
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M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  10221 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          12555 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 14    03:00PM-05:00PM    Rm 129
Final Exam: Saturday, May 12 03:00PM-05:00PM Rm 129


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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Rm 129          20791 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Wend-Bell          ARC MAIN Rm 129          10223 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10225 Textbook



TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.Lopez Jr.          Off Campus Natomas/Ik C207 12259 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11200 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

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11696 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 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, Mar 13-May 10
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC G.Lopez Jr.          Off Campus Natomas/Ik C207 11629 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Rm 129          10222 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Rm 157          10232 
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Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Rm 157          10233 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Online          12632 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, Mar 13-May 10
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12584 
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TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 12584 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Rm 157          12585 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12585 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 157          12586 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12586 Textbook
T         02:00PM-02:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 154          12522 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12522 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A217 12587 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12587 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          12588 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 11,    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

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012