Spring 2013 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 19-Mar 18
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          12539 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib 002         11732 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC S.Merchant           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  13168 Textbook
M         12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 157          18846 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          18846 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
2 hours per week 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 129          10203 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC M.Parmelee           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10204 Textbook



T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Ash                Off Campus Natomas N102  13255 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10205 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 19-May 22
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10201 
Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          10202 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 19    11:00AM-1:00PM    Room 157
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 19-Feb 27
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          12917 
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, 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 11-May 15
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10207 
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 S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          20376 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 28-Apr 10
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          12918 
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 S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          20377 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, 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 28-Apr 10
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  12919 
Textbook


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 11-May 15
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  10208 
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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 19-May 22
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Rm 157          10192 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10193 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Raef 161        10194 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Butler             ARC MAIN Rm 157          10195 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Parmelee           ARC MAIN Rm 157          10196 Textbook



T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 11871 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10197 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          11217 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          11229 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          11357 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          20022 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: Eight Week - First, Jan 19-Mar 18
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          11239 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, January 23    6:15PM - 07:30PM Rm 121
Lecture:    Wednesday, February 13    6:15PM-08:15PM Rm D206
Presentations: Wednesday, March 13    6:15PM-08:45PM Rm D206

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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Online          11240 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, March 20    6:15PM- 7:30PM Rm 122
Lecture:    Wednesday , April 17    6:15PM - 8:15PM Rm 122
Presentations: Wednesday, May 15 6:15PM - 8:45PM Rm 122

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 157          11409 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Rm 121          10184 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Merchant           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  13232 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Montgomery         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 11873 Textbook


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 19-May 22
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         10185 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         11025 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC P.Meyers             ARC MAIN Lib 002         10186 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC T.Willis             Off Campus Natomas N203  11514 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          10964 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          11467 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          12086 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Rm 157          10187 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  10188 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          12123 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 19    03:00PM-05:00PM    Rm 121
Final Exam: Saturday, May 18 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 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Bastian            ARC MAIN Rm 129          13258 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Wend-Bell          ARC MAIN Rm 129          10190 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10191 Textbook



TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.Bastian            Off Campus Natomas/Ik C207 11872 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11023 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          11414 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 19-May 16
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC G.Lopez Jr.          Off Campus Natomas/Ik C207 11364 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Rm 129          10189 Textbook



W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  18813 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 19-May 22
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Kovar              ARC MAIN Rm 157          10198 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Online          12176 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 19-May 16
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12138 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 12138 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 157          12139 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12139 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 129          12140 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12140 Textbook
T         02:00PM-02:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 129          12092 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12092 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A217 12141 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12141 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          12142 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 16,    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 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013