Spring 2015 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 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          11068 
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 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          20183 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 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib 002         12338 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 17-May 20
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    11071 
Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Parmelee           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11072 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          11073 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  11069 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          11070 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 17    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 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 26-Apr 08
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          13806 
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.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the sources and methods of raising capital for small businesses. It explores 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 17-Feb 25
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          13040 
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, Apr 09-May 13
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          11074 
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 and 350 with a grade of "C" or better.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: A small business owner must understand and motivate others to help the business reach its objectives. This course covers planning and organizing work flow, delegating responsibilities, leadership styles, decision making, stress management, and working with employee organizations, all of which help the business reach its objectives.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 26-Apr 08
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          13041 
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 - Second, Feb 26-Apr 08
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  13042 
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 - First, Jan 17-Feb 25
Sa        09:00AM-11:50AM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    13820 
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 - Third, Apr 09-May 13
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    11075 
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: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11061 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11062 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Raef 161        11063 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.Bastian            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11064 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC K.Hubbard            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11065 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 12453 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          11066 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          11921 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          11932 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          12022 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          13483 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Other Term, May 04-May 29
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          21123 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: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          11940 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, January 21    6:15PM - 07:30PM Rm LA 121
Lecture:    Wednesday, February 11    6:15PM-8:15PM Rm LA 121
Presentations: Wednesday, March 11    6:15PM-8:45PM Rm LA 121

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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Online          11941 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, March 18    6:15PM- 7:30PM Rm Davies Hall 103
Lecture:    Wednesday , April 22    6:15PM - 8:15PM Rm Davies Hall 103
Presentations: Wednesday, May 13 6:15PM - 8:45PM Rm Davies Hall 103

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    12064 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 122    13220 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Fulgham            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 12455 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Online          11053 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, January 21    6:15PM- 7:30PM Rm LA 122
Lecture:    Wednesday ,March 11    6:15PM - 8:15PM Rm LA 122
Presentations: Wednesday, May 13 6:15PM - 8:45PM Rm LA 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         11054 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         11762 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC P.Butler             ARC MAIN Lib 002         11055 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Willis             Off Campus Natomas/Ik G211 12150 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11708 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          12112 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          12623 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 14-May 15
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          20747 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 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11056 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11057 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          12646 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 17    3:00PM-5:00PM    Rm 129
Final Exam: Saturday, May 16 10:00AM-12:00PM 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‚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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Bastian            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    13228 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Wend-Bell          ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    11059 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  11060 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          Off Campus Natomas/Ik A105 12454 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11760 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          12069 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          14339 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          20685 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: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    11058 
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 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Kovar              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11067 
Textbook



Sa        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    20510 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Online          20510 Textbook
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

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          12688 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 17-May 14
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12658 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 12658 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Dillon             ARC MAIN Online          20618 Textbook
An in-person orientation for this online class is mandatory for all students. Orientation for this class will be on Saturday, March 14, 1:00-3:00pm, Rm. 126.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    12659 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12659 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    12660 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12660 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    12627 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12627 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik G224 19503 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 19503 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          12662 Textbook
An in-person orientation for this online class is mandatory for all students. Orientation for this class will be on Saturday, January 17,     1:00PM-2:30PM    Rm 126
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015