Spring 2017 Class Schedule (ARC)



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BUS 100    English for the Professional    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGRD 56 or ENGWR 56; OR ENGRD 15 and ENGWR 50; OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares students for professional 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib 002         11202 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Online          12821 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, January 19.
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


BUS 105    Business Mathematics    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 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 17
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    10168 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10170 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 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  10166 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          10167 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 14    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; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 29
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          12181 
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 14-Feb 22
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          11693 
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, Mar 30-May 10
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10171 
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 23-Mar 29
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          11694 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 300    Introduction to Business    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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 - First, Jan 14-Mar 13
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          12969 
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 14-May 11
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10163 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          10866 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          10873 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 M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10945 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 14-May 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10159 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Raef 161        10160 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Lazo               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10161 Textbook
W         07:00PM-08:30PM LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10162 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10162 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10158 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 M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          11998 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 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1
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. (Competency: Writing)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10982 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10879 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10879 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

TBA       TBA             LEC H.Bennett            ARC MAIN Online          10150 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation and two In-person Meetings: Friday, March 10 5:30PM- 7:30PM Rm LA 121 and Final Presentations Friday, May 12 5:30PM - 7:30PM 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 14-May 11
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10688 
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 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         10151 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         10733 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC M.Parmelee           ARC MAIN Lib 002         10152 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          11021 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          11413 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.
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. It focuses on 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 17
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          11428 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 14    3:00PM-5:00PM    Rm 129
Final Exam: Saturday, May 13 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 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. (C-ID BUS 125)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Bastian            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    11828 
Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Bastian            ARC MAIN Lib 002         10156 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10157 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 11285 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          10732 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          10987 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          12375 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          12931 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 P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Online          13339 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: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 are presented with an emphasis on the practical aspects, theory behind the law, and on the law as a reflection of society through analysis of selected cases and reading materials. Areas studied include the U.S. Constitution, the court system and legal process, the legal profession and requirements for eligibility to become a lawyer, along with the laws of administrative agencies, crimes, torts, contracts, family, landlord-tenant relationships, employment, and probate/estate planning. This course is not open to students who have completed POLS 332.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  13035 
Textbook


BUS 350    Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 covers 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 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Kovar              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    10164 
Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC T.Kovar              ARC MAIN Online          11457 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: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to business with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 14-May 11
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Online          11437 
Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, March 18 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  11414 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11414 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          11438 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, January 14 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 4 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 13 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 16-May 11
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          11439 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 25 at 12:00PM-2:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 25 at 12:00PM-2:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 12:00PM-2:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Online          13468 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017