Spring 2018 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 13-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib 002         11117 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Online          12585 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, January 18.
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 13-May 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN CMC 406         10155 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10156 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 13-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN CMC 408         10153 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          10154 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 13    11:00AM-1:00PM    Room Lib 1
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 22-Apr 04
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          12016 
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 13-Feb 21
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          11561 
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 05-May 09
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10157 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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 05-May 09
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN Lib 002         20012 
Textbook


BUS 300    Introduction to Business    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization's policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society. It covers specific areas such as management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and computer information systems. It is a core requirement for business majors. This course provides an overview that is helpful for selecting a specific career and/or major in the field of business. (C-ID BUS 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 13-Mar 12
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10811 
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.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10151 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          10804 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          11839 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          12715 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 13-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN CMC 406         10147 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC H.Bennett            ARC MAIN Raef 161        10148 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Parmelee           ARC MAIN Lib 002         10149 Textbook
W         07:00PM-08:30PM LEC W.Dimopoulos         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10150 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Dimopoulos         ARC MAIN Online          10150 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

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Gullum             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 19517 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          10146 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 13-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN CMC 407         10913 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  10817 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          10817 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          10141 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 312    Workplace Behavior and Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1 and CISC 300 with a grade of "C" or better; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces basic procedures that promote effective workplace practices. Specific topics include communicating effectively, working on teams, problem-solving, preparing and processing information, understanding business ethics, researching ethical business standards, and implementing ethical principles. Activities and techniques help to develop competencies needed in the workplace to communicate with coworkers and customers effectively.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          20043 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further 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: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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, analysis, and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, credit, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement with an emphasis on principles to develop economic decision-making skills. This course is not open to students who have completed ECON 320.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10635 
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          20552 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 13-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         10142 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         10679 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Lib 002         10143 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          10947 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          11302 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 13-May 16
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  19540 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          11315 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 13    3:00PM-5:00PM    Rm CMC406
Final Exam: Saturday, May 12 10:00AM-12:00PM Rm CMC406



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 13-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Speck              ARC MAIN CMC 409         11681 
Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Bastian            ARC MAIN CMC 407         10144 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  20434 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN CMC 406         10145 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          Off Campus Natomas/Ik A103 11190 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          10678 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          10917 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          12193 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          12684 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          12911 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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 13-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Kovar              ARC MAIN CMC 406         10152 
Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC T.Kovar              ARC MAIN Online          11343 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 13-May 10
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11324 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11324 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, April 7 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715.
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 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 20308 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 20308 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, January 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 716, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 3 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 716 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 716.
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

T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN HeEd 715        11303 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11303 Textbook
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 10-Apr 28
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11326 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11326 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715 and a final meeting on Saturday, April 28 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715.
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 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 11, 2017