Spring 2010 Class Schedule (FLC)



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BUS 100    English for the Professional    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 16 or ESLW 320 and ESLR 320 or equivalent. Grade of "C" or better required to meet prerequisite.
Advisory: BUSTEC 302 and 303.
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 dictionary usage. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and effective-writing techniques through analyzing written communication and composing and organizing paragraphs into effective business documents. The computer is used to format documents and search for information. Proofreading skills are stressed throughout the course. The course is recommended for all business majors during their first semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC H.Sublett            Off Campus RCC 15        17145 
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BUS 181    Nonprofit Fundraising    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will train students how interact professionally and consistently with the public when raising funds. As many Nonprofits rely heavily on fundraising, this course will provide students with the essential knowledge that can be directly applied to real world organizations to get them the critical, recurring funds needed to fulfill their mission.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC P.Sherwood           Off Campus RCC 12        31555 
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BUS 182    Nonprofit Governance and Financial Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will examine board governance and financial management specific to Nonprofit organizations. Students will get an up-close look at Governing Boards, examining their make up and purpose. Additionally, students will be exposed to the unique financial management aspects of the Nonprofit sector.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC H.Sublett            FLC MAIN FL5 13          32173 
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BUS 210    The Business Plan    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course offers an organized, step-by-step approach to preparing a business plan. The plan will enable the students to solve problems "on paper" before they become operational or money problems. Every business should have a business plan. Students will create one in this course.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 25-Apr 10
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC T.Sheppard           FLC MAIN FL5 12          17147 
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This class meets on 5 Tuesdays, beginning March 2 and ending April 6, 2010. The class does not meet on Tuesday March 30.


BUS 212    Marketing for Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes how a small business or non-profit organization can market its service or product to the consumer. The student will learn about ways to improve market mix, identify target markets, and develop a marketing plan.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 13-May 11
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC T.Sheppard           FLC MAIN FL5 12          17149 
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This class meets on 5 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning April 13 and ending May 11, 2010.


BUS 219    Developing Your Entrepreneurial Idea    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides students with insight and knowledge into developing their entrepreneurial idea. To develop an entrepreneurial idea you need to have a basic understanding of business planning and business ownership (entrepreneurship). This course investigates these concepts, including the pros and cons of owning a business. Students will explore the characteristics, experience, and skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. Students will research their business ideas and gain knowledge in marketing principles. Students will analyze the organization and management of a new business and begin to learn how to plan a new business. This course is designed to provide students with the basics for understanding entrepreneurship and development of entrepreneurial ideas. At the end of this course, students will be able to determine more clearly whether owning their own business is feasible.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 26-Feb 23
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC T.Sheppard           FLC MAIN FL5 12          17151 
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This class meets on 5 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning January 27 and ending February 24, 2010.


BUS 300    Introduction to Business    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a survey of all business areas, including Accounting, Law, Computer Information Science, Management, Marketing, Economics and Finance. The course is designed to be taken by all beginning students interested in business. It is a core requirement for business majors. This course provides an overview often very helpful in assisting students' selection of a specific career in the field of business.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Tryhane            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      17153 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found at ClassJump.com. Click on "Student Log-in" and after logging in click on "Introduction to Business Message Board" to start the course.

TBA       TBA             LEC G.Tryhane            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      17155 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found at ClassJump.com. Click on "Student Log-in" and after logging in click on "Introduction to Business Message Board" to start the course.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Gibson             FLC MAIN FL3 173         17157 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.McClatchy          FLC MAIN FL5 12          17337 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC G.Tryhane            El Dorado EDC A213       17339 Textbook


BUS 310    Business Communications    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUS 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Ability to key 30 or more words a minute and use a current office-level word processing program.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to emphasize the use of communication theory in planning and composing various types of effective business letters and reports. It stresses style, appearance, grammar, punctuation, tone, vocabulary, and reader appeal. Interpersonal communication and listening, cross-cultural communication, electronic communication technology, and ethical and legal guidelines are included. A formal report with graphics is required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Buch               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      17341 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. For more information, please go to www.flc.losrios.edu/~buch.


BUS 320    Concepts in Personal Finance    3 Units

Same As: ECON 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 105
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to assist individuals in analyzing their financial affairs. Elements and conceptual basis of financial planning, analysis, and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, borrowing, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement will be examined with an emphasis on principles to develop students' economic decision making. Students will be using mathematical concepts as well as reading and interpreting written and oral instructions. The course provides a solid base for a career in financial planning services. This course is not open to student who have recived credit for ECON 320.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.McClatchy          FLC MAIN FL5 12          16851 
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BUS 330    Managing Diversity in the Workplace    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D7
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the leadership skills and abilities needed to manage a multicultural workforce. A primary focus is placed upon the workplace impact of various historical, social, and cultural experiences/perspectives related to gender, age, ethnicity, and disability. Workforce issues related to the diversity of the American consumer and global consumer impact on the United States are analyzed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
T         04:15PM-07:20PM LEC A.Gibson             FLC MAIN FL1 109         16853 
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This is an Interactive Television Class. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~itv
for more information on FLC Interactive Television Classes.

T         04:15PM-07:20PM LEC A.Gibson             Off Campus RCC 14        17161 Textbook
This is an Interactive Television Class. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~itv
for more information on FLC Interactive Television Classes.

T         04:15PM-07:20PM LEC A.Gibson             El Dorado EDC C215       17159 Textbook
This is an Interactive Television Class. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~itv
for more information on FLC Interactive Television Classes.


BUS 340    Business Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introductory coverage of the law in its relationship to the environment of business. The course covers the American legal system as an instrument of economic, social, and political control. It stresses basic business torts, crime and business, contracts and sales transactions, agency, legal structures of business, government regulation and property rights. For more detailed coverage of some of these topics, see BUS 341.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Ellerman           FLC MAIN FL5 12          17163 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Ellerman           FLC MAIN FL5 12          31618 Textbook


BUS 341    Business Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: General introduction to the legal concepts and principles of real property and landlord/tenant; bankruptcy, consumer law, corporations, securities law and corporate social-ethical responsibility; labor employment law, environmental law, antitrust law and business-related constitutional law.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
M         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Ellerman           FLC MAIN FL5 12          18153 
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BUS 345    Law and Society    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the American legal system emphasizing the nature, purpose, sources and functioning of American law but including some comparative analysis of other historical and contemporary legal systems. It stresses the evolution of legal concepts as a reflection of the social environment and the role of the judiciary. A theoretical rather than practical viewpoint is used through analysis of selected cases and legislation in the areas of individualism, socioeconomic groups, the family, the economy, crime, criminal procedure and punishment, church and state separation, the environment, and torts. This course should not be taken in place of BUS 340 when required. Not open to students who have recieved credit for SOCSC 360.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
W         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Ellerman           FLC MAIN FL5 12          18155 
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BUS 350    Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This class 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, meeting legal requirements, understanding marketing concepts, and other topics of interest to the entrepreneur.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Buch               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      17343 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. For more information, please go to www.flc.losrios.edu/~buch.


BUS 498    Work Experience in Business    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16857 
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TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE        
This is an online course. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the four orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1-207; Thursday, January 21, 2010, from 3:00PM -5:00PM in FL4-133; Saturday, January 23, 2010, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1-207 and Tuesday, January 26, 2010, from 3:00PM - 5:00Pm in FL4-133. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu or call 916-608-6552.

TBA       TBA             LEC K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      18723 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE        
This is an online course. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the four orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1-207; Thursday, January 21, 2010, from 3:00PM -5:00PM in FL4-133; Saturday, January 23, 2010, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1-207 and Tuesday, January 26, 2010, from 3:00PM - 5:00Pm in FL4-133. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu or call 916-608-6552.

T         07:00PM-07:50PM LEC C.Knipp              Off Campus RCC 11        16861 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Knipp              Off Campus RCC             
3-9 hours TBA

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LEC S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       16865 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Pender             El Dorado TBA              
3-9 hours TBA

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: April 30, 2010