Spring 2011 Class Schedule (FLC)



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BUS 100    English for the Professional    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51, ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
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. The course focuses on skills and techniques of effective business written communication including appropriate sentence structure, word usage, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, and business document formatting. Critical thinking and effective writing techniques are emphasized. This course focuses on teaching students the ability to analyze, compose, and organize written communication 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: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC H.Sublett            Off Campus RCC 15        22132 
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BUS 180    Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUS 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 101
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will provide students with base level knowledge of the Nonprofit sector, laying the foundation for those interested in pursuing a Nonprofit Organizational Management certificate. This course will examine all aspects of business specific to Nonprofit Organizations and will identify key differences between the Nonprofit sector and the For-profit and public sectors. Subject matter includes governance and boards, fundraising, marketing, communications, and techniques of management. Students completing this course will have an understanding of the fundamentals of business, specific to Nonprofit organizations.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Hackett            Off Campus RCC 15        30041 
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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 15-May 18
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC B.Cline              FLC MAIN FL5 13          23708 
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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 incur money problems. Every business should have a business plan and students will have the opportunity to create one in this course.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 24-Apr 01
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Garbett            FLC MAIN FL5 12          22134 
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This class meets on 5 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning March 1 and ending March 29.


BUS 212    Marketing for Small Businesses    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: Five Week - Third, Apr 02-May 16
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC S.Faulds             FLC MAIN FL5 12          22136 
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This class meets on 5 Tuesdays, beginning April 5 and ending May 10. The class does not meet on Tuesday, April 19 due to spring break.


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 25-Feb 22
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Garbett            FLC MAIN FL5 12          22138 
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This class meets on 5 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning January 25 and ending February 22.


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 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Tryhane            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      22140 
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      22142 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         22144 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.McClatchy          FLC MAIN FL5 12          22314 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC G.Tryhane            El Dorado EDC A213       22316 Textbook


BUS 310    Business Communications    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 100
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. The course 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Buch               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      22318 
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. This course is not open to students who have received credit for ECON 320.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.McClatchy          FLC MAIN FL5 12          21856 
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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 15-May 18
T         04:15PM-07:20PM LEC A.Gibson             FLC MAIN FL1 109         21858 
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             Off Campus RCC 14        22148 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       22146 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 15-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Ellerman           FLC MAIN FL5 12          22150 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Ellerman           El Dorado EDC A205       23500 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 15-May 18
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Ellerman           El Dorado EDC A205       23020 
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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 15-May 18
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Ellerman           El Dorado EDC A205       23022 
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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 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Buch               FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      22320 
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.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to management/business. Students are advised to consult with the Management/Business Department 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 their current job. Course content will include 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. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour 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 course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      21862 
Textbook
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 19, 2011, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207; Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 10:00AM - 12Noon in FL1 207, and Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. 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             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      23432 Textbook
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 19, 2011, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207; Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 10:00AM - 12Noon in FL1 207, and Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. 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.

Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB C.Knipp              Off Campus RCC 11        21866 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       21870 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 25, 2011