House Bill 2504

Fall 2011 Course Syllabus

BUSI-1301-73 - Business Principles

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2011
InstructorBryant, Jennifer Christine
Phone(409) 984-6389
E-mailbryantjc@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business and Technology
Chair:Percy Jordan
Phone:(409) 984-6335
E-mail:jordanpj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:Tues 9-12
Building:Student Center (SC)
Room:413
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Course Information
Course Number90091
Course Description Survey course emphasizing interaction of business with its external and internal environments. Introduction to public policy process and issues with focus on ethical and moral consideration. Recommended for freshman, especially business majors.
Course Prerequisites Prerequisite: Basic skills competency in reading.
Required Textbooks Nickels, W., McHugh, J., & McHugh, S. (2010). Understanding business. New York, Ny: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 0073511706
Attendance Policy Because this is a online course there is not a scheduled class meeting date or time assignments will be made on a weekly bases and it is very important that the student remains engaged and involved in the class discussions and activity's. Satisfactory participation is considered essential a students attendance will be monitored by there logging into the class inactivity in excess of one week will be sufficient reason for dropping the student from the course.
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade Exams-35%, Case Studies-35%, Excercises-15%, Particpation-15%

Final Exam Date December 7, 2011 - 11:59 PM
Major Assignments Week 1:Introduction to Course and Text,Chapter P, 1, 2        Case Study

Week 2:Chapter 2, 3, 4,Case Study

Week 3:Chapter 5 *Case Study * Exam I

Week 4:Chapter5, 6 *Case Study * Exam II

Week 5:Chapter 7, 8*Case Study

Week 6:Chapter 8, 9* Case Study, Exam III

Week 7:Chapter 10, 11*Case Study

Week 8:Chapter 11, 12*Case Study

Week 9:Chapter 13*Case Study, Exam IV

Week 10:Chapter 14, 15*Case Study

Week 11:Chapter 16,*Case Study

Week 12:Chapter 17*Case Study Exam V

Week 13:Chapter 18, 19,*Case Study

Week 14:Chapter 20,*Case Study, Exam VI

Week 15:Chapter A, B, C ,*Internet Research Exercises

Week 16:Chapter D,*Internet Research Exercise, Final Exam
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week 1: Introduction to Course and Text

Managing within the Dynamic Business Environment: Taking Risks and Making Profits

How Economics Affects Business: The Creation and Distribution of Wealth

Week 2: How Economics Affects Business: The Creation and Distribution of Wealth (continued)

Competing in Global Markets

Demonstrating Ethical Behavior and Social Responsibility

Week 3: Exam I-Sept 7

Choosing a Form of Business Ownership

Week 4: Choosing a Form of Business Ownership (continued)

Entrepreneurship and Starting a Small Business

Section Review and Recap

Exam II-Sept 14

Week 5: Management, Leadership, and Employee Empowerment

Adapting Organizations to Today's Markets

Week 6: Adapting Organizations to Today's Markets (continued)

Producing World-Class Goods and Services

Section Review and Recap

Exam III-Sept 28th

Week 7: Motivating Employees and Building Self-Managed Teams

Human Resource Management: Finding and Keeping the Best Employees

Week 8: Human Resource Management: Finding and Keeping the Best Employees (continued)

Dealing with Employee-Management Issues and Relationships

Week 9: Section Review and Recap

Exam IV-Oct. 19th

Week 10: Marketing: Building Customer Relationships

Developing and Pricing Products and Services

Distributing Products Quickly and Efficiently

Week 11: Using Effective Promotional Techniques

Section Review and Recap

Week 12: Exam V- Nov 7th

Understanding Financial Information and Accounting

Week 13: Financial Management

Securities Markets: Financing and Investing Opportunities

Week 14: Understanding Money, Financial Institutions, and the Federal Reserve

Section Review and Recap

Exam VI-Nov 23

Week 15: Working within the Legal Environment of Business

Using Technology to Manage Information

Managing Risk

Week 16: Managing Personal Finances

Section Review and Recap

Final Exam-Dec 7

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes 1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.

2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities

3. Uses critical thinking skills

4. Demonstrates technology literacy

5. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
Course Student Learning Outcomes Student will be able to identify the role of business in modern society, including business operations. (PSLO 2a)



Student will be able to analyze specialized fields within the business organization (PSLO 3d)



Student will be able to identify and define business vocabulary.(4B)



Student will be able to identify public policy processes and issues. (PSLO 5C)



Student will be able to analyze and identify ethical and moral considerations in the business environment ( 1B,C, and 2B)

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

    • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

    • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

    • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

    • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

      • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

      • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

      • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

      • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

      • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.
Additional Information Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone with any questions or concerns. My physical and virtual door is always open. Communication is key to a successful course outcome.                 

Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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