House Bill 2504 Spring 2014 Course Syllabus BUSI-1301-01 - Business Principles
Spring 2014 Course Syllabus
BUSI-1301-01 - Business Principles
|Instructor||Cammack, James E.|
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|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||Basic Skills competency in reading|
|Required Textbooks||Textbook and Materials: BUSN 6 (with Course Mate Printed Access Card) + Blackboard MindLink to Course Mate Instant Access, Cengage. The textbook and materials for this class are bundled under the ISBN # 978-1285-714-950 Materials: you will need ear buds or headphones to listen to audio content during class. For Online Students Only: If you are enrolled in the online course, you will also need access to a video camera with audio capability. Many laptop computers already have a web camera installed. It is also possible to use your smart phone as a camera. A suitable web camera should cost $10-$15 (at places such as Wal-Mart or Best Buy) . You|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between participation and college success. You should log into this course daily. The instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class if you fail to log in regularly and/or do not submit course work in a timely manner on multiple occasions. For online students, inactivity for more than 7 days could result in you being dropped from the class. Let me know if you foresee a necessary time of inactivity. For students enrolled in an on-campus class, the instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class if you miss more than 5 hours of class. In the Content section of your Blackboard interface, you will see folders. All assignments, quizzes, and exams must be completed in the week assigned. Because you have an entire week to complete everything, late work will not be accepted. In addition, there are no makeups for assignments, quizzes, or exams. If you have questions or issues you should contact me early. Problems which you report to me on the due date are NOT an excuse for turning in assignments late. You should start early enough on your assignments so that, if you do experience problems, we can work them out prior to the due date.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Stock Market Project¡V 10%
Exams - 60%
Assignments, projects, and quizzes 30%
|Final Exam Date||May 5, 2014 - 1:00 PM|
I. Business and Its Environment
a. Economics: The Framework of Business
b. The World Marketplace: Business Without Borders
c. Business Ethics & Social Responsibility: Doing Well by Doing Good
II. Forming, Owning, and Financing a Business
a. Business Formation: Choosing the Form that Fits
b. Small Business & Entrepreneurship: Economic Rocket Fuel
c. Accounting and Finance
d. Financial Markets: Allocating Financial Resources
III. Marketing and Management:
a. Marketing: Building Profitable Customer Connections
b. Marketing in More Detail
c. Management, Motivation & Leadership: Bringing Business to Life
d. Human Resources: Building a Top-Quality Workforce
IV. Emerging Trends and Concluding Topics: The Challenges and Opportunities of Information Technologies and High-Tech Production
a. Managing Information & Technology: Finding New Ways to Learn and Link
b. Operations Management: Putting It All Together
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
***All assignments for each week are due by 5 p.m. on Friday ***
Week Date Topic
1 1/13/2014 Course Introduction, Syllabus Review, PSLO Alpha Pretest, Introductions, and Chapter 1
2 1/20/2014 Economics: The Framework of Business (Chapter 2)
3 1/27/2014 The World Marketplace: Business Without Borders (Chapter 3)
4 2/3/2014 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility: Doing Well by Doing Good (Chapter 4) and Test 1
5 2/10/2014 Business Formation: Choosing the Form that Fits (Chapter 6)
6 2/17/2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship: Economic Rocket Fuel (Chapter 7)
7 2/24/2014 Feb 26 Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty
topic Accounting and Finance (Selected topics from Chapters 8 and 9)
8 3/3/2014 Financial Markets: Allocating Financial Resources (Chapter 10) 3/10/2014 March 10-13 Spring Break - no campus classes - library open
9 3/17/2014 Financial Markets: Allocating Financial Resources (Chapter 10) and Test 2
10 3/24/2014 Marketing: Building Profitable Customer Connections (Chapter 11)
11 3/31/2014 Marketing in More Detail (Selected Topics from Chapters 12 and 13)
12 4/7/2014 Management, Motivation & Leadership: Bringing Business to Life (Chapter 14) and Test 3
13 4/14/2014 Human Resources: Building a Top-Quality Workforce (Chapter 15)
14 4/21/2014 Managing Information & Technology: Finding New Ways to Learn and Link (Chapter 16)
15 4/28/2014 Operations Management: Putting It All Together (Chapter 17)
PSLO Alpha Posttest
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills ¡V Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills ¡V Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills ¡V Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material measured by pre/post test.
CSLO 1.Student will be able to identify and define business vocabulary. (PLSO A Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
CSLO 2: Student will be able to analyze specialized fields within the business organization (PSLO 2 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
CSLO 3: Student will be able to identify problem, argument, or issue, differentiate fact from opinion, and construct solutions using logical sound reasoning to justify conclusion using business case studies. (PSLO 1 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
CSLO 4: Student will be able to complete and analyze business financial operating statements (PSLO 3 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
CSLO 5: Student will be able to demonstrate communications skills using written essay on business topic (PSLO 3 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and
CSLO 6: Student will be able to describe the relationships of social responsibility, ethics, and law in business and law and identify major functions in economics (PSLO 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
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