BUSI-1301-73 - Business Principles
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2014 Course Syllabus
BUSI-1301-73 - Business Principles
|Instructor||Cammack, Nancy Lynn|
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|Course Description||This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.|
|Course Prerequisites||Basic skills competency in reading|
Kelly, McGowen & Williams; BUSN 6; ISBN 978-1-133-58748-4
Access to CourseMate (online student companion requiring access code)
|Attendance Policy||"Attendance" for an online course is equivalent to accessing the course, participating in the course, and submitting the required work, all in a timely manner.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Exams - 50%; Assignments/Quizzes - 50%|
|Final Exam Date||December 5, 2014 - 8:00 AM|
All Assignments are Online and due by 11:59 p.m. on the Sunday ending the week.
Week 1: PreTest; Syllabus Quiz; Discussion Board; Chap 1: End of Chapter questions; Quiz
Week 2: Chap 2: End of Chapter questions; CourseMate assignments
Week 3: Chap 3: End of Chapter questions; CourseMate assignments
Week 4: Chap 4: End of Chapter questions; CourseMate assignments; Exam 1
Week 5: Chap 6: Discussion Board
Week 6: Chap 7: End of Chapter questions; CourseMate assignments; Exam 2
Week 7: Chaps 8 and 9: End of Chapter questions; Quiz
Week 8: Chap 10: CourseMate assignments
Week 9: Chap 10 (continued): Extra Credit exercise; Quiz
Week 10: Chap 11: End of Chapter questions
Week 11: Chaps 12 and 13: End of Chapter questions; Exam 3
Week 12: Chap 14: CourseMate assignments; Exam 4
Week 13: Chap 15: End of Chapter questions
Week 14: Chap 16: End of Chapter questions
Week 15: Chap 17: CourseMate assignments; Extra Credit Quiz; FINAL EXAM
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Course introduction; Chapter 1
Week 2: Chapter 2 (Economics)
Week 3: Chapter 3 (World Marketplace)
Week 4: Chapter 4 (Business Ethics and Social Responsibility)
Week 5: Chapter 6 (Business Ownership and Franchising)
Week 6: Chapter 7 (Small Business and Entrepreneurship)
Week 7: Chapters 8 and 9 (Accounting and Finance)
Week 8: Chapter 10 (Financial Markets)
Week 9: Chapter 10 (continued)
Week 10: Chapter 11 (Marketing)
Week 11: Chapters 12 and 13 (Marketing in Detail)
Week 12: Chapter 14 (Management, Motivation and Leadership)
Week 13: Chapter 15 (Human Resources)
Week 14: Chapter 16 (Managing Information and Technology)
Week 15: Chapter 17 (Operations Management)
|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 – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable fats resulting in information 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: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material (measure: pre/post test)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Identify major business functions of accounting, finance, information systems, management, and marketing. (PSLO 2 and 3 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
2. Describe the relationships of social responsibility, ethics, and law in business. (PSLO 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
3. Explain forms of ownership, including their advantages and disadvantages. (PSLO 2 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study questions)
4. Identify and explain the domestic and international considerations for today’s business environment: social, economic, legal, ethical, technological, competitive, and international. (PSLO 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study)
5. Identify and explain the role and effect of government on business. (PSLO 1 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
6. Describe the importance and effects of ethical practices in business and be able to analyze business situations to identify ethical dilemmas and ethical lapses. (PSLO 1 and 2 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study exercises)
7. Describe basic financial statements and show how they reflect the activity and financial condition of a business. (PSLO 3 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study exercise)
8. Explain the banking and financial systems, including the securities markets, business financing, and basic concepts of accounting. (PSLO 1: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study exercise)
9. Explain integrity, ethics, and social responsibility as they relate to leadership and management. (PSLO 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
10. Explain the nature and functions of management. (PSLO 2 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study exercise)
11. Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of information technology for businesses. (PSLO 1 and 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
|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.|
Students are responsible for all readings that are assigned, including textbook readings and lecture notes.
Assignments will be assigned weekly and will have a specific due date.
Quizzes will be given periodically throughout the semester.
Exams/Finals--all tests are to be closed-book, closed-notes and are made up primarily of multiple-choice questions. Tests must be completed in the allotted time frame. Only one missed exam is allowed. The lowest exam grade is dropped at the end of the semester; the missed exam score will automatically be the allowed dropped grade.
All students must take the final exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a zero on the final exam.
Failure to follow instructions (written or oral) will result in penalties.
Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students.
For each assignment, students must complete the entire lesson (file) on their own. Students are never allowed to use anyone's USB or file but their own. Students should never lend their file to another student nor should a student have any other students' work in their possession for any reason. If a student uses another student's files, both students are considered guilty of cheating. If caught cheating, the students will get a zero on the assignment. If a second incidence occurs, both students will be given a final grade of "F" for the course.
While this is an online course, the student will be required to communicate with the instructor and complete course work on a weekly basis. Students are expected to read announcements posted on Blackboard and check their MyLamarPA e-mail account on a regular basis.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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.
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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
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.
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.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
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.|
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