Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: BUSI-1301 (Section: 1C, CRN: 92671)
Business Principles
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Instructor Information
Instructor Jennifer Joyner
Email joynerja@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6229
Office Madison Monroe Educational - Room: 228
Office Hours none

Additional Contact Information
Course Information
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 responsibili
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Text:  Business Foundations: A Changing World (2023, 13th ed.) by Ferrell/Hirt/Ferrell (McGraw-Hill). ISBN-10 1264067496, ISBN-13 9781264067497

Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Identify essential management skills necessary for career success. 2. Describe the relationships of social responsibility, ethics, and law in business. 3. Examine the role of strategic human resource planning in support of organizational mission and objectives
Core Objectives

·         Analyze the dynamic environment in which business operates

·         Consider the role of ethics and corporate social responsibility in managing business

·         Analyze the effect of global conditions on business performance

·         Identify the main forms of business organizations

·         Explain the importance of small business, entrepreneurship, and franchising

·         Understand the major functions of management

·         Examine the importance of organization, teamwork, and communication

·         Depict the role of operations and supply chains in the business environment

·         Understand how to motivate the workforce

·         Explain the significance of human resource management

·         Explain the marketing process and how it drives business activities

·         Describe the role of produce, price, distribution, and promotion in the marketing mix

·         Demonstrate the role of digital marketing in today’s business environment

·         Understand how organizations use accounting

·         Analyze how economic conditions impact business performance

·         Identify sources of financing for businesses

Lecture Topics Outline

Discussion over Part 1 ( Chapter 1, 2 & 3 )

Part 2  (Chapter 4 & 5)

Discussion over Part 3 ( Chapter 6, 7 & 8 )

Discussion over Part 4  ( Chapter 9 & 10 )

Part 5 ( Chapter 11, 12 & 13 )

Discussion over Part 6 ( Chapter 14, 15 & 16)


Major Assignments Schedule

August 30-- get the syllabus, core assessment project/paper and papers that you need to answer discussion questions. 

September 6- Discussion over Part 1 ( Chapter 1, 2 & 3 )

September 13-Part 1 Discussion questions due.

September 20- Part 1 Test due. Discussion over Part 2  (Chapter 4 & 5)

September 27- Part 2 Discussion questions due.

October 4- Part 2 Test due. Discussion over Part 3 ( Chapter 6, 7 & 8 )

October 11- Part 3 Discussion questions due.

October 18- Part 3 Test due. Discussion over Part 4  ( Chapter 9 & 10 )

October 25- Part 4 Discussion questions due.

November 1- Part 4 Test due. Discussion over Part 5 ( Chapter 11, 12 & 13 )

November 8- Part 5 Discussion questions due.

November 15-   Part 5 Test due. Discussion over Part 6 ( Chapter 14, 15 & 16)

November 22- Next week the CORE ASSESSMENT IS DUE. 

November 29-. CORE ASSESSMENT IS DUE. Part 6 Discussion questions due.

December 6- Part 6 Test due.

Final Exam Date December 4, 2023 - 6:00 PM
Grading Scale  895 - 1000=A 795 - 894=B  695 - 794=C   595 - 694=D  Below 595 = F
Determination of
Final Grade

6 Exams (75 points each),  6 part Discussions (50 points each) , Core Assessment project and paper (150 points),  Attendance ( 100 points ) 

Course Policies
Instructor Policies

Course Policies

Textbook/Supplies: The student will be responsible for any assignments given. 

Students will need a standard function calculator.

Assignments: Assignments will be weekly. This is subject to change.  

Quizzes:. Quizzes will often cover the key terms/vocabulary/concepts contained in the chapter.  

Exams:  The use of your notes and book IS permitted; however, cheating on exams is not acceptable and will be subject to violations of the Academic Dishonesty policy. 

Late Work:  All assignments, quizzes,  and exams must be completed and submitted on the due date or risk a deduction of points.

Grades: Assignments, quizzes and exams will be graded by the next class.

Academic Dishonesty: Copying, stealing, and/or submitting someone else's work is considered a violation of the Academic Dishonesty policy. Academic Dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated. A student violating this policy will receive a ZERO on any assignment (first offense); a second incidence of academic dishonesty will result in failure of the class and meeting with program coordinator and/or department chair.

Classroom Etiquette: We will respect each other and their personal space. Always be considerate and treat others how you would like to be treated.

Attendance Policy none
Additional Information
Institutional Policies
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Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
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. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Inmate Instruction
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381