Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: BUSI-1301- Section: 01
Business Principles
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Nancy Stretcher
Phone(409) 984-6418
Location:UITC - Room: 201A
Hours:I do not have an on-campus office. Please contact me if you need to meet outside of class time.
Business and Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381
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 responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.
Prerequisites TSI complete in reading
Learning Outcomes CLSO 1. Identify major business functions of accounting, finance, information systems,
management, and marketing. (PSLO Alpha measured by Final Exam)

CSLO 2. Describe the relationships of social responsibility, ethics, and law in business. (PSLO 2 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CSLO 3. Explain forms of ownership, including their advantages and disadvantages. (PSLO 1 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CSLO 4. Identify and explain the domestic and international considerations for today business environment: social, economic, legal, ethical, technological, competitive, and international. (PSLO 2 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CSLO 5. Identify and explain the role and effect of government on business. (PSLO 2 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CSLO 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 2 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CSLO 7. Describe basic financial statements and show how they reflect the activity and financial condition of a business. (PSLO 3 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CLSO 8. Explain the banking and financial systems, including the securities markets, business financing, and basic concepts of accounting. (PSLO 2 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CSLO 9. Explain integrity, ethics, and social responsibility as they relate to leadership and
management. (PSLO 1 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CSLO 10. Explain the nature and functions of management. (PSLO 1 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)

CLSO 11. Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of information technology for businesses. (PSLO 1 measured by Course Learning Objectives Team Project)
Core Objectives PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Ferrell. 2018. BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS:CHANGING WORLD. 11th edition. New York, NY. McGraw Hill Publishing. ISBN: 9781259685231
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Chapter 1-The Dynamics of Business and Economics
Week 2: Chapter 2-Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Week 3: Chapter 3-Business in a Borderless World
Week 4: Chapter 4-Options for Organizing Business
Week 5: Chapter 5-Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Franchising
Week 6: Chapter 6-The Nature of Management
Week 7: Chapter 7-Organization, Teamwork and Communication
Week 8: Chapter 8-Managing Service and Manfacturing Operations
Week 9: Chapter 9-Motivating the Workforce
Week 10: Chapter 10-Managing Human Resources
Week 11: Chapter 11-Customer-Driven Manufacturing
Week 12: Chapter 12-Dimensions of Marketing Strategy
Week 13: Chapter 13-Digital Marketing and Social Networking
Week 14: Chapter 14-Financing the Enterprise
Week 15: Final Exam Review
Major Assignments
Week 1: Course Introduction; Course Pre-Test; Chapter 1 Assignments(**)
Week 2: Chapter 2 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 3: Chapter 3 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 4: EXAM 1; Chapter 4 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 5: Chapter 5 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 6: EXAM 2; Chapter 6 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 7: Chapter 7 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 8: Chapter 8 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 9: EXAM 3; Chapter 9 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 10: Chapter 10 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 11: EXAM 4; Chapter 11 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 12: Chapter 12 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 13: Chapter 13 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 14: EXAM 5; Chapter 14 Presentation; Chapter Assignments
Week 15: Final Exam Review

**Each week, Chapter Assignments are inclusive of Key Term Quizzes, Review Questions, and/or Skills Building Exercises (many of which are in-class teamwork)
Final Exam Date May 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 14, 2019 - 10:30 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams 60%
Key Term Quizzes, Review Questions; Skills Building Exercises 30%
Final Exam 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies The instructor reserves the right to drop any student missing more than two weeks of class (six MWF classes, four TR classes, and two weeks with no online class or lab participation).
Tardiness is not acceptable. Frequent tardiness to class will result in a meeting between the student and instructor. Continued tardiness may result in a ten-point penalty on the student's final course grade.
Assignments are due at the beginning of each class; student assignments coming in late will be assessed a penalty, even if the student arrives to class late and turns in work.
Quizzes will be taken in class. If the student misses a quiz, the result is a 10 point deduction (if make up at a late time).
Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework, including reading assignments, by the required due dates and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent from the previous class meeting.
Attendance Policy Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.
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
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

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

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.