Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: BUSI-1301- Section: 2C
Business Principles
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Instructor Information
Instructor Angela Thomas
E-mailthomasar1@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6337
Office
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 228
Hours:None
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
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
Prerequisites None.
Learning Outcomes At course conclusion, the student will be able to:
Recognize the correlation of strengths and its influences on financial goals
Identify passions for the development of income opportunities
Align strengths and skills with financial goals and business management
SMART financial goals
Identify the risks to accomplishing and maintaining financial objectives
Understand the foundation of financial literacy
Assess types/sources of consumer credit
Develop strategic consumer purchasing skills
Determine optimal home-ownership skills
Analyze home, auto, health, life insurance plans
Discover and assess foundational investment programs
Correlation of personal and business ethical principles
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 - Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
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.

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.

None.
Lecture Topics
Outline
Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the specified date. Late work may result in a penalty. Classroom participation and attendance is an integral variable for optimal student growth and grasp of course objectives
Major Assignments
Schedule

Week 1: Chapter 1: The Principles of Business: Finance/Behavioral Principles Assignment
Week 2: Chapter 1 Individual Assignments continued
Week 3: Chapter 1 Assignments and assessment*
Week 4: Chapter 2: The Foundation of Business Principles Assignment
Week 5: Chapter 2 (continued) Assignment
Week 6: Chapter 3: Financial Plans-Taxes Assignment
Week 7: Chapter 3 (continued) Chapter 2 & 3 Assessment*
Week 8: Chapter 4: Consumer Credit Principles, Assignments
Week 9: Chapter 4: (continued)
Week 10: Chapter 5: Consumer Purchasing
Week 11: Chapter 5 (continued) Chapter 4 & 5 Assessment*
Week 12: Chapter 6: Home, Auto, Life Insurance Plans
Week 13: Chapter 6 (continued)
Week 14: Chapter 7: Foundational Investment Programs, Living, Last Will and Testament Principles
Week 15: Chapter 7 (continued) Chapter 6 & 7 Assessment *
Week 16: Comprehensive Final Exam
*Assessments consist of Key Concepts, Assignment Principles, and Projects pertinent to the stated chapter.
Small Business Project is a comprehensive assignment due at the end of the semester.
Final Exam Date May 3, 2021 - 1:0 PM   Through  November 3, 2021 - 3:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Assessments - 60%; Assignments-15%; Project 10%; Final Assessment-15%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the specified date. Late work may result in a penalty. Classroom participation and attendance is an integral variable for optimal student growth and grasp of course objectives
Attendance Policy Consistent attendance is a leading variable for job retention and promotion. Therefore, consistent attendance is required. Attendance will be monitored for each class.
*Unexcused tardiness is not acceptable. Frequent unexcused tardiness will result in a meeting with the instructor. Continued unexcused tardiness may result in a ten-point penalty on the student's final grade.
*Students are responsible for completing all assigned reading.
*A failure to follow oral and/or written instructions will result in penalties.
*Students are required to take all assessments. Any missed assessments will result in a zero for the test.
*Students must leave the classroom after exam is finished.
*All students must take the final exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a zero (0) on the final exam.
Dropping or Withdrawing:
*It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decides to withdraw from the class. The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.
*State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the LSCPA college catalog.
Classroom Etiquette:
*All students are expected to participate in classroom discussions and assignments.
*Students are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner.
*Any behavior deemed unacceptable may result in expulsion from class.
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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Other I will discuss your grades before class begins.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Department
Inmate Instruction
Chair:Sheila Guillot
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6381

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.