BUSI 22: PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in BUSI 22H or 52.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Foothill GE:||Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate appropriate use of business terms and concepts.
- Students will critically analyze, evaluate and interpret business problems and solutions.
- Students will demonstrate professional communication skills.
The student will be able to:
A. Describe the basic nature and operation of formal business organizations, the functions and responsibilities of the businessperson, and the development of current knowledge in business administration.
B. Examine the full range of international business challenges in finance, trade, marketing, and management.
C. Explain the importance, complexity and interrelationship of the economic, political and social environments within which business persons must pursue their careers and develop social responsibilities.
D. Develop a framework for further study of business and career guidance.
E. Describe the changes taking place in the American business economy and understand their significance.
F. Demonstrate a global sensitivity to management issues such as outsourcing and contract manufacturing.
G. Develop decision-making skills and to think critically and communicate effectively.
A. The nature and environment of business, career opportunities, organizational development.
B. Ownership, management, and organization of formal organizations including small business, publicly held corporations, private companies and franchising operations.
C. Production, purchasing, location and layout, marketing (domestic and international), retailing, and advertising as it affects the business enterprise.
D. Personnel functions including selection, training, compensation; role of unions and labor legislation.
E. Finance, financial institutions, stock and commodity exchanges; risks and insurance as they affect the economy.
F. Quantitative controls for decision making: accounting and financial statements, business statistics, data processing, budgeting, and forecasting.
G. Legal and regulatory environment of business, taxation, regulation of competitive business; business ethics.
H. Consumerism and future trends and influences on business.
I. The international arena.
J. Equal employment opportunity (EEO).
K. International dimensions of organizational behavior.
L. Organizational behavior in perspective.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Class discussions on current weekly material covered (in e-forums if online)
B. Case problems requiring use of personal productivity software to use computation, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving
C. Oral reports/presentations as individual or group projects
D. Quizzes and objective examinations (Midterm and Final exams)
E. Written article analysis of current information systems topics
F. Written critical analysis of text questions, cases, and handout materials
Method(s) of Instruction
B. Cooperative learning exercises
D. In-class and/or online discussions
E. Oral and/or online presentations
F. Individual reading/research
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Solomon, Poatsy, and Martin. Better Business. 4th ed. Pearson, 2015.
When course is taught online: Additional information, notes, handouts, and/or other relevant course material will be delivered by email and on the World Wide Web (e.g. MyLab), and discussion may be delivered in chat rooms or moderated bulletin boards/listservs.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Critical thinking cases or article analysis, through handouts or student research.
B. Term project-team/individual written business plan/concept paper and presentation.