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The Business Department offers classes in other disciplines. Please see classes in Accounting, Management, and Marketing sections.

BUSINESS G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business
A survey in business providing a multi-disciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal systems, political systems, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization’s policies and practices within the U.S. and a global society. Demonstrates how certain influences impact the primary areas of business and affect the ability of a business to achieve its organizational goals. Such influences include organizational structure and design, leadership, human resource management, organized labor practices, marketing, organizational communication, technology, entrepreneurship, legal affairs, accounting, financial practices, and stocks and securities markets. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G108 – 3 Units
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Legal Environment of Business
This course provides an introduction to the principles of law and federal and state judicial systems that influence and reflect the ethical, social, and political environments in which business operates. Areas of constitutional law, administrative law, agency law, employment law, antitrust law, environmental law, and international law will be explored. Additional topics include contracts, torts, crimes, forms of business organization, ethics, product liability, government regulations, and securities regulation. C-ID BUS 120. UC credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and Business G110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G110 – 3 Units
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Business Law
This course is an introduction to the legal system in which businesses and individuals operate and covers fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions. Topics include sources of law and ethics, contracts, torts, agency, criminal law, business organizations, judicial and administrative processes, courts and their jurisdiction, warranties, product liability, and employment. UC credit limitation: maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and G110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G121 – 3 Units
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Personal Finance
An introductory course in financial affairs involving management of expenditures. The course includes the budgeting process, using consumer loans and credit, savings on taxes, decisions on transportation and home buying, insurance planning, investments, financial planning, career planning, retirement and estate transfer decisions. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G125 – 3 Units
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Business English
A review and reinforcement of basic grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, proofreading skills, spelling, word division, capitalization, sentence construction, and dictionary usage. Emphasis is on more effective communication by providing an accurate knowledge and precise application of standard English in both verbal and written professional communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G130 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business Writing
Advisories: Completion of English G099 is strongly recommended.
This course provides a basic understanding of business communication and develops confidence and skill in writing effective business letters, memos, electronic communications, and informal reports. Particular focus will be placed on forming a solid foundation for writing business documents, eliminating “writer’s block,” improving writing techniques, increasing editing and proofreading skills, and developing actual practice in writing, positive, negative, neutral, and persuasive communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G139 – 3 Units
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Business Communication
Prerequisites: English G100
This course focuses on the development and refinement of the written and oral communication skills that are necessary for success in today’s dynamic business environment. Emphasis will be placed on solving simple-to-complex business problems through critical thinking, research, analysis, and evaluation. Students will communicate these results through effective planning, organizing, outlining, drafting, revising, and finalizing business documents. Oral presentation skills, employment preparation and job-search techniques are also covered. C-ID BUS 115 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G153 – 1.5 Units
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Writing an Effective Business Plan
This course is designed to guide the student in the planning, preparation, and the completion of a successful business plan. The student will develop the tools and confidence in the writing of their own business plan which will serve as a guide in promoting growth, profitability, and social responsibility in achieving their business goals. Suitable for any current business owner or entrepreneur, business, management, or marketing student. This class is critical for contemporary business leaders and owners to understand how to develop a strong business plan that will be used to secure the business and provide a guideline for future growth and profitability. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G158 – 1.5 Units
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Raising Money to Start or Grow a Business
Advisories: Accounting G100 or Business G100
This course is designed to enable those who will be launching their own businesses to get the funding they need to succeed. This course includes understanding new business financing needs and the various options available to prospective business owners including a practical guide to drafting the items needed to obtain funding. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G170 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business Software Solutions
(Same as: Computer Science G170)
This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of current software systems that enable businesses to ship and deliver materials and services. It will survey practices in enterprise software solutions such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain, and Customer Relationship Management. The course will provide an overview of the use of technology to improve productivity and efficiency which is an essential part of today’s business landscape. Recommended for people desiring a future in Management, IT Management, Business or Accounting. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G210 – 3 Units
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Securities and Investments
Principles of investments, risks/reward analysis, characteristics of stocks and bonds, overview of investment alternatives, role of mutual and money market funds. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.