BA 101 – Introduction to Business Spring 2015

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BA 101 – Introduction to Business
Spring 2015
INSTRUCTOR: Judy Beebe
Office:
West House, Room 102
503-838-8799
[email protected]
www.wou.edu/~beebej
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:15 to 1:45
or by appointment
TEXTBOOK:
BUSN 7th Edition, Kelly and Williams, Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 978-1-285-18782-2. Note: An electronic version is available:
http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?Ntt=busn|85996369550598
935189071502622379317&N=16&Ntk=APG%7CP_EPI&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial
COURSE PREREQUISITES:
none
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course introduces many of the fundamental aspects of business organization,
operation and management. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able
to identify elements of: business characteristics in today’s world; interrelationship between
business, government and society; business communication; accounting; financing the business;
marketing; business ethics and social responsibility.
SUMMARY OF GRADING COMPONENTS:
Homework (14 @ 10)
Moodle Quizzes/Exercises (14 @ 10)
Tests (3 @ 50)
140 points
140 points
150 points
Total Required Points
430 points
Term grades will be computed on a percentage basis: A = 90%, B = 80%, C = 70%, D = 60%.
Plus and minus grades will be given when total points are within 2% of the break-off between
letter grades.
Incompletes will only be available if you have completed the first two tests and have a passing
grade at the time of the request. Extra Credit is not available.
DISCUSSION BOUNDARIES:
The classroom is a safe harbor where individuals can discuss topics without fear of retribution,
ridicule or attack. Each person will be treated with civility, courtesy and respect.
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MOODLE QUIZZES/EXERCISES:
Students will be expected to complete quizzes and other exercises found for each chapter on
Moodle. The work will be completed on Moodle and must be submitted by the due date. LATE
ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
HOMEWORK (ON MOODLE):
There will be homework assignments for each chapter. Each of these assignments is worth 10
points. Homework must be completed individually. Late assignments will receive half credit.
TESTS:
Students will have three exams. Students may use one page of hand-written notes (8 ½ x 11 both
sides). No make-up exams will be given for unexcused absences. If you must miss an exam,
you must contact the instructor before the exam is given to obtain permission to sit for a makeup
exam. Failure to do this will result in a score of zero for the missed exam.
MOODLE:
Homework assignments, PowerPoint presentations, test reviews and other information are
available on Moodle. Links to relevant sites are also available on the instructor’s website:
www.wou.edu/~beebej.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY:
The Division of Business and Economics adopted the Academic Dishonesty Policy (found on the
Division website). Students are expected to read the policy and bring any questions or concerns
to the attention of the instructor within the first week of class. This policy will be in effect and
enforced without exception for this class.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE
To do well in this course, you must commit to becoming an “active learner” at each class
session. This requires that you come to class regularly and be well prepared to discuss assigned
readings and individual homework assignments. You must actively contribute to group and class
discussions of assigned materials. A strong effort will provide you with a solid foundation of
knowledge for taking the examinations. Attendance should be considered mandatory.
Students may benefit from assistance offered through the Tutoring Center (APSC 401), including
tutoring services and help with study and exam skills, and the Writing Center (APSC 301).
Any student who believes that she or he may need an accommodation for any type of disability
should contact the Office of Disability Services (838-8250v/tty) in APSC 405.
If the instructor determines your performance in this class is placing you at academic risk, you
may be referred to Jesse Poole, Western’s Student Success Specialist. Jesse will offer to work
with you to address issues and develop a student success strategy. Regardless of whether a
referral has or has not been made, you are ultimately responsible for tracking your own progress
in this course. If you would like to meet with Jesse regarding any academic struggles you are
experiencing, please contact the Academic Advising and Learning Center at 503-838-8428.
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