Business Administration

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
BUSL 19Advanced Business Law^ I am able to apply management concepts and functions ^ Students completing BUSL 19 - Advanced Business Law will be able to identify negotiable instruments and defenses. ^ Students completing BUSL 19 - Advanced Business Law will be able to distinguish between various forms of business organizations.
PLGL 31BAdvanced Legal Analysis and Writing^ Students completing PLGL 31B - Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing will be able to prepare a legal memorandum. ^ Students completing PLGL 31B - Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing will be able to prepare a trial brief. ^ Students successfully completing Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing (PLGL 31B) will have successfully completed the official paralegal certification program offered by Lexis/Nexis. This certification is offered for free, online. If Lexis/Nexis stops offering the certification in this manner, the program may discontinue this SLO. ^ Students successfully completing Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing (PLGL 31B) will have successfully completed the official paralegal certification program offered by Westlaw. This certification is offered for free, online. If Westlaw stops offering the certification in this manner, the program may discontinue this SLO. ^ Successful PLGL 31B course completers will have met with a counselor or educational advisor and prepared an educational plan for their coursework at Mt. SAC. Alternatively, students may submit a copy of their petition to graduate (at the conclusion of that semester).
BUSC 17Applied Business Statistics^ Students completing 80% of the students were able to tabulate and graph the collected data. ^ Students completing 92% of the students were able to analyze the data critically and be able to suggest recommendations. ^ Students were asked to collect both primary and secondary data. 100% of the students were able to collect both primary and secondary data.correctly. ^ Students were asked to write a complete research survey/questionnaire. 100% of the students were able to write a complete survey questionnaire.
BUSR 81Appraisal: Principles and Procedures^ Students completing BUSR 81 - Appraisal: Principles and Procedures will be able to define highest and best use. ^ Students completing BUSR 81 - Appraisal: Principles and Procedures will be able to identify the three methods of apprasing real property.
PLGL 35BAutomated Law Office Procedures^ Students completing PLGL 35B - Automated Law Office Procedures will be able to successfully prepare a client letter. ^ Students completing PLGL 35B - Automated Law Office Procedures will be able to successfully prepare a memorandum of law. ^ Students completing PLGL 35B - Automated Law Office Procedures will be able to successfully prepare a simple motion. ^ Successful PLGL 35B completers will be able to format a legal document which meets the requirements of the California Code of Civil Procedure and the California Rules of Court. ^ Successful PLGL 35B completers will be able to prepare a table of authorities for a legal brief, using a software program such as MS Word. ^ Successful PLGL 35B completers will be able to prepare a table of contents for a legal brief, using a software program such as MS Word. ^ Successful PLGL 35B completers will become competent in the use of computerized legal billing software such as Clio and Tabs 3. ^ Successful PLGL 35B completers will become familiar with various legal specialty software applications used in local law offices, e.g., Relativity, Abacus, Clio, TimeMap, CaseMap, Trial Director, etc.
PLGL 44Bankruptcy Law^ Students completing PLGL 44 - Bankruptcy Law will be able to distinguish between different types of bankruptcy. ^ Students completing PLGL 44 - Bankruptcy Law will be able to successfully prepare a bankruptcy petition.
BUSL 18Business Law^ Students completing BUSL 18 - Business Law will be able to brief a case. ^ Students completing BUSL 18 - Business Law will be able to distinguish between a civil cause of action and a criminal cause of action.
BUSL 18HBusiness Law - Honors^ Students completing BUSL 18H - Business Law - Honors will be able to brief a case. ^ Students completing BUSL 18H - Business Law - Honors will be able to distinguish between a civil cause of action and a criminal cause of action.
PLGL 33BCivil Procedure - Trial and Post-Trial^ Students completing PLGL 33B - Civil Procedure - Trial and Post-Trial will be able to distinguish among the various discovery tools including depositions, interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission. ^ Students completing PLGL 33B - Civil Procedure - Trial and Post-Trial will be able to prepare a basic motion.
PLGL 33ACivil Procedure Pretrial^ Students completing PLGL 33A - Civil Procedure Pretrial will be able to initiate a civil lawsuit. ^ Students completing PLGL 33A - Civil Procedure Pretrial will successfully draft an answer to a complaint.
PLGL 50Comparative Law^ Students completing PLGL 50 - Comparative Law will be able to analyze substantive and procedural differences. ^ Students completing PLGL 50 - Comparative Law will be able to evaluate legal systems.
PLGL 39Contract Law^ Students completing PLGL 39 - Contract Law will be able to recognize the basic defenses to the formation of a valid contract. ^ Students completing PLGL 39 - Contract Law will be able to recognize the essential elements of a valid contract.
PLGL 45Creditors' Rights^ Students completing PLGL 45 - Creditors' Rights will be able to preparation a writ of execution and abstract of judgment. ^ Students completing PLGL 45 - Creditors' Rights will be able to prepare a Notice of Lien.
PLGL 48Criminal Law and Procedures^ Students completing PLGL 48 - Criminal Law and Procedures will be able to analyze and synthesize statutory and case law in criminal law and procedure by reading and briefing important statutes and cases. ^ Students completing PLGL 48 - Criminal Law and Procedures will be able to apply the procedural aspects of the criminal justice system through a study of a case as it progresses through the system.
PLGL 38Employment and Ethical Issues in Paralegalism^ Students completing PLGL 38 - Employment and Ethical Issues in Paralegalism will be able to prepare an employment portfolio. ^ Students completing PLGL 38 - Employment and Ethical Issues in Paralegalism will understand unauthorized practice of law. ^ Successful course completers will assemble a minimum of two professional writing samples which can be used as part of their job search process. ^ Successful course completers will have posted a profile on a professional networking site such as LinkedIn. ^ Successful course completers will participate in a mock interview with an interviewer who is not the course instructor. ^ Successful course completers will prepare a professional paralegal resume which may include links to the student's LinkedIn profile, the program's website, and an e-portfolio. ^ Successful course completers will score at least 70% on an assessment of the students' comprehension of the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
BUSR 76Escrow Procedures I^ Students completing BUSR 76 - Escrow Procedures 1 will be able calculate an escrow proration ^ Students completing BUSR 76 - Escrow Procedures 1 will be able to define key words and phrases used in the escrow profession.
BUSL 100Everyday Law^ Students will be able to analyze the cultural, economic, and political environment of the civil rights movement. ^ Students will be able to apply legal concepts to contemporary political debates.
PLGL 49Evidence Law^ Students completing PLGL 49 - Evidence Law will be able to apply some of the basic rules of California evidence. ^ Students completing PLGL 49 - Evidence Law will be able to distinguish among some of the basic California rules of evidence.
PLGL 42Family Law^ Students completing PLGL 42 - Family Law will be able to complete a petition for dissolution of marriage. ^ Students completing PLGL 42 - Family Law will be able to comprehend community property concepts and apply to division of assets.
BUSR 57Income Tax Aspects of Real Estate Investment^ Students completing BUSR 57 - Income Tax Aspects of Real Estate Investment will understand the importance of an assets tax basis. ^ Students completing BUSR 57 - Income Tax Aspects of Real Estate Investment will understand the method of depreciating (cost recovery) of real estate for tax purposes
BUSL 20International Business Law^ Students completing BUSL 20 - International Business Law will be able to evaluate international regulations. ^ Students completing BUSL 20 - International Business Law will be able to distinguish between doing business domestically and doing business internationally.
PLGL 30Introduction to Paralegal/Legal^ Students completing PLGL 30 - Introduction to Paralegal/Legal will be able to successfully prepare a case brief. ^ Students completing PLGL 30 - Introduction to Paralegal/Legal will successfully prepare a legal memorandum. ^ Successful PLGL 30 course completers will have met with a counselor or educational advisor and prepared an educational plan for their coursework at Mt. SAC. Ideally the goal of the educational plan will be the A.S. in Paralegal Studies, but this is not required.
PLGL 40Landlord - Tenant Law^ Students completing PLGL 40 - Landlord - Tenant Law will be able to draft a residential tenancy agreement. ^ Students completing PLGL 40 - Landlord - Tenant Law will be able to identify and define what constitutes a habitable residential dwelling as well as understanding the legal ramifications to the parites in a non-habitable tenancy situation.
PLGL 35ALaw Office Procedure^ Students completing PLGL 35A - Law Office Procedure will be able to successfully prepare a simple will. ^ Students completing PLGL 35A - Law Office Procedure will be able to successfully prepare articles of incorporation.
PLGL 31ALegal Analysis and Writing^ Students completing PLGL 31A - Legal Analysis and Writing will be able to brief a moderately complex legal case. ^ Students completing PLGL 31A - Legal Analysis and Writing will be able to distinguish between and use the various manual legal research resources.
BUSR 51Legal Aspects of Real Estate^ Students completing BUSR 51 - Legal Aspects of Real Estate will be able to differentiate between single and dual agency. ^ Students completing BUSR 51 - Legal Aspects of Real Estate will know the elements of contract formation.
PLGL 47BLitigation Practice^ Students completing PLGL 47B - Litigation Practice will be able to locate, evaluate, organize, and synthesize research material from a variety of sources. ^ Students completing PLGL 47B - Litigation Practice will have a basic understanding of the procedural and evidentiary rules used to challenge and/or fend off challenges to the presentation of proffered evidence (i.e., objections and offers of proof).
PLGL 47ALitigation Procedures^ Students completing PLGL 47A - Litigation Procedures will be able to prepare and present effective opening statements and closing arguments. ^ Students completing PLGL 47A - Litigation Procedures will be able to prepare clear and effective examinations of witnesses, both direct examination and cross examination. ^ Students completing PLGL 47A - Litigation Procedures will know the basic, distinct parts of a trial, and which procedures and rules apply to each.
BUSR 62Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending^ Students completing BUSR 62 - Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending will be able to distinguish between the various steps in loan processing. ^ Students completing BUSR 62 - Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending will be able to identify the fundamentals of mortgage lending.
PLGL 36Paralegal Internship^ At the conclusion of the internship the paralegal intern will prepare a new resume which contains the internship and lists skills developed at the internship. The intern will also write a sample cover letter which emphasizes the internship experience. ^ By working in a legal environment, the paralegal intern will comprehend the nature of a career as a paralegal, including application of paralegal knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, appreciation of proper office decorum and behavior, responsibility for being prompt and punctual, and application of high standards when generating work product.
BUSC 1APrinciples of Economics - Macroeconomics^ Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will be able to discuss current fiscal policy of the federal government and will be able to form their opinion. ^ Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will correctly know the use of fiscal policy and will be able to comment on the fiscal policy used by the government. ^ Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will correctly know the use of monetary policy and make comments on the monetary policy being used by the FED. ^ Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will know Fiscal Policy, various types of Fiscal Policies, and the tools available to the federal government to use Fiscal Policy. The students will also know the diffeence between an expansionary and a contractionary fiscal policy. ^ Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will know the monetary policy and the tools available to the Fed to use a certain type of monetary policy. The students will know the difference between an expansionary monetary policy and a contractiuonary monetary policy. ^ Students were asked to discuss the fiscal policy used in 2014-15 with respect to the high unemployment rate in the economy. More than 80% 0f the students were able to relate the use of fiscal policy with intended outcomes. They were able to discuss the relationship with the current fiscal policy and the declining level of unemployment rate in the economy. Students were also asked to discuss the impact of increased minimum wage rate. More that 80% of the students were able to put the whole discussion in perspective. ^ Students were given an exercise to use Monetary Policy during recessionary conditions. They were asked to use Open Market Operations and how they will work during recessionary conditions. More than 80% of the students were able to recommend the policy and it's affects correctly. ^ The students were asked to write a report on the use of fiscal policy used during Reagan administration. They were asked to discuss the 1981 Economic Recovery Act (ERA) and its effect on the economic activity during that period. More than 80% of the students were able to explain the fiscal policy and 1981 ERA effects on the economy with a clear understanding of the fiscal policy.
BUSC 1AHPrinciples of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors^ Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will correctly know the use of fiscal policy and will be able to comment on the fiscal policy being used by the government. ^ Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will correctly know the use of monetary policy and will be able to comment on the monetary policy used by the FED. ^ Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will know Fiscal Policy, various types of Fiscal Policies, and the tools available to the federal government to use Fiscal Policy. The students will also know the difference between an expansionary and a contractionary fiscal policy. ^ Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will know the monetary policy and the tools available to the Fed to use a certain type of monetary policy. The students will know the difference between an expansionary monetary policy and a contractionary monetary policy. ^ Students were asked to discuss the need and role of the Federal reserve System and asses the effectiveness of the monetary policy used in 2014-15. More than 90% of the students were able to identify and discuss the need and role of the Fed correctly in running an effective monetary policy. They were able to discuss its functions correctly. However, the students did not see much effectiveness of the monetary policy during the recessionary conditions. They did not notice much changes made in the monetary policy tools in the last one year.
BUSC 1BPrinciples of Economics - Microeconomics^ Students completing BUSC 1B - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics will be able to choose quantities of different commodities having different price tags by spending limited amount of money to maximize satisfaction ^ Students completing BUSC 1B - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics will correctly know consumer's behavior to maximize their utility in allocating scarce resources to satisfy thier infinite wants. ^ Students completing BUSC 1B - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics will use producer's behavior to determine price of the product they produce under various market situations to maximize profit ^ Students were asked to determine the merits of price-quantity determination in the market economy of the Unites States. ^ Students were asked to discuss the reason for not giving welfare recipients their welfare benefits in cash rather than in-kind.
BUSC 1BHPrinciples of Economics -Microeconomics - Honors^ Students completing BUSC 1BH - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors will correctly know the consumers' behavior to maximize their utility by allocating scarce resources. ^ Students completing BUSC 1BH - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors will correctly know the producers' behavior to maximize their profit by allocating scarce resources. ^ Students completing BUSC 1BH - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors will know to allocate scarce resources on various commodities to maximize satisfaction ^ Students completing BUSC 1BH - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors will use producer's behavior to determine price of the product they produce under various market situations to maximize profit
PLGL 41Property Law^ Students completing PLGL 41 - Property Law will be able to successfully discuss at least four ways to transfer title to real property. ^ Students completing PLGL 41 - Property Law will be able to successfully identify the differences among different types of property ownership (community property, joint tenancy, and tenancy in common) scoring no less than 70%.
BUSR 55Real Estate Economics^ Students completing BUSR 55 - Real Estate Economics will be able to identify factors affecting Demand in Real Estate ^ Students completing BUSR 55 - Real Estate Economics will be able to identify the forces affecting supply in Real Estate.
BUSR 53Real Estate Finance^ Students completing BUSR 53 - Real Estate Finance will be able to identify the role of the Secondary Mortgage Market. ^ Students completing BUSR 53 - Real Estate Finance will be able to understand the elements of an adjustable rate loan.
BUSR 60Real Estate Investment Planning^ Students completing BUSR 60 - Real Estate Investment Planning will be able to distinguish between the aspects of real estate and other types of investments. ^ Students completing BUSR 60 - Real Estate Investment Planning will be able to identify the advantages and disadvantages of different real estate investments.
BUSR 52 (VOC)Real Estate Practice^ Students completing BUSR 52 - Real Estate Practice will be able to complete the California Real Property Purchase Agreement. ^ Students completing BUSR 52 - Real Estate Practice will be able to set realistic, measurable goals for themselves in business. ^ Students completing BUSR 52 - Real Estate Practice Work Experience will be able to successfully complete an Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement
BUSR 52DReal Estate Practice Work Experience^ Students completing BUSR 52D - Real Estate Practice Work Experience will be able to draft an offer to purchase real estate ^ Students completing BUSR 52D - Real Estate Practice Work Experience will be able to successfully complete an Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement
BUSR 50Real Estate Principles^ Students completing BUSR 50 - Real Estate Principles will have knowledge equivalent to the knowledge needed to pass the Department of Real Estate salesperson license exam. ^ Students completing BUSR 50 - Real Estate Principles will understand the difference between real and personal property. ^ Students completing BUSR 50 - Real Estate Principles will understand the significance of fiduciary duty.
BUSR 59Real Estate Property Management^ Students completing BUSR 59 - Real Estate Property Management will know what a trust fund is and the importance of maintaining records on trust fund receipts. ^ Students completing BUSR 59 - Real Estate Property Management will understand the legal relationship between a landlord and a tenant
PLGL 37Tort Law^ Students completing PLGL 37 - Tort Law will be able to distinguish among strict liability, negligence, and intentional torts. ^ Students completing PLGL 37 - Tort Law will be able to list, describe, and apply the four elements of negligence.
PLGL 43Wills and Trusts^ Students completing PLGL 43 - Wills and Trusts will be able to distinguish between wills and trusts. ^ Students completing PLGL 43 - Wills and Trusts will have agained an understanding of probate administration.