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Business Administration Courses


Business Law
    • BUSL 18 Business Law
      Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68
       
      3 Units (C-ID BUS 125) Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture
      Principles of business law emphasizing legal setting of business, nature of the law and court procedures, principles of contract law, sales of goods under the Uniform Commercial Code, torts, ethics, the U.S. Constitution, and criminal law.
    • BUSL 18H Business Law - Honors
      Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program
       
      3 Units (C-ID BUS 125) Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture
      Principles of business law emphasizing legal setting of business, nature of the law and court procedures, principles of contract law, sales of goods under the Uniform Commercial Code, torts, ethics, the U.S. Constitution, and criminal law. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both BUSL 18 and BUSL 18H.
    • BUSL 19 Advanced Business Law
      Advisory: BUSL 18
       
      3 Units Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture
      Principles of business law emphasizing commercial paper, agency, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, regulation of trade and real property.
    • BUSL 20 International Business Law
      Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 68
       
      3 Units Degree Applicable 54 hours lecture
      A comparative approach to the study of the international legal environment for business. Cultural, political, economic and ethical issues are emphasized as well as traditional business law subjects such as sales, commercial paper, corporate law, agency, licensing, employment, crimes, trade regulation and technology transfers. 
    • BUSL 100 Everyday Law
      Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
       
      3 Units Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture
      Practical aspects of current U.S. law, including the court system and civil procedures, the U.S. Constitution, legal ethics, tort law, criminal law and procedures, contracts, real estate law, family law, and careers in law. Required for 2+2+3 articulation.

Economics
    • BUSC 1A Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics
      Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A, and successful completion of MATH 71 or MATH 71B or MATH 71X
       
      3 Units (C-ID ECON 202) Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture
      Principles of aggregate economic analysis; economic cycles including recession, unemployment, inflation and economic growth; national income accounts; money and financial institutions; monetary and fiscal policy; alternative economic viewpoint; budget deficits and public debts; international trade and finance.
    • BUSC 1AH Principles of Economics

      Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program and MATH 71, or MATH 71B, or MATH 71X

      3 Units - Macroeconomics- Honors (C-ID ECON 202) Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture

      Principles of aggregate economic analysis; economic cycles including recession, unemployment, inflation and economic growth; national income accounts; money and financial institutions; monetary and fiscal policy; alternative economic viewpoint; budget deficits and public debts; international trade and finance. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both BUSC 1A and BUSC 1AH.

    • BUSC 1B Principles of Economics - Microeconomics

      Prerequisite: BUSC 1A or BUSC 1AH

      3 Units (C-ID ECON 201) Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture

      Economic analysis with emphasis on price and distribution theory, scarcity, opportunity costs, supply, demand, elasticity of supply and demand, consumer’s behavior, cost theory and output determination under various market structures, factor markets, public choice, income distribution, externalities and government regulation, and comparative economic systems.

    • BUSC 1BH Principles of Economics

      Prerequisite: BUSC 1A or BUSC 1AH

      3 Units - Microeconomics - Honors (C-ID ECON 201) Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture

      Economic analysis with emphasis on price and distribution theory, scarcity, opportunity costs, supply, demand, elasticity of supply and demand, consumer’s behavior, cost theory and output determination under various market structures, factor markets, public choice, income distribution, externalities and government regulation, and comparative economic systems. This is an honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both BUSC 1B and BUSC 1BH.

    • BUSC 17 Applied Business Statistics
      3 Units Degree Applicable, CSU, UC 54 hours lecture Prerequisite: MATH 71

      Statistical reasoning and application of primary statistical techniques used in solving managerial problems. Topics include collection and interpretation of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions, sampling and estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation and index numbers.


Paralegal  
    • PLGL 30 Introduction to Paralegal/Legal
      Introduction to Paralegal/Legal
      (offered every session), 3.0 credits.  
      Prerequisite:  Eligibility for ENGL 1A

      Federal and state legal systems, the relationship of paralegals to attorneys, legal writing and research, investigation of claims, and legal ethics for paralegals.

    • PLGL 31A Legal Analysis and Writing
      Legal Analysis and Writing
      (offered in Fall), 3.0 credits. 
      Corequisite:  PLGL 30 (May have been taken previously)

      Use of a law library for legal research and references, reading and analyzing codes and statutes, and preparation of case briefs and research reports.

    • PLGL 31B Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing
      Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing
      (offered in Spring), 3.0 credits.
      Prerequisite:  PLGL 30 and PLGL 31A

      Preparation of research memoranda, trial briefs, appellate briefs and other paralegal documents.

    • PLGL 33A Civil Procedure I
      Civil Procedure I 
      (offered in Fall), 3.0 credits.
      Corequisite:  PLGL 30 (May have been taken previously)

      Analysis of the pretrial procedural steps to litigating a cause of action. Examines the concepts of jurisdiction, venue, parties to the action, summons, default judgments, and pleadings.

    • PLGL 33B Civil Procedure II
      Civil Procedure II
      (offered in Spring), 3.0 credits.
      Prerequisite:  PLGL 33A

      Preparing for litigation. Includes discovery, preparation of law and motion documents, remedies, summary judgments, motions to dismiss, settlements, and arbitration.

    • PLGL 35A Law Office Procedures
      Law Office Procedures
      (offered in Fall), 3.0 credits.
      Corequisite:  PLGL 30 (may have been taken previously)

      Examines procedures utilized by a paralegal in a law office. Court systems, preparation and filing of legal papers and court documents, and drafting specialized documents in such areas as estate planning, real estate, divorce, unlawful detainer, adoption, corporations, conservatorships and guardianships.

    • PLGL 35B Automated Law Office Procedures
      Automated Law Office Procedures
      (offered in Spring), 3.0 credits.
      Prerequisite:  PLGL 30 and PLGL 35A 
      Advisory:  CISB 15

      Use of the personal computer for special purposes in the law office; includes the drafting of pleadings, document control, preparation of billing, law office and case load management, and tax reports.

    • PLGL 37 Tort Law
      Tort Law
      (Fall, Winter, Spring), 3.0 credits.

      Analysis of the law of torts including intentional torts such as assault, battery, false imprisonment, defamation, privacy, trespass and nuisance; negligence; and strict liability. Examination of insurance defense issues.

    • PLGL 38 Employment and Ethics
      Employment and Ethics
      (offered in Spring), 2.0 credits.
      Prerequisite:  PLGL 31A, PLGL 33A, and PLGL 35A
      Corequisite:  PLGL 31B, PLGL 33B, PLGL 35B, PLGL 37, PLGL 39 (may have been taken previously)

      Job search skills including preparation of professional resumes and cover letters. interviewing techniques, networking, application of these skills in beginning the search for paralegal employment, and paralegal and attorney ethics.

    • PLGL 39 Contract Law
      Contract Law
      (Fall, Spring, Summer), 3.0 credits.

      Laws relating to the formation of contracts. Includes study of the statute of frauds, third-party rights, liability for breach of contract, remedies, discharge, and the Uniform Commercial Code.

    • PLGL 40 Landlord - Tenant Law
      Landlord-Tenant Law  
      (Spring), 3.0 credits.

      Landlord-tenant law and creation of legal documentation to represent the landlord-tenant relationship. Examination of the rights and liabilities of the landlord and the tenant.

    • PLGL 41 Property Law
      Property Law  
      (Fall, Spring), 3.0 credits.

      Examination of the law relating to real and personal property. Analysis of the various forms of ownership of real property; easements, covenants, conditions, and licenses; constitutional questions; types of real estate deeds; and land use controls.

    • PLGL 42 Family Law
      Family Law 
      (Fall), 3.0 credits.

      Laws relating to marriage, dissolution, nullity, and legal separation. Includes topics of community property, child custody, child support, spousal support, and prenuptial/antenuptial agreements.

    • PLGL 43 Wills and Trusts
      Wills and Trusts  
      (Spring), 3.0 credits.

      Legal principles of the laws of wills and trusts, organization and jurisdiction of the California Probate Courts, estate planning and estate taxes.

    • PLGL 44 Bankruptcy Law
      Bankruptcy Law  
      (Fall), 3.0 credits.

      Creation, scope, and administrative function of federal bankruptcy proceedings and arrangements. Includes wage earner plans and insolvency proceedings.

    • PLGL 45 Creditors' Rights
      Creditors' Rights  
      (Spring), 3.0 credits.

      Creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests in property. Unsecured creditors and their methods of enforcing rights and obtaining judgments.

    • PLGL 48 Criminal Law and Procedures
      Criminal Law and Procedures  
      (Winter, Spring), 3.0 credits.

      General principles of criminal law and procedure, elements of crimes against person and property, parties to a crime, defenses to crimes. Analysis of procedural law relating to arrest, search and seizure, rights to counsel and a jury, evidentiary issues, sentencing and appeal.

    • PLGL 49 Evidence Law
      Evidence Law  
      (Spring), 3.0 credits.

      Overview of evidence law in civil and criminal cases: principles of relevance and competence of evidence; hearsay and character evidence rules; evidentiary privileges; use and authentication of writings. Use of evidence at trial, burdens of proof and presumptions, constitutional issues.


Real Estate
    • BUSR 50 Real Estate Principles
      Real estate law, public control, property valuation, finance and real estate practice. Meets some of the California Real Estate Salesperson and Broker License requirements and meets 30 hours toward Basic Appraisal Procedures 2008 Appraiser Qualifications Board (AWB) requirements for certified-residential/ certified-general appraiser license. Also provides 30 hours toward Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) requirements for state licensing. 
    • BUSR 51 Legal Aspects of Real Estate
      Prerequisite: BUSR 50

      Real estate contracts, leases, deeds, foreclosures, homesteads, agency, and disclosures. Can be used to meet the additional educational requirements for the salesperson or broker license. 

    • BUSR 52 Real Estate Practice
      Corequisite: BUSR 50 (May have been taken previously)

      Office procedures and practices in listings, advertising, prospecting, financing, exchanges, property management, salesmanship, land utilization and public relations. Must be completed prior to applying to take the Salesperson License Exam. 

    • BUSR 52D Real Estate Practice Work Experience
      Corequisite: BUSR 50 and not possessing a permanent California real estate license at a time of enrollment. Students must be enrolled in seven (7) units minimum including work experience units.

      Provides a minimum of 180 hours of on-site real estate office and/or field work experience under the supervision of a licensed California real estate professional and a college instructor/coordinator. Designed to satisfy Department of Real Estate licensing requirements serving as an equivalent to BUSR 52. Students who repeat this course will improve their skills through further instruction and practice. 

    • BUSR 53 Real Estate Finance 
      Prerequsite: BUSR 50

      Real estate financing sources, loans underwriting, applications, and appraisals. Can be used to meet the additional education requirement of the salesperson or broker license. 

    • BUSR 55 Real Estate Economics 
      Prerequisite: BUSR 50

      Analysis of international, national and local factors which determine the value of real estate. 

    • BUSR 57 Income Tax Aspects of Real Estate Investments 
      Income tax principles governing the acquisition, ownership, operation and disposition of real property investments with special emphasis on tax planning and integration of tax concepts with procedural aspects. May be used as an elective course to satisfy one of the California Department of Real Estate's requirements for the salesperson or broker license. 
    • BUSR 59 Real Estate Property Management
      Prerequisite: BUSR 50

      Property management for owners and managers of residential and comm income properties. Meets California real estate license requirements for salesperson and broker. 

    • BUSR 60 Real Estate Investment Planning
      Prerequisite: BUSR 50

      Investment strategies, techniques, systems, and theories involving all forms of real estate with particular emphasis on research methods for successful investing. 

    • BUSR 62 Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
      Prerequisite: BUSR 50

      State and Federal laws that govern the practice of mortgage loan brokerage and lending in the State of California as well as mortgage lending history and process. May be used as an elective for the salesperson or broker license. 

    • BUSR 76 Escrow Procedures I
      Escrow procedures including processing of case study sale escrows with and without new trust deed financing, including escrow vocabulary, drawing of documents, and other processing details pertinent to handling escrows from inception to closing. May be used as an elective for the salesperson or broker license. 
    • BUSR 81 Appraisal: Principles and Procedures 
      Advisory: BUSR 50

      Principles and procedures of appraising real property with emphasis on residential properties. Required by Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) for all appraisal licenses and by the Departments of Real Estate (DRE) for real estate broker license. Provides 60 hours toward OREA requirements for state licensing.