SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 1:35:18 AMBOT 56C Course Outline as of Fall 2000

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 56CTitle:  SURVIVAL ISSUES  
Full Title:  Survival Issues for Professional Office Workers
Last Reviewed:2/28/2000

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Evaluate income, expenses, and resources to effectively plan career strategies for self-sufficiency.

Course Completion of BGN 111 ( or BOT 56A) and Course Completion of BGN 110 ( or BOT 56B)

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of BGN 81

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Evaluate income, expenses, and resources to effectively plan career strategies for self-sufficiency.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of BGN 111 ( or BOT 56A) and Course Completion of BGN 110 ( or BOT 56B)
Recommended:Course Completion of BGN 81
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:Spring 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Compare the industrial age security norms with the information/
    knowledge age boom and burst cycles.
2.   Explain the significant differences between the industrial age and
    the information/knowledge age that have a major impact on your
    economic survival.
3.   During these transitional times, analyze how each of the employment/
    working options can be maximized to support your lifestyle.
4.   With the myriad of employment options during this knowledge/
    information age, explain how you will remain flexible during your
    working years.
5.   List various forms of compensation.
6.   Identify how each can be maximized and what adjustments need to be
    made in order to support your lifestyle.
7.   As an individual member of this global society, explain how the
    economy in other major parts of the world affects your being able to
    support your lifestyle.
8.   Outline steps necessary to develop a strategic plan to be
    self-sufficient in these unsettling times.
9.   List the various aspects of income, credit, savings, and investments.
10.  Use an electronic calculator and/or spreadsheet program to
    examine and compare income, credit, savings and investments and
    their interrelationships matched against spending to ensure
    a sound financial future.
11.  Long-term financial planning is critical.  Use an electronic
    calculator and/or spreadsheet program to examine and compare
    all sources of potential income identifying how they interrelate
    and support your long-term goals.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Survival Issues
   A.  Where you currently are
   B.  Non-stop change
   C.  Your transformation
   D.  Fringe benefits
2.  Employment Options
   A.  Working for others
   B.  Self-employment
   C.  Home-based businesses
3.  Employment/Worker Opportunities
   A.  Full-time--core employees
   B.  Part-time
   C.  Temporary
   D.  Permanent
   E.  You and Company
   F.  Contracting
4.  Forms of Compensation
   A.  Salary
   B.  Hourly
   C.  Overtime
   D.  Bonus
   E.  Contract
5.  Relationship to the Whole
   A.  You and your family's needs--lifestyle
   B.  U.S. economy
   C.  Global economy
6.  Implications of Individual Responsiblity
   A.  Self-sufficiency
   B.  Control of future through strategic planning
7.  Understanding Financial Resources
   A.  Income
   B.  Credit
   C.  Savings
   D.  Investments
8.  Specific Choices and their Interrelationships
   A.  Work choices as basis for income
   B.  Spending decisions as related to income
   C.  Savings to meet high-cost plans
   D.  Investments to support lifestyle after working years
9.  Lifetime Financial Planning
   A.  Social security
   B.  Individual retirement plans
   C.  Investment options
   D.  Insurance
   E.  Professional planning assistance

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1.  Reading assignments from textbook and outside sources
2.  Write a variety of reports from one-page documents to a research-based
   formal report.
3.  Individual and group activities applying effective listening,
   speaking, problem solving.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 70%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers, PROJECTS
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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 3rd edition, Impact Publications, 1993
WORKING WITHOUT A NET, Morris R. Shectman, Prentice Hall, 1994
ECONOMICS EXPLAINED, Heilbroner & Thurow, 4th Edition, Touchstone Book--
 Simon & Schuster, 1998
PERSONAL FINANCE PLANNER, Les Dlaby, 5th Edition, Irwin-McGraw-Hill, 1999
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Marion Haynes, 4th Edition, Crisp Publication, 1998
JOB SHIFT, William A. Bridges, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1993
 Tom Peters, Random House Audio, 1994.

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