SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 11:55:11 AMBOT 59.4 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 59.4Title:  INT'L BUSINESS PRACTICES  
Full Title:  International Business Practices
Last Reviewed:3/29/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BOT 87.9

Catalog Description:
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Designed to provide students with an understanding of the global marketplace.  Students will learn how to interact with foreign business people and identify/compare cultural differences. Emphasis will be on business practices and procedures.  Topics include: review of world geography, international trade, cultures and behaviors, cultural communications, currencies and exchange, the Euro, international travel, technological impacts, mail and shipping services and careers in international business.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; AND Course Completion of CS 60.11A ( or BOT 73.12A) OR Course Completion of CS 65.11A ( or BOT 73.10A) or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Designed to provide students with an understanding of the global marketplace.  Students will learn how to interact with foreign business people and identify/compare cultural differences. Emphasis will be on business practices and procedures.  Topics include: review of world geography, international trade, cultures and behaviors, cultural communications, currencies and exchange, the Euro, international travel, technological impacts, mail and shipping services and careers in international business.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; AND Course Completion of CS 60.11A ( or BOT 73.12A) OR Course Completion of CS 65.11A ( or BOT 73.10A) or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1996Inactive:Fall 2014
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1.   Determine the impact of geography on international business.
2.   Discuss historical events that have contributed to formation of strategic trade alliances.
3.   Explain trade surpluses and trade deficits.
4.   Analyze the effectiveness of communicating in an international business environment.
5.   Compare business protocol of various countries.
6.   Compose effective business communication based on an understanding of the relevant environments and differences in tone, style, and format.
7.   Determine appropriate form of payment given international trade situations.
8.   Identify foreign currencies and calculate current exchange rates.
9.   Evaluate passport and visa requirements of various countries.
10. Develop itineraries for international travel.
11. Examine time zone system and explain how time zones affect business.
12. Examine impact of technology and e-business on globalization of business.
13. Examine international regulations and restrictions for mailing and shipping goods.
14. Assess careers affected by international business.
15. Evaluate emerging developments in international business.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Review of Geography
   A.  United States
   B.  World
II. Impact of International Business
   A.  Exporting and importing
   B.  Countertrade
   C.  Government support and assistance
III.Cultures, Behaviors and Business Practices
   A.  Overview of cultures
   B.  Preparing for meetings
   C.  Greetings and exchange of business cards
   D.  Entertaining and gifts
IV. Intercultural Communication
   A.  Oral
   B.  Written
   C.  Nonverbal
V.  International Currencies
   A.  Exchange rates
   B.  The Euro
   C.  International payments
VI. International Business Travel
   A.  Passports and visas
   B.  Customs
   C.  Embassies and consulates
   D.  Time zones
VII.Global Telecommunications
   A.  Telephone calls
   B.  Faxes
   C.  Electronic conferences
   D.  Electronic mail
   E.  Internet and World Wide Web Usage
VIII.Technology and E-business
   A.  New technologies
   B.  Availability and useage in various countries
   C.  Web presence
   D.  Marketing and selling over the Internet
   E.  Future use of technology
IX. Mail and Shipping Services
   A.  Regulations and restrictions
   B.  Documentation
X.  Careers in International Business
   A.  Government/public
   B.  Private business
   C.  Trends and future developments  

Assignments:
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1.  Readings of 20 to 30 Internet sites per week
2.  Online discussions with international resource professionals and other students
3.  Composing business documents, correspondence, and written reports (2 to 3 pages)  
4.  3 to 5 quizzes or tests
5.  5 to 10 written summaries of readings
6.  Term paper of 15 to 20 pages

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
40 - 75%
Written homework, written summary of Internet sites, term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 50%
Homework problems, business documents
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 25%
Quizzes: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor-developed materials with numerous web resources.

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