Course Syllabus


BAD 10 - Intro to American Business in a Global Context
Section 6873,  Spring 2022 Course Syllabus

Course Description

American business as both a institution and organization considered in its natural, social, and global economic environments. An overview of the principal functions of business firm: business goals and strategy; financial management and institutions; organizational structure and management; marketing; computing technologies, telecommunications, and information sciences; social, legal and regulatory responsibilities; described within the emerging global business context. Emphasis on concepts and terminology relevant to the new global business environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Differentiate and analyze business concepts and terminology that effect American business in its emergent global context.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the major functional areas in Business Administration and how they relate to each other.

3. Assess the challenges to American business of operating in a diverse global economic, social, cultural, political and legal environment.

4. Appraise opportunities for more advanced study in Business Administration.


Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Analyze business concepts and terminology by which the modern American business in its emergent global context is described.

2. Examine each major functional area of the global business firm.

3. Study how the specialized areas of business interrelate both within the organization and in the global business environment.

4. Assess the various global economic systems in which American business is obliged to operate.

5. Assess the challenges to American business of global economic integration including social, cultural and environmental impacts.

6. Critique ideas that underlie the development of public policy relevant to business, in their proper historical, theoretical, and global contexts.

7. Evaluate current issues in the global (i.e. social, economic, political, legal, ethical) environment of business.

8. Appraise opportunities for more advanced study in broad field of Business Administration.

Instructor Contact

Albert Yu


Phone: (707) 778-3961

Office: PC 681

Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am-1pm, Thursday 12-1pm

I respond to emails within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends).

Course Web Site

Students will use the Canvas course web site for assignment instructions, submitting assignments, viewing classmates' work, sharing resources, and viewing grades.


This course uses a free online textbook, Boundless Business.  A PDF copy can be found in the Intro Module. In addition, the weekly slides in each module are extensive and sufficient to prepare you for the weekly quizzes.

Required Software

Important Dates

Date Class Begin: 1/19/22

Day Class Ends: 5/20/22

Last Day to Add without instructor's approval: 1/25/22 

Last Day to Add with instructor's approval: 2/6/22

Last Day to Drop without a 'W' symbol: 2/6/22

Last Day to Drop with a 'W' symbol:  4/24/22

Dropping the Class

If you decide to discontinue this course, it is your responsibility to officially drop it. A student may be dropped from any class when that student's absences exceed ten percent (10%) of the total hours of class time. It is strongly advised that if you need to miss more than one class/homework deadline in a row that you contact the instructor to avoid being dropped from the class.


For face-to-face courses, students who fail to attend the first class meeting may be dropped by the instructor. For classes that meet online, students who fail to log on and initiate participation by 11:45 p.m. Pacific Time of the first day of the class may be dropped by the instructor. 

Pass‐NoPass (P/NP)

You may take this class P/NP. You must decide before the deadline, and add the option online with TLC or file the P/NP form with Admissions and Records. With a grade of C or better, you will get P.

You must file for the P/NP option by 2/27/22. Once you decide to go for P/NP, you cannot change back to a letter grade. If you are taking this course as part of a certificate program, you can probably still take the class P/NP. Check with a counselor to be sure.

Instructor Announcements and Q&A Forum

The instructor will post announcements on the “Instructor Announcements” page in Canvas throughout the semester. Canvas notifies students according to their preferred Notification Preferences. A “Q&A Forum” is also available as a pinned Discussion to ask for assistance of your classmates or of the instructor.

Late Policy

All assignments are due at 11:45 PM PST on the due date. A late submission will receive a 20% penalty. Submissions more than one week late are not accepted without prior arrangement.

Grading Policy

Click the “Grades” link in Canvas to keep track of your grades. I grade once a week and post grades and comments in the Canvas gradebook.

List of Assignments

17 Chapter Quizzes at 10 points each. Quizzes are a combination of multiple choice and true/false questions and must be completed by 11:45 PM Pacific Time each Friday.  

Total points 170

17 Discussion Board/Exercises which are worth 5 points each.  85 points total. 

Total points 85

Case Study - Students are to read an assigned case study and answer questions regarding the case study.  The case study is worth 100 points. No late work will be accepted.

Total points 100

Assignments - 30

Investment Project - This investment project is worth 110 points


Grading Policy

495 Total Points

Grading Policy

A = 445 points or greater

B = 396-444

C = 385-439

D = 297-384

F = less than 297

CR = 385 or greater

NC = less than 385

Standards of Conduct

Students who register in SRJC classes are required to abide by the SRJC Student Conduct Standards. Violation of the Standards is basis for referral to the Vice President of Student Services or dismissal from class or from the College. See the Student Code of Conduct page.

Collaborating on or copying of tests or homework in whole or in part will be considered an act of academic dishonesty and result in a grade of 0 for that test or assignment. Students are encouraged to share information and ideas, but not their work. See these links on Plagiarism:
SRJC Writing Center Lessons on avoiding plagiarism
SRJC's statement on Academic Integrity

Special Needs

Every effort is made to conform to accessibility standards for all instructor-created materials. Students should contact their instructor as soon as possible if they find that they cannot access any course materials. Students with disabilities who believe they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disability Resources (527-4278).

List of assignments

Note to students: the assignments listed below do not include all course content. To view all course content, go to Modules.


Course Description:

A survey in business providing a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization’s policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society.  Demonstrates how these influences impact the primary areas of business including: organizational structure and design; leadership, human resource management, organized labor practices; marketing; organizational communication; technology; entrepreneurship; legal, accounting, financial practices; the stock and securities market; and therefore affect a business’ ability to achieve its organizational goals.

Course Content:

  1. Foundations of American Business
  2. Forms of Business Enterprise
  3. Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Business
  4. Economic Foundations
  5. International Business
  6. Management, Leadership, and Motivation
  7. Production and Operations Management
  8. Human Resource Management
  9. Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  10. E-Business and Information Technology
  11. Accounting
  12. Financial Management
  13. Securities Markets and the Financial System
  14. Business Law
  15. Risk Management and Insurance


Great newsyour textbook for this class is available for free online!

Introduction to Business from OpenStax, ISBN-10: 1-947172-55-7

You have several options to obtain this book:

You can use whichever formats you want. Web view is recommended -- the responsive design works seamlessly on any device.


Important Notes:

  • All first week assignments need to be completed and submitted by the due date to avoid possibly being dropped from the class.
  • Any student needing accommodations should inform the instructor. Students with disabilities who may need accommodations for this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) early so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. All information will remain confidential.
  • Academic dishonesty and plagiarism will result in a failing grade on the assignment. Using someone else's ideas or phrasing and representing those ideas or phrasing as our own, either on purpose or through carelessness, is a serious offense known as plagiarism. 

Course Summary:

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