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BUS-100-56880 - Introduction to Business - Prof Joan Washington

Course:Introduction to Business
Professor:Prof Joan Washington
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to BUS 100, Introduction to Business. My name is Prof. Joan Washington. I look forward to seeing you in the Fall 2021 semester at the College of the Canyons (COC). This course in OnlinLive via Zoom and it will be available on COC's Canvas Course Learning Management System at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021. 

Class starts Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. You must log into the course canvas and post to the "Roll Call Discussion Board" on the listed deadline otherwise you will be dropped from the course. 

Course Description

Introduces the field of business administration, examining how U.S. and global business policies and practices are affected by the interaction of economic systems, culture, legal, political, and financial institutions, including economic systems, leadership, entrepreneurship, strategic management, organizational structure and communication, marketing, accounting, finance, stock market, operations, information technology, human resources, organized labor, ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, and globalization.

What to Expect in this Course

08/25/2021-12/08/2021 Distance Ed, Internet-Based Wednesday 11:00AM - 12:20PM, OnlineLIVE via Zoom. The weekly links to Zoom will be in the course canvas. There will be class sessions that are prerecorded because of scheduling. You will always be notified no later than one week prior to class session if the following week's lecture is prerecorded. You must have a webcam, microphone, and access to Canvas support via the COC website. Each week you will be graded on class participation, weekly discussion questions, individual and group assignments, weekly quizzes, a final exam and a final research paper.

Types of Assessments

Your learning assessments will be your responses to the online discussion boards, case study assignments, your research paper for the course, quizzes and the final exam.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Ebert, Ronald / Griffin, Ricky, "Business Essentials 13th Edition", ISBN-13:9780136863366

Other Relevant Course Information

As a reminder, you must log into the "Roll Call Discussion Board" on the listed deadline otherwise you will be dropped from the course the day after the effective start date of the course. Participation in the weekly discussions is required. 

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 07/21/2021 Sub#: 276