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BUS 100 - Introduction to Business - Yasser Issa

Course:Introduction to Business
Professor:Yasser Issa
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Welcome to our class. My name is Professor Issa. I look forward to working with you this semester at College of the Canyons.

The course will be available on COC’s Canvas course management system at 7:00 AM beginning on the first day of the course.

You must log in and post to the Roll Call Discussion Board by the listed deadline, otherwise, you will be dropped from this course.

For hybrid late start course (Meets Sat 9 - 10:20am) - The first meeting is on 10/17/22 (through 12/10).  This will be considered roll call in order to stay enrolled in the course. 

Course Description

This course introduces the field of business administration, primarily found in the United States, including topics of economic systems, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, operations, management information systems, human resources, ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, and globalization.

What to Expect in this Course

You will be expected to read the chapter(s) prior to the week of the discussion and assignments for the specific chapter(s). You will be required to participate on a weekly basis.

Types of Assessments

There will be one exam for this class consisting of multiple-choice questions.

Textbook Information

Business Essentials, 13th Edition (E-text with MyLab access code)

By Ebert & Griffin (Pearson, 2022)

ISBN: 8220123160913

Select the book with an access code for MyLab for the online dynamic study module, videos, and homework assignments.

  • Can you purchase an e-book and access code within the Canvas course?  Yes!  This is the easiest, fastest way, and least expensive.  I will provide information within Canvas.

Other Relevant Course Information

There will be a team project.

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.

The Learning Center (TLC)

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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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

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 07/29/2022 Sub#: 1424