Business Transfer Major - AA

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
SDV-108 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 1
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
MAT-140 FINITE MATH 3
ECN-130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
HIS-151 US HISTORY TO 1877 3
PHI-105 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
MAT-156 STATISTICS 3
ECN-120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
BIO-105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY 4
TOTAL 16
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
CSC-116 INFORMATION COMPUTING 3
HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 3
MGT-101 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
HIS-211 MODERN ASIAN HISTORY 3
MAT-165 BUSINESS CALCULUS 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
ACC-146 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
BUS-185 BUSINESS LAW I 3
TOTAL 15

SDV-108 - THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

MAT-140 - FINITE MATH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed for Business and Social Science majors. It introduces them to matrix solutions, to linear equations, linear programming, matrix algebra, mathematics of finance, computer applications, value of slope of a line, and exponential/logarithmic functions. Application problems are taken from Business Management and Social Science areas. Prerequisite: MAT-120 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

ECN-130 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introductory course in economics emphasizing micro-economic theory and contemporary problems. The major topics will include a description of the United States economy; demand and supply, price, output, and wage determination; domestic problems; international economics and the world economy.

HIS-151 - US HISTORY TO 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments from the Colonial period to 1877.

PHI-105 - INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the major ethical emphases from ancient to modem times with pertinent reading in the works of representative philosophers.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

MAT-156 - STATISTICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures, and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

ECN-120 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introductory course in economics emphasizing macroeconomic theory and policy. The major topics will include economic systems, national income, national output, fiscal and monetary policy, unemployment, inflation, and, as time permits, international trade.

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

BIO-105 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification, and ecology.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

CSC-116 - INFORMATION COMPUTING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course presents the basic concepts of information systems and computer literacy. The course incorporates theory as well as hands-on practice which focuses on spreadsheets and database management systems (DBMS).

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

MGT-101 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an intensive examination of the basic fundamentals of organization and management underlying the solution to management problems.

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

HIS-211 - MODERN ASIAN HISTORY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to the three dominant societies of modern Asia: China, Japan and India. Emphasis will be given to the transformation of cultural, economic, intellectual and social patterns brought about by the military power and economic demands of contemporary Western societies.

MAT-165 - BUSINESS CALCULUS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is intended for Business Management and Social Science majors. It introduces them to theorems for finding derivatives, applications to maximum and minimum, related rates, graphing of functions, marginal cost and revenue, supply and demand, partial derivatives, antiderivatives, definite integral, tests for increasing and decreasing functions, concavity, maximum and minimum of functions of more than one variable, area under a curve, separable differential equations, growth and decay, and applications of above to Business Management and Social Sciences. Prerequisites: 3 years of high school college prep math AND meet minimum placement test score requirement, MAT-120 with a C or better, MAT-140 with a C- or better.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

ACC-146 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to managerial accounting and practice with emphasis on the sources and uses of data for decisions. Prerequisite: ACC-142.

BUS-185 - BUSINESS LAW I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

The legal environment of business. The study of contract requirements, personal property and bailments, as time permits.

Kevin Rosenberg - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5199

Email: krosenberg@scciowa.edu
BBA, University of Iowa
MA, University of Iowa

Renee Smith - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5194

Email: rsmith1@scciowa.edu
AA & AS, Southeastern Community College
BA, Buena Vista University
MBA, Grand Canyon University

Stephani Smith - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5217

Email: ssmith2@scciowa.edu
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MBA, Upper Iowa University

Carlene Woodside - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5201

Email: cwoodside@scciowa.edu
AAS, Carl Sandburg College
BS, Western Illinois University
MBA, Western Illinois University

Deborah Wright - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5226

Email: dwright@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BBA, Western Illinois University
MA, Western Illinois University
PhD, Northern Illinois University

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