• State College Area School District

    Exploring Business

    Course Syllabus

     

    Instructor: Mrs. Bridget Ciolkosz

                      Email: bac33@scasd.org

                      Phone: (814) 231-1410  

    Department: Career and Technical Center

    Course Title:  Exploring Business

    Prerequisites: None

    Course Objectives:

    Students explore areas of business including marketing, business law, economics and personal finance, accounting, international business, management and entrepreneurship in a laboratory setting using Google Apps.  They use interactive multimedia, multimedia case studies and problem-solving skills. This course will have guest speakers and students will take field trips to expand their understanding of career opportunities in the expanding world of business.

    Student Learning Objections:

    Students that successfully complete Social Media Marketing will achieve the following:

    • Understand the various aspects of marketing a product
    • Analyze the various types of laws that affect business operations
    • Evaluate the importance of economics to both business and personal decisions
    • List and explain the four functions of management
    • Understand the basic concepts in starting a business
    • Build a foundation of skill in career development, communication, and technology.
    • Evaluate and research the many career opportunities available in the business world
    • Role play the various communication skills necessary to succeed in the business world
    • Understand the basic functions of management and the skills required of managers
      working with different concepts of motivation

     

    Attendance:

    Attendance in this class is essential in order for the students to be successful as well as to learn the material. When a student is absent they should check Canvas and HAC to see what was missed in class. If you are absent the day of a previously announced test or quiz, you must make it up the first day you return to school. If you do not make it up the first day back, you will receive a zero on that test or quiz

     

    Evaluation Procedures:

    Students will be evaluated in several different forms of assessment. They will be expected to take written exams, complete homework, discussions, as well as group projects and simulations. Each student is expected to actively contribute to class discussions, as this mirrors real-life business situations and this is the way we all learn from each other. Thus, a component of your grade will be based on your classroom performance. Even though we have a lot of material to cover, there will be ample time for discussion.

     

    E-Mail:

    Checking your email each day is a basic course requirement as I will be sending documents, reminders and other messages.

     

    Late Work:

    It is the expectation that all students will turn in assignments on the given due date. Late work is an assignment not turned in by the established due date/class period. Students have up to three class periods past the due date to turn in a late assignment. Ten percent will be deducted for each class period that the assignment is late. A student who turns in the assignment more than three class periods past the due date will receive half of the credit that they earned on the assignment. In order to receive credit for late work, a student must turn in any late work by the end of the unit in which the assignment was given. For assignments not connected to a specific unit, the final deadline for late work will be the end of the marking period.

     

    Grading Scale:

    A+

    98-100%

     

    C

    72-77%

    A

    92-97%

     

    C-

    70-71%

    A-

    90-91%

     

    D+

    68-69%

    B+

    88-89%

     

    D

    62-67%

    B

    82-87%

     

    D-

    60-61%

    B-

    80-81%

     

    E

    <60%

    C+

    78-79%

     

    D

    62-67%