2007-2008 UAF Catalog

Course descriptions index

Applied Business

ABUS 051      3 Credits
Bookkeeping For Business
Basic concepts and procedures of practical bookkeeping. Recording and reporting financial data for service and merchandising business. Covers businesses owned by one individual only (sole proprietorships.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 070      1 Credit
Job Readiness Skills
Pre-employment and human relation skills necessary for job success, including how to identify career choices and employment opportunities; how to prepare a resume, job applications, cover and follow-up letters; and how to develop human relation skills. The student will select, prepare and be interviewed for jobs which match his/her skills identified through a self-assessment inventory. Offered at Northwest Campus. (1 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 101      3 Credits
Principles of Accounting I
Accounting concepts and procedures for service businesses and for merchandising businesses owned by a single proprietor. A preparer's approach emphasizes the use of debits and credits to account for the details of business transactions. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 102 A, B, C    1-3 Credits
Instruction in the mastery of alphabetic keyboard touch typing, skill building and document formatting. Skills mastered can be applied to typewriters, CRTs, computer terminals, or other equipment with keyboard. ABUS 102A--Keyboarding: Touch Typing. ABUS 102B--Keyboarding: Skill Building. ABUS 102C--Keyboarding: Document Formatting. Each keyboarding course may be repeated twice. (1-3 +0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 108      3 Credits
Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting
Instruction and training to attain at least minimal typing skill, experience and knowledge necessary for a typist beginning an office career. Lab arranged. (Prerequisite: One year high school typing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 116      1 Credit
Using 10-Key Calculators
Using the efficient 10-key touch method to solve business problems on a calculator. Emphasis is placed on developing occupational proficiency in use of calculating machines for initial job placement. (1 + 0) As Demand Warrants

ABUS 120      1-3 Credits
Basics of Investing
Personal financial planning, goal setting and investing. Stocks, bonds, trusts, securities, options, real estate and other investment vehicles. Inflation, taxes, interest rates, retirement and selecting financial planners. Also available via Independent Learning. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 130      3 Credits
Real Estate
Broad social and economic impact of real estate. Buying, selling, leasing and investing in residential and investment real estate. Contracts, deeds, mortgages, leases, title insurance, sales, brokerage and other related subjects. Fundamental preparation for the Real Estate licensing examination. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 134      1 Credit
Alphabetic Filing
Mastery and use of ARMA filing rules as they apply to alphabetic, subject, numeric and geographic filing. (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 135      3 Credits
Record Keeping for Business
Skills in keeping business records and banking procedures as a cashier, sales clerk, purchasing agent or payroll clerk. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 141      1-3 Credits
Payroll Accounting
Payroll records and laws. Methods to compile and calculate payroll information, earnings, deductions and net wages. City, state and federal tax report forms. For payroll personnel. (1-3 + 0) Offered Fall

ABUS 142      1-3 Credits
Office Accounting I
Basic accounting procedures in retail, service and trade businesses. The complete accounting cycle, including record keeping, posting and preparation of financial statements, bank reconciliation, payroll computations and closing books. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, credit and other accounting requirements. (1-3 + 0) Offered Fall

ABUS 143      2 Credits
Office Accounting II
Financial activities of partnerships and corporations with emphasis on accrual basis of accounting. Notes payable, notes receivable, interest transactions, bad debts, partnership equity accounting, corporate stock transactions, corporate earnings, capital transactions, bonds, long term liabilities and investments. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 151      1-3 Credits
Village Based Entrepreneurship
Technical and personal requirements for establishing and maintaining a small business in a rural village; advantages and disadvantages of operating a small business in a rural village. May be offered in three 1 credit modules (a, b and c). (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 154      3 Credits
Human Relations
Attitudes, self-concepts, personal communication styles, motivation, interactions, positive reinforcements, team building and leadership development. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 155      1-3 Credits
Business Math
Review of basic math computation skills applied to various business areas. Emphasis on applications. (1-3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 158      1-3 Credits
Introduction to Tourism
Forces which influence international and domestic hospitality, leisure, travel and recreation industries. Socioeconomic models and measure of regional impact, demand and supply. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 160      3 Credits
Principles of Banking
Banking in today's economy. Language and documents of banking, check processing, teller functions, deposits, credit and payment functions, loans, investments, trust, the Federal Reserve System and other regulatory agencies. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 170      3 Credits
Business English
Comprehensive review of grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling, with emphasis on business and office occupations. (Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in DEVE 060 or placement into DEVE 070.) *(3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 175      3 Credits
Customer Service
Presents customer service as integral to business success. Preparation for effective interaction with customers. Includes trends, interpretation of trends and development of fundamental skills necessary to achieve excellence. (Recommended: BA 151 and ABUS 154.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall

ABUS 178      3 Credits
Business and Professional Presentations
Organizing a message, document design, visual presentations, analyzing audiences, communicating the message and presenting financial information. (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 179      3 Credits
Fundamentals of Supervision
Effective supervisory concepts including planning, organizing and staffing functions. Communicating and delegating effectively, morale, productivity, decision making, positive position discipline and performance goals development. (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 182      3 Credits
Office Procedures
Duties and responsibilities of general office employees including filing, processing mail, telephone communication, meeting the public, office supplies, banking, employment procedures and grooming. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 183      1-3 Credits
Advanced Job Readiness Skills
Practical information necessary to help students choose meaningful employment as well as build their own employment portfolio and how this information relates to different careers. Students will complete target resumes, cover letters, follow-up letters, applications, job search strategies, mock job interviews and a professional portfolio. Graded Pass/Fail. (Recommended: Job readiness. This class is designed for students embarking into the job market.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 188      1 Credit
Personal Income Tax
Taxable income, deductions, credit, exemptions and computation. Computer use, record keeping methods, tax forms and new tax laws. (1 + 0) Offered Fall

ABUS 199      1-3 Credits
Practicum in Applied Business
Supervised training and work experience. Analysis of work experience and relationship of the job to career and academic goals. Managerial concepts, problems of working with groups and individuals, organizational structures, communications and planning. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 201      3 Credits
Principles of Accounting II
Introduction to accounting concepts and procedures for a business. Emphasis is on the accounting cycle and the recording, summarizing and interpretation of accounting data. (Recommended: Math placement at the 100 level or above.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 202      3 Credits
Principles of Accounting III
Continuation of elementary accounting concepts and procedures with the introduction of cost accounting principles for manufacturing and service operations. Job order costing, process costing, cost-volume profit, budgeting and variances are introduced. (Prerequisite: ABUS 201 or permission of instructor. Recommended: Placement at 100-level math or higher.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 207      2 Credits
Machine Transcription
Training in machine transcription with emphasis on mailable copies. Review of language skills and vocabulary included. (Prerequisite: ABUS 108 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 208      2 Credits
Medical Machine Transcription
Instruction and practice in formatting medical papers including  Medicare and admission forms, a dental report, preparing patient histories, medical reports, file cards and other medical documents. Practice in transcribing from machine dictation and in using medical terminology correctly. (Prerequisite: ABUS 108 and ABUS 207.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 209      2 Credits
Legal Machine Transcription
Instruction and practice in formatting legal papers including a lease, bill of sale, subpoena, stipulations, interrogatories, notices and various types of orders. Transcription from machine dictation; using the language of the law correctly. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 210      3 Credits
Income Tax
Income tax fundamentals. Includes how to complete basic income tax forms/schedules for individuals and small business owners. Covers taxable income, deductions, credits, exemptions, computation, record keeping methods, new tax laws and strategies to reduce taxes. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 220      3 Credits
Microcomputer Accounting: Quickbooks
Basic microcomputer principles. Includes entering transactions, analyzing results, correcting errors and organizing business finances. Quickbooks is a widely used accounting software application. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisites: ABUS 101 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 221      3 Credits
Microcomputer Accounting
(Cross-listed with CIOS 221)
Computer processing of accounting transactions. Software packages, microcomputer systems and hardware, computer terminology, system analysis and actual computer operations in accounting. (Prerequisites: ACCT 261 and ABUS 142.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 223      3 Credits
Real Estate Law
Deeds and conveyances, mortgages, liens, rentals, appraisals and other transactions in real estate and law. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 230      3 Credits
Applied Intermediate Accounting
Review of accounting principles with emphasis on working capital, plant assets, intangible assets and financial statement presentation. Current accounting pronouncements. (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 231      1-3 Credits
Introduction to Personnel
Company organizational structure, job analysis, staffing and organization, employee growth and development, employee supervision and developing leadership skills. May be offered in three one credit modules. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 232      3 Credits
Contemporary Management Issues
Management functions, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling, human aspects of management, and decision making. (Prerequisite: BA 151 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall

ABUS 233      3 Credits
Financial Management
Corporate financial planning and control, asset management, capital budgeting, financial markets and instruments. (Prerequisite: BA 151, ABUS 101 or 261.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 235      3 Credits
Fund Accounting for Non-Profits
Accounting for nonprofit organizations, governmental units, health care providers, voluntary health and welfare organizations, public schools, colleges, universities and other organizations using fund accounting. (Prerequisite: ABUS 101.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall

ABUS 241      3 Credits
Applied Business Law I
Legal aspects of business problems. Principles, institutions and administration of law in contracts, agency, employment, personal sales and property ownership. (Prerequisite: BA 151.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall

ABUS 242      3 Credits
Employment Law
Labor and employment law with emphasis on case analysis. (Prerequisite: BA 151.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 255      3 Credits
Marketing in Tourism
Basic principles of marketing for the tourism industry. Emphasis on Alaska as the tourist destination. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 256      1-3 Credits
Small Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, and Lodge Operations
Introduction to hospitality industry focusing on the development and operation of small hotels, bed and breakfast accommodations, and lodge operations. May be offered in three 1 credit modules. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 260      3 Credits
Marketing Practices
Designed to give students a real-world view of basic marketing principles and practices. Emphasizes planning strategy and application of marketing concepts in analysis of case studies. Examines nature of marketing and its environment, selecting target markets and developing a market mix: product, price, promotion and distribution. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

ABUS 263      3 Credits
Public Relations
Public relations is image making, repairing and promoting. PR involves promotion, selling, advertising and creating public, corporate, government, church and other institutional images. Public relations professionals need skills in psychology, writing, mass media theory, image construction, persuasion and audience analysis. Introduces public relations and the role it plays in our world and society. (Prerequisite: BA 151.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 264      3 Credits
Filing/Records Management
Instruction in basic alphabetic storage with filing rules and cross-referencing and procedures for retrieving records manually. Includes adaptations of the alphabetic storage method including geographic, numeric and subject; storing and retrieving special records (card files, visible records, microrecords); organization and operation of records management programs and control of records systems. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 265      3 Credits
Seminar in Applied Marketing
Analysis of the managerial relevance of current issues in marketing in the professional and/or popular marketing literature. A historical perspective will be provided through classic readings from the literature. Students will be expected to read, analyze and discuss assigned readings in a seminar atmosphere with a view toward understanding the rationale of applied marketing management practices such as theory, marketing mix and ethics. The relation and role of marketing, relative to other functional areas of the firm, will be explored. (Prerequisite: ABUS 260 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 267      1-3 Credits
Transportation and Logistics Management
Understanding of issues and challenges concerning structure and management of air, sea, rail and highway transportation systems. Emphasis on effective management of the transporting of people and goods intra-Alaska and to destinations that are served from Alaska. (Prerequisite: ABUS 158 or permission of instructor.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 269      1-3 Credits
Food and Beverage Management
Development of a successful food and beverage system from its inception to operation. Menu planning, purchasing, preparation, service and food/beverage cost control. (Prerequisite: ABUS 158 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 271      3 Credits
Business Communications
Composition and evaluation of various kinds of common communications between a business person and associates, customers and dealers. Included are interoffice memos, letters, reports and oral communications. (Prerequisite: ABUS 170 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 272      3 Credits
Small Business Planning
Elements of small business planning processes including the components of a written business plan. (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 273      3 Credits
Managing A Small Business
Entrepreneurship and management, starting a new business, buying an existing business or franchise. Managing, marketing, staffing, financing, budgeting, pricing, operational analysis and controls. (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 274      1-3 Credits
Exploration of trends in Internet commerce. Analysis of the elements needed to build and manage a successful e-commerce business. Website planning and creation include information design, navigation design and site presentation. (Recommended: ABUS 273, BA 151 and CIOS 150.) (1-3 + 0) Offered Fall

ABUS 275      3 Credits
Applied International Business
Case study and research-oriented approach to cultural, economic, political, social, logistical and other business issues in the ever-changing international business environment. (Recommended: ABUS 273 and BA 151.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring

ABUS 288      1-3 Credits
Professional Certification Preparation
Prepares students for national or industry-specific certification examination. Course may be taken three times for a maximum of 4 credits. Graded Pass/Fail. (Recommended: Experience or course work in exam area. Course is intended as preparation for certification exam.) Offered As Demand Warrants

ABUS 299      1-9 Credits
Practicum in Applied Business
Supervised training and work experience (local or foreign study abroad). Analysis of work experience and relationship of the job to career and academic goals. Managerial concepts, problems of working with groups and individuals, organizational structures, communications and planning. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) Offered Fall, Spring

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