Topics in Global Business
I. Course Prefix/Number: GBS 290
Course Name: Topics in Global Business
Credits: 1 - 4 (0-4 lecture; 0-4 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, students who satisfactorily complete all of the work will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic issues in one particular subject related International Trade, i.e. new trends and technology in International Trade, learning to present portfolio presentations, data base management, ethical and global issues by using effective communication; verbal non-verbal, and written.
- Assess and discuss the significance and influence of the specific topic being discussed.
- Others as may be appropriate for the specific topic.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Reading level appropriate for college level work is required. Writing skills should demonstrate an understanding of business oriented communications including, but not limited to correspondence and reports. Oral skills should be developed to a level that will allow the student to effectively communicate with superiors, peers, subordinates, and guests in a variety of situations. Analytical skills should be developed to a level that will allow the student to accurately identify, evaluate and make viable suggestions for improvement of problem areas in the work arena.
IX. Instructional Materials
TBA, as appropriate for the subject matter.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Course grades will be determined by the student’s demonstration of proficiency and understanding of the course material based on the quality of projects and the presentation of same (if required), tests and quizzes, attendance and prepared participation. Students must receive a letter grade of “C” or better in any ITR course to be applied to any ITR Certificate or Degree.
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.
Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.
For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.