FIN 339 (Real Estate Practice) Course SYLLABUS


FIN 338 (Real Estate Principles) and Junior standing or above.

                           Course Objectives

Develop a basic understanding of the basic functions of real estate licensees and their business activities.

                             Course Text

Pivar, Anderson, and Otto, California Real Estate Practice, 5th Ed., Dearborn Real Estate Education.

                            Class Meetings

Class is scheduled to meet two times per week on Wednesday evenings from 6:10 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and from
        8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. You are expected to attend class, and excessive absences will jeopardize your
        course grade. (Absence from any five sessions will result in the loss of one grade letter.)  Please inform
        parents and others to schedule airline arrivals on other than Thursday evenings.

                                Grading Criteria

Student grades will be calculated as follows:
Percentage of Course Grade
    Attendance and Class Participation
                                 (see below)
    Term Paper
    Examination No. 1
    Examination No. 2 (Final)


Examination No. 1 will most likely cover Chapters 1 thru 8, real estate mathematics problems, and
        lecture materials.  Examinationin No. 2 (Final) will probably cover Chapters 9 thur 15 and lecture

Each examination will consist of objective questions (true-false and multiple-choice), for which you are to use a
        Scan-Tron form 882-ES and a No. 2 pencil, mathematical calculations, and one or more essay or
        problem questions.

In an emergency, if it should be necessary to miss an examination at the scheduled time, it may be made
        up during the instructor's office hours provided it is done so within one week following the scheduled
        time, and provided the student receives permission from the instructor at or prior to the scheduled time.

After review of exams during class all exams must be returned to the instructor for filing.

                                  Course Grades

Grades will be assigned on a percentage basis (90% or above is an "A", 80% or above is a "B", etc.). At the
        instrtuctor's discretion, grades may be curved at the end of the course.

                                Class Participation

A portion of each student's grade will be based upon participation in class discussion of course materials.  Individual
        contrilbutions will be encouraged.  It should go without saying that you will have to be present in class in order
        to participate.

                              Term Paper

Each student is required to prepare and submit a term paper on or before  April  of the quarter (see following
        Course Outline).  Ten percent of the score will be deducted for each week or portion thereof that submission
        is delayed.  Subject of the pa0pers will be assigned by the instructor during the first class meeting of the
        quarter.  Papers will be at lteast six to eight pages, if typewritten, or at least twelve pages, if handwritten.
        Content, as it relates to explaining the assigned aspect of real estate practice, will be the primary consideration
        in grading the papers, but composition and/or subsstantial similarity to other papers submitted will be
        considered in the final analysis.

                                   Class Policy

   1.Only "silent" beepers are permitted in the classroom.  Please turn off all cellular telephones or leave them
     outside the classroom.
   2.Tape recording will be permitted only with the written permission of the instructor. Inquire at instructor's office
     for form.
   3.No unauthorized materials will be permitted in the classroom during examination periods. Examinations will be
     graded only on the basis of each student's individual performance.
   4.If you need any additional information or assistance, please see the instructor.

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