Photograph by Bill Holmes 

Dr. Greg Swan, Residential Faculty

Chandler/Gilbert Community College
2626 E. Pecos Rd.
Chandler, AZ  85225

Office: Pecos campus, EST123
Office Telephone: 480-732-7088 (email is better)
Email: greg.swan@cgc.edu (If you want to contact me with a class-related question, it’s best to use the messaging feature in Canvas.)
Home page: http://pweb.cgc.maricopa.edu/grejd13331/
Cell phone number: Given out on the Canvas Home page for the course.
Academic support hours: http://pweb.cgc.maricopa.edu/grejd13331/ischedule.htm

Fall, 2016

Beginning 8-15-16, you can login to and start your course here: http://learn.maricopa.edu  (Monday 8-22-16 is the official start date, so login by that date.) 

GBS205 Late Start option: For those registering late, I have a late start section: GBS205 section 29408  This section starts 8-29-16.  However, I encourage you to start sooner, if possible.

My classroom-based course (SBU200 Society and Business) starts Tuesday, 8-23-16.

More information about each class, below:

 

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Make sure you receive email related to your courses.  Follow these instructions to activate "Maricopa Mail" and forward it to your email box: http://pweb.cgc.maricopa.edu/grejd13331/googlemailhandout.htm

Caution: About Ordering Books Online

One problem with ordering physical books online is that the "standard" shipping is usually Media Mail, which the post office may take up to 14 business days to deliver.  That counts out to slightly more or slightly less than THREE WEEKS.  Media mail usually goes by truck.  The longest delay can be at your local post office, where the package is allowed to sit until the carrier has room on their vehicle and time to load it.  I've had Medial Mail from the same shop take 2 days or 2 weeks.  Two days tends to happen if I'm on good terms with the carrier and the seller is in AZ, Texas or SoCal.  Priority Mail/First Class is faster, although starting January 16 the post office was averaging 8 calendar days for delivey.  Be sure you check what kind of shipping you are getting or class could be over before your book arrives.

 

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GBS205 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business


Required text:

GBS205 Online: Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business, v. 1.0.11

By: Don Mayer, Daniel Warner, George Siedel, and Jethro K. Lieberman

Adapted By: Greg Swan

eISBN:  978-1-4533-6684-4

Pages: 810

 

Access the book here: http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/reader/25159  The first three chapters are free.

 

Purchase the book or enter the redemption code you bought from the college bookstore here: http://students.flatworldknowledge.com/course/2527460

 

Explanation of the different Textbook options: I made the decision to move away from a traditional textbook ($350 for a new hardcover) and work with an alternative custom text from Flat World costing as little as $24.  The alternative text is reasonably well-written and looks sharp online.  You have a choice of three format options:

1.      Study Pass $24.  Has everything you need, but you can only access it through a browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox.  So, an active Internet connection is required.

2.      Digital All Access Pass $51.  Includes the Study Pass and also pdf and epub versions of the book so you can put it on your smart phone, tablet, ebook reader, etc.  No Internet connection required once you download the ebook.  The epub and pdf ebook formats also allow you to use book reader apps that allow highlighting and easy searching of the book. 

3.      Black and White Print Textbook $89.  Includes the Study Pass and the All access pass plus a printed copy of the text.  In my opinion, the printed version of the text is a little bit ugly because it is black-and-white and printed on relatively thick paper.  It looks and feels like the metropolitan phonebook.  Also, the font is a bit smaller than I would like.  However, if you like a printed text, you’ll want to go with the print option.  While you wait for your book to be printed and arrive in the mail, you can use one of the electronic formats they give you for free with this option.  That way, you won’t get behind in the course if you order the print option.

Course availability: This online course will be open at least one week before the official start of class.  Go to http://learn.maricopa.edu  Login with your MEID  and password.  Click on the Courses drop-down list and select GBS205.  (See my.maricopa for information on the MEID.)

Course syllabus: GBS205 Fall 2016. 

If you need it, Adobe Reader software for viewing the pdf file may be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/)

 

  

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SSH111 Sustainable Cities

Required Texts (in order used):

1.      Gonick, Cartoon Guide to the Environment.  ISBN: 9780062732743  Cost is $15.22 for a retail new paperback.  There is no ebook.  Order this one immediately or stop by the bookstore now.  Link to Amazon for the book.

2.      Ross, Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City. ISBN: 978-0199975525.  Cost is $20 for a retail new hardback or paperback.  Ebook runs about $8.44. 

3.      Brand, Whole Earth Discipline: An Eco-Pragmatist Manifesto.  ISBN: 9780143118282  Cost is $15.85 for a retail new paperback. Ebook runs about $13.99.

 

Course availability: This online course will be open at least one week before the official start of class.  Go to http://learn.maricopa.edu  Login with your MEID  and password.  Click on the Courses drop-down list and select SSH111.  (See my.maricopa for information on the MEID.)

Course syllabus: SSH111 Fall 2016  If you need it, Adobe Reader software for viewing the pdf file may be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

 

 

 

Fall 2016 Classroom-Based Course

http://www.haverford.edu/generated/dynamic/hhp/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/haverford-honor-code-800x537.jpgSBU200 Society and Business

 

 

 

 

Required Texts (in order used):

 

  1. Chris Martenson, Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy and Environment, ISBN: 9780470927649. Cost is $19.00 new retail hardcover. The ebook runs around $15.19. 
  2. Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism ISBN: 9781608193387  Cost is $13.05 new retail paperback. The ebook runs around $9.99
  3. Perkins, John.  Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the Global Economy IMPLODED – and How to Fix It.  ISBN 978-0307589941.  Cost IS $13.61 new retail paperback.  The ebook runs around $10.99

Course availability: This classroom course has an online course support site that will be open at least by the official class start date (Tuesday 8-23-16).  Go to http://learn.maricopa.edu  Login with your MEID. Click on the Courses list and select SBU200.  (See my.maricopa for information on the MEID and password.)

Course syllabus: SBU200 Fall 2016

If you need it, software for viewing the pdf file may be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

 

 

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