Other · Richards College of Business · Marketing/Real Estate
Real Estate Principles
- Spring 2022
- Section N01
- 3 Credits
- 01/08/2022 to 05/10/2022
- Modified 01/09/2022
GPA 2.00 or above required 2.00 and College of Business Maj-Minor 1 and Richards Col Upper Division RCUD
Mr. George S Petkovich
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: Not Onsite
- Phone: 404-317-8881 (cell phone).
I am a Part Time Instructor for the On-line classes. I do not have an office onsite, so arrangements will have to be made for meetings.
I will respond to emails via Course Den within 24 hours. If it is urgent you can email me at [email protected] or call or text me on my cell phone.
This is an online course with a schedule for material covered, quizzes and tests which is presented in the Information Section of the Content Tab on CourseDen. There are no set meeting times with the exception of an in-person final exam..
Text and Equipment:
Required: Floyd & Allen, Real Estate Principles, 12th edition (Dearborn,).
Recommended: Jacobus & Gillett, & Kyle, GEORGIA REAL ESTATE, 8th Ed. (On Course Learning, 2014).
Calculator: A financial calculator is required.
The HP10BII is recommended and available for less than $30. Students are responsible for learning to operate their own financial calculator.
This is an introductory course in real estate designed to expose the student to real estate law, mortgage financing, brokerage, investment analysis, valuation, development, land economics, and property management. Satisfactory completion of this course is partial fulfillment of the requirements for taking the Georgia real estate salesman's and broker's examinations.
Class Goals are as follows:
- To learn more about the principles of real estate from the text & quizzes.
- To learn more about real estate math problems.
- To learn more about job opportunities in real estate.
Examinations: There will be online quizzes for each chapter, an online midterm exam, and an on-line final exam. The final exam will be COMPHREHENSIVE. Date and time for the final will be provided later in the Semester.
Grading: Each student is evaluated on chapter quizzes (35%), midterm exam (25%) and a comprehensive final examination (40%). Telephone inquiries concerning grades will not be accepted, and grades are posted on Banweb. Cheating in any form will result in failure and other consequences. Students are required to take quizzes and exams at the time the quiz or exam is given. Anyone who fails to complete a quiz or attend an exam on time will be given a ZERO for that exam or quiz unless the student is excused and arrangements are made to make up the exam in advance of the announced date of the quiz and/or exam.
Look under content tab for Introduction. Detailed Course Schedule is listed there.
Look under Content Tab on Course Den and Introduction. Detailed Course Schedule is there.
Course Policies and Resources
The course is designed as independent study and Internet format with opportunities for Web discussions. The student is assigned specific readings from the textbook and collateral materials with regular Web quizzes on the material.
There will be online quizzes for each chapter, an online midterm exam, and an on-line final exam. The final exam will be COMPHREHENSIVE. Date and time for the final will be provided later in the Semester.
Telephone inquiries concerning grades will not be accepted, and grades are posted on Banweb. Cheating in any form will result in failure and other consequences. Students are required to take quizzes and exams at the time the quiz or exam is given. Anyone who fails to complete a quiz or attend an exam on time will be given a ZERO for that exam or quiz unless the student is excused and arrangements are made to make up the exam in advance of the announced date of the quiz and/or exam.
Attendance Policy: All students registered for the course are expected to take the on line Final Exam.
Make-up Exams: No make-up exams are permitted.
CHEATING: Academic dishonesty on any exam or assignment will result in a zero grade, an F for the course, a note recording the incident on the student's permanent record, and the student reported to the Vice-President of Student Services for appropriate disciplinary action by the University.
Having read the Honor Code for the University of West Georgia, I understand and accept my responsibility to uphold the values described therein and to conduct myself in a manner that will reflect the values of UWG and the Richards College of Business so as to respect the rights of all UWG community members. As a UWG student, I will represent myself truthfully and complete all academic assignments honestly and within the parameters set by my instructor.
I understand and accept that if I am found guilty of violations (through processes due me as a UWG student and outlined in the UWG Student Handbook), penalties will be imposed.
I also recognize that my responsibility includes a willingness to confront members of the UWG community if I feel there has been a violation of the Honor Code.
Ultimately, I will conduct myself in a manner that promotes UWG as the best place to work, learn, and succeed for my generation, and those to come!
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