AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
S2T 2008 DLH
I am generally available throughout the day, up until 7:30 PM, Central Time
March 17 through May 11, 2008
Required Text: Fundamental Accounting Principles ,18th Edition
Author:Larson, Wild and Chiapetta
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: You may use the Office page (located under Course Home) to ask any questions you may have about the course or your homework. You may also ask questions about quizzes (once everyone has taken the quiz). Additionally, there is a Webliography (the last tab of the horizontal tabs located at the top of your screen) that lists websites that you may find helpful during this course.
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Educational Philosophy: It is critically important that you keep up with the assignments in this class. Accounting builds on mastering earlier concepts and my experience has been that those students who miss assignments tend not to be successful in this course. Accounting IS a time-consuming topic. Additionally, we are covering what many universities teach in a sixteen week course in only eight weeks. Therefore, it is extremely important that you keep up with the assignments and manage your time wisely.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The final exam for AC 201 will be the assessment tool used for this course. The exam will be comprehensive and the grade used to determine competency levels achieved by the students. The exam will be closed book and closed notes. The exam consist of 10 multiple choice questions covering the chapter readings in the course and five problems that examine the critical thinking, effective communication skills and technical skills of the student. The first problem will address Accounting in Business, Analyzing and Recording Transactions, and Adjusting Accounts and Preparing Financial Statements. The second problem will address Completing the Accounting Cycle, Accounting for Merchandising Operations and Inventories and Cost of Sales. The third problem will address Accounting Information Systems and Cash and Internal Controls. The last two problems address issues of Accounting for Receivables, Plant Assets and Current Liabilities and Payroll Accounting. Partial credit will be given for the problems.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Class Assessment:
Weekly quizzes, weekly homework, and a proctored final exam. You will also be given weekly participation points based on your responses to the discussion questions. I will be evaluating participation as follows:
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION:
GRADING RUBRIC OF “WEEKLY PARTICIPATION”
Each student brings different life experiences, points of view, and ways of knowing to our classroom and our learning environment. Everyone should plan to become an active member of the learning community. “Participation” means 1) forming supportive and inquiring relationships with other students in the class through postings to one another, sharing points of view, and providing encouragement and constructive critique, 2) reading the assigned readings before beginning your assignments and online development, and 3) applying readings to the virtual discussions and course development.
1. Complete Discussion Questions/Assignments by due dates. Topics will be provided for you each week. (10 pts.)
2. Provide valuable and thoughtful feedback for peers with
constructive criticisms and critiques. (10 pts)
3. Respond to discussion questions with applicable information and concepts shared in the readings, to answer questions and/or solve problems. (10 pts.)
4. Present original thoughts and ideas in postings. Avoid simple agreement/ disagreement with, or restatement of other's postings. Always add value to the discussion.(10 pts.)
(40 pts. Total/Week)
9-10 = Exceeds requirements in exemplary manner
7-8 = Slightly exceeds expectations in meeting requirements
5-6 = Meets requirements and objectives of project
3-4 = Slightly below expectations in meeting requirements
1-2 = Considerably below expectations in meeting requirements
Grading: Homework (weeks 1 - 7) 85 points per week for a total of 595 points
Quizzes (weeks 1 - 7) 100 points per week for a total of 700 points
Class Discussions (weeks 1 - 7) 40 points per week for a total of 280 points
Final exam (week 8) 425 points
Total possible points is 2,000.
A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = < 60%
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please ask questions on the Office page located under Course Home. That way, everyone can benefit from the answer. Please only email me questions if they are private in nature.
Please be courteous to your fellow students as we use the Class Discussion board each week. I will post topics for you to discuss. You will be posting a response to one of the questions that I present and you will need to respond to another student's posting. Feel free to ask questions or even disagree with someone in the discussions but always be polite.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Welcome to Principles of Accounting (AC 201), online! During weeks 1-7, you will need to complete a homework assignment, an online quiz, and participate in the class discussion. During week 8 you will need to complete a proctored final exam. Our online discussions will help you become familiar with the online environment, learn what we hope to achieve from this course, understand my general guidelines and expectations, and assess your interest in the the study of accounting. During week one, we will be covering chapters 1 and 2 in our text as we take a closer look at Accounting in Business and Analyzing and Recording Transactions. During week two, we will cover chapter 3, Adjusting Accounts and Preparing Financial Statements. Chapters 4 and 5 will be covered during week three as we learn about Completing the Accounting Cycle and Accounting for Merchandising Operations. During week 4, we will cover chapters 6 and 7, Inventories and Cost of Sales and Accounting Information Systems. Chapter 8 (Cash and Internal Controls) will be covered during week 5. Week 6 is a big week for us. We will be looking at Chapters 9 and 10, Accounting for Receivables and Plant Assets, Natural Resources, and Intangibles. You will also need to have your approved proctor contact information for your final exam to me by Friday of Week 6. During week 7, we will cover Chapter 11; and during week 8, you will be taking your proctored final exam.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Last Updated:2/29/2008 11:15:39 PM