AC 420 Advanced Accounting I
F1E 2008 PE
Bergstrom, Alfred R.
08/11/08 thru 10/05/08
Mondays and Wednesdays
4:45 - 7:25 PM
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My belief is that the only way to learn "accounting" is to do it. Practical application of accounting procedures and concepts using exercises, problems, quizzes and examinations enhances the student’s understanding and retention of the accounting principles / concepts taught during this semester.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The methodology that will be followed during class sessions will include a review of the previous class’s new material, lecture on the accounting concepts assigned supported by exercises and problems that allow an analysis of these concepts in a practical situation.
The instructor will assign homework problems and/or exercises to be turned in for grading. These problems, as well as your questions, exercises or problems, will be reviewed in class. To enhance your learning, you should attempt to do the problems before they are discussed in class. During class discussions, you will then be able to clear up questions you have concerning the solution.
Classroom participation, completion of assigned homework and attendance are mandatory requirements to your mastery of the accounting concepts presented and are a major portion of your final grade.
Homework and take-home problems are intended to encourage student discussion and interaction and provide a means for group learning using complicated accounting concepts to solve accounting problems. These group discussions are encouraged, as they enhance the learning process. However, students are expected to do their own work. Copying, duplication, using or plagiarizing another’s work is prohibited and will result in a failing grade on the assignment and a possible “F” for the course.
Three Unit Examinations will be conducted; each unit examination consists of two parts. Part one consists of multiple choice / recognition questions designed to test the student’s knowledge of concepts, terminology and procedures covered in that instructional unit. Part two is completion of comprehensive problems designed to test the student’s ability to organize data, prepare appropriate schedules and worksheets and arrive at a solution consistent with the concepts and principles covered in that instructional unit.
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:
Each student brings to class a wealth of knowledge and experience. The classroom atmosphere must encourage students to share knowledge and experiences with fellow students. Any conduct that does not support that atmosphere will not be tolerated. Common courtesy, respect for different opinions and orderly discussions will be enforced by the instructor.
CLASS LECTURE HOMEWORK PROBLEM
Aug11 Introduce Chptr 8 Chapter 8 TBA
Aug 13 Continue Chptr 8 TBA
Introduce Chptr 9
Aug 18 Continue Chptr 9 Chapter 10 TBA
Introduce Chptr 10
Aug 20 Continue Chptr 10 Chapter 11 TBA
Aug 25 Continue Chptr 10 Chapter 11 TBA
Introduce Chptr 11
Aug 27 Continue Chptr 11 Chapter 12 TBA
Sept 3 Unit I Exam Chapter 13 TBA
Introduce Chptr 12
Sept 8 Continue Chptr 12 Chapter 13 TBA
Introduce Chptr 13
Sept 10 Continue Chptr 13 Chapter 14 TBA
Sept 15 Unit II Exam Chapter 15 TBA
Introduce Chptr 14
Sept 17 Continue Chptr 14
Sept 22 Continue Chptr 14 Chapter 15 TBA
Introduce Chptr 15
Sept 24 Continue Chptr 15 Chapter 19 TBA
Introduce Chptr 19
Sept 27 Continue Chptr 19
Sept 29 Continue Chptr 19 Chapter 19 TBA
Oct 1 Unit III Exam (Comprehensive)
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:7/16/2008 2:32:29 PM