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Author: Wild, John J. / Larson, Kermit D. / Chiappetta, Barbara
Edition: 19TH 08
Publisher: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.
AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
S2QQ 2009 HI
Atwater, Justin J.
Bachelor of Accountancy - Brigham Young UniversityMasters of Accountancy - Brigham Young UniversityJuris Doctorate - University of Utah
03/16/09 - 05/10/09
7:30 - 10:15 PM
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Introduction to financial accounting, including the concepts, procedures and terminology of modern accounting. Generally accepted accounting principles will be discussed and applied to various business concerns. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The study of accountancy naturally lends itself to hands on real-world application. We will explore basic financial accounting concepts through in-class problem solving, group interaction, lectures and in-class discussion. Students will devote out-of-class time to reading and solving sample problems and be prepated to engage in classroom disussion. Students will demonstrate their mastery of the subject through quizess and examinations.
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:
The following will be used to assign letter grades
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 is expected to attend every class unless excused. Students are expected to come prepared to engage in classroom discussion and participate in real-world scenarios. Distractions will not be allowed. To foster a learning atmosphere, all distruptive students will be asked to leave.
March 17- Chapter 1 Accounting in Business
a. Read: Chapter 1
b. Homework: 1-7A
2. March 19 - Chapter 2 Analyzing Transactions
a. Read: Chapter 2
b. Homework: 2-3A
3. March 24 – Chapter 3 Adjusting Entries and Financial Statements
a. Read: Chapter 3
b. Homework: 3-2A
4. March 26 – Chapter 4 Completeing the Accounting Cycle
a. Read: Chapter 4
b. Homework: 4-5A
5. March 31 – Midterm Exam #1 (200 points)
a. Preparation: Review Chapters 1-4, Homework questions and quizzes
a. Read: Chapter 6
b. Homework: 6-4A
8. April 9 - Chapter 7 – Accounting Systems
a. Read Chapter 7
a. Read: Chapter 8
b. Homework: 8-4A
April 16 – Chapter 9 - Short-Term Investments/Receivables
a. Read: Chapter 9
b. Homework: 9-3A
April 21 – Chapter 10 - Long-Term Assets
a. Read: Chapter 10
b. Homework: 10-7A
a. Read: Chapter 11
b. Homework: 11-2A
April 30 – Chapter 12 - Partnerships
a. Read: Chapter 12
b. Homework: 12-1A
May 7– Review for Final Exam
a. Read: Chapters 1-12; notes, homework, quizzes
May 9 – Final Exam (300 points)
a. Preparation: Review Chapters 1-12, Homework questions, and quizzes
b. *Note: The Final Exam is comprehensive.
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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
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