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AC 425 Advanced Accounting II
Bergstrom, Alfred R.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

AC 425 Advanced Accounting II

Semester

F2E 2008 PE

Faculty

Bergstrom, Alfred R.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

Assigned Classroom

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(760) 728-6425

E-Mail

Alfred.Bergstrom@Pirate.Park.edu

Al@NewtonEAtax.com

Semester Dates

10/20/08 thru 12/14/08

Class Days

Monday

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

AC420, AC325, CS140

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Advanced Accounting, 8th Edition.  Hoyle, Schaefer, Doupnik

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Course Description:
Continuation of AC420. Course includes consolidated financial statements, and fund accounting. Prerequisite: AC420 and CS 140 or equivalent. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

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

  1. Prepare corporate consolidated financial statements.
  2. Prepare elimination entries for inter-company transactions.
  3. Journal financial transactions for non-profit organizations.
  4. Prepare financial statements for non-profit organizations.
  5. Prepare budgets and analyses for non-profit organizations.
  6. Analyze and critique a local government's financial statements.


Core Assessment:

The test examines each learning outcome with 20 questions. Eighteen multiple-choice questions will be based upon a distribution of critical thinking concepts applied to a learning outcome. Two questions will examine a communication/ writing component. Each question will be weighted as 5 points. 

Link to Class Rubric

Class 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 exercise and problems that allow an analysis of these concepts in a practical situation.

Homework problems and/or exercises to be turned in for grading will be assigned by the instructor. These problems, as well as other 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 you 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, duplicating, 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.

Two examinations will be conducted and consist of multiple choice / recognition questions designed to test the student’s knowledge of the concepts, terminology and procedures covered in that instructional unit. 

Grading:

Examiniations               Chapters               Points
 
Exam 1                        2, 3, 4, 5, 6                100
 
Exam 2                           16, 17, 18               100
Final                          Comprehensive all Chapters
 
Homework
Attendance
Participation                                                   100
 
Total Points                                                     300
 

Points to Grade Conversion
270 - 300      A
240 - 269      B
210 - 239      C
180 - 209      D
    0 - 179       F

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings and be present for the full class period. Absenteeism and tardiness, regardless of the cause, threaten academic achievement. Classes missed for legitimate reasons as discussed in the Attendance Policy are excusable; however, the student who is absent from the class is responsible for all material covered during the class. If an absence is not specifically excused by the instructor before the class, homework assignments, quizzes or other assignments cannot be made up for grading.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Each student brings to the class a wealth of knowledge and experience. The classroom atmosphere must encourage students to share knowledge and experience 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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class Lecture Homework Problem

Oct 20

Review Ch. 1
Introduce Ch. 2 and 3 Ch. 2-3 TBA
Oct 27 Continue Ch. 2 and 3
Introduce Ch. 4 Ch. 4 TBA
Nov 3 Continue Ch. 4
Introduce Ch. 5 Ch. 5 TBA
Nov 10 Continue Ch. 5
Introduce Ch. 6 Ch. 6    TBA
Nov 17 Continue Ch. 6
Midterm Review    Ch. 7       TBA
Nov 24 Midterm Exam
Introduce Ch. 16 and 17 Ch. 16 and 17 TBA
Dec 1 Continue Ch. 16 and 17
Introduce Ch. 18 Ch. 18 TBA
Final Review
Dec 8 Continue Ch. 18
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 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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluate and define accounting concepts identified by:                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
100-80 %
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
60-79%
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
50-59%
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
Less than 50%
 
Synthesize data to produce a logical flow of informational reporting  per established accounting rules and standards                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
100-80 %
 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
60-79%



 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
50-59%
 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
Less than 50%
 
Analysis of transactional data                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
100-80 %
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
60-79%
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
50-59%
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
Less than 50%
 
Application of established rules and logic per regulatory and commercial standards                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data for preparing corporate consolidated financial statements order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data for preparing corporate consolidated financial statements order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
60-79%
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data for preparing corporate consolidated financial statements order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
50-59%
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data for preparing corporate consolidated financial statements order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
Less than 50%
 
Content of Communication written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to
preparing corporate consolidated financial statements
Question 20
100-80 %
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to preparing corporate consolidated financial statements
Question 20
60-79%
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to preparing corporate consolidated financial statements
Question 20
50-59%
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to preparing corporate consolidated financial statements
Question 20
Less than 50%
 
Technical Skill in Communicating written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions
Question 19
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions
Question 19
60-79%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions
Question 19
50-59%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions
Question 19
Less than 50%
 
First Literacy Technical knowledge and application                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student will demonstrate an advanced accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 425 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
100-80 %
 
Student will demonstrate an advanced accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 425 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
60-79%
 
Student will demonstrate an advanced accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 425 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
50-59%
 
Student will demonstrate an advanced accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 425 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
Less than 50%
 

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