AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
F1T 2006 DLG
Meadows, Michael E.
Adjunct Faculty Senior Instructor
MS, Management (Finance and Logistics Engineering)BS's, Accounting and Management Accounting
By E-mail Appointment
August 21 to October 15, 2006
Online Monday thru Sunday
Textbook: The text is a standard text used in numerous universites and treats the topic of introductory accounting in great detail. A knowledge of excel is helpful, but is not required for this course. Required Text: Fundamental Accounting Principles ,18th Edition Author:Larson, Wild and Chiapetta ISBN: 0-07-299653-6
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Online discussion questions, independent study and problem solving exercises in and out of class will constitute the primary delivery modes of course content. Each student is expected to accomplish assigned readings and homework problems and to come to meetings prepared to ask and answer questions. The “secret” to success in this class is to be positively engaged and attentive and to not let the work pile up until the end of the week.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Seven quizzes, three exams and a Final Exam comprise the evaluation methods that determine the students success.
The grading scheme is as follows for the course:
Quizes (7) 10%, Hour exams( 3 each) 60%, Final Exam is 30% Total Grade 100% Submission of Late Work: Late work is not accepted. Proctored final examination A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. Other Information on proctored exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor. Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
If a Park Student is within one hour of a Park Site, the student should take the Final Exam at the Park Site.
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
The final exam is a closed book, closed note exam. Also, the School of Business policy for internet finals is that the student must have a grade of 60% or better on the final to pass the course.
Course Grading Scale Graded Work Quizes 10% ( 4 multiple Choice questions and 1 problem) Hour Exams 60% ( 10 multiple Choice questions and 3 problems) Final Exam 30% ( 10 multiple choice questions and 5 problems) Total Grade 100% A = 90- 100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = < 60% The instructor resevres the right to curve the final average for each student.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of Late Work: Late work is not accepted without a predetermined valid reason or in case of an emergency.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class. Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members. Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours. Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: WEEK ONE: Assignments Read chapters 1 and 2 Review Powerpoint Presentations for Chapters Complete problems 1-7A and 2-6A. Do not submit these problems as they will be self graded. I will post the solutions to these at the end of the week for you to check your answers. Do quiz #1 and send to drop box for grading. This is an open book and open note quiz covering the material in chapters 1 and 2. The quiz is available in the evaluation section. WEEK 2 Assignments Read Chapter 3. Review the Powerpoint Presentation for the chapter Complete problem 3-2A. Do not submit this problem as it will be self graded. I will post the solution to this problem at the end of the week for you to check your answers. Do quiz #2 covering the material in chapter 3. It is in the Evaluation section. There are four mulitple choice questions worth 10 points each and one short problem worth 60 points. Take the First Hour Exam covering chapters 1, 2 and 3. It is in the evaluation area. WEEK 3 Assignments Read Chapters 4 and 5. Review the Powerpoint Presentations for the chapters Complete problems 4-4A and 5-1A. Do not submit these problems as they will be self graded. I will post the solutions to these at the end of the week for you to check yours answers. Do quiz #3 covering the material from chapters 4 and 5 . This quiz is in the evaluation area. WEEK 4 Assignments Read Chapters 6 and 7. Review the Powerpoint Presentations for the chapters Complete problem 6-1A and exercises 7-1 thru 7-4. Complete quiz #4 and send to the drop box for grading. This is a quiz consisting of four multiple chioce questions worth 10 points each and one problem worth 60 points The quiz covers the material in chapters 6 and 7 and is in the evaluation area.. Take the second hour exam covering the material in chapters 4,5 and 6. The exam is located in the evaluation area. WEEK 5 Assignments Read Chapter 8. Read the Powerpoint Presentation for the chapter Complete problems 8-1A, 8-2A and 8-4A. Do not submit these problems as they will be self graded. I will post the solutions to these at the end of the for you to check your answers. Do quiz #5 covering the material from chapter 8. This is located in the Evaluation area. WEEK 6 Assignments Read Chapters 9 and 10. Review the Powerpoint Presentation for the chapters Prepare problems 9-2A, 9-5A, 10-3A, and 10-1B. Do quiz #6 and send to the drop box for grading. This is an open book and open note quiz the quiz covers the material from chapters 9 and 10. the quiz is available in the evaluation area. Take the third hour exam covering the material from chapters 7, 8 and 9. It is in the evaluation area. WEEK 7 Assignments Read Chapters 11 . Review the Powerpoint Presentation for the chapter Complete Problems 11-4A, and 11-1B. Do not submit these problems as they will be self graded. I will post the solutions to these at the end of the week for you to check your answers. Do quiz #7. This is quiz is laocated in the evaluation area andcovers the material in chapter 11. WEEK 8 Assignments Please review all previous problems, quizes, and exams as you prepare for the final exam. There is no additional material to assign at this time. the exam is scheduled for two hours. Your proctor will have the exam and intructions for its return.
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Last Updated:10/13/2006 5:41:33 PM