AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
S1H 2009 BU
Kates, Frederick R., III
M.B.A Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NCB.S. Business Admin. College of Charleston, Charleston, SCC.P.M. , MCP, A+, Network+,Security+
Before or after class by appointment
January 12- March 8, 2009
Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Accounting, Thomson Southwestern, 2007, Warren, Reeve, and Fess. (22nd Edition)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, or an instructor approved periodical
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactive learning based on lectures, working papers, study guides, web sites, and periodicals. Please realize that a syllabus is merely a plan, and can be adjusted and modified per the instructor's discretion. Most important, both the instructor and student should provide value to the course.
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: Examinations, quizzes, student presentations, class participation, & homework
Grading: Final Grade will be comprised as follows: 50% tests, 30% final exam and 20% participation/homework. Letter grades will be assigned on the 10 point scale: (A= 90-100)(B= 80-89)(C= 70-79)(D= 60-69)(F= 59 and below)
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: Reading text assignments prior to class, participation in classroom discussion, and asking for help if you are having trouble understanding the material are critical to success in the class. Attendance is essential to success and is further governed by Park University guidelines.
Tuesday Jan. 13 09
Chapter 1 Introduction to Accounting and Business
Thursday Jan 15 09
Quiz –“The Basics” Chapter 1 Practice Exercises
Tuesday Jan 20 09
Chapter 2 Analyzing Transactions, Chapter 1 Homework Due
Thursday Jan 22 09
Test #1 Chapter 1&2, Introduce Chapter 3
Tuesday Jan 27 09
Chapter 3 The Adjusting Process
Thursday Jan 29 09
Chapter 4 Completing the Accounting Cycle, Chapter 3 Homework Due
Tuesday Feb 3 09
Chapter 5 Accounting Systems, Presentations
Thursday Feb 5 09
Test #2 Chapter 3,4,& 5
Tuesday Feb 10 09
Chapter 6 Accounting for Merchandising Businesses, Presentations
Thursday Feb 12 09
Chapter 7 Inventories, Chapter 8 Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Control and Cash, Homework PR 6.1B,PR 6.3B Due
Tuesday Feb 17 09
Chapter 9 Receivables, Homework Ex 7-5 Page 336 & Ex 7-6 Page 337 Due, Presentations
Thursday Feb 19 09
Test #3 Chapter 6, 7, 8, Introduce Chapter 10 Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets
Tuesday Feb 24 09
Chapter 10 Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets , Chapter 11 Current Liabilities & Payroll, Last Presentations
Thursday Feb 26 09
Chapter 9 & 10 Test, Final Part A
Tuesday Mar 3 09
Return Chapter 9 & 10 and Part A- Review for the Final Exam
Thursday Mar 5 09
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 87Please consult your instructor if you have any questions about proper documentation
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 89-90Student are expected to attend class and participate in the class discussion. Education is dependent on the exchange of ideas.
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 .If you need assistance, do not hesistate to ask the instructor
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