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AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
Repp, David G.


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 201 Principles of Accounting I

Semester

S1T 2009 DLA

Faculty

Repp, David G.

Title

Senior Instructor of Accounting

Degrees/Certificates

BA in Business Administration
Masters in Business Administration
CPA-Certified Public Accountant-Inactive

Office Location

Spokane, Washington

Office Hours

Mon-Sunday (4 PM to 8 PM-Pacific Standard Time)

Daytime Phone

509-230-3505

E-Mail

david.repp@pirate.park.edu

reppcpa@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

1/12/2009 to 03/8/2009

Class Days

Monday-Sunday

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required Text: Fundamental Accounting Principles ,18th Edition Author:Larson, Wild and Chiapetta

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Course Description:
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:
I am committed to creating a positive environment conducive to learning at Park University  The following characteristics constitute my educational philosophy: Excellence:  I believe that all students have a right to expect excellence in academic instruction.  By providing instruction using the latest equipment and the most up-to-date software and educational technologies, I will prepare students for today's business field. Accessibility:  I believe that all students have a right to receive opportunities for higher education, including opportunities for individual growth, professional development, and academic achievement.  All students should be provided equal opportunities in receiving help that will motivate and assist them in defining and achieving their educational goals. Responsibility:  I believe that I am accountable to my students, the community, and to society for accomplishing its goals within the constraints of the college mission and its resources. Professionalism:  I believe that I should serve as an example of professionalism, which my students can follow.  I feel that my actions, speech, and values should be of the highest standard in dealings within the educational environment.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Record the purchase of assets.
  2. Prepare adjusting journal entries.
  3. Prepare financial statements from an adjusted trial balance.
  4. Prepare closing journal entries.
  5. Write off bad debts of customers.
  6. Compute and record depreciation expense.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the importance of accounting to business organizations and ethics in accounting.
  2. Explain accounting in the information age and how financial statements are used by businesses.  Apply transaction analysis to the accounting equations
  3. Explain the concept of double entry accounting, postings, ledgers and trial balances. Interpert and record transactions.
  4. Evaluate the closing process, including procedures and the use of a post closing trial balance.  Develop worksheets to aid in preparing finanacial statements.
  5. Account for merchandising activities, including purchases, sales transactions and adjustments.
  6. Understand the methods used for accounting for inventory.  Analyze the effects of inventory on both financial and tax reporting.
  7. Review the concepts of an accounting information system.  Explain the fundamental systems principles, the systems components, use of special journals and subsidiary ledgers.
  8. Explain the concepts of internal control and the analysis of cash
  9. Explain the concept of receivables and how they are considered liquid assets.  Describe the reproting for them and the reporting of the uncollectible amounts
  10. Explain and develop the accounting for long term assets and intangible assets.  Allocate the cost of the asset to the periods benefitting from the asset.
Core Assessment:

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 Rubric

Class Assessment:
The grading criteria is as follows for the course: Quizes( 7 each)               Hour exams( 3 each)             Final Exam      

Grading:

Quizes are worth 100 points each="700" points

The hour exams are worth 100 points each="300" points

 The final exam is worth 300 points="300" points

Weekly Participation is worth 20 points="160" points
 
Grading Scale: A: 90-100 B: 80-89 C: 70-79 D: 60-69 F:>59

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:
You will be expected to submit all of your work on time. All assignments are due by midnight Mountain Time on the established suspense date as designated in this syllabus. Any assignment that is turned in late will be docked 50% of the total points available. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Each of you needs to actively participate in discussions relating to the subject materials for each week for full participation credit and to make this class an enjoyable learning experience for us all.   In an intensive, collaborative learning environment such as that of Park University, class attendance is perhaps the most obvious and objective starting point measure for participation. If you are not in attendance, you miss out on many opportunities for learning. Because of this, if you miss class, you will not receive participation points for that workshop week. During each workshop week, you are expected to be actively engaged in the activities and discussions. During online workshop weeks, you must contribute to your assigned main newsgroup discussions in a substantive manner each week to earn 100% of the participation grade points for the workshop. As the instructor for the course, I will take both the quantity and content of your messages to your assigned main discussion thread into account to determine your weekly online workshop participation grade. For online participation, you should read, analyze, and respond to questions and comments from fellow students and me. These may include additional questions from me, as the discussions evolve, not just the questions assigned at the end of the chapters. Don't be afraid to express your opinion of the topics that we will discuss. Differences of opinion are normal; but the important thing about any disagreement is to differ with respect and to provide an explanation and clear factual basis for your different point of view. Quantity is important, but the quality of the notes is even more important. You are expected to respond to your classmates and any questions/comments as posed from your instructor.  If you use external information to substantiate your comments, make sure to cite your reference properly. Additionally, posts that consists exclusively of another individual's ideas will not be awarded full credit. Use quotes and external example to substantiate your own statements.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
This is not a bookkeeping course. The student is expected to learn not only how to record financial transactions, but why they are recorded. It will focus on the principles of financial accoutning rather than the the bookkeeping function. Accounting is said to be the "language of business". It has its own terms and understanding these will be one of the biggest challenges to the beginning accounting student. As with any language, mastery comes with using the new words and terms. Raise questions and express yourself in class as often as possible. Topics to be covered: 1. Accounting Model 2. Accounting Cycle 3. Accoutning for Merchandising Concerns 4. Internal controls 5. Classsification of the Accounts 6. Generally Accepted Accoutning Principles  

 

 

 

Hour Exams ( 10 multiple Choice questions and 3 problems) Final Exam ( 10 multiple choice questions and 5 problems)  

 

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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
1,2,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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
1,2,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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
1,2,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and Trial Balance figures in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and Trial Balance figures in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements  per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
60-79%
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and Trial Balance figures in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements  per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
50-59%
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and Trial Balance figures in 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
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to the  production of 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 the  production of 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 the  production of 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 the  production of financial statements
Question 20
Less than 50%
 
Technical Skill in Communicating written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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 a basic accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 201 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
100-80 %
 
Student will demonstrate a basic accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 201 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
60-79%
 
Student will demonstrate a basic accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 201 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
50-59%
 
Student will demonstrate a basic accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 201 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
Less than 50%
 

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