AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
F2T 2009 DL
Everett, Dr. Nancy
Ph.D. - University of ArizonaM.A. - Northern Arizona UniversityB.S. - Northern Arizona University
On-line any week day and occasional Sundays.
October 19 through December 13, 2009
Textbook: Required Text: Fundamental Accounting Principles, 19th Edition
Author:Larson, Wild and Chiapetta. ISBN 13-9780077303204 The text is a standard text used in numerous universities and treats the
topic of introductory accounting in great detail. A knowledge of Excel
is helpful, but it is not required for this course. Please be sure to purchase the "correct" book as homework is required from this edition's text.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness
based on readings, homework practice, quizzes, dialogs, discussions, questions,
examinations, powerpoints, and solving problems based on the discipline
and logic of accounting principles. Questions are
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 grading scheme is as follows for the course:
Homework (7) 12%
Hour exams (3) 45%
F=59 and below
Grading: Course Grading Scale
Participation 3% (completing all work and participation weekly)
Discussion (answer all discussion questions accurately each week)
Homework 12% (completing and submitting the assigned homework each week)
Quizzes 10% (4 multiple choice questions and 1 problem)
Exams 45% (10 multiple choice questions and 3 problems)
Exam 30% (10 multiple choice questions and 5
A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = < 60%
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 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday
at 12 PM CST. You may contact me through the discussion content area, the office content area, or by
e-mail at my Park University address. I will respond quickly, usually within 24 hours. Course work that is to be turned in must be
submitted within the specified time. Student should use e-mail for private messages to the instructor and other
students. The discussion and office areas are for public messages and are
viewable by all members of the class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Topics to be covered:
1. Accounting Model
2. Accounting Cycle
3. Accounting for Merchandising Concerns
4. Internal controls
5. Classification of the Accounts
6. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Week One Assignments:
Read chapter .
Review powerpoint presentations for the chapter.
Complete problems 1-2A and 1-7A. Submit these problems in the drop box. Once submitted, the solutions to these will be sent to you so you can check your answers.
Questions about answers you do not understand are encouraged. Do quiz #1 and send to the dropbox for grading. This is an open book and
open note quiz covering the material in chapter 1. The quiz is
available in the evaluation section. There are four multiple choice questions worth 10 points each
and one short problem worth 60 points.
Week Two Assignments:
Read Chapter 2.
Review the powerpoint presentations for this chapter.
Complete problem 2-2A and 2-4A. Submit these problem in the dropbox. The solution to these problems
will then be sent for you to check your answers.
Do quiz #2 covering the material to date. It is in the evaluation
section. There are four multiple choice questions worth 10 points each
and one short problem worth 60 points.
Take the first hour exam covering chapters 1 and 2. It is in the
evaluation area. It consists of ten multiple choice questions worth two points each and four problems. The points for each problem will be noted.
Week Three Assignments:
Read chapters 3 and 4.
Review the powerpoint presentations for the chapters.
Complete problems 3-3A, and 4-2A. Submit these problems in the dropbox. The solutions to these will then be sent for you to check yours answers.
Do quiz #3 covering the material to date. This quiz is
in the evaluation area.
Week Four Assignments:
Read Chapters 5 & 6. Review the powerpoint presentation for the chapters.
Complete problem 5-2A, 5-3A, 6-1A and 6-4A.
Complete quiz #4 and send to the dropbox for grading. This is a quiz
consisting of four multiple choice questions worth 10 points each and
one problem worth 60 points The quiz covers the material to date and is in the evaluation area.. Take the second hour exam
covering the material to date. The exam is located in the
Week 5 Assignments:
Read chapter 7.
Review the powerpoint presentations for the7 chapter.
Complete problem 7-6A, and the Comprehensive problem. Submit these problems in the dropbox. The solutions will then be sent for you to check your answers.
Do quiz #5 covering the material to date This is located in the evaluation area.
Week 6 Assignments:
Read chapters 8 & 9.
Review the powerpoint presentation for the chapters.
Prepare problems 8-1A, 8-3A, 8-5A, 9-3A and 9-5A
Do quiz #6 and send to the dropbox for grading. This is an open book
and open note quiz the quiz covers the material to date. The quiz is available in the evaluation area.
Take the third hour exam covering the material to date. It is in the evaluation area.
Week Seven Assignments:
Read chapters 10 and 11.
Review the powerpoint presentation for the chapters.
Complete problems 10-3A, 10-6A, 11-1A, and 11-4A. Submit these problems.
Do quiz #7. This quiz is located in the evaluation area and covers
the material to date.
Week Eight Assignments:
There is no formal lecture this week as no new material will be
presented. Your proctor should have your exam and instructions for its return. You may take a
calculator into the exam. I will answer any final questions
you may have.
Please review all previous problems, quizzes, and exams as you prepare
for the final exam. The exam is scheduled for two hours.
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