AC 315 Cost Accounting
S2T 2012 DL
Hanson, Paul D.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
BBA, U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee/AccountingMBA, Northeastern Illinois University/AccountingCPA, State of Illinois
Online daily, or by appointment
757-277-6500 (home) Please don't call after 10:00 p.m, eastern time.
19 March 2012 - 13 May 2012
Monday - Sunday each week as determined by student
Determined by student
AC202 and CS 140
Horngren, Charles T., Foster, George; Datar, Srikant, Rajan, Madhav and Ittner, Christopher Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis., Prentice-Hall, Thirteenth Edition, ISBN 13: 978-0-13-612663-8
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Any Principles of Accounting textbook.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on presentations, readings, homework assignments, quizzes, dialogues, and examinations.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 RubricClass Assessment:
We will use a variety of assessment instruments: class discussion, homework, quizzes and exams.
The grade from this course is a composite grade from answering fourteen discussion questions, completion of ten homework assignments, six quizzes, a mid-term exam and a proctored final exam.
There are two discussion questions per week. You must answer one from numbers 1 or 2 and one from numbers 3 or 4 each week. The answers must be in your own words and not direct quotes from the text or outside sources. Each answer is worth one point for a total of fourteen points of the course grade. These answers are due by Sunday and form the basis for a class discussion. In order to receive full credit for the discussion questions you must also actively respond to other posts made by students and/or the instructor.
Each homework assignment is worth two percent of the final grade. The total for the ten assignments is twenty points out of the final grading scheme of one hundred points.
The six quizzes are worth 3.5 points each. The total for all six is twenty one points out of the final grading scheme of one hundred points.
The mid-term exam is worth fifteen percent of the final course grade. The mid-term is an un-proctored exam and will be given in week four.
The final exam is worth thirty percent of the final grade. This is given in week eight and is proctored. The exam is a closed book, closed notes. You will be provided a study guide during the course to help you prepare for the exam.
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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.
The solutions to the graded homework, quizzes and mid-term will be posted to the document sharing area every Monday. Once the solutions are posted, no credit will be given for late submissions. If there are mitigating circumstances that could cause late submissions, they must be discussed with me in advance of the answers being posted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Each student is expected to do their own work, participate in the discussions and not be critical of other students. Every student is expected to participate in the classroom discussions.
4-13, 4-20, 4-24, 4-39
5-11, 5-18, 5-19, 5-34
17-16, 17-35, 17-36, 17-41
18-27, 18-30, 18-32
6-19, 6-24, 6-35, 6-37
7-26, 7-27, 7-28
8-20, 8-23, 8-31
9-28, 9-32, 9-39
14-16, 14-32, 14-33
15-25, 15-27, 15-30
16-18, 16-19, 16-27
11-16, 11-18, 11-27, 11-37
12-16, 12-17, 12-24, 12-36
13-22, 13-23, 13-24, 13-25
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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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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In order to help make the class go as smoothly as possible and help you get the most out of it, let me outline a few requirements:
It is in your best interest to check the announcements frequently during the term and follow the guidance provided. I put special instructions and information there on a regular basis that will be critical to helping you do well in the class.
Please put your first name and last initial in your file name of whatever quiz or exam you're submitting. For example, using the default file name such as "Quiz1" and adding Paul H to the end would give you a file name of "Quiz1 Paul H" which is how I'd submit it if I were a student in this class.
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