AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
U1T 2011 DLE
MBA, MTX, PhD
Daily 12 pm - 10 pm CST
6/6 - 7/31/11
John J. Fundamental Accounting Principles, 20th edition. Richard D.
Irwin, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-07-750599-8
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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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:
Participation in the
discussion threads each week comprises 30 pts. Here is the breakdown:
-Participated on 4/7
days: 20 pts.
-Posted response to the
DQs by Day 7: 5 points
-Overall quality of
responses: 5 pts.
total: 30 pts.
Letter grades are
rewarded as follows:
59 < F
The above points will be determined
in the following proportions:
Quizzes = 20%
Class Participation in Discussion Threads = 20%
3 Exams =30%
Final Exam = 30%
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.
Please be timely in submitting your
I will always accept assignments
early; however, I will deduct 10% for each day an assignment is late. For
example, if you prepare an assignment that would earn 40 points, and I receive
it two days late, you will receive 32 versus 40 points. After five days, the
assignment will no longer be accepted, and you will receive a “0”. No
assignments are accepted after the course ends.
Chapters 1 & 2
Accounting in Business &
Analyzing and Recording Transactions
Adjusting Accounts and Preparing
Chapters 4 & 5
Completing the Accounting Cycle
& Accounting for Merchandising Operations
Chapters 6 & 7
Inventories and Cost of Sales
& Accounting Information Systems
Cash and Internal Controls
Chapters 9 & 10
Accounting for Receivables &
Plant Assets, Natural Resources, and Intangibles
Current Liabilities & Payroll
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My name is Dana Leland, and I am very excited about our online class. I would
like to tell you a little about myself before getting to know each of you.
I am a Native Texan and have lived in San Antonio all my life. I have a BBA in
Accounting from the University of Incarnate Word, an MBA in Business from
the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master's degree in Taxation from FAU,
and a PhD in Finance from NCU.
My professional experience includes working in
both the public and private accounting sectors. In my spare time, I do both
online and onground teaching in the accounting, finance, and tax areas. I also
do freelance writing for a small web-based marketing firm.
As you can see, I like keeping busy...My hobbies include cycling, watching
movies, Ebaying, and spending time with my 4-year-old son, Tate, and 21-month-old
twins, Rush and Banks. I am also a huge San Antonio Spurs fan and try to attend
at least one game per season. Go Spurs Go!
In summary, I look forward to working with each of you and participating in
some very stimulating discussions and learning experiences. Feel free to contact
me if you have any questions. My mother once told me "success is a
journey, not a destination." Using those same words, I would like to think
of learning as a journey, not merely an end or destination. I believe we are
all life-long students, and to be successful, we must continue to challenge and
nurture our minds. I wish everyone a fulfilling and rewarding journey.
Last Updated:5/6/2011 3:02:00 PM