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AC 315 Cost Accounting
Cookinham, John,, III


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Course

AC 315 Cost Accounting

Semester

U1J 2012 DNH

Faculty

Cookinham, John,, III

Title

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certificates

BS Unversity of Rhode Island
MBA Indiana University
CMA

Office Hours

Before and After Class, Other times by Appointment

Daytime Phone

(816)587-1695

Other Phone

(816)587-1695

E-Mail

john.cookinham@park.edu

jcookin@swbell.net

Semester Dates

06/45/12-7/29/12

Class Days

T

Class Time

5:30-10:00 PM

Prerequisites

AC 202

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
  Horngren, Charles T.,  Datar, Srikant, and Rajan, Madhav, Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis., Prentice-Hall, Fourthteen Edition, ISBN 13: 978-0-13-210996-3

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Course Description:
AC315 Cost Accounting: A study of the basic principles of cost accounting applied to manufacturing, merchandising, and service businesses. Emphasis is on various accepted cost methods such as a job order, process, and standard cost system. Prerequisite: AC202 and CS 140 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
 

My primary belief is that teaching is a true test of scholarship and that a teacher should provide a classroom environment that is conducive to encouraging students to express their ideas and actively participate in the learning process. The concept that each student is responsible for learning in the class and should enjoy the interaction in the classroom is key to this belief. The student should be academically challenged by the intellectual discussion of the course material and be able to comprehend its value as part of preparation for life and a successful career. I want to have the student complete a course of instruction and feel that the knowledge gained is worthwhile and will contribute to their success in achieving their goals.

I also believe that an effective teacher has a complete knowledge of the subject matter being taught as well an understanding of the underlying pedagogical theory. It is the teacher’s responsibility to remain current in their field of expertise by reviewing current literature, attending conferences, maintaining memberships in appropriate professional organizations and   consulting with colleagues. A teacher must not only know the subject matter, but the best way to present the subject matter to the students to stimulate their though process. The student should be encouraged to seek external sources to further their knowledge.

In addition, I believe that an effective teacher should attempt to gain an understanding of each student’s capabilities and their level of knowledge that they bring into the classroom. Each student should be encouraged to gain additional skills and develop new insights. As each student is different and various teaching techniques should be employed to reach out and facilitate the learning process. A relationship should be built that emphasizes trust and a commitment to the learning process. The student should feel that a partnership does exist with the teacher and that mutual respect is a key to success in the classroom. The teacher must be committed to the success of each student insure that the teacher is available to the student outside of class.

In summary, I want the student to leave my classes with the following thoughts:

            The teacher personally cared for me as an individual and appreciated my understanding of the subject matter.

            My contributions to the classroom discussions and the subject were valued.

            The classroom environment encouraged my responsibility for learning the subject matter.

            The material is important and will be a factor in my success in life goals

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare capital and operating budgets.
  2. Determine and account for manufacturing cost variances.
  3. Calculate and explain break-even points.
  4. Using various inventory methods, journalize manufacturing financial transactions.
  5. Compile financial statements for corporate


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the difference betwen apsorption costing and variable costing
  2. Determine and analyze unit cost using Job Order Costing, Process Costing and Activity Based Costing
  3. Determine Price and Strategic Profitability Analysis
Core Assessment:

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 Rubric

Class Assessment:
We will use a variety of assessment instruments: homework, quizess and exams. 

Grading:
 

The grade from this course is a composite grade from completion of ten homework assignments, six quizzes, a mid-term exam and a proctored final exam. 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 5 points each. The total for all six is thirty points out of the the final grading scheme of one hundred points.

The mid-term exam is worth twenty 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.

Assessments

Point each

Number of Items

Possible points in course(weighted average)

Percentage(%) of final Grade

Graded Homework

2

10

20

20

Quizzes

5

6

30

30

Mid-term Exam

20

1

20

20

Final Exam

30

1

30

30

Total

18

100

100%

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The solutions to the graded homework, quizzes and mid-term will be posted to the document sharing area every momday. Once the solutions are posted, no credit will be given for late submissioms.  If there are mitgating circumstances that could cause late submissions, they must be discussed with myself in advance.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Each student is expected to do thier own work, participate in the discussions and not be critical of other students.  Every student is expected to participate in the classroom discussions.  Attendance for the week will be taken from the discussion area.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
  AC 315 Cost Accounting Course Overview

 

 

Week

Read

Assignments

Graded Homework

Evaluation

1

2

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

4-13, 4-20, 4-24,

5-11, 5-18, 5-19, 5-35

4-30

5-26

Quiz 1

3

4

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

17-16, 17-35, 17-36, 17-41

18-27, 18-30, 18-32

17-30

Quiz 2

5

6

Chapter 6

Chapter7

6-19, 6-24,  6-37

7-26, 7-27, 7-28

6-35

7-17

Quiz 3

7

8

9

Chapter 8

 

Chapter 9

8-20, 8-23, 8-31

 

9-28, 9-32, 9-39

 

 

Mid-term Exam

10

11

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

14-16, 14-32, 14-33

15-25, 15-27, 15-30

14-25

15-19

Quiz 4

12

13

Chapter 16

Chapter 11

16-18, 16-19, 16-27

11-16, 11-18, 11-27, 11-37

16-29

11-29

Quiz 5

14

15

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

12-16, 12-17, 12-24, 12-36

13-22, 13-23, 13-24, 13-25

12-29

Quiz 6

16

All Previous Assignments

 

 

Final Exam

 

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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.

  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.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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
1,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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
1,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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
1,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate and interpret cost accounting data and variance figures in order to produce accurate and useful Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate and interpret cost accounting data and variance figures in order to produce accurate and useful Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
60-79%
 
Demonstrate and interpret cost accounting data and variance figures in order to produce accurate and useful Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Q16, Q17, Q18
50-59%
 
Demonstrate and interpret cost accounting data and variance figures in order to produce accurate and useful Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
Less than 50%
 
Content of Communication written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to manufacturing cost variances
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 manufacturing cost variances
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 manufacturing cost variances
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 manufacturing cost variances
Question 20
Less than 50%
 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions related to break-even analysis
Question 19
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions related to break-even analysis Question 19
60-79%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions related to break-even analysis Question 19
50-59%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions related to break-even analysis
Question 19
Less than 50%
 
First Literacy Technical knowledge and application                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student will demonstrate an intermediate level of accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 315 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
100-80 %
 
Student will demonstrate a intermediate level of accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 315 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
60-79%
 
Student will demonstrate a intermediate level of accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 315 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
50-59%
 
Student will demonstrate a intermediate level of accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 315 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
Less than 50%
 

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