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AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
Hanson, Paul D.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

AC 201 Principles of Accounting

Semester

U1T 2013 DLC

Faculty

Hanson, Paul D.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BBA, U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee/Accounting
MBA, Northeastern Illinois University/Accounting
CPA, State of Illinois

Office Location

Norfolk, VA

Office Hours

Online daily, or by appointment

Daytime Phone

703-767-5320 (M-F)

Other Phone

571-296-5579 (weekday evenings) Please don't call after 10:00 p.m, eastern time.

E-Mail

paul.hanson@park.edu

paul.d.hanson@dla.mil

Semester Dates

3 June 2013 - 28 July 2013

Class Days

Monday - Sunday each week as determined by student

Class Time

Determined by student

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Title: Fundamental Accounting Principles
Author: John Wild, Ken Shaw, Barbara Chiappetta
ISBN: 9780078110870
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 20th edition

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
None required.

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Course Description:
AC201 Principles of Accounting I: 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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on presentations, readings, homework assignments, quizzes, dialogues, and examinations.

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.


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:

We will use a variety of assessment instruments: class discussion, homework, quizzes and exams.

Grading:

The grade from this course is a composite grade from answering twenty one discussion questions, seven quizzes, three hourly exams (weeks 2, 4, and 6), and a proctored final exam.

You must answer three discussion questions per week and make substantive posts to other comments made by students or me. If there are more than three questions to be answered, you may pick which three you choose to answer but you must answer at least one question from each chapter. The answers must be in your own words and not direct quotes from the text or outside sources. Each week you can earn three points for a total of 21 points for 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.

The seven quizzes are worth 1.4 points each. The total for all seven is ten points out of the final grading scheme of one hundred points.

The hourly exams are worth 39 percent of the final course grade.  Each exam in weeks 2, 4, and 6 will be worth 13 percent of the total grade.  These exams are open book and untimed. 

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.

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:

You must receive prior approval from me in order to turn in an assignment after the due date.  Please contact me as soon as you know you will not be able to complete an assignment to determine if we can work out an acceptable alternate schedule.  I will not necessarily grant full credit for assignments turned in late without having received prior approval. 

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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Week

Read

Assignments

Graded Homework

Evaluation

1

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Self-check

Self-check

Quiz 1

2

Chapter 3

Self-check

Self-check

Quiz 2
Exam 1

3

Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Self-check

Self-check

Quiz 3

4

Chapter 6
Chapter 7

Self-check

Self-check

Quiz 4
Exam 2

5

Chapter 8

Self-check

Self-check

Quiz 5

6

Chapter 9
Chapter 10

Self-check

Self-check

Quiz 6
Exam 3

7

Chapter 11

Self-check

Self-check

Quiz 7

8

All Previous Assignments

Prepare for Final

n/a

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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 .

Additional Information:


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:


Please let me know by the first day of class or as soon thereafter as possible if you are having problems obtaining the text by so we can make arrangements to make up the work you will miss in week one.
 

I will do my best to be available to help you if you have any questions. I can be reached at all times via my Park email account and will try to respond within 24 hours. Also, I am usually available at the phone numbers provided in the syllabus or in my Instructor Office. Feel free to call me if you have questions about the material or the course. I can also make arrangements to meet in the online chat room if you so desire. My goal is to make sure you pass this class and enjoy learning about accounting. PLEASE, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

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 probably name it if I were a student in this class.  Additionally, please use MS Word or MS Excel for all graded assignments.



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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