AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
S2T 2013 DLF
Meadows, Michael E.
Adjunct Faculty Senior Instructor
MS, Management (Finance and Logistics Engineering)BS's, Accounting and Management Accounting
By E-mail Appointment
03/18/2013 - 05/12/2013
Online Monday thru Sunday
Textbook: The text is a standard text used in numerous universites and treats the topic of introductory accounting in great detail. A knowledge of excel is helpful, but is not required for this course. Required Text: Fundamental Accounting Principles, 20th Edition Author:Larson, Wild and Chiapetta. ISBN 10-0077405145.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Online discussion questions, independent study and problem solving exercises in and out of class will constitute the primary delivery modes of course content. Each student is expected to accomplish assigned readings and homework problems and to come to discussion threads prepared to ask and answer questions. The “secret” to success in this class is to be positively engaged and attentive and to not let the work pile up until the end of the week.
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:
There are 3 mid-term exams worth 13 points each for a total of 39 points. They are scheduled during weeks 2, 4, and 6.
The final exam (proctored exam) is given in week 8, it is worth 30 points.
Total points possible, 100, or 100%.
Proctored final examination (I cannot give a student a grade unless the final proctored exam is taken)
o A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
o Other Information on proctored exams:
§ It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
§ Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
§ A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
§ Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
Quizzes 1.4 points for weeks 1-6, week 7 1.6 points: total 10 points
3 mid-term exams each 13 points total 39 points
1 final exam total 30 points
weekly discussion questions each week 3 points 7 weeks total 21 points
See the grading rubric in the classroom for more details.
The final exam is closed book, closed notes.
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: Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class. Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members. Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours. Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.
Each week there are discussion questions, students are to respond to the questions and then reply to class mates posting, each week. The topics are defined in the discussion threads each week. You are to answer each question, and reply to a minimum of two class mate posts each week.
Week 1: Quiz 1
Chapter One-Accounting in Business
Chapter Two-Analyzing and Recording transactions
Week 2: Quiz 2 and Exam 1
Chapter Three-Adjusting Accounts and Preparing Financial Statements
Week 3: Quiz 3
Chapter 4-Completing the Accounting Cycle
Chapter 5-Accounting for Merchandising Operations
Week 4: Quiz 4 and Exam 2
Chapter 6-Inventories and Cost of Sales
Chapter Seven-Accounting Information Systems
Week 5: Quiz 5
Chapter 8 – Cash and Internal Controls
Week 6: Quiz 6 and Exam 3
Chapter 9-Accounting for Receivables.
Chapter 10 - Plant Assets, Natural Resources and Intangibles
Week 7: Quiz 7
Chapter 11-Current Liabilities and Payroll Accounting
Week 8: Final Exam
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