AC210_Spring_2008_Syllabus - Culverhouse College of...

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1 Culverhouse College of Commerce Course number and title: AC 210 Introduction to Accounting. Course description: Introduction to accounting and financial reporting concepts and the use of accounting information in financial and managerial decisions. Credit hours: Four hours Prerequisites: EC 110 Instructor: Keji Chen, Ph.D. Office address: 332 Alston Hall E-mail address: [email protected] Phone number: 348-2917 Website: Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. and by appointment Required text: Ingram and Albright, Financial Accounting: Information for Decisions, 6th edition, 2007, Thomson South-Western. ISBN: 0-324-31341-1. The previous edition (5 th , 2004) is not recommended. Course objectives: This course introduces the concepts and terminology of accounting and financial reporting for modern business enterprises. The course will help you learn to analyze and interpret accounting information for use in making decisions about organizations. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 1. understand basic accounting concepts, 2. record basic accounting transactions, 3. understand the relationship between accounting information and business activities, 4. analyze the accounting reports of most businesses to assess how well they are performing, 5. identify major strengths and weaknesses revealed by the reports . Topical outline: Business Activities Reporting Cash Flows Accounting Regulations Time Value of Money Financing Activities Analysis of Financing Activities Investing Activities Analysis of Investing Activities Operating Activities Analysis of Operating Activities Use of BAMA E-mail and Course Website You must have an active BAMA e-mail account and you must know your username and password for the account. You will be completing numerous assignments on the computer. You can complete the homework assignments in the Bashinsky Computer Center (Bruno Business Library) or from your computer at home. To use the computer lab, you must have your ACT card and your BAMA account information. The course also requires that you check the course website on a frequent basis. Various items will be posted on the course website for you: the course syllabus, solutions to textbook problems, and various important documents related to the ALICE on-line homework program. In addition, periodic class messages will be sent out, which may contain critical information about changes in assignments or exam material. Messages will be sent only to your BAMA e-mail account; do not request that the e-mails be sent elsewhere.
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2 Evaluation: Exam 1 25% Exam 2 25% Exam 3 (final) 25% Homework 5% Quizzes 20% Total: 100% A grade of C minus or better is required by the College of Commerce and Business Administration for students planning to apply for admission to C&BA. Students in other majors should check with their
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course AC 210 taught by Professor All during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.

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AC210_Spring_2008_Syllabus - Culverhouse College of...

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