ACC 2301 Spring 2008 Syllabus

ACC 2301 Spring 2008 Syllabus - McCoy College of Business...

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McCoy College of Business Administration Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Accounting ACCOUNTING 2301 Accounting in Organizations and Society SPRING 2008 INSTRUCTOR: Dan Shook, MBA TEL: 512-245-3296 (do not leave messages) OFFICE: McCoy Hall Room 446 CELL: 202-253-0693 (to leave messages) OFF. HOURS: T & Th, 3:00 – 4:45, E-MAIL: ds80@txstate.edu and 30 minutes after class Section Number: 2 Days: Time: 5:00 to 6:15 PM Location: McCoy 111 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND HANDOUTS: TRACS at Texas State University-San Marcos COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introductory accounting course for non-business majors. Describes the role of accounting as an information system essential for the operation of today’s organizations. Focus is on (1) how data is captured and processed to provide information for decision-making, and (2) how the information provided can be used for decision-making. NOTE: ACC 2301 will not count as an accounting course toward an MBA degree (at most universities). Students considering an MBA degree should take ACC 2361 and ACC 2362 . COURSE MATERIALS: Required Text and Software: [1] Survey of Accounting , Third Edition, Carl S. Warren AND [2] Cengage Now 1-Semester Instant Access Code (bundled with the textbook at local bookstores) for Survey of Accounting , Third Edition, Carl S. Warren Required Other items: [1] Small stapler. Multiple sheets must be stapled together. [2] Calculator (inexpensive; 4-function). This calculator will be used during class and during exams. You may NOT use the calculator function of a cell phone or other communicating device for in-class exams. You may NOT use a programmable calculator. [3] Word processing software for some homework assignments--available in the McCoy Hall Computer Lab. LEARNING GOALS: The objectives of this course are: 1. Teach students how accounting information is essential for the operation of today’s organizations, 2. Teach students how accounting information is collected and processed to prepare financial statements and how this information is used by various parties (e.g., management, stockholders, creditors, etc.) in decision making. More specifically, this course is intended to accomplish the following: a. Develop an understanding of the role and nature of accounting, the social, political, legal and regulatory environment of accounting in the U.S., and the Acctg 2301, Section 2, Spring 2008 Page 1 of 6
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issues and principles that underlie the preparation of financial statements, including the ethical expectations. b. Develop the ability to critically analyze and solve basic accounting problems, including the use of accounting methods for evaluating, recording, classifying and presenting information using alternative information technologies. c.
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