CLTaylorSyllabus Fall 2015 Principles of Accounting I(1) (2).docx

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FALL2015Welcome to Principles of Accounting.I am looking forward to guiding you as you explore thelanguage of business.Please familiarize yourself with this syllabus – I’ve included hints on howto succeed in this course.I really want you to do well!Office: RBUS 383Office Hours: MW 9am-11am, TTH 9am-12pmEmail: [email protected]Course Description and ObjectivesAn introduction to the field of accounting; fundamentals of financial accounting; recording, summarizing, andreporting cycles; principles of asset valuation and income measurement; accounting systems; and internalcontrols.Course RequirementsThe course is designed for someone with basic computer operating skills.It is assumed that you arecomfortable using email, are familiar with Excel, and can navigate Blackboard.Prerequisites: MATH 1302, MGMT 1310 or CPSC 1370 or equivalent with a “C” or betterCourse Materials:Textbook: Wild, Shaw, Chiappetta Fundamental Accounting Principles22ndEdition with Connect AccountingaccessISBN 1259658023loose-leafwith Connect access code (with ebook)ISBN 0077632753Connect access code (with ebook)Learning ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:definethe role of accounting in businessand describesome of the ethics involved and principles appliedperformdouble entry accounting,and describethe accounting cycle and the interrelationship of thefinancial statements of a sole proprietorship1Dr. Cynthia L. Taylor, CPADepartment ofAccountingACCT 2310Principles of Accounting I
FALL2015utilizeaccounting methods applied to inventory costs and the related entries for merchandising businessesdiscussthe objectives, elements, and some applications of internal controls, includingthe preparation ofbank reconciliations.Course ActivitiesEach week you will be expected to read the chapter in the textbook and complete the InteractivePresentations, LearnSmart, Homework, and Quizzes found in the online learning toolConnect Accounting.In addition you will be expected to participate in Ethics Discussions and complete three regular Exams and aFinal Exam.You should carefully consider your time obligations before committing to this course.The generalsuggestion for all college courses is 3 hours work per week outside class for every credit hour definitely appliesto this course. (You should expect 9 hours of homework a week for a 3 hour course) plus the 3 hours youattend class for a total of12 hours.Accounting is best learned as a “hands-on” exercise, and the completion of homework as suggested will bestaccomplish the goal of earning a higher grade.Orientation to daily assignmentsFIRST THINGS FIRST – Since you’re reading this document you have begun to successfully navigateBlackboard and are taking steps to get going with the class (good for you!!) This syllabus contains informationcritical to your success – refer to it often.You will need to get onto Connect Accounting in Blackboard to do all

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