Syllubus-10C - ACCOUNTING 229 INTRODUCTORY FINANCIAL...

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ACCOUNTING 229 INTRODUCTORY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Fall 2010 Lanie Thornton, CPA 460X Wehner 845-4075 L-thornton@tamu.edu http://acct.tamu.edu/thornton Office hours: TTH 12:00-2:00 or by appointment Classes: Section 508 TTH 2:20-3:35 (Wehner 161) Section 509 TTH 3:55-5:10 (Wehner 111) Please turn off your cell phone/BlackBerry/iPod when you come into class . TEXT MESSAGING IN THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. COURSE OBJECTIVE AND LEARNING OUTCOMES The primary objective of this course is to help students learn how accounting meets the information needs of various users by developing and communicating information that is useful for decision-making. At the end of the semester, you will understand How accounting meets the information needs of investors and creditors How businesses operate and how accounting serves them What the elements of, the relationships among, and the accounting concepts underlying the primary financial statements are How business transactions are input, processed by an accounting information system, and output by that same system to produce financial statements What the uses and limitations of financial statements and the related information in making business financial decisions are REQUIRED TEXT/MATERIAL Financial Accounting , 6 th Ed. Libby, Libby, and Short (Bring to class every day!) 882 (green) scantrons 4-function calculator (These are required for the exams. No other calculator will be allowed!) IMPORTANT DATES Sept. 28 Tuesday 7:15 pmExam 1 (Ch. 1-4) Oct. 5 Tuesday Practice problem due by 5:00 pm Oct. 26 Tuesday 7:15 pm Exam 2 (Ch. 6-8) Nov. 5 Friday Last day to Q-drop courses Nov. 23 Tuesday 7:15 pm Exam 3 (Ch. 9-11,13) Dec. 7 Tuesday Last class day for TTH classes Dec. 14 Tuesday 1:00-3:00 Final exam for Section 509 Dec. 15 Wednesday 1:00-3:00 Final exam for Section 508 1
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GRADING Exams. ........................................................................................................................................... 300 pts. Practice Problem. ................................................................................................................................ 30 pts. Quizzes. ............................................................................................................................................... 70 pts. Final Exam 100 pts. Total Points Available 500 pts. COURSE GRADE Your course grade is determined based on total points. Grades will be assigned as follows: A = 450-500 points B = 400-449 points C = 350-399 points D = 300-349 points F = <300 points EXAMS All exams will be given from 7:15-9:15pm on the assigned dates in Wehner 114 . Exams will consist of calculations and theory questions. Exam formats will include multiple choice questions and longer problems requiring development, analysis, and presentation of comprehensive solutions. The comprehensive final exam will be in a multiple choice format. While memorization is basic to learning, your ability to analyze and formulate a problem-solving approach will be
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