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The University of Texas at Austin Accounting s310F - Foundations of Accounting Plans and Policies for Summer 2010 Class Hours: 11:30 - 12:45 (Unique #: 71260) Location : WEL 3.502 Professor: Doug deVidal Office: GSB 5.126B E-mail: Doug.deVidal@mccombs.utexas.edu Office Hours: 10:30 - 11:00, after class, Website: http://courses.utexas.edu (Blackboard) and by appointment Phone: 471-7893 TA: Billy Harrison E-mail: billy.harrison@mpa10.mccombs. TA Office: CBA 4.304A - Space D utexas.edu Office Hours: 10:15 - 11:15 M - F Course Materials •Financial Accounting: Information for Decisions (6 th edition) by Ingram and Albright •Lecture Notes (PPT slides) and HW Solutions: Available on Blackboard. Course Objectives Accounting occupies a fundamental role in the allocation of scarce resources in our economy. The purpose of this foundations course is to provide you with an introduction to financial and managerial accounting. You will learn how to read and interpret financial statements and how net income is determined. (We are adopting the perspective of a user , not of a preparer.) Additionally, the theories underlying those statements will be introduced. Lastly, topics that involve the planning and control of a firm's operations will be covered. Class Routine Students are expected to read assigned material PRIOR TO each class session. While I am responsible for teaching the class, learning the material is everyone's responsibility. You need to be prepared before each class, not just for exams. The class format will consist of a discussion and illustration of selected items from the assigned materials. The objective of these discussions is to clarify and elaborate on certain items because of their special relevance or difficulty. Your learning experience will be materially enhanced if you participate in class by asking questions, seeking clarifications, volunteering information, and responding to requests for discussion. Academic Standards A high academic level will be maintained with respect to (a) the quality of the course and (b) grading. Course grades will be determined on an objective basis using the following factors and relative weights: Highest Midterm 25% Lowest Midterm 15% Final Exam 30% Quizzes 20% Team work 10% TOTAL 100% Acc s310F Syllabus Summer 2010 - Page 1
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Course grades will be based on the standard 90%+ = A, 80% = B, 70% = C, 60% = D, and below 60% = F. However, if examination grades do not fall into the above pattern (i.e., there are very few scores above 90 due to the difficulty of a particular exam), then the distribution for the final grades may be lowered. This means that points will not be added to any examination to achieve the above distribution. Rather, students will be told how they ranked on each examination (i.e., what the A, B, etc. cutoffs were), and your final course grade will be determined by the total number of points you earn. Incompletes will be given only in the
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course ACC 310F taught by Professor Verduzco during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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