AFM101s10_Course_Outline

AFM101s10_Course_Outline - AFM 101: Introduction to...

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AFM 101: Introduction to Financial Accounting – Spring 2010 Page 1 of 9 Instructor: Robert G. Ducharme, CA School of Accounting and Finance The University of Waterloo AFM101: Introduction to Financial Accounting Spring 2010 Course Outline About this Course Outline You should read and understand this course outline since it is a contract between you and me. To ensure equity for all students the course requirements and grading approaches described in this course outline will not be changed for any student except for the specific special circumstances identified below. Course Instructor Robert G. Ducharme, BMath, MAcc, CA Office Location: HH 383J Office Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, by appointment, email anytime Telephone: 519-888-4567 extension 36879 (shared phone extension, thus email is preferred) Email: rducharm@uwaterloo.ca (please include the course code “AFM101” in subject line, and your name, student #, and Quest ID in the body of the email) More on My Office Location To find the Hagey Hall (HH) Building use the link to the UW campus map below. http://www.uwaterloo.ca/map/map.html Calendar Course Description This course is an introduction to financial accounting. The preparation and use of financial statements is examined. The accounting cycle, assets and liabilities reporting, is discussed. Introduction AFM 101 is an introductory course in financial accounting. This course emphasizes accounting and reporting for users external to a business such as shareholders, creditors, analysts, and the general public. Financial reporting uses a fairly standard set of financial statements to communicate information so the objective of the course is to provide you with a basic understanding of the use, preparation, and interpretation of financial statements.
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AFM 101: Introduction to Financial Accounting – Spring 2010 Page 2 of 9 Instructor: Robert G. Ducharme, CA AFM 101 is a prerequisite to AFM 102, Introduction to Managerial Accounting. Managerial accounting focuses on providing financial information to assist managers in the operation of the business. Thus, managerial accounting focuses on financial information for insiders while financial accounting focuses on reporting to external parties. AFM 101 is a prerequisite for subsequent courses in financial accounting. AFM 101 is an anti-requisite for AFM 123, Accounting Information for Managers. Computing Your Course Grade Your grade in this course will be determined by the one of the following two methods that will give you the highest final course grade. I will make this determination automatically – you do not have to request a method: Method 1 Method 2 Assignments (Lyryx) 15% 15% Midterm Exam 35% 20% Final Examination 50% 65% 100% 100% Assignments are available on the Lyryx Assessment website (www.Lyryx.com). Class Participation
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2011 for the course AFM 101 taught by Professor Kennedy during the Spring '08 term at Waterloo.

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AFM101s10_Course_Outline - AFM 101: Introduction to...

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