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Unformatted text preview: Syllabus as of 08-23-10 ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS ACIS 3504, Fall 2010 INSTRUCTOR: James O. Hicks, Jr. TELEPHONE: 231-5881 E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICE: 3015 Pamplin (office hours: 2:30 4:00 PM MW or by appointment) CLASS TIMES & ROOMS: 10:10 AM 11:00 AM MWF PAM 3008 11:15 PM - 12:05 PM MWF PAM 3008 1:25 PM 2:15 PM MWF DER 1084 The Instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time during the course. Required Textbooks: Accounting Information Systems (Eleventh Edition) , Romney and Steinbart, Prentice Hall, 2009. Learning Quickbooks Pro 2010: A Practical Approach 4/E , Prentice Hall, 2011 (with software). Prerequisites: Successful completion of ACIS 2504, 2116 Course Objectives: This course is intended to be an in-depth study of the application of information systems knowledge to the accounting environment. Emphasis is on developing students' abilities to understand the processing of accounting data in a computer-based environment and the controls that are necessary to assure the accuracy and reliability of the data processed by the accounting system. Students will learn about the role of information systems in business, the development and control of information systems, and the application of information systems to the various transaction cycles of the firm. Students will also learn how to use a popular accounting software package. They will be required to complete a series of assignments using QuickBooks. Honor Code: All university policies regarding cheating, plagiarism, falsification, nonattendance, and illnesses will be strictly applied and enforced in this course. Please refer to your university catalog for these policies. Special Accommodations: Students requiring special accommodations should notify the instructor during office hours of the first week of the term. Attendance: Students are expected to attend classes as scheduled. Homework assignments and other announcements are often made during class sessions. Should you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get any missed assignments or class material from a classmate. There is no need to e-mail me and let me know that you are missing a class. If you must miss class for an extended period of time due to extenuating circumstances, please discuss your situation with someone in the Pamplin College of Business Undergraduate Office in Pamplin 1046. Grading Policies: It is your responsibility to read the syllabus and learn the course policies and procedures. Not knowing course policies and procedures is not an excuse for not following them and will result in grading penalties. Grades will based on the traditional percentage-correct scores approach where percent correct (%) is calculated as points you earned divided by the maximum points available on a test or assignment. Grades will be weighted as stated below: Grade Weights With a Presentatio n Without a Presentatio n Final & Mid-Term Exams (Best 3 of 4) 52% 60% Team Presentation (Optional) 12%...
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