ACCT 5308 Syll - Texas A & M San Antonio College of...

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College of Business, Accounting ACCT 5308 950 2206 / Accounting Ethics Spring 2012 / Professor Dennis Elam Professor: Dennis Elam PhD CPA Office: BCB 181 Office Hours: MW 10:00-12:30, 2:00 – 5:30 Sat Meetings before and after class Office Phone: 210 784 2322 E-Mail Address: School dennis.elam@tamusa.tamus.edu Course Number and name: ACCT 5308 950 2206 / Accounting Ethics Class Time and Location: Alternate Saturdays beginning Jan 21 9:00-12:00 PM Brooks City Base Room 137 Class Date 1. January 21 (First Day of Class) 2. February 4 3. February 18 4. March 3 No class (Spring Break) –March 17 5. March 31 6. April 14 7. April 28 Final Exam: May 12 (Saturday ACCT Ethics 5308 900 2206 Spring 2012 Page 1
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Academic Calendar: See End of Syllabus CATALOG DESCRIPTION ACCT 5308 is an ethics course for accountants. It has been approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as fulfilling the qualifications as a course completion to sit for the state CPA exam. COURSE OBJECTIVES To acquaint the student with theories of ethical behavior To apply those theories to real world accounting situations To be able to present ethical situations and analyze them using relevant theory Textbook: Mintz and Morris, McGraw Hill, E book ISBN 9781121078802 Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting 2e http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078025281/information_center_view0/ Suggested How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie This is the original self help book written in the 1930s. It has sold and still sells millions of copies. One of the precepts we will study in ethics is the importance of Point of View. This is in fact Carnegie’s entire thesis. Every person believes that he or she is the center of the universe and does no wrong. Until one grasps that one is not likely to have much success in influencing people. This will be the most important book you will read in college…. . Note, before we go any further A central feature of this class is the exchange of ideas, observations, and opinions about ethical behavior. Your success in this class will depend on your participation. If you are not interested in participating, please drop the class immediately. Your participation is the central component of your grade. You will be required to write four short papers on ethical themes regarding the following topics. You will also be making presentations in class on these topics. Papers will be in 12 point type double line spaced. Each paper should demonstrate ACCT Ethics 5308 900 2206 Spring 2012 Page 2
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the use of ethical theories mentioned in the textbook. All papers will be posted on the electronic black board for the course. There are two reasons for posting papers. 1. This is to encourage proper grammar and a thoroughly researched paper. It
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ACCT 5308 Syll - Texas A & M San Antonio College of...

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