AC113: Accounting for Non Accounting Majors Professor Alice Everett Unit 1 Seminar Course Info • • • • ACC113-1103B Instructor- Alice Everett, CPA Seminar- Thursday, 9pm ET Textbook: Survey of Accounting Author: Warren ISBN: 978-0-538-74909-1 Course Description • This course emphasizes the use of accounting by managers in a business environment. Topics covered include accounting concepts, internal control, current assets, noncurrent assets, liabilities, and equity. • The course is specifically designed for nonaccounting majors, and emphasis is placed on accounting areas affecting business owners and managers. Course Objectives By the end of this course, you should be able to: • Explain the role of accounting systems in business • Analyze the impact of accounting transactions on general purpose financial statements • Discuss the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on internal controls • Evaluate current and non current components of financial position Announcements • The Announcement section of the classroom is where you will be kept abreast of important information including weekly assignments and other “housekeeping” matters • It is important that you regularly access and read the Announcements under Course Home Classroom Policies • Review Syllabus & Instructor Information under Course Home – Online Attendance / Seminars – Extra Credit – Late Work • • • • • Must obtain professor approval 1-7 calendar days late - 20% penalty 8-14 calendar days late – 30% penalty More than 14 calendar days late- 0 points Discussion Board postings will NOT be accepted late – Plagiarism – Grading Criteria Grading Scale Total Points Letter Grade Percentage 930-1000 A 93-100% 900-929 A- 90-92% 870-899 B+ 87-89% 830-869 B 83-86% 800-829 B- 80-82% 770-799 C+ 77-79% 730-769 C 73-76% 700-729 C- 70-72% 670-699 D+ 67-69% 600-669 D 60-66% 0-599 F 0-59% Course Activities • • • • • • • • Discussion Boards (180 points) Professional Development Activity (10 points) Homework Assignments (360 points) Quizzes/ Reviews (160 points) Seminar Attendance (135 points) Final Exam (105 points) Writing Assignments (50 points) Total (1,000 points) Discussion Grading Criteria Discussion Board Requirements: • Students must post a minimum of 3 posts per unit. 1 initial response and replies to 2 classmates • Posting a minimum of 3 different days, for example: Wednesday, Friday and Monday • The first post must be made by Saturday (11:59 pm ET) • Initial post must be at least 100 words (not including any direct quotes, references) Discussion Grading Criteria Specific criteria must be met to earn full credit: - Participation criteria (previous slide) - Quality criteria - Organization criteria - Netiquette criteria Review the discussion board discussion in the Syllabus and under Instructor Information Assignments • All assignments are due TUESDAYS at 11:59pm ET at the end of each unit. • It is recommended that students complete the homework/ textbook assignments using the TEMPLATES provided under Doc Sharing. • You can post and submit some assignments early but the assignments will not be graded early • You can post DB responses early; however, you must still participate in the peer to peer discussion during the Unit period to receive full credit Online Communication Guidelines A Few Rules of Thumb • Review the Electronic Communications Policy in the most recent Kaplan University Catalog • Use appropriate language and be considerate. • Avoid posting messages in all capital letters -- it comes across to the reader as SHOUTING! • Always practice good grammar, punctuation, and composition. • Be respectful and treat everyone as you would want to be treated yourself. • Use spell check! Miscellaneous • It is imperative that you keep up and remain current • If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from completing any assignment, contact me immediately • Timely communication is key • Take advantage of additional resources available to assist you: – Resources – Tutoring – Writing Center – Math Centers – Jing/ Presentations Contact Information • • • • Professor Alice Everett Email: : firstname.lastname@example.org AIM Screen Name: aeverette999 Office Hours: – Thursday, 10pm-11pm ET – Monday, 9pm-10pm – By appointment Questions???