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AC113: Accounting for Non Accounting Majors

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AC113: Accounting for Non
Accounting Majors
Professor Alice Everett
Unit 1 Seminar
Course Info
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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
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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
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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
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Professor Alice Everett
Email: : aeverette@kaplan.edu
AIM Screen Name: aeverette999
Office Hours:
– Thursday, 10pm-11pm ET
– Monday, 9pm-10pm
– By appointment
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