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Note: This syllabus is subject to change. Syllabus Spring 2015 Business 1A, Code Financial Accounting January 20 to May 22, 2015 Joshua Coplen Master of Business Administration - CSU, Chico MS/Accounting
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Note: This syllabus is subject to change. Syllabus Spring 2015 Business 1A, Code Financial Accounting January 20 to May 22, 2015 Joshua Coplen Master of Business Administration - CSU, Chico MS/Accounting - CSU, Sacramento (Important: Please do not me from the online class. me from your Peralta account instead. Thank you.) Help desk (technical problems only): Office Hours (call me): Tuesdays 11am-12pm, Pacific Standard Time Login Information Revised December 26, 2014 This course is delivered online using the Moodle course platform. Moodle login instructions can be found at: We will also use the Connect online platform for homework assignments, quizzes, exams, and extra credit assignments. You can login to Connect from There will be no in-person class meetings. Be sure to update your address on your Student Passport Account as well as in the online class itself. Description This course is concerned with the recording and summarizations of business transactions for the purpose of preparing financial statements for external users. The student will be introduced to basic financial accounting concepts used in organizations within various industries. The Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Retained Earnings will be covered. In addition, the course will cover proper recording, presentations, and disclosure of cash, receivables, inventory, fixed and intangible assets, liabilities, equity, and investment transactions. Units: 4 No prerequisites required Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, students are expected to demonstrate their abilities in the following areas: 1. Describe the uses of accounting in business. 2. Analyze business transactions with a through understanding of accrual accounting rules. 3. Understand the accounting cycle and the corresponding transactions. 4. Understand the nature of internal controls and recording for current assets and current liabilities. 5. Acquire an understanding of long-term assets and calculating various depreciation methods. 6. Record inventory for merchandising and manufacturing organizations. 7. Understand the management of liquidity and cash flow. Valuation and classification of current and long term liabilities and bonds payable. 8. Understanding of stockholder equity, such as common and preferred stock issuance and recording. Student Learning Outcomes 1. Analyze business transactions for a corporation by recording them to the general journal, posting to the general ledger and prepare a trial balance. 2. Prepare financial statement including the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of retained earnings. 3. Analyze the effects of inventory cost and taxes for a retail company using the First in First Out, Last in First Out and Production method of inventories. Grades Homework Assignments: 120 points; 10 assignments worth 12 points each Exams: 300 points; 5 exams worth 60 points each Quiz: 60 points; 3 quizzes worth 20 points each Learn Smart Extra Credit assignments: 55 points; 11 assignments worth 5 points each Let's Get Acquainted Extra Credit Forum: 5 points; 1 assignment worth 5 points Total points (not including extra credit): 480 A= % B= % C= % D= % F= Below 60% Class Materials Wild, Shaw and Chiappetta. Financial and Managerial Accounting, Information for Decisions. 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill ISBN: This book is required. You can also use this book for BUS 1B, Managerial Accounting. You will also need a Connect access code. If you buy the book package at the bookstore it will include a code. This is the best option for you. If you don't buy the book at the bookstore you can buy one at the Connect website ( connect.mheducation.com/class/jcoplen_bus1a_spring2015 ) for $90. Technical Requirements Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. Ability to send and receive s from your Peralta address. Basic computer skills including the ability to use a word-processing program, upload and download files, use search engines, and navigate the internet. About the Class The weeks begins each Monday at 12:00am and ends at 11:55pm. The Due Dates section contains instructions things that you need to complete throughout the week. The Due Dates section is your guide for the class. Once a quiz or exam is started you must complete it. You cannot exit and then re-enter. I recommend spending about hours per week studying and doing assignments for this class. Due Dates Note: The week begins on Monday at 12:00 am and ends on Sunday at 11:55 pm. All weekly assignments are due Sunday at 11:55 pm. Assignments will not be accessible after that date. Week 1: 1/20 to 1/25 Register for Moodle at If you have registered for Moodle in the past then your username and password will be the same. If you haven't registered for Moodle yet you can determine your login information from below: Login to class and become familiar with online course system. Register for this class on Connect at jcoplen_bus1a_spring2015. From there you will click on Register Now (see below). Once you have registered for Connect you can login from the same address using your username and password that you've created during the registration process. Please note that although you can register for this Connect class prior to the start of class you will not be able to access any assignments until the first day of class. Download the syllabus. Read Chapter 1. Participate in the Let's Get Acquainted Extra Credit Forum: Due Sunday Week 2: 1/26 to 2/1 Chapter 1 Homework: Due Sunday Chapter 1 Quiz: Monday-Sunday (Note: once a quiz or exam is started you must complete it. You cannot exit and then re-enter.) Begin studying Chapter 2. Week 3: 2/2 to 2/8 Continue studying Chapter 2. Chapter 2 Homework: Due Sunday Week 4: 2/9 to 2/15 2/13: Lincoln s Birthday Holiday Observance Chapter 2 Quiz: Monday-Sunday Chapter 3 Homework: Due Sunday Week 5: 2/16 to 2/22 2/16: Washington s Birthday Holiday Observance Finish studying Chapter 3. Chapter 3 Quiz: Monday-Sunday Week 6: 2/23 to 3/1 Test I on Chapters 1, 2, and 3: Monday-Sunday Week 7: 3/2 to 3/8 Begin studying Chapter 4. Week 8: 3/9 to 3/15 Begin studying Chapter 5. Week 9: 3/16 to 3/22 Chapter 4 Homework: Due Sunday Chapter 5 Homework: Due Sunday Test II on Chapters 4 and 5: Monday-Sunday Week 10: 3/23 to 3/29 Begin studying Chapter 7. 3/30 to 4/5: Spring Break 3/30: Cesar Chavez Holiday Observance Week 11: 4/6 to 4/12 Begin studying Chapter 8. Week 12: 4/13 to 4/19 Chapter 7 Homework: Due Sunday Chapter 8 Homework: Due Sunday Test III on Chapters 7 and 8: Monday-Sunday Week 13: 4/20 to 4/26 Begin studying Chapter 9. Week 14: 4/27 to 5/3 Begin studying Chapter 10. Week 15: 5/4 to 5/10 Chapter 9 Homework: Due Sunday Chapter 10 Homework: Due Sunday Test IV on Chapters 9 and 10: Monday-Sunday Week 16: 5/11 to 5/17 5/15: Malcolm X s Birthday Holiday Observance Begin studying Chapter 11. Learn Smart Extra Credit Assignments: Due Friday Chapter 11 Homework: Due Sunday Week 17: 5/18 to 5/22 (Finals Week) Test V (Final Exam): Monday-Friday Note: This Final Exam has two problems regarding the income statement and balance sheet. It also contains questions from chapter 11. Please note the short week this week. By the way, I suggest completing all course activities (quizzes, exams, homework, etc...) at least one day prior to the due date. That way, if you have a computer related problem you'll have time to complete the activity. While you are free to wait until the last day or even last minute to complete course activities you do so at your own risk. You also need to have an alternate internet connection. Class Policies All correspondence via must include Course Number (BUS 1A) Last Name, and First Name in that order (for example: 76, Smith, William,). Any sent to me without that format, will not get a response. Once the semester begins, I receive between s a day. On top of that, many people use only their screen names, assuming that I would somehow know who they are. So to manage the volume of correspondence, I request this information. Thanks. If your question is personal in nature, please use . When in doubt, use . Because I regard this class as I would any job responsibility, I will hold you to strict standards of timeliness and ethics. In this regard, late work is unacceptable. Any assignment that is not submitted by the due date may receive zero points. With regard to ethical conduct, it is my sincere hope that no student in this class submits work which is not his or her own. Any assignment that is not written solely by the student whose name appears on the submission, will automatically receive a grade of zero (0) for the assignment. Similarly, if a student is determined to have cheated on an exam, the student will receive a score of 0 for the exam. Any requests for accommodation during the semester for such things as religious holidays or disability must be presented to the instructor in writing no later than 1 week after class begins. The instructor reserves the right to make changes in this course schedule. Frequently Asked Questions When do classes meet? There are no scheduled on-campus or on-line class periods. The entire course is asynchronous and can be accessed at your convenience. Your only requirement is to complete assignments and exams as scheduled on the syllabus. Are the classes different from on-campus classes? NO. The content is identical. Only the delivery method differs. Your transcript will NOT identify this course as an online class. Is this method of delivery for everyone? Absolutely NOT. You must be a self-directed student who can plan their schedules to accommodate the deadlines outlined in the syllabus. It is very easy to fall behind in this course. Is an online course right for me? Students who are self-empowered are often successful at surviving the on-line journey and reaching the endpoint of their cyber course. Students who perform at his or her full potential, has high self-esteem, welcomes change and is willing to assume responsibility, make decisions, and express opinions, are successful cyber learners. What are some potential problems? Avoid traps. Don't set yourself up for doom by procrastinating, blaming others, mismanaging time or technology. Cyber students are often in multiple life roles and time is a valuable commodity. What are the arranged hours? This is the time that you will spend on the course over the Internet. Will the class meet on campus? No. Do we have to meet online at a specific time? No. How do I take quizzes and exams? Over the Internet. They are written with this in mind. Do I need to buy the textbook? Yes. You will need the Connect Access code also. I have sent you , but you have not responded? As described in the syllabus: All correspondence must include your last name, first name, and class enrolled in that order. I receive a large volume of . Much of it is junk. The only way I can distinguish between my students and junk is by you following this request. Also, I do not respond to anonymous . That is, people who only include their name , such as, With these issues out of the way, your online course should move along smoothly. The occasional Internet hiccups should not prevent you from doing well in the course. One final note... Everyone comes to the class with different expectations. Let me address one of those expectations. An online course DOES duplicate the content of the traditional course, but NOT the delivery. An online course relies on the selfdirected student completing the assignments on their own time schedule while meeting the posted deadlines. It is very easy to fall behind in an online class. Code of Academic Conduct and Reporting Policy Laney College, as a community-oriented, open door, educational institution whose purpose is to educate and enlighten members of the community who seek knowledge, cannot and will not tolerate academic dishonesty. In order to uphold the academic integrity of the institution, all members of the academic community, faculty and students alike, must assume responsibility for providing an educational environment of the highest standards, characterized by a spirit of academic honesty; therefore, given this premise, under no circumstances will academic dishonesty be tolerated at this institution. Any form of cheating or copying on exams or assignments will result in a zero for the exam or assignment, and the student s name will be given to Student Services for violation of the Student Standards of Conduct. Withdrawal from Class Students may withdraw from any class by February 1. No entry will appear on the students permanent record. Students may withdraw from any Spring semester class, whether passing or failing, at any time by April 25 and receive a W grade. Students who withdraw after this period will receive a letter grade (including an F if failing) on the students permanent record. Students finding it necessary to withdraw from class at any time after registration must obtain a withdrawal card from the office of Records and Admissions.
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