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ACCOUNTING 2101-08 – Principles of Accounting I

CRN: 86828, 3 credit hours FULLY ONLINE COURSE

Fall Semester 2019 August 14, 2019 – December 10, 2019

Instructor: Tabitha A. Floyd, JD, MAcc E-Mail: tabitha.floyd@mga.edu (Instructor will answer emails within 24 hours on weekdays and within 48 hours on weekends.) Telephone: 478-471-2019 Office: Macon campus, PSC 388 Office Hours: Mondays 5:00-5:30, 8:00-8:30 (Warner Robins); Tuesdays 10:00-2:30 (Macon); Thursdays 10:00-2:30 (Macon) and by appointment as needed. Course Description: This course is a study of the underlying theory and application of financial accounting concepts. It focuses on the development, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements and their use in decision-making. Prerequisite(s): At least a “C” in ENGL 1101 and Area A Math. Required Materials: Miller-Nobles, Mattison, and Matsumura. Horngren’s Financial & Managerial Accounting, Boston. Pearson, 6th Edition. If you have purchased the text from the campus bookstore, you MAY have the student value edition, which consists of chapters 1-26. This means you have the textbook for BOTH ACCT 2101 & ACCT 2102, with the My Accounting Lab (MAL) code. If you purchase the text elsewhere, please be sure you have the Financial Chapters 1-15, with the My Accounting lab code. THIS COURSE USES MYACCOUNTINGLAB (MAL) TESTING SOFTWARE. YOU MUST HAVE THE ACCESS CODE FOR MAL AS PART OF THE TEXT TO COMPLETE THE HOMEWORK AND TO TAKE EXAMS. Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1. Summarize basic financial accounting terms, concepts, and principles (generally accepted accounting principles – gaap)

2. Analyze the economic effects of business decisions on the accounting equation and financial statements 3. Interpret and analyze the three basic financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and

statement of cash flows Attendance Policy and Class Meetings: This is a fully online course. The course content will be available online via MAL and D2L. Faculty are expected to maintain an attendance record for all classes. The instructor will maintain a record of your online activity in the course (submission of weekly quizzes and exams) as your attendance record. University Policies: Students are responsible for reading, understanding, and adhering to all Middle Georgia State University student policies, including those linked on the Syllabus Policy page (https://www.mga.edu/faculty-affairs/syllabus-policy.php). Class Behavior Expectations and Consequences for Violations: Middle Georgia State University students are responsible for reading, understanding, and abiding by the MGA Student Code of Conduct. Student Code of

 

 

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Conduct, Responsibilities, Procedures, and Rights are found at https://policies.mga.edu/policy-manual/section- 4-student-affairs/4-1-student-handbook-code-of-conduct/index.php#page=45. In cases of academic misconduct, the instructor will assign a grade of zero for the work involved. Policy on Disability Accommodations: Students seeking ADA accommodations must contact Middle Georgia State University Office of Disability Services in Macon at (478) 471-2985 or in Cochran at (478) 934-3023. https://www.mga.edu/accessibility-services/ Withdrawal: Students are encouraged to read the withdrawal policy found at http://www.mga.edu/registrar/dropadd.aspx before dropping/withdrawing from the class. Delayed Opening or Closing of the University: In the event of an unforeseen delayed opening or closing of the University, the student should check D2L class announcements regarding a change in class assignments or the rescheduling of an exam. End of Course Evaluations: Student evaluations of faculty are administered online at the end of each term/session for all courses with five or more students. Students will receive an email containing a link to a survey for each course in which they are enrolled. All responses are anonymous. HB 280 Campus Carry Legislation: http://www.mga.edu/police/campus-carry.aspx D2L Activity & Alerts: Please check D2L often. Important course announcements will be posted in the Announcements Feature of D2L. Please set your notifications so that you receive these updates. Course Requirements: The course offers instruction and feedback in a variety of ways so that you can check the quality of your learning as you go. Be sure to stop and re-learn or fix misconceptions before moving to the next topic. For each chapter, students will (in roughly this order):

1. Read and study the chapter. 2. Watch lecture videos available on MAL. 3. Complete the assigned homework problems on MAL. 4. Take D2L graded quiz. (You will have multiple attempts for the electronic quizzes.) 5. Work through other study materials available on MAL. You may wish to use Dynamic Study

Modules, or the Study Plan for practice problems (these will not be graded) to help you master the concepts covered. Powerpoints and Flashcards are also available on MAL. Additional videos may also be available under Multimedia Library.

6. Post any questions for your classmates on the D2L discussion boards OR email the instructor (tabitha.floyd@mga.edu) with your questions.

Examinations: This course includes three exams plus a final comprehensive examination. The format of an exam is a combination of objective questions, exercises, and short answers. The calculator on your phone may not be used on exams and must be removed from the desktop on exam days. A picture ID is required for each exam. Students will be allowed to replace their lowest exam grade with the final exam percentage (not points).

Missed Exams: The instructor does not administer any makeup exams. If you miss an exam for an authorized reason (rare, requires documentation), your final exam percentage (not points) will count for the missed exam. If you know in advance that you will not be able to take the exam during the assigned times, you may contact the instructor at least three business days in advance to schedule to take your exam prior to the class taking it.

 

 

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Use of Online Proctor Service for Exams: ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. ProctorU is available 24/7, however you will need to schedule your proctoring session at least 72 hours in advance to avoid any on demand scheduling fees. Creating a ProctorU account is very simple. All you will need to do is visit go.proctoru.com. ProctorU also provides free technical support to ensure you have the best testing situation possible. That is available at www.proctoru.com/testitout . On this page you will also be able to test your equipment, learn about what to expect during your proctoring session, and ask any questions you may have about the proctoring process with a ProctorU representative. In order to use ProctorU you will need to have a high-speed internet connection, a webcam (internal or external), a windows or apple Operating System, and a government issued photo id. ProctorU recommends that you visit proctoru.com/testitout prior to your proctoring session to test your equipment. For additional technical services needed before your exam, you can click on the button that says “connect to a live person.” Test Taker Walk Through Video https://vimeo.com/129576577 https://www.proctoru.com/exam-readiness-guide/ Costs are provided below. Students will need to use this proctoring service for exam 2 and the final comprehensive exam. Total cost for the semester is estimated at $39.50 ($19.75 x 2).

Length of exam Current Exam Pricing

30 minutes or less $ 8.75 31 – 60 minutes $15.00 61 – 120 minutes $19.75 121-180 minutes $25.00 181 minutes or more $30.00

Additional fees will be charged for scheduling the proctoring at the last minute. Option to take exam on Macon campus: In lieu of using the proctoring service detailed above, students may schedule to take the exam with the instructor on the Macon campus. If you wish to do so, you must contact the instructor at least three business dates in advance to schedule a time to take your exam. All exams must be taken on or before the exam due date as detailed on the course schedule. Homework: The assigned homework will be in the “Assignments” section of MAL. The homework is not part of your course grade. If you do not understand the answers, ask questions. Do not get behind. Work towards a deep comprehension and not superficial “remembering” as you work. As you work through the homework in MAL, you will have multiple attempts at each problem. Completing the homework will help you on the weekly graded quizzes. In addition to the assigned homework, you should also work extra practice problems in MAL. Weekly Quizzes: There are 11 weekly quizzes worth five points each. These quizzes are located in D2L. You may drop the lowest quiz score so the best 10 of 11 scores count towards the 50 course points. You should read the chapter, watch the lecture videos, and work through the homework before taking the weekly quiz. Late quizzes will not be accepted. Course Grade: Students’ averages will be determined by using the point method. When taking exams, make sure you have a good internet connection. I am not responsible for making sure your technology works. Once MAL assigns an exam grade, this will be the grade you receive; regardless of computer/internet malfunctions, or any other issue. I strongly suggest familiarizing yourself fully with the testing software prior to taking the first exam, which means completing chapter homework prior to testing over those chapters. The only information taken from MAL will be Exam scores. NO FINAL COURSE AVERAGES will be used from the MAL program.

 

 

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Exam 1 – Chapters 16-18 100 Exam 2 – Chapters 19-21 100 Exam 3 – Chapters 22-24 100 Weekly Quizzes 50 Final Comprehensive Exam 150 —– Total Points 500 Grading Scale:

A = 450 points and above B = 400 – 449 points C = 350 – 399 points D = 300 – 349 points F = below 300 points Capstone Course: The material covered in this class is subject to being tested in subsequent courses. Specifically, there is an examination in the capstone course (MGMT 4195) that covers all areas of business. Your performance on that examination is factored into your final grade for the capstone course.

Tutoring: Tutoring is available free of charge at all 15 tutoring locations on the 5 MGA campuses for currently enrolled students. To view center contact information, subjects tutored, and tutor availability, go to the SSC website at http://www.mga.edu/student-success-center/. You can now book your own SSC tutoring sessions (face-to-face and online) through the “Book an Appointment” link on the Student Success Center website. Other services at the SSC include online academic workshops and a robust website with resources for academic assistance. The centers also have computer workstations, printing, and Internet access.

Free tutoring services are also available within the School of Business on the Macon Campus. The tutoring schedule will be posted on the D2L course page.

Helpful Hints:

• Get a calendar and mark the important dates to remember on your calendar! • If you do not understand the material, ask questions. Do not get behind. Work towards a deep

comprehension and not superficial “remembering” as you work. Monitor and get help before so much time passes that you don’t have an adequate opportunity to earn the desired grade. Get help from the instructor, tutoring center, or other students!

• You will be utilizing the book heavily for this course. The homework problems assigned in MAL during the semester will be the exact problems you will find in your text. I suggest working the homework problems out on paper in addition to working them in MAL.

• Plan ahead and don’t wait until the last minute to complete the assigned material.

 

 

 

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TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

Due dates: Chapter August 25 Chapter 1 quiz due September 1 Chapter 2 quiz due September 8 Chapter 3 quiz due September 15 Exam I: Chapters 1-3 due September 22 Chapter 4 quiz due September 29 Chapter 5 quiz due October 6 Chapter 6 quiz due October 13 Exam II: Chapters 4-6 due (Deadline to withdraw with a “W” is October 14) October 20 Chapter 7 quiz due October 27 Chapter 8 quiz due November 3 Chapter 9 quiz due November 10 Exam III: Chapters 7-9 due November 17 Chapter 13 quiz due November 24 Chapter 15 quiz due December 1 NO ASSIGNMENT DUE December 9 (Monday!) Comprehensive Final Exam Due