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PRIOR SYLLABUS. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CONTACT INSTRUCTOR FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS.

BSAD 065 Fundamentals of Accounting Spring 2008 Section a: 9:30-10:45 MWF Instructor: Marti Woodman Office: 313b Kalkin Hall Phone: 802-656-0512 Office hours: 8:15-9:15 MWF and 11:00-noon MW or by appointment Text Book Required: Accounting: What the Numbers Mean, 8th ed. e, by Marshall, et.al, published by McGrawHill. ISBN 0-07-301121-5 Required: You must obtain a BSAD e-mail account and check it regularly. I will be using this account for my communication with you. In addition you will need this account to access the public folder for the course, which will contain information to support your success in the course. If you do not already have a BSAD e-mail account, then, go to 218 Kalkin Hall to obtain one. Goals and Objectives: The course is designed to provide non-business majors with the ability to understand how to prepare and interpret financial statements. In addition students will learn how to use financial information within an organization to assist in planning, control and decision making. Class: You must bring your text books and a calculator to class. If you choose to purchase an e-book, you should bring a lap top so you can access your ebook during class. We will cover key concepts and illustrate the concepts by working problems and exercises from the text and others provided by the instructor. Time will be available in class to answer questions about homework, text and lectures. If you find it difficult to ask questions in class, then contact me with your questions by e-mail, phone or in person. Quizzes: There are six quizzes scheduled as shown on the detailed schedule. No make-up quizzes will be permitted. Only the top 4 quiz grades will be used in determining your course grade. If you miss a quiz for ANY reason, it will be one of the quizzes that does not count. Examinations: The dates and topics of examinations are listed on the detailed schedule. The University excuses absences due to Athletic conflicts or religious observances. If you have a scheduling conflict, send me an e-mail with the relevant information by the end of the 2nd week of class. If you have a documented disability and need special accommodations for your exams, make appropriate timely plans to take your exam in the ACCESS proctoring center and notify me when the arrangements have been made. If an emergency arises at the last minute which prevents you from taking an examination contact me by phone or e-mail as soon as possible, preferably before the examination. Grading: Quizzes 100 points Exams (100 each) 300 points Total 400 points Letter grade cutoffs are as follows: A+ 392 B+ 352 C+ 312 D+268 A 368 B 328 C 288 D 240 A- 360 B- 320 c- 280 D- 220 Attendance policy: Attendance will be recorded periodically. Students will be penalized 3 points for each unexcused absence on these dates in excess of 2. You are expected to be in class physically and mentally every class period and to arrive on time and stay the entire class period. Arriving late and/or leaving during the class period is

rude and disruptive. To request an excused absence, send an e-mail or leave a phone message with the reason prior to the class session. marti.woodman@uvm.edu; 656-0512. Homework: While homework is not collected, Completion of homework is critical to success in this course. Accounting is not a passive learning experience. If you do not work through the exercises and problems in the back of the text you will not be prepared for quizzes and examinations. Complete solutions to all odd numbered exercises and problems are available on the text web site. No password is required to access this and other helpful learning information. The following chart provides exercises and problems to be worked in each chapter. When an assignment offers an alternative between the horizontal model and journal entries, use journal entries (this begins in Chap. 4). Chap. Minimally necessary Additional recommended 2 3, 5, 13, 15 1, 7, 9 3 3,5, 13, 15 1, 7, 9 4 7, 11, 15, 17,21 3, 5, 9,23 5 1, 3, 13; 5, 9, 23; 17, 27 11, 15, 19, 21, 25, 6 7, 15, 21, 11, 13, 23 3, 5, 9, 17, 19, 25 7 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, , 19, 29, 15, , 23, 27 8 3, 9, 19, 21, 23 1, 5, 7, 15, 25, 27 9 1, 7, , 9, 11, 17, 21, 23 13, 25, 27 12 3,5, 7, 11, 17 9, 13, 15, 13 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, 11, 17, 23 14 1, 5, 9, 15 3, 7, 11, 13, 17, 16 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 21, 23, 25 5, 13, 15, 17, , 19 BSAD 65 Keys to Success I. Be an Active Learner Accounting is not a Passive Process – you MUST practice applying the information covered. This is not a topic where you can sit back and listen and skim the material and „hope‟ understanding the broad concept will let you get by – it won‟t; detail matters. II. Use your text effectively 1. Read the Chapter – don‟t skim it. 2. As you go through the Chapter answer “what does it mean” questions – answers are provided at the end of the Chapter prior to the exercises. 3. Work through examples given in the Chapters 4. Take the self study matching and multiple choice quizzes provided before the exercises. (The answers are provided in the text at the end of the problems.) 5. Work as many odd-numbered exercises and problems as possible. Solutions are on the text web-site. www.mhhe.com/marshall8e. Select Student Edition, then the chapter, then odd numbered problem solutions. 6. Utilize the other resources on the text web site as needed. Other resources include flash cards, self study quizzes and narrated slides. These resources allow you to learn in the manner which works best for you. 3. Other 1. Pay attention to details of course –dates for quizzes and exams. 2. Ask questions – in class, by e-mail, during office hours. If office hours don‟t work, then schedule an alternative time. 3. Attend class and participate in class.

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