1 Please print, fill out, and bring with you to class on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Student Information Form ACCT 2121, Summer Section (circle one): 11:30pm 1:15pm 2. Name Phone Name by which you would like to be called in class (if different from above) (Circle one) Male Female Hometown (where did you grow up?) 3. Major: 4. If you currently have a job, where do you work? 5. If you have a job, how many hours per week do you work? 6. Career Interests: 7. Comments and/or other information (use back if you need more space):
2 Principles of Accounting 1 ACCT 2121 Sections 021 and 022 Summer 2014 Instructor Information Instructor: Office: Office Hours: Dr. David S. Kerr Friday 253E Feel free to stop by anytime. Regular office hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 11:20; 2:45 3:30. Class Hours: ACCT : MTWRF 11:30 1:00, Friday bldg room 111. ACCT : MTWRF 1:15 2:45, Friday bldg room Required Textbook Textbook (required): Financial Accounting: Tools for Decision Making, 7 th edition, by Kimmel, Weygandt, & Kieso; 2013; published by John Wiley & Sons. A binder-ready (loose-leaf) version of the textbook (ISBN ) is available for purchased at the UNC Charlotte bookstore, at Gray s bookstore, and at Miner books for about $100. Alternatively, you can purchase a new or used textbook with a hard cover elsewhere (ISBN ). An electronic version of the text is available as an alternative to the hard copy version at or at Note that these electronic versions of the text do not include a WileyPlus registration code; see page 2 of this syllabus for more information. Statement on Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. This legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please see me within the first week and also contact the Office of Disability Services in Room 230 of the Fretwell building and follow the instructions of that office for obtaining accommodations.
3 Summer 2014 Principles of Accounting 1 Kerr Page 2 General Comments WileyPLUS (optional) Welcome to Principles of Accounting 1 at UNC Charlotte! I am looking forward to getting to know each of you during the next five weeks and helping you succeed in this course, in the University, and in your career. Keep in mind that your primary goal in this course is to enhance your professional career. Do not approach the course as if your only goal is to perform well on exams. You should make every effort to attend class. If you occasionally skip class, you will find yourself continually struggling to catch up. The best thing to do is plan ahead and budget your time suitably so you can keep up in every class. Please stop by my office whenever you feel you need help. In addition, I welcome your suggestions about how the course could be improved. WileyPLUS is an easy-to-use online resource you can use to help you complete the course successfully. WileyPlus includes a complete electronic version of the textbook as well as resources such as the student study guide, multiple-choice questions, flashcards, crossword puzzles, videos, and interactive tutorials to improve your understanding of the material. Use of the resources available in WileyPLUS is recommended but not required. If you choose to use WileyPLUS, you will need a registration code. Textbook / WileyPLUS Options your options for purchasing the textbook and/or a WileyPLUS registration code are as follows: a. Binder-ready (loose-leaf) book & WileyPLUS registration code. ISBN: A WileyPLUS registration code is included at no additional cost in all new textbooks (including the binder-ready version) sold at the UNC Charlotte bookstore, at Gray s bookstore, and at Miner books. The code for WileyPLUS is packaged with your textbook. Your code might be attached to your book s plastic wrap, so be careful to not throw it away when you remove the plastic wrap. You ll have to purchase another code if you throw yours away. b. Purchase a new or used copy of the textbook from another source (ISBN ). A WileyPLUS registration code might not come with a new textbook purchased online; a used textbook will not include a usable code. Therefore, you would need to purchase a WileyPLUS registration code separately from the publisher (Wiley) if you choose to use any of the WileyPLUS resources. In this case, option a would probably be less expensive for you than option b because, when purchased separately, the registration code costs about $95. However, if you do not plan to use WileyPLUS, you will not need a WileyPLUS code and option b might be less expense than options a or c. c. Electronic textbook (WileyPLUS only): If you have consistent access to a computer, you may purchase a WileyPLUS registration code from the publisher and no hard copy of the textbook. WileyPLUS includes a digital version of the textbook that you can read using your computer.
4 Summer 2014 Principles of Accounting 1 Kerr Page 3 To register for WileyPLUS (optional): Use your web browser to go to the appropriate URL (see below): ACCT (11:30p 1:00p): ACCT (1:15p 2:45p): If you purchased a new textbook, use the code that came with your book when you register. If you purchased a used book or no book, you can buy a registration code online when you register. Alternatively, you can use your web browser to go to the and click Get Started. When asked to enter your school name, type: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, then click Find. Click the + symbol (left side of Accounting Principles ) and select your section. Click Create Account and complete the registration process. Technical support chat for WileyPLUS is available online Monday thru Friday 24 hours per day, and Saturday & Sunday 4PM 11:59 PM EDT: Moodle2 (UNC Charlotte s Learning Management System) Class Notes: I will distribute class notes for each chapter on Moodle2. Please print the class notes and bring them to class. Test Scores: You can use Moodle2 to check your exam scores. Click the GRADES button in the ADMINISTRATION area on the left side of your screen. Moodle2 is accessible through 49er Express on the UNC Charlotte web site (www.uncc.edu). You will then need to enter your NinerNet user name and password on the right-hand side of the Moodle screen to log in. Grades Your grade in the course will be based on five quizzes and three exams as follows: Team quizzes (best 5 of 12 points each) points Exam #1 (chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4) points Exam #2 (chapters 5, 6, 8 & 10) points Exam #3 (cumulative) points Total points
5 Summer 2014 Principles of Accounting 1 Kerr Page 4 Preliminary Grading Scale Total Points Earned Less than Course Grade A B C D F Examinations Three exams will be given during class. The format of these three exams will be multiple-choice. Exam scores are not curved. You may use one 3"x5" note card with hand-written notes, front and back, when taking each exam. You should make every effort to take each exam on the scheduled date, and you must be in class at the proper time to take each exam. If you re late to class on an exam day and any students have finished the exam and already left the classroom, you will not be allowed to take that exam. Make-up exams will be given only in situations involving an excused absence with appropriate documentation. Make-up exams are typically a combination of multiple-choice, true/false, short answer (fill-in-the-blank), and/or problems. If you miss the final exam due to an excused absence with appropriate documentation, you will be given a make-up final exam during the second week of the following semester. On exam days, you may, of course, leave class after you finish and turn in your exam. However, you may not leave during the exam and then come back to finish it. Once you leave the classroom, that s it you re finished with the exam so it might be good to visit the restroom right before the exam begins. On exam days, bring with you the following items: #2 pencil(s) A four-function calculator (i.e., a cheap calculator that performs only addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, along with perhaps the square root and percentage). If you choose to wear a hat with a brim during an exam, the brim must be facing backwards. Teams and Team Quizzes On the 3 rd or 4 th day of the course, you will be assigned to a team with three or four other members of the class. In each subsequent class session, you will interact with your team members, with other members of the class, and with me. A significant portion of the learning process will occur during these interactions as you work closely with one another and with me discussing and clarifying issues that you find difficult to understand. Six team quizzes will be given in class during the course. Each quiz is worth 12 points and will consist of multiple-choice, true/false, or fill-in-the-blank questions. The primary purpose of the quizzes is to encourage you to keep on schedule with your reading and studying.
6 Summer 2014 Principles of Accounting 1 Kerr Page 5 Quizzes are closed-book, but each member of your team may use one 3"x5" index card with hand-written notes, front and back. You must be present to receive credit for team quizzes. There will be no make-up quizzes, nor will any quizzes be given early. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped when determining your grade for the course. Dropping one quiz score allows for the possibility that you may have to miss a quiz due to unavoidable circumstances such as illness, car problems, interviews, weddings, funerals, or other conflicts. Policies Regarding Grading (Portions of the following paragraph are from the University s Policies and Procedures for Appeals of Final Course Grades; for more information, see Determination of final course grades and policies and procedures regarding grades is the responsibility of faculty, not students. Thus, the grading policies, procedures, and scales in your courses at UNC Charlotte are not open to debate, negotiation, or appeal. It is inappropriate for a student to contact a faculty member at the end of the semester in an attempt to influence the faculty member s determination of final course grades. This includes, but is not limited to, asking the faculty member to raise the student s grade for any reason. However, if you believe your final course grade assigned by the instructor was the result of a clear and material mistake in calculating or recording grades, you should contact the instructor, who will explain how the grade was determined. Your inquiry to the instructor should occur as soon as possible after the formal grade report is received. If you are unable to resolve the grievance through consultation with the instructor, a written request for review of the course grade may be submitted to the Chair of the Department in which the course was taught. Requests for review must be submitted within the first four weeks of the next regular academic semester. You should note that, as outlined on the previous page, your semester grade for this course will be determined by the total number of points you earn on quizzes and exams during the semester period. Factors and circumstances other than your total points will not be considered. This includes, but is not limited to, factors such as need (e.g., if you need a B or better to keep a scholarship, then you must earn at least enough points to receive a B; plan accordingly), effort (while effort and exam scores tend to be highly correlated, your grade in this course will be based on your exam scores, not on the number of hours you spend studying), the number of hours per week you work, number of courses you re taking this semester, prior coursework or work experience related to accounting, etc. (i.e., all students will be graded similarly, regardless of current employment status, course load, and prior accounting-related employment or coursework). In addition, students with disabilities will be graded on the same grading scale as all other students; however, students with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation of their disabilities as discussed on page 1 of this syllabus. Finally, please note that there will be no extra credit work available, and midterm exams are not curved. Do not ask me to grade you differently than other students or to raise your end-of-semester grade it will not happen.
7 Summer 2014 Principles of Accounting 1 Kerr Page 6 Attendance and Participation Class attendance is important as it gives you an opportunity to clarify and test your understanding of the material covered. You will be responsible for all material covered in class as well as in the homework assignments and readings. Verbal communication skills and the ability to think on your feet are important for professionals. You should be prepared each day to respond to questions from other members of the class and from me. I will conduct this class in an atmosphere of mutual respect. I encourage your active participation in class discussions. The sharing of questions and differing ideas is encouraged and welcome. However, I will exercise my responsibility to manage the discussions so they can proceed in an orderly fashion. You should expect that if your conduct during class discussions seriously disrupts the atmosphere of mutual respect I expect in this class, you will not be permitted to participate further. Promptness is important and is a quality of successful individuals in the professional world of accounting. Students arriving late to class tend to disrupt other students, so please be prompt. Unless it s an emergency, please do not leave class before it s over. Leaving class early is distracting and discourteous to other students and to me. If you know you re going to have to leave early, please let me know before class starts. Calculators, Cell Phones, and Computers Homework You will need a basic, four-function calculator for use in this course; please bring it with you to class. No financial calculators, programmable calculators, calculators that will accept text, or cell-phone calculators will be allowed during exams. The use of cell phones, beepers, or other communication devices is disruptive and is therefore prohibited during class. Please turn your cell phone off before entering the classroom. You are permitted to use computers during class for note-taking and other class-related work only. The use of computers during class for activities not related to the class is prohibited. Various end-of-chapter exercises and problems in the textbook have been selected as homework assignments to help you learn the material and to improve your skills in particular areas critical for success in this course. Your completion of these homework assignments will significantly improve your understanding and retention of the material. Solutions to the homework assignments are provided at the end of your class notes for each chapter.
8 Summer 2014 Principles of Accounting 1 Kerr Page 7 Academic Honesty Course Objectives A high level of ethical conduct is a critically important attribute of members of the accounting profession. The importance of ethical conduct extends into the academic arena where future business leaders are being prepared. Thus, students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is above reproach in their academic work. Academic misconduct includes cheating, fabrication, falsification, multiple submissions, plagiarism, and complicity. Each of these types of misconduct is discussed in the Code of Student Academic Integrity on the UNC Charlotte website at 105.html, along with related penalties and procedures. You are expected to be familiar with, and to follow, this Code. In addition, the following specific requirements are expected in this class: (1) Strict individual performance on exams, i.e., not copying answers from others, not discussing exam questions with another student until all students have finished the exam; (2) Not consulting notes or books during exams or quizzes unless expressly permitted; (3) Not passing or receiving information about an exam or quiz to students in your section or in other sections of the course. (4) Not providing solutions to end-of-chapter exercises or problems to students in other sections of the course. If any of these requirements are unclear to you, please consult with me before you complete any exams or assignments in the course. I expect every student in my classes to share responsibility for preventing dishonesty of any kind. The primary objective of the first year of accounting (Principles of Accounting I and II) is for students to learn about accounting as an information development and communication function that supports decision making by investors, loan officers, managers, government agencies, and any party that bases its decisions on accounting information. Upon completion of the first year of accounting, you will: 1. have a better understanding of basic business activities in the service sector, merchandising sector, and manufacturing sector, 2. understand the purpose of accounting and the uses and limitations of accounting information in making investment as well as business decisions, 3. possess enhanced analytical, communication, inter-personal, and critical-thinking skills for success in the world of business, 4. have an increased awareness of the importance of information technology with regard to financial information, and 5. understand the global perspective of accounting and business.
9 Summer 2014 Principles of Accounting 1 Kerr Page 8 Course Description Fundamental accounting principles, with emphasis on the use of financial accounting data and the analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of the Department. Note: I reserve the right to modify the course schedule, reading and homework assignments, classroom procedures, and course policies if circumstances warrant. If I am late in arriving to class, please wait 10 minutes after the scheduled start of class before leaving.
10 9 ACCT 2121 Course Schedule Summer 2014 (Dates are subject to change) Day/Date In-Class Discussion Topic After-Class Homework Assignment After-Class Reading Assignment Tuesday July 1, 2014 Introduction to the Course. Ch 1: Introduction to Financial Statements. Chapter 1, including all Self-Test Questions on page 26 (Answers to Self-Test Questions are provided on page 43). Wednesday July 2 Ch 1: Introduction to Financial Statements E1-1, E1-3, E1-9, E1-10, E1-15, E1-17, P1-3A, P1-4A. (Solutions are provided at the end of chapter 1 s class notes.) Download notes for Chapter 2 from Moodle and bring them to class on Thursday. Thursday July 3 Ch 2: A Further Look at Financial Statements. Chapter 2, including all Self-Test Questions on pages 72 & 73 (Answers to Self-Test Questions are provided on page 95). Friday July 4 4 th of July Holiday No Classes BE2-1, E2-3, E2-7, E2-8, E2-12, E2-13, P2-2A, P2-5A. (See chapter 2 s class notes for solutions.) Monday July 7 Ch 2: A Further Look at Financial Statements Chapter 3, including all Self-Test Questions on pages 135 & 136. Tuesday July 8 Quiz #1 Chapter 3 Ch 3: The Accounting Information System. BE3-3, BE3-9, E3-2, E3-8, E3-9, E3-10, P3-5A. Wednesday July 9 Ch 3: The Accounting Information System Ch 4: Accrual Accounting Concepts. Chapter 4, including Appendix 4A (pg 195) and all Self-Test Questions on pages 199 & 200.
11 10 Day/Date In-Class Discussion Topic After-Class Homework Assignment After-Class Reading Assignment Thursday July 10 Friday July 11 Ch 4: Accrual Accounting Concepts Ch 4: Accrual Accounting Concepts BE4-1, BE4-4, E4-2, E4-5, E4-10, P4-2A, P4-7A. Monday July 14 Exam #1 (chapters 1 thru 4) Chapter 5, including Appendix 5A (pg 253) and all Self-Test Questions on pages 258 & 259. Tuesday July 15 Ch 5: Merchandising Operations and the Multi-Step Income Stmt. Wednesday July 16 Ch 5: Merchandising Operations and the Multi-Step Income Statement Review Exam #1. BE5-1, BE5-3, BE5-4, BE5-8, E5-2, E5-3, E5-6, P5-1A. Chapter 6, including both Appendices and all Self- Test Questions on pages 311 & 312. Thursday July 17 Quiz #2 Chapter 6 Ch 6: Reporting and Analyzing Inventory. BE6-1, BE6-2, E6-5, E6-7, E6-9, E6-12, E6-14, P6-5A. Friday July 18 Ch 6: Reporting and Analyzing Inventory Ch 8: Reporting and Analyzing Receivables. Chapter 8, including all Self-Test Questions on pages 425 & 426. Monday July 21 Quiz #3 Chapter 8 Ch 8: Reporting and Analyzing Receivables BE8-3, BE8-4, BE8-5, BE8-11, E8-4, P8-8A. Tuesday July 22 Ch 10: Reporting and Analyzing Liabilities. Chapter 10, including Appendix 10A (but not Appendices 10B or 10C) and all Self-Test Questions on pages 539 & 540.
12 11 Day/Date In-Class Discussion Topic After-Class Homework Assignment After-Class Reading Assignment Wednesday July 23 Quiz #4 Chapter 10 Ch 10: Reporting and Analyzing Liabilities BE10-10, BE10-16, BE10-17, E10-5, E10-6, E10-16 (part (a) only), E Appendix D: Time Value of Money (begins on page D-1 near end of book). Thursday July 24 Ch 10: Reporting and Analyzing Liabilities Appendix D: Time Value of Money. BED-3, BED-4, BED-5, BED-8, BED-11, BED-13. (These exercises are located at the end of Appendix D near the back of your textbook) Friday July 25 Ch 9: Reporting and Analyzing Long-Lived Assets. (Ch 9 will be tested on Exam #3) Monday July 28 Exam #2 (ch 5, 6, 8, 10) Chapter 9, including Appendix 9A (pg 476) and all Self-Test Questions on pages 481 & 482. Tuesday July 29 Ch 9: Reporting and Analyzing Long-Lived Assets BE9-1, BE9-2, BE9-3, BE9-6, BE9-7, BE9-13, BE9-14, E9-8, P9-7A. Chapter 11, including Appendix 11A (pg 599) and all Self-Test Questions on pages 601 & 602. Quiz #5 Chapter 11 Wednesday July 30 Ch 11: Reporting and Analyzing Stockholders Equity. Review Exam #2. Thursday July 31 Ch 11: Reporting and Analyzing Stockholders Equity BE11-1, BE11-7, E11-1, E11-2, E11-16, P11-2A. Chapter 12, including all Self-Test Questions on pages 661 & 662. You can skip the Appendices (12A and 12B). Friday August 1 Quiz #6 Chapter 12 Ch 12: Statement of Cash Flows. Monday August 4 Ch 12: Statement of Cash Flows BE12-2, BE 12-5, BE12-9, E12-4, E12-8, P12-1A. Chapter 7 read pages 352 through 358.
13 12 Day/Date In-Class Discussion Topic After-Class Homework Assignment After-Class Reading Assignment Tuesday August 5 Wednesday August 6 Thursday August 7 Ch 12: Statement of Cash Flows Ch 7: Bank Reconciliations. Section 022: Exam 12:00 noon Section 021: Exam 12:00 noon BE7-10, E7-8. The Belk College of Business strives to create an inclusive academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, BCB celebrates diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.