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Syllabus: ACC 100 - Financial Accounting I

Fall 2021, # Credits

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Course Description:

This course will cover the first half of the Financial Accounting curriculum.  The second half will be covered in Financial Accounting II, ACC 101.  The two courses combine as the study of accounting as an information system, and examines why it is important and how it is used by investors, creditors, and others to make decisions. The courses cover the accounting information system, including recording and reporting of business transactions with a focus on the accounting cycle, the application of generally accepted accounting principles, the financial statements, and statement analysis. The issues relating to asset, liability, and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls, and ethics will all be covered.

Student Learning Outcomes:

The students will gain an understanding of accounting concepts and their applications in different aspects of business.

Course Content:

  1. Purposes and uses of accounting information
  2. The accounting cycle
  3. Cash and accrual accounting
  4. Internal controls
  5. Financial reporting rules and disclosure, including international standards, such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  6. Current assets
  7. Current liabilities
  8. Long-term assets
  9. Long-term liabilities
  10. Stockholders’ equity and reporting requirements
  11.  Measuring cash flow
  12.  Financial statements and statement analysis
  13.  Ethical issues


Great newsyour textbook for this class is available for free online!

Principles of Accounting Volume 1 Financial Accounting from OpenStax, ISBN-10: 1-947172-67-0

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