syllabus - The University of Texas at San Antonio

ACC 2033.01S/02S—Principles of Accounting II (CRN 30251/30965)
Summer 2 (2011)
Instructor: Dr. Sharad Asthana
[email protected]
Telephone: 210-458-5232
BB 4.05.26
Office Hours: Mon (4-5 pm) + Thu (7-8 pm)
Class Room: BB3.01.12
Class Time: SECTION 01S: 2:30-4 PM / SECTION 02S: 8-9:55 PM
Prerequisite: ACC 2013 or equivalent. Students may be administratively dropped, even after the
census date, if they have not completed the prerequisite. Students who have not taken at least
Principles of Accounting I have a hard time in this course. I assume that students have a basic
understanding of financial statements and accounting principles.
Course Objectives: Introduce students to the determination, development, and uses of internal
accounting information needed by business management to satisfy customers and make
decisions while controlling and containing costs. This course is designed for all business
students, whether future users or preparers of financial accounting information.
College of Business BBA Program Goals:
Students graduating with a BBA will be able to
communicate, orally and in writing, information and ideas pertinent to business decision
use quantitative analysis and quantitative and non-quantitative reasoning to effectively
identify and solve business problems.
use current information technology to support business decision making
incorporate a global perspective in business decisions
identify ethical and legal issues in a business context and find alternatives that demonstrate
ethical values
Course Goal: This course is designed to help, in part, achieve the College of Business goals 1, 2,
4, and 5 above. Students will become proficient in recognizing and interpreting financial
transactions, analyzing and recording business transactions in a financial accounting system,
completing the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles.
Required Text: Managerial Accounting, by Garrison, Noreen, and Brewer (Edition 13 / Pub:
McGraw-Hill Irwin)
Grading Criteria:
Two Mid-Term Examinations*
Final Examination
Class Participation
300 points
150 points
100 points
50 points
600 points
Grading Scale:
540-600 points
480-539 points
420-479 points
360-419 points
Below 360 points
* Note: The lowest grade from Mid-Term Exam I/II/III will be dropped
Examinations: Examinations will be based on chapter readings, lectures, homework, and other
assigned material. They will consist of multiple-choice questions, other objective type questions
(e.g., matching, fill-in the blank, true/false, etc.), and short exercise/problems.
Project: During the term there will be a Project worth a total of 100 points. Specific
requirements, including due dates, will be distributed during the term. No late projects will be
Extra Credit: Students will earn a grade based on the grading criteria stated above.
Accordingly, there will not be any extra credit.
Attendance: Attendance is required for the lectures; excessive absences may result in the
instructor lowering the student’s grade. Homework/assignments should be prepared prior to
class. As stated in the catalog, “It is the student’s responsibility to drop a course by the
appropriate deadline. Faculty and staff will not drop a student from a course automatically for
nonattendance; the student must initiate the process and complete any steps to ensure that the
class is dropped. If a student fails to drop a course, even if the student does not attend the
course, he/she will receive a grade of “F” in the course.”
Online Resources: In addition to the course resources (PowerPoint, Solution Manual, etc.)
available on the Course Website. The textbook publishers have provided various additional
resources at their website. The resources include multiple choice quizzes, true-false, check
figures, crossword puzzles, etc. to assist the students in understanding the material.
Academic Dishonesty: Students are expected to be above reproach in scholastic activities.
Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary
penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the University.
Students are expected to follow the UTSA Honor Pledge: "On my honor, as a student of The
University of Texas at San Antonio, I will uphold the highest standards of academic integrity and
personal accountability for the advancement of the dignity and the reputation of our university and
Disturbances: Out of respect to your colleagues and instructor, cell phones and pagers should
be turned off or put on vibrate mode during class time. Should the occasion arise that you need to
respond to a phone call or page, please leave the classroom quietly and conduct your business in
the hall.
Disability Services: Support services, including registration assistance and equipment, are
available to students with documented disabilities through the Office of Disability Services.
Students are encouraged to contact the office located at MS 2.03.18 (458-4157) or BV 1.302
(458-2945) to make arrangements.
Note: The syllabus is tentative and based on the best information available at the beginning of the
semester. The instructor reserves the right to change the contents of the syllabus if the events