Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ACCT-2301- Section: 01
Principles of Financial Accounting
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Instructor Information
Instructor Tamalla Jones
E-mailgreentd1@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6381
Office
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201
Hours:Virtual Office Hours By Appointment
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to transactions and events that affect business organizations. Students will examine the procedures and systems to accumulate, analyze, measure, and record financial transactions. Students will use recorded financial information to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of shareholders' equity to communicate the business entity's results of operations and financial position to users of financial information who are external to the company. Students will study the nature of assets, liabilities, and owners' equity while learning to use reported financial information for purposes of making decisions about the company. Students will be exposed to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Critical Thinking Skills Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
2.    Communication Skills Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
3.    Empirical and Quantitative Skills Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
4.    Teamwork Skills Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
5.    Social Responsibility Skills Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
6.    Personal Responsibility Skills Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

College Accounting, A Practical Approach plus MyAccounting Lab with Pearson e-Text access Card Package, 14/E, by Jeffrey Slater, 14th edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780134833187. Pocket Calculator, Pencil, loose-leaf paper.
Lecture Topics
Outline
Week 1        Course Introduction
Week 2        Chapter 1:    Accounting Concepts and Procedures
Week 3        Chapter 2:    Debits and Credits: Analyzing and Recording Business Transactions
Week 4        Chapter 3:    Beginning the Accounting Cycle
Week 5        Chapter 4:    The Accounting Cycle Continued
Week 6        Chapter 5:    The Accounting Cycle Completed
Week 7        Chapter 6:    Banking Procedure and Control of Cash
Week 8        Chapter 7:     Calculating Pay and Payroll Taxes: The Beginning of the Payroll Process
Week 9        Spring Break
Week 10      Chapter 8:    Paying, Recording, and Reporting Payroll and Payroll Taxes:
The Conclusion of the Payroll Process
Week 11      Chapter 9:    Sales and Cash Receipts
Week 12     Chapter 10:    Purchases and Cash Payments
Week 13     Chapter 11:    Preparing a Worksheet for a Merchandise Company
Week 14     Chapter 12:    Completion of the Accounting Cycle for a Merchandise Company
Week 15     Chapter 12:    Completion of the Accounting Cycle for a Merchandise Company
Week 16     Review
Week 17 Final
Major Assignments
Schedule
Week 1        Course Introduction
Week 2        Chapter 1:    Accounting Concepts and Procedures
Week 3        Chapter 2:    Debits and Credits: Analyzing and Recording Business Transactions
Week 4        Chapter 3:    Beginning the Accounting Cycle
(Monday Feb. 08, 2021 at 12:00 am Exam 1 Chapters 1-3 Available to Students)
Week 5        Chapter 4:    The Accounting Cycle Continued
(Monday Feb. 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm Exam 1 Chapters 1-3 Due)
Week 6        Chapter 5:    The Accounting Cycle Completed
Week 7        Chapter 6:    Banking Procedure and Control of Cash
Week 8        Chapter 7:     Calculating Pay and Payroll Taxes: The Beginning of the Payroll Process
(Monday Mar. 08, 2021 at 12:00 am Exam 2 Chapters 4-6 Available to Students)
Week 9        Spring Break
Week 10      Chapter 8:    Paying, Recording, and Reporting Payroll and Payroll Taxes:
The Conclusion of the Payroll Process
(Monday Mar. 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm Exam 2 Chapters 4-6 Due)
Week 11      Chapter 9:    Sales and Cash Receipts
Week 12     Chapter 10:    Purchases and Cash Payments
Week 13     Chapter 11:    Preparing a Worksheet for a Merchandise Company
(Monday Apr. 12, 2021 at 12:00 am Exam 3 Chapters 7-9 Available to Students)
Week 14     Chapter 12:    Completion of the Accounting Cycle for Merchandise Company
(Monday Apr. 19, 2021 at 11:59 pm Exam 3 Chapters 7-9 Due)
Week 15     Review
Week 16     (Monday May 03, 2021 at 12:00 am Final Exam Chapters 10-12 Available to Students)
Week 17 Final Exam (Monday May 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm Final Exam Chapters 10-12 Due)

Final Exam Date May 7, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  May 7, 2021 - 10:30 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Test 65%
Homework 35%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name. Please allow the instructor twenty-four hours to respond to your emails. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying student?s name, course, and any return phone number.
Attendance Policy Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.
The instructor reserves the right to drop any student missing more than two weeks of class (six MWF classes, four TR classes, two weeks with no online class or lab participation).
Quizzes may be given at the beginning of the class period. Students coming in to class late will not be allowed to take quizzes already turned in. A grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.
Tardiness is not acceptable. Frequent tardiness to class will result in a meeting between the student and instructor. Continued tardiness will result in a ten-point penalty on the student's final course grade.
Assignments are due at the beginning of each class; student assignments coming in late will be assessed a penalty, even if the student arrives to class late and turns in work.
Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework, including reading assignments, by the required due dates and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent from the previous class meeting.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, 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 contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Department
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.