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Course Name
Course Syllabus
Day & Time of Class/Class Location

Instructor: Instructor Name
Office Number: (777) 777-7777
Office Location: Bldg and Room # E-mail: Your e-mail address(es)
Office Hours: Days & times or By Appointment Website: (If applicable)
Other Contact Info: If no telephone or e-mail address

Other Info: Prerequisites, Necessary Entry Skills

Course Description (See Course Outline of Record for Your Department): This course introduces the student to the sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporate forms of ownership. This course also familiarizes the student with recording, classifying and interpreting financial data for service and merchandising businesses.  It includes a study of the journals, ledgers and financial statements used by these entities.  Also covered are computerized accounting systems, internal control, ethics, cash, accounts and notes receivable, merchandise inventory, plant assets and intangible assets, liabilities, and equity accounts.

Course Objectives (See Course Outline of Record for Your Department): This course is designed to introduce students to basic accounting concepts and principles. By reading the text, attending lectures and preparing homework, students will develop the basic skills necessary to:
• Understand and analyze accounting transactions
• Prepare journal entries in the general journal and the various specialized journals
• Post accounting transactions to the general ledger
• Prepare financial statements in good form

Course Materials: Textbooks, Workbooks, Lab Materials, Other Resources (including but not limited to calculators, scantrons, bluebooks, dictionaries)

Other Materials (Optional): Reserve Books, Library Resources, Webliography

Instructor can give examples of where the course material may be obtained (SMC Bookstore, etc.)

Grading: Your grade will be based on the following scores:
Test 1: xxx points Grading Scale: 360-400 points = A Excellent
Test 2: xxx points 320-359 points = B Good
Final Exam: xxx points 280-319 points = C Satisfactory
Term Project: : xx points 240-279 points = D Less than
Homework: xx points Satisfactory
Quizzes: xx points Below 240 pts = F Failing
Total Possible Points: 400 points

DATE OF FINAL EXAM: Attach a link to SMC Website

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Comment: This section would include instructor’s philosophy, approach and expectations. This section could also include tips and strategies for achieving success in the course.

We each have roles that will facilitate your understanding of the course material. My role is to aid you by elaborating on the accounting concepts and principles presented in the text, introducing relevant “real world” examples, and being available to answer specific questions.
Your role is to come to lecture prepared. Students are expected to come to class equipped (having studied, with books, calculators, scantrons, & homework). You are required to have read the assigned chapter before the lecture and to be ready to participate in class discussion. The content of this course will probably require you to re-read certain chapters in order to grasp the concepts covered.
Students are encouraged to ask questions. The only wrong question is an unasked question; if asking that question would have improved your understanding. I will attempt to answer all student questions during lecture except when it is apparent that the student has not read the material. I am also available during office hours, via telephone, e-mail and by appointment.


Comment: Explain acceptable and non-acceptable behavior for the class. This section could also include laboratory rules and protocols.

This is a business class. Therefore, we will conduct ourselves as we would in a business environment. Each class session will be treated as if it is an important company meeting. As your “manager”, I will lead each “meeting”. As “employees”, each of you is expected to contribute to each class session by arriving on time, being attentive, participating in the class discussion, and being respectful to your Manager and fellow employees. Disruptive conversations, eating, sleeping and putting your feet on the furniture are not acceptable behavior in the business environment.
In addition to arriving on time, students are expected to stay the whole class period. Please avoid disrupting fellow employees and the Manager by arriving late or leaving early. If a situation arises that consistently causes you to be late or absent, please contact me.


Alternative Cell Phone Policy: - If your cellular phone, beeper or pager goes off in class, then you may receive a disciplinary sanction for violating the SMC Student Conduct Code.


Honest and ethical students are protected in this class. The SMC Honor Code and Code of Academic Integrity, printed in the General Catalog, remind students of their responsibility to behave honestly and ethically. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these codes. Please be extremely careful that you do not engage in any behavior that could even be construed as cheating. Outside of class, students are allowed to study together. However, copying another student's homework is not acceptable. If the instructor determines that students have “relied” too heavily on each other in preparing homework or any other project, the students may be assigned no credit. Future occurrences could result in academic disciplinary action. During an exam, talking to another student, looking at another student's paper, using a calculator w/business functions, using cheat notes, etc. are not permitted.

I will vigorously pursue any suspected cases of plagiarism, cheating or other violations of the SMC Code of Academic Conduct, whether completed or merely attempted. Even a first offense of academic dishonestly will result in a score of zero on that exam, and an Academic Dishonesty Report form will be filed with the Campus Disciplinarian.


Comment: Give policies for taking exams

Example: Arrive on time for exams or risk missing them. Once a test or exam has begun, students may not leave until the exam is completed and turned in. You won’t be allowed to take an exam if other students have completed it and left the classroom before you arrive. If you arrive after the exam has begun, you may not ask other students for pencils, scantrons or other supplies.

Comment: Explain policies for make up examinations (if any).


Alternative: There are no make up exams. If you do not take a midterm exam then, in a first such instance, your score for that exam will be the same as your score on the final exam. If you take all five midterm exams, and your final exam score is not your lowest exam score, then your final exam score will replace your lowest midterm exam score. Missing additional exams results in scores of zero on those exams.


As with any course, it is crucial that you do not miss any classes! However, this is winter session course which means we will cover a large amount of material in a short period of time. Subject matter covered in the book and in lectures may appear on quizzes and tests. If you are late or absent, you are responsible for submitting homework before the assigned deadline and for keeping abreast of lecture topics. Excessively tardy or absent students may be dropped from the class.


Students may drop this course and receive a “W” at any time prior to the end of the __th week. After the __th week, students may not be able to receive a “W” should they choose to drop. Students are responsible for understanding the SMC withdrawal policy and applicable deadlines. Attach a link to the SMC website.


I am happy to make academic adjustments for students with documented disabilities. Please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities if this applies to you. The Center for Students with Disabilities is located in Room 101 of the Admissions/Student Services Complex, located on the north side of Main campus, next to Admissions. For more information, call (310) 434-4265 or (310) 434-4273 (TDD)


Comment: Explain the policy for submitting Homework or Other Assignments (Projects, In-Class or Group Assignments) (how/when to submit, the amount of credit for assignments, policy for late or make-up assignments, etc.)


Homework is due at the beginning of the class period noted in this syllabus. Homework may be turned in one class period late for partial credit. Students will not receive credit for homework submitted more than one class period late. In my experience, students who keep up with the homework generally perform better on exams. It is strongly recommended that the student keep all graded assignments through the end of the course.

Other Assignments

Sample – In-Class Assignments
You must be present to receive credit for In-Class Assignments. You can not “make up” In-Class Assignments, if you are tardy or absent.

Sample – Group Assignments
For group assignments, all members of the group will receive the same grade, unless otherwise specified.

Sample – Extra Credit
Extra credit will not be awarded during this class.

Alternative Sample – Extra Credit
The instructor will inform you of opportunities for extra credit during this class.

Other Topics
Emergency Evacuation Procedures: Where to go and what to do in the event of an emergency. Consult with your department head for information to be included in this section.