District Syllabus
Accounting For Non-Financial Majors

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Introduction to the principles used in measuring organization 
performance and reporting the results of organizational activities.  
For non-business majors only.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Carl S.Warren. Survey of Accounting, 5th ed., CengageNow, 2011. ISBN: 111409285
  • Warren. Survey of Accounting Stand-Alone key includes online version text and homwork, 5th ed., CengageNow, 2011. ISBN: 0538489731
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program students will:
  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of ethical and diversity challenges and opportunities within an organizational setting.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of management information systems within an organization.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate decision-making models in organizational administration.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the elements of operational management within an organization.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Explain basic accounting terminology and concepts,
2. Prepare, analyze, and interpret finanical statements for both for 
profit and not for profit organizations.
3. Calculate financial ratios as tools for the analysis of financial 
4. Prepare and explain an operating budget and a capital expense 
5. Discuss the relationships existing between planning, directing, 
budgeting, and establishing financial controls. 
6. Demonstrate ethical practices and discuss their significance in 
establishing a viable financial management strategy, and
7. Intergrate concepts from other bachelor of applied science 
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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