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Survey of Accounting
SURVEY OF ACCT
CLASS CODE: ACCTG 180 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: ACCOUNTING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: For nonbusiness majors and certain specialized business programs. This is an introduction to financial and managerial accounting principles with exposure to basic accounting statements, processes, and management applications. Transfers as elective credit only.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:

  • The nature and purpose of accounting in business

  • Introduction to financial and managerial accounting

  • Analysis of accounting information

  • Application of accounting to improved business decisions

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Students will understand the basics of accounting

  2. Students will develop the ability to apply financial accounting concepts in a variety of business contexts.

  3. Students will be able to understand that accounting analysis can be used to imporve and enhance business decisions.

  4. Students will understand and be able to apply the basics of managerial accounting.

REQUIREMENTS: The course requires students to study independently and in groups to master basic accounting concepts in both financial and managerial accounting. Mastery of material is primarily demonstrated by successful completion of standard examinations.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002