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ACCT415 - Law for Accountants

Course Details

Course Code: ACCT415 Course ID: 4230 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

To develop a sound understanding of the nature of law and an appreciation of the role of law within which an Accountant operates. A study of an area of law of particular importance to business, including contracts, sales, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, agency, partnerships, and corporations. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. (Prerequisite: ACCT101)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO1 – Evaluate the characteristics of mediation and arbitration.
  • CO2 – Explain the limitations of agency powers.
  • CO3 – Distinguish the differences between formal and informal contracts.
  • CO4 – Analyze the U.C.C.

Method of Assessment

A. Tests & Paper

There will be two (2) tests in the course, a midterm and a final given in modules four and eight respectively. The tests in this class will consist of multiple choice questions and/or short answer problems. Tests will be three hours long and focus on the material covered in the course. Tests may be administered using the Examity test proctoring service. Please verify in the course announcements and/or the Lessons tab if the course will use test proctoring. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor and the test proctoring service regarding any schedule changes or non- disability related accommodations. The course will have a comprehensive paper that will measure student understanding of the course objectives along with research and writing skills. Please refer to the APA Manual 6th edition for the format of the paper.

B. Assignments:

Course assignments will be given using multimedia software (e.g. MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.). These assignments will be a series of quizzes consisting of exercises, problems, and simulations. Assignments will have a specific due date with specific instructions. Late assignments will be subject to the university’s Late Work/Make-up Policy detailed in the student handbook. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

C. Homework:

Throughout the term, homework will be given in several modules to test student understanding of the material. Homework will be given using multimedia software (e.g. MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.) and consist of questions, problems, or simulations. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

D. Discussion Forums:

Participation in the discussion forums is an essential component of the final grade. All students are expected to engage in lively discussions and answer instructor follow-up questions. The quality of participations along with student netiquette will be a part of the grade.

Assessment of the Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Assessment Methods

1 - 4

Test question, paper, assignment, discussion, and homework

The following distribution will be used in assigning grades (decimal points will be rounded to the nearest whole number at semester’s end).

Grade

Quality Points/Grading Percent

A

4.0/ 100 – 94

A-

3.67/ 93 – 90

B+

3.33/ 89 – 87

B

3.0/ 86 – 84

B-

2.67/ 83 –80

C+

2.33/ 79 – 77

C

2.0/ 76 – 73

C-

1.67/ 72 – 70

D+

1.33/ 69 – 67

D

1.0/ 66 – 64

D-

0.67/ 63 – 60

F

0.0/ 59 – 0

NameGrade %
Weekly Forums 10.00 %
Week 1 Forum 1.67 %
Week 2 Forum 1.67 %
Week 3 Forum 1.67 %
Week 4 Forum 1.25 %
Week 5 Forum 1.67 %
Week 6 Forum 1.67 %
Week 7 Forum 1.67 %
Week 8 Forum 1.43 %
Assignments/Quizzes 30.00 %
Week 1 Chapter 6 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 1 Chapter 7 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 1 Chapter 4 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 1 Chapter 9 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 1 Chapter 10 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 2 Chapter 16 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 2 Chapter 18 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 2 Chapter 20 Quizzes 1.36 %
Week 3 Chapter 21 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 3 Chapter 25 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 3 Chapter 26 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 3 Chapter 27 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 5 Chapter 32 Quizzes 1.36 %
Week 5 Chapter 34 Quizzes 1.36 %
Week 5 Chapter 40 Quizzes 1.36 %
Week 5 Chapter 41 Quizzes 1.36 %
Week 6 Chapter 42 Quizzes 1.36 %
Week 6 Chapter 44 Quizzes 1.36 %
Week 6 Chapter 46 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 7 Chapter 47 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 7 Chapter 48 Quiz 1.36 %
Week 7 Chapter 49 Quiz 1.36 %
Homework 20.00 %
Week 1 Chapter 4 Homework 0.87 %
Week 1 Chapter 6 Homework 0.87 %
Week 1 Chapter 7 Homework 0.87 %
Week 1 Chapter 9 Homework 0.87 %
Week 1 Chapter 10 Homework 0.87 %
Week 2 Chapter 16 Homework 0.87 %
Week 2 Chapter 18 Homework 0.87 %
Week 2 Chapter 20 Homework 0.87 %
Week 3 Chapter 21 Homework 0.87 %
Week 3 Chapter 25 Homework 0.87 %
Week 3 Chapter 26 Homework 0.87 %
Week 3 Chapter 27 Homework 0.87 %
Week 5 Chapter 41 Homework 0.87 %
Week 5 Chapter 40 Homework 0.87 %
Week 5 Chapter 34 Homework 0.87 %
Week 5 Chapter 30 Homework 0.87 %
Week 5 Chapter 32 Homework 0.87 %
Week 6 Chapter 42 Homework 0.87 %
Week 6 Chapter 44 Homework 0.87 %
Week 6 Chapter 46 Homework 0.87 %
Week 7 Chapter 47 Homework 0.87 %
Week 7 Chapter 48 Homework 0.87 %
Week 7 Chapter 49 Homework 0.87 %
Tests 30.00 %
Midterm 15.00 %
Final 15.00 %
Week 8 Final Paper 10.00 %
Week 8 Final Paper 10.00 %

Websites and Videos

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources. Note website addresses are subject to change.

  • Textbook Companion Website
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
  • Turnitin Website
Book Title:Students are required to authenticate themselves with a proctor service for certain assessments in this course. Authentication requires access to a computer with a webcam, microphone, and speakers or headset. Instructions provided i
Publication Info:Examity
Book Title:Business Law: Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, and International Issues 9th Ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9780134004006
Publication Info:VS-Pearson
Author:Cheeseman, Henry R.
Unit Cost:$251.12
Electronic ISBN:9781323484708
Electronic Unit Cost:$37.80
Book Title:ACCT415 Pearson MyLab access provided inside the classroom
ISBN:NTMO
Publication Info:CLASS-Pearson
Electronic Unit Cost:$10.80

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.