Heart Lake Secondary School Course Overview DEPARTMENT: Business COURSE: Financial Accounting Fundamentals CODE: BAF3MO CREDIT: 1.0 PREREQUISITE: None Course Description This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting. Overall Expectations By the end of this course, students will: Describe the discipline of accounting and its importance for business. Describe the differences among the various forms of business organizations. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic procedures and principles of the accounting cycle for a service business. Course Evaluation Ongoing, formative evaluation consisting of written assignments, reports, computerized accounting assignments, quizzes, and unit tests, will count for 70% of the student's final mark and will measure his/her most consistent performance in the following four categories: Communication Knowledge and Thinking and Application (10%) Understanding Inquiry (35%) (35%) (20%) Use of language Demonstrates Demonstrates critical Application of skills in conventions to knowledge of facts thinking skills in familiar contexts and describe a situation and terms. evaluating business transfer of concepts, and present an Demonstrates an situations through skills and procedures opinion. Use of understanding of simulations and case to new contexts. various forms of concepts, principles studies. Analyzes Application of communication (e.g. and theories. financial data to solve computerized oral and written business problems. accounting presentations). procedures and technology. A summative task will count for 30% of the student's final mark and will measure his/her ability to synthesize the materials taught in the course and apply this knowledge to a final assessment. This summative task may take the form of an examination, a final project, a presentation, etc, or a combination of these tasks. Learning Skills Expectations The following learning skills will be taught and assessed throughout the course and rated on the report card: Responsibility Collaboration Organization Initiative Independent Work Self-Regulation These skills will not be included in the final numeric mark unless they are part of the provincial curriculum expectations of the course. However, it is important to remember that the development of these skills is critical to the academic achievement and does not have a direct bearing on the final mark. Additional Information Deadlines / It is important that all assignments be completed and submitted on the Absolute due date. This is a valuable skill for post-secondary studies and Deadlines beyond. In extenuating circumstances, however, arrangements may be made with the classroom teacher for flexibility on the due date, without penalty to the student. These arrangements must be reasonable and mutually convenient for both the student and the teacher. Submission of work beyond these dates will result in work not being evaluated. Final During the final two weeks or each semester, students will be involved Evaluation in summative evaluations which could include a final examination. Attendance Students who are legitimately absent from school are responsible to do the following: Consult their Homework Buddy in order to gather missed work Inform the teacher in advance of their absence See the teacher immediately upon their return in order to make arrangements for missed work, assignments, tests, quizzes, etc. Plagiarism Plagiarism (copying) including computer theft and misrepresentation of original work, use of translation programs, cheating, theft of evaluation instruments, use of unauthorized aids and false representation of identity is illegal. Submission of plagiarized work will result in a zero on the assignment or test, a letter to your permanent academic record and / or suspension from school. Course Fees None. Tips for Success in this Course Attend class regularly and complete the readings provided on a regular basis. Complete the assigned homework on time and on a regular basis. Use the time provided in class for work on assignments to clarify misunderstandings of concepts and ask questions. Complete and submit all summative assignments. Come with an open mid and practice, practice, practice!
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