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									                  Heart Lake Secondary School
                                  Course Overview
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
                                   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
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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