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									                                            Bus 20 – Financial Accounting

                                                     Summer 2009
Instructor: Jane Zhang
Department: Accounting and Finance

      Class Hours & Location:                            M/W 9AM-12:30PM; BBC 003
      Office Hours:                                      By Appointment
      Office Location:                                   BT 853
      Office Phone:                                      924-3493
      E-mail:                                            Zhang_j@cob.sjsu.edu

Course Objective:
To give students an understanding of the basic financial reporting principles , including the study of the accounting
cycle, financial statement preparation and analysis and methods of reporting assets, liabilities and stockholders’
equity.

REQUIRED RESOURCES:
Financial Accounting, 6th edition, Weygandt, Kieso, Kimmel

BLACKBOARD:
All our course material will be posted on Blackboard. To access the Blackboard, go to http://sjsu6.blackboard.com
Type in your Student ID as your ID (Use all the 9 digits of your student ID. The number starts with 00.). Type
"summer" as your password.

If you have any problems logging on into Blackboard, Please call the "Help Desk" at 408-924-2377 or send an
email to helpdesk@sjsu.edu. You can also contact COB technical support at chandr_p@cob.sjsu.edu . Be sure to
include your name, ID and section number in your email.
APPROXIMATE GRADE SUMMARY (subject to change)

Exams 3@100                           300
Quizzes & Assignments                 100
Total                                 400

The above is approximate and subject to change.

Corrections of Scores. If you believe there is a mistake in any of the grading, you must bring it to our
attention within one week of the item’s grading.

No extra credit is available for this course.

GRADING SCALE:
The final grade will be based on the university-approved grading system. I anticipate that the grading scale will not be
higher than in the following table.

                    Grade                   Cut-off Point
                     A                          90%
                     B                          80%
                     C                          70%
                     D                          60%
                      F                     Below 60%
Please note that I reserve the right to make changes to the syllabus as the semester proceeds. The schedule or
assignments may be changed during the semester. Any changes will be announced in class. YOU are responsible
for finding out what happened during class should you miss class!
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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Date                   Topic
6/1    Introduction
       Chapter 1
6/3    Chapter 2
6/8    Chapter 3
       Chapter 4
6/10   EXAM I (1/2/3/4)
       Chapter 5
6/15   Chapter 6
6/17   Chapter 7
6/22   Chapter 8
       Chapter 9 (Accounts Receivable)
6/24   EXAM II (5/6/7/8/9)
       Chapter 10
6/29   Chapter 11
7/1    Chapter 12
7/6    Chapter 14 & 15
7/8    EXAM III (10/11/12/14/15)




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University, College Policy Information:

a) Campus policy in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act:
“If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need special arrangements in
case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during
office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities register with DRC to establish a
record of their disability.”

b) College of Business Policies and Procedures:

Please check the url at http://www.cob.sjsu.edu/cob/5_STUDENT%20SERVICES/cobpolicy.htm

 To ensure that every student, current and future, who takes courses in the Boccardo Business Center, has the
opportunity to experience an environment that is safe, attractive, and otherwise conducive to learning, the College
of Business at San José State has established the following policies:

Eating:
Eating and drinking (except water) are prohibited in the Boccardo Business Center. Students with food will be
asked to leave the building. Students who disrupt the course by eating and do not leave the building will be referred
to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University.

Cell Phones:
Students will turn their cell phones off or put them on vibrate mode while in class. They will not answer their
phones in class. Students whose phones disrupt the course and do not stop when requested by the instructor will be
referred to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University.

Computer Use:
In the classroom, faculty allow students to use computers only for class-related activities. These include activities
such as taking notes on the lecture underway, following the lecture on Web-based PowerPoint slides that the
instructor has posted, and finding Web sites to which the instructor directs students at the time of the
lecture. Students who use their computers for other activities or who abuse the equipment in any way, at a
minimum, will be asked to leave the class and will lose participation points for the day, and, at a maximum, will be
referred to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University for disrupting the course. (Such referral can lead to
suspension from the University.) Students are urged to report to their instructors computer use that they regard as
inappropriate (i.e., used for activities that are not class related).

Academic Honesty:
Faculty will make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct in their courses. They will secure
examinations and their answers so that students cannot have prior access to them and proctor examinations to
prevent students from copying or exchanging information. They will be on the alert for plagiarism. Faculty will
provide additional information, ideally on the green sheet, about other unacceptable procedures in class work and
examinations. Students who are caught cheating will be reported to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University, as
prescribed by Academic Senate Policy S04-12.




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