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Course NameIntroductory Accounting 1
InstructorKaneko, Seiichi
MajorMajor Subjects
Course goalsThe student should be able to:
understand basic terminology of accounting
make basic journal entries
explain the difference between cash and accrual accounting
calculate profit of the period.
Course outlineThis course is designed for students who intend to learn elementary accounting through English. Students may have two goals: (1) to have working knowledge of accounting, (2) to enhance command of English language. To achieve the first goal, students are asked to make journal entries with simple examples. Basic accounting skill is best acquired by using your hand rather than head. To achieve the second goal, the textbook is read by students in the class line by line. Students are also asked to give output in written and verbal English. Weekly homework and mini tests, along with the final test, will help students achieve the said goals. On average, students are expected to spend one hour to prepare for a class.
Evaluation Scale and Policies30% Participation in classroom discussions and presentations.
40% Homework and mini tests.
30% Final test.
PrerequisitesIt is recommended that students take this course after they have completed Boki Nyumon 1 and 2. Official language is English and no Japanese language is permitted in the class. Students are expected to participate in the class actively.
Texts, materials, and suppliesRequired text: Mulls, Darrell and Judith Orloff, The Accounting Game, Sourcebooks, 2008. (This text will be also used in Introductory Accounting 2)
Course Schedule/Plan1. Orientation and overview of the course.
2-5. Basics of bookkeeping (lecture). Mullis and Orloff, Chapter 1. Mini test.
6-7. Mullis and Orloff, Chapter 2.
8-9. Mullis and Orloff, Chapter 3. Assignments. Mini test.
10-13. Mullis and Orloff, Chapter 4.
14. Final test.
15. Presentation.The above schedule is subject to change.
More detailed schedule of activities will be provided in the class.