SRJC Course Outlines

6/30/2022 10:22:49 PMBAD 120 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BAD 120Title:  ETHICS IN ACCOUNTING  
Full Title:  Ethics in Accounting
Last Reviewed:9/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Study of professional ethics for accounting from a business perspective and historical point of view. Topics include the nature of accounting, ethical theory, ethical behavior, rules of ethical conduct, Code of Professional Conduct, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Study of professional ethics for accounting from a business perspective and historical point of view. Topics include the nature of accounting, ethical theory, ethical behavior, rules of ethical conduct, Code of Professional Conduct, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Explain the history and function of ethics as it relates to the accounting profession.
2.  Apply the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, IRS rules and ethical dilemmas faced by CPA's in practice.
3.  Describe the concept of independence, integrity and objectivity, revenue, matching and full disclosure principles, and how to exercise due care.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Discuss history and function of ethics.
2. Differentiate between the principal guidelines in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
3. Apply the AICPA standards and the IRS rules to common ethical dilemmas faced by CPA's in practice.
4. Explain the ideals of Integrity, Independence, and Objectivity in relation to the work of an accountant.
5. Compare and contrast the three layers of failure to exercise due care.
6. Analyze the difference between being independent in appearance and independent in fact.
7. Define the revenue, matching and full-disclosure principles and explain why they are important to users of financial statements.

Topics and Scope
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I. Principles of Types of Ethical Theory and History
    A. Function of ethics
    B. Ethics and morals
    C. AICPA Ethical Theories
II. Accounting as a Profession and Professional Codes of Conduct
     A. Protecting the consumer
    B. Protecting the profession
     C. Ethical Dilemmas
III. Principal Guidelines
     A. AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
     B. Difference between principles, rules and interpretations
     C. Rules regarding specific actions common to the CPA community
     D. IRS rules
IV. Integrity and Objectivity Lapses in Internal Accounting and Outside Auditing   
V.  Independence
     A. Significance to the profession
     B. Independence in appearance versus in fact
VI. Professionalism and Professional Due Care
    A. Ordinary negligence
     B. Gross negligence
     C. Fraud
VII. Revenue, Matching and Full Disclosure
    A. Violations
     B. Exercise of Due Care (three layers)
VIII. Other Accounting Improprieties
     A. Common violations and complaints against CPA's
     B. Corporate responsibility laws

Assignments:
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1. Textbook readings of approximately 20 - 40 pages per week
2. Weekly homework problems
3. Written analysis of case studies (5 -12)
4. Discussion of case studies (5 -12)
5. Quizzes and Exams (4 - 8)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 25%
Written case work studies
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 50%
Weekly homework
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Discussion of case studies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 60%
Quizzes /exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Accounting Ethics. 3rd ed. Duska, Ronald and Duska, Brenda and Kury, Kenneth. Wiley. 2018

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