Course Syllabus


TIMES and LOCATIONS – 3 Saturday Sessions9:00 A.M to 3:30 P.M., 4 Weeks on-line

INSTRUCTOR: Martin Rudoff

OFFICE NUMBER: (215)-801-1756 (cell)

E-MAIL ADDRESS: using the Canvas Learning System messaging method WEB PAGE:

OFFICE: OFFICE HOURS: By appointment after class time.

ABOUT THE COURSE: Introduction to the theory of accounts and generally accepted accounting principles as applied to a corporation.  Emphasis is placed on completing the accounting cycle, inventory and asset valuation, and stockholders’ equity.

This is a difficult course which requires the discipline on your part to keep up with the work and not fall behind. I tried to set the schedule allowing enough time for you to complete the assignments, prepare for the next class, and prepare for the exams.

You must understand that accounting is a subject we learn by doing. You must be prepared to spend the time necessary for doing the assigned MYAccountingLab practice, and homework exercises or problems as well as by closely reading the chapters.

Student Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • analyze, record, and report the results of business transactions through the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies.
  • discuss the components of, and prepare, the financial statements for service and merchandising companies.
  • discuss and apply the different valuation techniques used for assets, liabilities, and the equity components.
  • exhibit the ability to clearly formulate and communicate your points of view various accounting and business topics and issues.

COURSE MATERIALS: Volume 1: ACCT 101 – Financial Accounting. A custom edition for Community College of Philadelphia, authored by Miller–Nobles, Mattison, Matsumura and published by Pearson. The ISBN for the custom package including internet access to MyLab is 978-1-323169336-0 and is only available at the CCP bookstore location.

MyAccountingLab: This is an online resource center that will help you learn and master financial accounting. Access to MyLab is a requirement for this course. All graded homework assignments are accessed and completed using MyLab. Instructions for access and registration for MyLab are found on the Canvas LMS.

Canvas LMS: This is an internet based learning management system used at Community College of Philadelphia. You must have or obtain a CCP access user name and password for required access. All communication, announcements, and some graded assignments and examinations are located on Canvas.

Supplies: A four function calculator separate from a cell phone is helpful.

Communication: You are responsible for checking your Canvas LMS for emails or other related course announcements and assignments. All emails must be written in a professional and clear matter.

Attendance: You are required to attend class for each session. You are responsible for doing and completing any work covered during an absence from class. Missing an equivalent of two weeks of class may result in class withdraw under College Policy #5.

Electronic Communication Devices: As you enter the classroom your cell phones or other types of electronic devices must be switched off or in silent mode and stored out of sight. Electronic devices must be off and out of view during any graded class work.

EXAMS: There will be Four exams given during the semester. They will be listed and taken on Canvas. The exams are only available for the scheduled time, so plan your time schedules.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: Homework problem and exercise assignments are given that must be completed using MyAccountingLab. These assignments (see Appendix A) are an integral part of any course you take. To master the requisite skills for success in the course, you should complete all assignments.

You must complete your homework problems and exercises submitting them by the announced due date posted in MyAccountingLab. I strongly encourage you to submit your homework assignments well in advance of the deadline to avoid being unable to submit due do connectivity disruptions. Assignments not submitted by the due date will receive a zero. Connectivity disruptions will not be an acceptable excuse and you will not receive an extension to compete the assignment. If you are unable to submit your homework on time and electronically, hard copies are not accepted.

GRADES: Your grades will be based on the average of your grade scores on the four exams plus the chapter assignments submitted as instructed. The average exam grade point scores are 45 percent of your final grade, the chapter exercise/problem homework solving assignments completed are 45 percent of your final grade and the Discussions completed are 10 percent of your final grade.

Grade Breakout 3 Examinations        45%

12 Homework assignments               45%

4 Discussions                                    10%


WEEK 1(March 9-15)

Read Chapters 1 – 4

The following problems should be completed using MyAccountinglab

Problem P1-54

Problem P2-41

Problem P3-45

 Problem P4-39

March 15 Examination 1 on Canvas LMS on Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4

WEEK 2(March 16- 22)

Read Chapters 5- 8

The following problems should be completed using MyAccountinglab

Pearson MyLab Homework Problem P5-34

Pearson MyLab Homework Problem 6-32

Pearson MyLab Homework Problems P7-26A & 27A

Pearson MyLab Homework Problems P8-30A

March 22 Examination 2 on Canvas LMS on Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8

WEEK 3(March 23-28)

Read Chapters 9, 11,12,13

The following problems should be completed using MyAccountinglab

Pearson MyLab Homework Problems P9-31A

Pearson MyLab Homework Problemc P11-26A & P11-27A

Pearson MyLab Homework Problems P12-32A & P12-33A

Pearson MyLab Homework Problem P13-42A

March 28 Examination 3 on Canvas LMS on Chapters 9, 11, 12, 13


All class work must be completed by end of Final Exam week. 

Specific Learning Objectives for are noted in text for each chapter. Upon completing each chapter, you should be able to achieve the overall learning outcomes listed in the syllabus above. Assessment of your learning progress is accomplished through scoring homework and examinations and chapter quizzes.

Grading System: The following provides the letter grade parameters: A = Final grade score of 90 or above. B = Final grade scores of 80 to 89. C= Final grade scores of 70 to 79. D = Final grade scores of 60 to 69. F = Final grade scores under 60. I = No incomplete grade is given. Grading calculation information is described under heading, GRADES, on this syllabus.

Course Policies: The Community College of Philadelphia has developed College Policies and Procedures to protect the rights of students and provide information and resources to enhance the student’s learning experience at the college. It is recommended that all students read and reference these documents. You may review these memoranda at the reserve book in the Library, at the Office of Vice President for Student Affairs, or the Office of Student Activities. You can also access the documents online at on the CCP Homepage.

Community College of Philadelphia's Early Alert Initiative: The system positively intervenes in Community College of Philadelphia's students' academic paths early and appropriately by effectively communicating current performance and supplying information beneficial to academic success. Faculty members have the opportunity to complete Early Alert reports at 20% and 50% reporting periods during the semester. Students will be assessed on the following items: attendance, punctuality, meeting assignment deadlines, classroom behavior, classroom participation and other factors pivotal to student success. Should you receive an Early Alert letter, you should follow up on the suggested intervention strategy as soon as possible.

Collusion and Plagiarism: Except when specifically permitted, all work that counts toward your grade is to be done independently and must be you own work. Evidence of cheating or plagiarizing will result in a possible failing course grade (F).

Disabilities: Accommodations will be made for those students with disabilities who provide registration documentation from the Center on Disability during the first two weeks of the semester.

College Policies and Procedures: The Community College of Philadelphia has developed College Policies and Procedures to protect the rights of students and provide information and resources to enhance the student’s learning experience at the college. It is recommended that all students read and reference these documents. You may review these memoranda at the reserve book in the Library, at the Office of Vice President for Student Affairs, M2-37 or the Office of Student Activities, S1-10. You can also access the documents online at: (Links to an external site.)

Course Conduct: It is expected that students will conduct themselves according to the guidelines found in the CCP College Policies and Procedures Article IV, 5.

Students receiving Title IV Financial Aid Funds: Students who receive Title IV financial aid funds and who withdraw from ALL their classes before completion of 60% of the term, i.e., the 10th week (or its equivalent for summer terms) may be required to return all or a portion of their financial aid award. If it is determined that funds must be returned to the financial aid programs, students must make satisfactory payment arrangements within 45 days of notification or they become ineligible for further financial aid. A student receiving financial aid is required to make progress towards his or her program of study each term. To maintain eligibility for financial aid, the course completion rate is two-thirds successful completion (67%) and maintaining minimum GPA requirements. However, academic progress standards set by Financial Aid Regulations are stricter than the College’s Academic Standards and Progress Policy. Refer to: for additional information about Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Tutoring: Is available by appointment in the College Learning Laboratory at no cost to the student. Feel free to take advantage of this service provided by the College. However, you may find that qualified tutors for this course may not be available. As an alternative please use course resources available on Canvas “Files” and Pearson’s MyLab.

College Closing Policy: If notified follow the instructions given by official communicated information. (Links to an external site.)

Course Summary:

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