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Summer 2013  BUS 200 Financial Accounting (4 units)

Section  # 8128      Course Begins Monday, June 10th and Ends Sunday,  August 4th, 2013

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the accounting of economic transactions according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and current Financial Accounting Standards. It examines financial accounting from both the user and preparer perspectives. Economic transactions are reported and analyzed by type of business activity: operating, investing, and financing. This course also examines the financial impact of working and fixed capital transactions on cash flows and profitability for both service and merchandising businesses.

  • Instructor:  A R Tom Thomas
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:
    • Textbook:  Financial & Managerial Accounting, with the associated Aplia Course Code, Warren et al, ISBN-13: 978-1-133-95242-8
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 14 to 18 hours per week in Aplia accounting exercises. Remember this is a 17 week, 4 unit class, class condensed into 8 weeks!
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class.
  • Assignments & Tests: As per the Course Syllabus posted on Etudes
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link