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Undergraduate Course: Accounting and Everyday Life (ACCN10014)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAccounting's interactions with arenas such as consumerism, art, cinema and gender have contributed rich insights to the accounting craft. This course aims to gather together the core streams within this broad church and offer students an alternative insight into the accounting discipline.
Course description In recent years accounting research has moved beyond traditional boundaries to embrace an array of organisational forms and diverse arenas and a host of investigations into accounting's operation in everyday life proliferate the accounting academic journals.

The aim of the course is to build upon prior study to further develop the student's appreciation of accounting practice in alternate arenas. Through the use of class presentation, group work, and independent study, the course attempts to foster a knowledge and understanding of key theories within the discipline and the ability to critically appraise them.

Accounting and Everyday Life: An Introduction
Accounting and the Department Store
Accounting and Fashion
Accounting and Architecture
Accounting and Art
Accounting and the Stereotype
Accounting and Cinema
Accounting and the Home
Accounting and Gender

Student Learning Experience
The course is based on weekly two-hour seminars which will comprise a combination of lectures and student presentations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Management Accounting Applications (ACCN10010) AND Advanced Financial Accounting (ACCN10008) AND Auditing (ACCN10009)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesA pass in Management Accounting Applications (ACCN10010), Advanced Financial Accounting (ACCN10008) and Auditing (ACCN10009) equivalents.

Visiting students should have at least 3 Business/Accountancy related courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Degree Examination 70%

Group Essay 20% - An essay of 2,500 words based on the topic of the group presentation (peer evaluation will account for 5% of this 20%).

Group Presentation 10% - Presentations will be assessed on the basis of: structure of presentation, content and level of comprehension.
Feedback Generic feedback on your coursework, together with individual marks, will be available on Learn 15 working days from the submission date.

Your examination marks will be posted on Learn (together with generic feedback and examination statistics) as soon as possible after the Boards of Examiners¿ meeting (normally early-mid June). During the summer months (i.e. mid/end June - end August), you may come to the Business School Undergraduate Reception (outside Room 1.11, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place) to look at your examination scripts. Note that you will not be able to remove any examination scripts from the UG Office as they may be required by the Board of Examiners.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Accounting and Everyday Life2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand and critically evaluate the operation of accounting in everyday life.
  2. Critically discuss accounting's interactions with other disciplines.
  3. Critically appraise the key theories within the relevant academic literature.
Reading List
A reading list will be provided for each session at the start of the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The development of an ability to work productively with others in group projects.
Enhancement of presentational skills through class seminars.
Exercise independent learning and judgement when reading and understanding academic journal articles within prescribed course material.
Course organiserProf Ingrid Jeacle
Tel: (0131 6)50 8339
Course secretaryMiss Jen Wood
Tel: (0131 6)50 8335
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