Postgraduate Course: Accounting and Everyday Life (CMSE11369)
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Accounting's interactions with arenas such as consumerism, art, cinema, and fashion 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.
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 this course is to build upon the existing knowledge of students to further develop an appreciation of accounting practice in alternate areas. The course aims to foster a knowledge of key theories within the discipline and the ability to critically appraise them.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and critically evaluate the operation of accounting in everyday life.
- Critically discuss accounting's interactions with other disciplines.
- Critically appraise the key theories within the relevant academic literature.
|There is no specific textbook for the course. A reading list for each topic will be given in the weekly study plan released on Blackboard Learn. These readings will mainly comprise articles from academic journals which will be available from e-journals through the online resources of the University of Edinburgh library.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Identification and utilisation of relevant information
- Analysis of qualitative data
- Critical evaluation and interpretation of information
- Synthesising and communicating findings
- Independent self-directed learning skills
- Analytical and synthesising skills applied to reading and
understanding journal articles within prescribed course
- Enhancement of technology skills through use of online
tools and resources for student learning.
|Course organiser||Prof Ingrid Jeacle
Tel: (0131 6)50 8339
|Course secretary||Mrs Kelly-Ann De Wet
Tel: (0131 6)50 8071