Undergraduate Course: Accounting and Everyday Life (ACCN10014)
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Accounting'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.
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
Accounting and Television
Student Learning Experience
The course is based on weekly two-hour seminars which will comprise a combination of lectures and student presentations.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have at least 4 Accountancy at grade B or above. This MUST INCLUDE at least one Financial Accounting course at advanced level. This course cannot be taken alongside 'Accountancy 2A'; 'Accountancy 2B'; 'Accountancy 1A' or 'Accountancy 1B'. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Degree Examination 80%
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%).
||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).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
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.
|A reading list will be provided for each session at the start of the course.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Knowledge and Understanding
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary organisational disciplines; comprehend the role of business within the contemporary world; and critically evaluate and synthesise primary and secondary research and sources of evidence in order to make, and present, well informed and transparent organisation-related decisions, which have a positive global impact.
- Identify, define and analyse theoretical and applied business and management problems, and develop approaches, informed by an understanding of appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative techniques, to explore and solve them responsibly.
Communication, ICT, and Numeracy Skills
- Convey meaning and message through a wide range of communication tools, including digital technology and social media; to understand how to use these tools to communicate in ways that sustain positive and responsible relationships.
- Critically evaluate and present digital and other sources, research methods, data and information; discern their limitations, accuracy, validity, reliability and suitability; and apply responsibly in a wide variety of organisational contexts.
- Be self-motivated; curious; show initiative; set, achieve and surpass goals; as well as demonstrating adaptability, capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, with a willingness to learn; as well as being able to demonstrate the use digital and other tools to carry out tasks effectively, productively, and with attention to quality.
|Course organiser||Prof Ingrid Jeacle
Tel: (0131 6)50 8339
|Course secretary||Miss Lindsay Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3823