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Undergraduate Course: Accounting and Everyday Life (ACCN10014)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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 discussion, 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.

Outline Content:

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 lectures.
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-requisitesVisiting students must have at least 4 Accountancy courses 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, 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 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 80% Written Exam (Individual) - 4,000 words - Assesses all course Learning Outcomes

20% Essay (Group) - 2,500 words (peer evaluation will account for 5% of this 20%). - Assesses all course Learning Outcomes
Feedback Formative: Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Summative: Feedback will be provided on the assessments within agreed deadlines.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
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 Knowledge and Understanding

After completing this course, students should be able to:

- 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

After completing this course, students should be able to:

- 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.

Cognitive Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

- 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 organiserProf Ingrid Jeacle
Tel: (0131 6)50 8339
Course secretaryMiss Aoife McDonald
Tel: (0131 6)50 8074
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