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Sophia’s Accounting course helps you master the fundamental principles and procedures of the modern practice of accounting. You will gain practical experience with bookkeeping and preparing financial reports within the context of operating a sole proprietorship. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Sophia's Accounting course helps you gain mastery of the fundamental principles and procedures of the modern practice of accounting. In this course, you will gain practical experience with bookkeeping and preparing financial reports within the context of operating a sole proprietorship. You will use a problem solving approach to actively apply key concepts of introductory accounting to realistic case studies.

In Sophia's Accounting course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments and tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify accounting fundamentals.
  • Analyze financial reporting.
  • Apply principles of accounting for merchandising operations.
  • Analyze advanced accounting topics.

The Accounting course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.


57 Student Reviews
by Robert T. on February 2, 2018
Overall not bad - some of the questions did not appear to match the lessons (or was incredibly difficult to find in the videos)
by Diane M. on January 1, 2018
Totally awesome
by Neena N. on November 5, 2017
Thanks for the support, This was a great experience
by Christine S. on October 25, 2017
I would have found this course easier if I could just have read a completed transcript for the course then took the milestones. I am someone who does not enjoy learning from videos.
Sophia replied on October 25, 2017

Hi Christine, While we are disappointed that our format wasn't the best fit for you, we congratulate you on your hard work and successful course completion. Thank you for allowing Sophia to be a part of your degree plan.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Carla F. on October 4, 2017
Very informative and easy to follow.
by Lisa M. on September 18, 2017
There were some areas where information conflicted, making it challenging to understand concepts. I submitted questions and comments about those areas.
Sophia replied on September 18, 2017

Hi Lisa - we appreciate the questions and feedback you submitted to us during the course. Our team strives to provide quick and helpful guidance to students when questions arise. Thank you for studying with Sophia. We hope to see you in a future course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by megan w. on August 24, 2017
Love it!
by William G. on August 22, 2017
This course was difficult for ones that have no accounting background. I found many of the videos failed to provide insight to several of the questions. Never hope to sit through another course like this one.
Sophia replied on August 22, 2017

Williams - Congratulations on your hard work to complete the course and earn the credits toward your degree. Accounting is a challenging topic for many students, This course includes instruction from multiple instructors, so students get a choice on whom to learn from. Our team is also here to help provide direction and clarification as needed. Congratulations again on your achievement!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach


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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
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