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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.


121 Student Reviews
by Christopher B. on August 6, 2019
I learned a lot more than I thought I would from an online course. I appreciate this format. There were several different lecturers that I could choose from and having the pdf of the full course was also very helpful. Thank you!
by dhavan v. on August 4, 2019
I am really frustrated with the confusing wording of many questions, along with questions with incorrect answers.
by George L. on July 25, 2019
very good class, very helpful in my line of work. Thank you
by Mickell H. on July 22, 2019
Excellent alternative to the CLEP exam!
by Kerry-Ann G. on July 18, 2019
Pay attention to formula's this is very important for this class!
by Eunice B. on July 17, 2019
Fundamentals of Accounting was very difficult for me. I didn't have any accounting skills until now as far as knowing formulas and how it should look. Learning about income statements, Trial balance in the form of T Accounts was very interesting to learn about. So much to learn. This course took a great deal of time and concentration. I respect all Accounts from this day forward, I see why they are paid so well.
by Eileen D. on July 14, 2019
A rather boring subject.
by Tara C. on July 13, 2019
Let me just say I struggled. Accounting, contrary to popular belief, is not about math. It’s about formulas. I survived and finished with an 86. Let me give you my formula for survival...SOPHIA PDFs + colored pens+ Evan’s tutorials= SURVIVAL The final milestone was easier than the unit milestones. Due to the wording of some of the questions, I had to raise issues with SOPHIA since I didn’t see the answer as correct. Some answers I got wrong just because it’s A LOT to try and understand. It took me about 12 hours spread out over 13 days to complete. I’m really grateful for Sophia Pathways!! This is my 7th course and I have 2 more to go. ALWAYS use Sophia PDFs with your favorite tutorial. Make notes. Before I even start, I put the page numbers next to each topic on the first page, makes a world of difference to find things later.


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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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