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Online College Course

Accounting

Accounting

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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  • Recommend for credit to the ACE and DEAC college and university networks. (See below for details.)

Category: Business

This course is ACE Credit® recommended for transfer to many different colleges and universities.* Learn more
This course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. Learn more

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Description

Accounting

Course Description
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.

Assessments & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 9 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

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

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

Reviews

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by Kiana K. on August 3, 2020
Super enjoyable and interesting. I learned a lot, but it wasn't crazy hard. Definitely recommend!
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by Mark W. on August 3, 2020
Great course! I learned a lot!
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by Hannah M. on August 2, 2020
Really would have liked to see more tutorials with more examples. Definitely asked questions with answers not provided on the general unit information given.
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by Charity A. on August 2, 2020
This was a well taught course. I feel that it really hit the points of any general accounting course offered at a brick and mortar university.
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by Joyce D. on August 2, 2020
This is the one class I failed my freshman year of college in 1985. It is now behind me...
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by Joshua M. on August 2, 2020
Difficult course, but 1 step closer to my goal.
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by Mitchell H. on August 2, 2020
very worthwhile and glad I took the time to study and understand the many concepts
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by Diamond P. on August 2, 2020
Really rewarding class good thing I knew Alot about accounting I think that's what saved me. Thank you !!!

FAQ

  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for membership, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia is not a college or university and is not eligible for financial aid, military benefits, or other third-party payments. A Sophia membership is considered an out-of-pocket educational expense.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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