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Topics in Accounting

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ACC 290

       Course Name: Topics in Accounting

       Credits: 1 - 4 (0-4 lecture; 0-4 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Prerequisite may vary by topic.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course covers selected current topics in Accounting; one identified for each section.  Possible content includes: Income Tax Update, Payroll Tax Update, and Case Studies in ethics for Accounting.

IV.   Learning Objectives

To prepare students to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and ability to solve problems in the following areas.
A.    Current Tax Season's Forms
B.    Rates, Credits, Penalties
C.    Personal Deductions
D.    Business Deductions
E.    Corporations

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A.    Current Year's Tax Forms
B.    Rates
C.    Credits
D.    Penalties
E.    Personal Deductions
F.    Business Deductions
G.    Business Use vs. Personal Use
H.    Corporations

VII.  Methods of Instruction

A.    Lecture and discussion
B.    Working problems and reviewing solutions
C.    Collaborative work
D.    Case problems
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Students must perform on a college level in reading, writing, problem solving, oral presentation and applications of principles.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Varies by instructor.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

A  90-100%
B  80-89%
C  70-79%
D  60-69%
F  Below 60%

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.