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BX3012 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject critically examines issues in financial accounting research and practice. Controversial issues in financial accounting that have been debated over the years will be critically evaluated in this subject. This subject is designed to provide a foundation for students to understand and participate in debates on important issues in financial accounting. This subject will also provide increased coverage of key areas of financial accounting such as accounting for foreign exchange and leases.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop skills which allow critical examination of important contemporary financial accounting issues;
  • appraise theoretical and practical aspects of alternative accounting models for profit and capital measurement in times of changing prices;
  • appraise alternative accounting theories and policies;
  • illustrate various methods of accounting appropriate for industry types, foreign exchange and leases;
  • apply analytical skills.
Prerequisites: (BU1002 OR BU1902 OR CO1101 OR CO1002) AND (BX2011 OR CO1003 OR CO1001)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO3011 CO3013

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturers: Ms Karen Ness, Ms Jodie Maxfield.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (10%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Dale Wadeson.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (10%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturers: Ms Karen Ness, Dr Dale Wadeson.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (10%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturer: Mr Chinnu Palanivelu.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (10%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (10%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturer: Dr Bandula Nambukara-Gamage.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (10%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturer: Dr Bandula Nambukara-Gamage.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (10%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturer: Dr Bandula Nambukara-Gamage.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (10%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.