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BX3012 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

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

  • demonstrate an understanding of accounting theory and policy;
  • develop skills which allow critical examination of important contemporary financial accounting issues;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of alternative accounting models for profit and capital measurement in times of changing prices;
  • understand the various methods for accounting for foreign exchange, leases and key industries;
  • develop students' analytical skills.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: (BU1002 OR CO1101 OR CO1002 OR BU1902) AND (BX2011 OR CO1003 OR CO1001)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO3011 CO3013

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Ms Karen Ness
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Sue Ciccotosto.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Ms Karen Ness
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Ms Karen Ness
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Ms Karen Ness
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Ms Karen Ness, Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

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.