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BUS-201 - BUS 201 - Principles of Accounting I - Prof. Ed Alizadeh

Course:BUS 201 - Principles of Accounting I
Professor:Prof. Ed Alizadeh
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Greetings from Prof. Alizadeh, the instructor for this class.  In this class, you will learn the building blocks of recording the many business transactions that companies have each day and summarizing those transactions into financial statements that can be used to evaluate the company’s financial resources and operations.  In the second accounting course BUS 202, you will learn how to analyze those financial statements using a variety of management tools.  But first you will need to master the basics in this course to be successful in the next course.

Course Description

BUS 201 presents the study of accounting as an information system, examining why it is important and how it is used by managers, investors, creditors, and others to make decisions. Covers the fundamental principles, theory and applications to record business transactions through the accounting cycle, including the application of generally accepted accounting principles, the financial statements, and statement analysis. Includes issues relating to asset, liability, and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls, and ethics. Designed for transfer majors in business disciplines.

What to Expect in this Course

This is a hybrid class that students will meet remotely once per week through Zoom.  Zoom sessions will be used for participation activities such as online gaming sessions and group work to review key concepts.  Students are expected to participate in all weekly class sessions and points may be awarded for participation. This class is a hybrid class and only virtually meets for 50% of the class time of a regular 5-unit course.  For the other 50% that you would normally be in class, you are expected to spend studying the textbook outside of scheduled class time.  Online office hours outside of the scheduled class sessions will also be available to ask specific questions regarding the homework or course content.

Types of Assessments

- Discussion board

- Homework

- Kahoot


Textbook Information

Financial & Managerial Accounting with WileyPLUS 3rd edition by Weygandt, Kimmel, and Kieso

Publisher:  Wiley

Loose-leaf edition with eBook and WileyPLUS with access code available through COC Bookstore ISBN 9781119491927.

Other Relevant Course Information


Students will participate live Zoom sessions to collaborate with each other to submit homework assignments. The professor commence the Zoom class for students to collaborate on the homework. Access to professor during live Zoom is limited as that time is allocated for student collaboration. Any questions will be answered during office hours or via email.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 08/03/2021 Sub#: 446