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ACCT 1004S: Fundamentals of Accounting

Week 1

Week 1

While this course is self-directed, it is important that you work on course assignments regularly to keep from falling behind and leaving the majority of the coursework until the end of the term. The Interactive Unit(s) that pertain to this week are, Unit 1: The Accounting Profession. You also participate in a Discussion related to the history of accounting.


Learning Resources

Required Media

Interactive Units

Laureate Education. (2019). ACCT 1004S: Accounting Fundamentals [Lecture Notes]. Retrieved from Laureate Education, Inc.: https://class.waldenu.eduInteractive Unit 1: The Accounting Profession

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Media

California State University, Fullerton. [ACCT201bCUSF]. (2014, March 4). Luca Pacioli: Father of accounting [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoTc3wLTqkk Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 27 minutes.


Discussion: History of Accounting

The basis for today’s accounting methods can be traced back more than 500 years. The man now known as the father of accounting, Friar Luca Pacioli, combined his passions for mathematics, art, and proportion to develop accounting methods that are still used to this day. Discover modern accounting’s Renaissance beginnings by watching the video Luca Pacioli: Father of Accounting.

To complete this Discussion:

  • Watch the video Luca Pacioli: Father of Accounting.
  • After watching the video, post a response discussing the impact that Luca Pacioli had on business and society.
  • The length of your response must be a minimum of 150 words.

By Day 7

Post a response that expresses your thoughts on the impact that Luca Pacioli had on business and society.

Submission and Grading Information

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:Week 1 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 7

To participate in this Discussion:Week 1 Discussion


Week in Review

This week, you began completing Interactive Units. You also participate in a Discussion related to the history of accounting.

In the next week, you will continue working on the Interactive Units.

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