Discussion: History of Accounting

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Week 1: Learning Strategies

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. This week, you begin completing Interactive Units. The Interactive Unit(s) that pertain to this week are, Unit 1: Learning Strategies, and Unit 2: The Accounting Profession. You also participate in a Discussion related to the history of accounting.

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Learning Resources

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
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 27 minutes.


Interactive Units

The Interactive Unit(s) that pertain to this week are, Unit 1: Learning Strategies, and Unit 2: The Accounting Profession.

To access your Interactive Units for this week:
Interactive Units


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

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