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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FIN 101 - Financial Literacy

An introduction to financial concepts relevant to everyday savers.  Topics include stocks, bonds, indexes, mutual funds, the power of compounding, investing in stocks, valuation of stocks, behavioral finance, the effects of the macroeconomy on investments, and stock market valuation. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how developments in finance have made markets more efficient and improved the functioning of the economy and returns for investors over time. (ST-1)
  • Recognize the ethical, economic, and social implications, and resultant political implications, of developments in finance. (ST-2)
  • Formulate questions relating to long term company value that can be assessed using financial analysis techniques. (ST-3)
  • Apply mathematical and quantitative reasoning to forecast future prospects of a company and assess overall investment worthiness. (ST-4) 
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of fundamental concepts within finance.  (WK-1)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of scholarly and creative methods used within finance.  (WK-2)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of conceptual financial models reflecting complex challenges and real-world issues.  (PCI-5)
  • Determine credibility of financial information sources and understand elements that might temper this credibility.  (PCI-6)
  • Develop approaches to address individual and/or societal financial health and financial well-being issues.  (HWB-4)
  • Appraise key financial factors and strategies that propagate an individual’s personal, social, and professional future well-being.  (HWB-6)
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