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FI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets
Hoff, Theodore A.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseFI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets ML
SemesterS1Z2005
FacultyHoff, Theodore A.
TitleSenior Professor
Degrees/CertificatesPh.D, Economics
Daytime Phone452-0266
E-Mailted.hoff@park.edu
jampa@bresnan.net
Semester Dates1-10-05 to 3-11-05
Class DaysTuesday -Thursday
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Financial Markets and Institutions, Sixth edition, Jeff Madura


Course Description:
A study of the macrofinancial environment with emphasis on the structure, functions, and economic role of financial institutions and markets.  This includes the role of commercial banks, the central banking system and international finance.  Pre-requisite:  EC301.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
1. To enable students to analyze components of the financial system (both domestic and international).
2. To acquaint students with all major types of financial instruments.
3. To enable students to understand how security prices and interest rates are determined.
4. To enable students to better understand public policy issues in the financial markets area.

Course Assessment:
Combination of Lecture and Discussion, with particular emphasis on current economic events from newspapers, magazines, etc.   Power Point presentation to guide lecture.
Each student will be required to provide a written report and an in-class presentation of a current financial article.
Each student will develop, track, and do a written analysis of  an investment portfolio.

Grading:
Grades will be based on exam results, article and presentation, and class participation.  There will be at least two, possibly more, exams during the semester, with equal weights.  Final grades will be subjectively influenced by student preparation & participation.

The grade structure is:
Examinations . . . . . . 65%
Article. . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Portfolio analysis . . . 15%
Class Participation. . . . . . . . 10%
Grades will be assigned as follows:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - <90
C = 70 - <80
D = 60 - <70
F = Anything else.
Grades may be subjectively evaluated upward, but never downward.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1, Tues.  Chapters 1 and 2.  Discussion of portfolio setup.
Week 1. Thur.  Chap. 3.  Discussion of Part one.
Week 2, Tues.  Chap. 4  Discussion of current Federal Reserve decisions and motives.  
Week 2. Thur. Chap.5  discussion of monetary policy
Week 3, Tues.  Chap. 6 & 7.
Week 3. Thur.  Chap. 8 & 9.
Week 4, Tues.  Discussion.  The role of debt securities in the national economy.  Exam., Chapters 1-9.
Week 4. Thur.  Chap. 10 -
Week 5, Tues.  Chap. 11 -
Week 5. Thur.  Chap. 12 - Discussion of student portfolio results.
Week 6, Tues.  Chap. 17 -  
Week 6. Thur.  Chap. 18
Week 7, Tues.  Chap. 19-20
Week 7. Thur.  Chap. 21
Week 8, Tues.  Chap. 22
Week 8. Thur.  Chap. 23
Week 9, Tues.  Exam, Chap. 10-12, 17-23
Week 9. Thur.  Portfolio presentations and analysis

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Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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