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FI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets
Fritch, Jacque L.


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.

Course

FI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets

Semester

S2J 2006 DN

Faculty

Fritch, Jacque L.

Degrees/Certificates

BSB, Accounting  University of Kansas 1980
MBA,Finance  University of MO @ KC  2000

E-Mail

jacque.fritch@park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/jfritch

Semester Dates

March 13, 2006 through May 7, 2006

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Money & Capital Markets
Peter Rose and Milton Marquis    9th edition


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 involving the students in classroom time, based on prior reading and preparation for class from the textbook reading assignments and focused homework, and use of all current business news sources available, to make the textbook fundamentals more current and interesting.  Emphasis and encouragement is given to exploration of new ideas, issues and contradictions, and developing a skill set that enables the student to be employable at multiple levels.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1.  Mastery of professional business writing and concise verbal presentation skills.
  2. 2.  Learned practice of disciplined committment to business reading.
  3. 3.  Synthesis of reading and class discussion on the financial system and the purposes it serves.
  4. 4.  Compare and contrast the various financial institutions, their products and services and their challenges in the current environment.
Class Assessment:
Students must read all assignments prior to class and attend all classes with the expectation to discuss the subject matter.  Students are expected to be reading business news daily, which will be a required part of homework and used for class participation.
Assigned homework deserves a good faith attempt and is turned in at the beginning of the class, with credit given for effort.  Homework not turned in on time cannot be made up.
One short presentation will be given by each student, and quizzes are given to keep the student caught up with the materials, along with a final quiz which will be somewhat comprehensive.

Grading:
2 Quizzes   10% each                total of 20%
1 Final Quiz                                 30%
Short (chapter) presentation                 20%
Homework, current reading and participation  30%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late homework is accepted.

If you have to miss a quiz due to illness or job required travel, let me know BEFORE class (by phone or email) starts the night you will miss, and we will set a time for makeup of the quiz. If you do not notify me before class of your absence, your grade will be docked on the make up quiz.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Turn off cell phones during class time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See the below details of the chapters covered, and some other details.  

The homework problems(only 3 a week) will be set out both in class the week before they are due AND on the web page cited above.  
The students will be ALSO  required as part of each week's homework to bring a current business article with their own 1 page summary of the facts and the issues in the article.  Some followup class time will be spent with these articles. This part of homework represents half of the homework grade.

Student presentations on each chapter are done to enhance instructor's lecture and involve students in methods of teaching.  Each chapter can be presented in 10-15 minutes, then instructor will follow up.

 

Class Activities

Assignments

Tests

Meeting - 1

 

Read Ch 1&2

 

Meeting - 2

Student presentations begin- Ch 3&4-each student picks a chapter and presents to class in their choice of methods
Homework(described above)

Read Ch 3&4

 

Meeting - 3

Student presentations Ch 5&6
Homework(see above)

Read Ch 5&6

Practice Quiz-grade in class and discuss

Meeting - 4

Student presentations Ch 7&8
Homework

Read Ch 7&8

Quiz

Meeting - 5

Student presentations on covered chapters
Homework

Read Ch 10,11,12,13

Practice quiz-grade in class and discuss

Meeting - 6

Student presentations
Homework

Read Ch 14,15,16,17

Quiz

Meeting - 7

Student presentations completed
Homework

Read Chapters 21 &22

Practice Quiz-grade in class and discuss

Meeting - 8

 

Do student survey!!

Final


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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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