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FI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets
Fritch, Jacque L.


Financial Institutes and Markets

Syllabus FI 363
Financial Institutes and Markets
KC Accelerated- Downtown Fall 1, 2004

Instructor: Jacque Fritch
Phone #816-550-4797
Email:  dfritch@kc.rr.com <mailto:dfritch@kc.rr.com> or jacque.fritch@park.edu <mailto:jacque.fritch@park.edu>
MEETING TIME:  5:30pm-9:50 pm
MEETING DATES:  Mondays, August 23rd through October 17, 2004
MEETING LOCATION:  Downtown campus
TEXTBOOK:  Money & Capital Markets, 8th Edition, Peter S. Rose, McGraw Hill Publisher,
ISBN: 0-07-294108-1

Course description:  A study of the macro financial environment with emphasis on the structures, functions and economic role of financial institutions and markets.  This includes the role of commercial banks, the central banking system and international finance.

Course Requirements:  Students must read all assignments prior to class and attend classes with the expectation to discuss the subject matter.  Students are expected to be reading business news daily, which will also be discussed.  Assigned homework deserves a good faith attempt and is turned in at the beginning of the next class, with credit given for the effort.  Homework not turned in on time cannot be made up.  Occasional extra credit points will be available that will be included with homework.  One short presentation will be given by each student that is relevant to our studies and current business news.  Quizzes and final exam will be comprehensive and will focus on broadening the student's business language and "tool box".

Please turn all cell phones to "silent" or "vibrate" so as not to disrupt the class.

Attendance is taken at the start of class; if you will be later than 5:40, call me before class on the above phone #.  If one class is missed, contact the instructor either before the missed class or immediately after, to find out what needs to be done to catch up.  Two classes is too must to miss from an 8 week program; the school policies enforce that fact reflecting such as an administrative withdraw and failing grade.

Grading Plan:

Quizzes (best 4 of 5) 40%

Final Exam: 20%

Homework and Participation: 20%

Short Presentation: 20%

Week 1: Chapters 1 &2

Week 2: Chapters 3 &4

Week 3: Chapters 5 &6

Week 4: Chapters 7,8 and 9

Week 5: Chapters 10,11,12,13 and 14

Week 6: Chapters 15,16,17 and 18

Week 7: Chapters 19,22,23 and 24

Week 8: Catch up, review and final exam

ACADEMIC HONESTY:       Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments.  Learners who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.

PLAGIARISM:           Plagiarism?the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one?s original work?sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Learners who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their facilitator.

DISABILITY GUIDELINES: 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:  www.park.edu/disability.

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.