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FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets
Bellman, Debra 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 & Markets

Semester

F2M 2008 CH

Faculty

Bellman, Debra L.

Title

Adjunct Professor

Other Phone

252-633-2907

E-Mail

debra.bellman@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 20 - December 12

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:30 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

EC301

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Money and Capital Markets, 10th edition, by Peter Rose and Milton H. Marquis, published by McGraw-Irwin

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Course Description:
FI363 Financial Institutions and Markets: 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. Prerequisite: EC301 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is based on classroom participation.  The focus for the discussions encompass material from the lectures, reading assignments, quizzes, and examinations.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the money supply response to changes in key variables including the reserve ratio, the nonborrowed monetary base, the discount rate, the currency ratio, expected deposit outflows, and market interest rates.
  2. Compare the Classical and Neoclassical (Monetarist) views of money demand with the Keynesian view, focusing on the role of interest rates and the debate surrounding the velocity of money.
  3. Identify the tools, goals, and targets of monetary policy.
  4. Discuss the transmissions mechanisms of monetary policy.
  5. Discuss how asymmetric information, adverse selection, and moral hazard relate to banking regulation in the U.S. and abroad.
  6. Apply macroeconomic and monetary theory to a selected real world situation.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

The final grade will be determined on the following measurements (total points possible 100):
Participation, current events           10 points
Quizzes 10 @ 3 points each           30 points
Examinations 2 @ 30 points each   60 points                        

Grading:

The course grade will be based on the following percentages:
A = 93% - 100%
B = 85% - 92.99%
C = 78% - 84.99%
D = 70% - 77.99%
F = below 70%
 

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero".

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash.  Students must be responsible for planning and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk or memory stick, and print a copy for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 
Date Read Assignment
October 20 Chapter 1
October 22 Chapter 2 Ch 1: 1,2,5,6
October 27 Chapter 4 Ch 2: 1,2,4,5,6
October 29 Chapter 10 Ch 4: 1,2,3,7
November 3 Chapter 11 Ch 10: 1,2,4,5,6
November 5 Chapter 12 Ch 11: 1,3,4,5,9,12
November 10 Chapter 13 Ch 12: 1,2
November 12 Mid-term
November 17 Chapter 14 Ch 13: 1,5
November 19 Chapter 15 Ch 14: 1,2,3
November 24 Chapter 16 Ch 15: 1,2
November 26 Chapter 17 Ch 16: 1,2,4
December 1 Chapter 21 Ch 17: 1,3
December 3 Chapter 22 Ch 21: 1
December 8 Chapter 24
December 10 Final Exam
 

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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Last Updated:9/26/2008 8:53:44 PM