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FI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets
Robertson, Claude R.


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
SemesterF2LL2004
FacultyRobertson, Claude R.
TitleInstructor, Adjunct Faculty
Office HoursImmediately before or after class.
Daytime Phone501-985-2977
E-MailCRRobertson@park.edu
PtHrsFarm@cs.com
Semester DatesOctober 11 - December 5, 2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time6:00 - 9:00 PM
PerquisitesEC301
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Madura, Jeff; Financial Markets and Institutions, 6th Edition

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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

Learning Outcomes:
The student will have a general understanding of the financial markets, the determination of interest rates, the Fed and monetary policy, operation of the money markets, the fixed income markets including mortgage markets. Additionally, the study will understand the equity markets as well as commercial banking.

Course Assessment:
At each class meeting, the student will be expected to share a news article on a subject pertinent to the subject from the current financial press. Additionally, there will be mid-term and final exams.

The student will be expected to read all assignments prior to meeting with the instructor and be prepared to discuss the assignment. In addition, the student will be expected to become familiar with the financial press and bring articles to class which he/she is prepared to discuss.

Grading:
There will be two exams with a weight of 45 points each plus an additional 10 points for class participation.

A = 90 to 100 points, B = 80 - 89 points, C = 70 - 79 points, D = 60 - 69 points, F = Below 60 points

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to read the assigned chapters before the class meeting during which they will be discussed. Students are also encouraged to participate actively in class discussions.

 Class Activities
Week 1Introduction
Chapters 1 and 2
Week 2Chapters 3, 4, and 5
Week 3Chapters 6 and 7
Week 4Chapters 8 and 9
Mid-term Exam
Week 5Chapters 10, 11, and 12
Week 6Chapters 13 and 14
Week 7Chapters 17, 18, 24, and 25
Week 8Final 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 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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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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