FI 201 Personal Financial Management
F2T 2010 DL
Goss, Craig Perry
Start: 10/18/2010 Ending:12/12/2010
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There are links provided with the course. Particularly the respective Federal Reserve Bank links for each of the Districts in the USA are excellent sources. As well as other Fed links such as the Open Market Committee minutes.
The Wall Street Journal may be found at most libraries or subscribed to as a student for a nominal amount.
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A study of individual and family financial management concepts and techniques which assist persons to become informed consumers and efficient managers of personal resources. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The final exam for FI 201 will be the assessment tool used for this course. The exam will be comprehensive and the grade used to determine competency levels achieved by the students. The exam will be closed book and closed notes. The exam consists of multiple choice questions covering the chapter readings in the course and problems that examine the critical thinking, effective communication skills and technical skills of the student. Partial credit will be given for the problems.
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 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please be professional in your dealings with other students. An email warning will be sent to the student if conduct is inappropriate. If further instances occur, then the student will be referred to a Site Coordinator or other Academic Coordinator.
The readings schedule for this course is contained in the Course Home section entitled: "Readings Roll-out Schedule". Please refer to this for the exact chapter content for each week, or... essentially the Contents page of the text supplies the schedule and readings assignments for the course. Week 1: Planning Your Personal Finances. Journal due. Homework 1 is presented also. Week 2: Managing Your Personal Finances. Journal due. Homework 1 is due. Generally by this week an email from Main Campus will be distributed to the student providing information about the proctored final exam. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that a suitable proctor is obtained and required arrangements are made. Week 3: Making Purchasing Decisions. Journal is due. Week 4: No additional readings due. Journal is due. However the student may use this week to catch up any late assignments, pre-planning of the final course project due during week 7 or begin work on the midterm exam which is due at the end of week 5. The project/plan/paper outline is presented during this time frame for the project/plan/paper that is due at the end of week 7. This outline/proposal is due during week 4. This step will assist the student and the instructor in meeting the requirements for that project in a timely fashion during week 7. Week 5: Insuring Your Resources. Journal due. Week 6: Investing Your Financial Resources. Journal due. Week 7: Controlling Your Financial Future. Submission of the final version of the student's Comprehensive Financial Plan/Project/Paper. Journal due. Week 8: The proctored final exam must be completed during this week. A failure to complete this exam will result in a course grade of F. No journal due.
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:9/18/2010 1:08:01 PM