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FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets
Hurdle, Laine


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Course

FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets

Semester

U1T 2011 DLA

Faculty

Hurdle, Laine

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

EdS (Teaching and Instruction)
MBA (Finance)
MEd (Teaching and Instruction)

Office Location

Home

Office Hours

M-F 8:00-4:00 PM EST Saturday @ Home

Daytime Phone

202-697-2201

Other Phone

202-461-0777

E-Mail

laine.hurdle@park.edu

laine.hurdle@va.gov

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

EC 301

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

The Textbook for FI 363 is:

Financial Markets and Institutions, 6/E

 

Frederic S. Mishkin, Columbia University
Stanley G. Eakins, East Carolina University

ISBN-10: 0321374215
ISBN-13: 9780321374219 

 

Publisher: Addison Wesley Higher Education
Copyright: 2009
Format: Cloth; 752 pp
Published: 01/07/2008

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ):  The WSJ is an excellent reference for this course. (It never fails to amaze me how many companies do the wrong thing in managing people!) It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. While not required for this course, it will enhance your understanding immeasurably. Hard copy subscriptions that include the online subscription are available to you as a student at special discounted rates. You can subscribe on-line.

Click here to subscribe online! Follow this link and fill in the requested information.

You will get instant access to the online version with hard copy delivered at your home or office in a few days. Park's zip code is 64152. Laine Hurdle, is on the drop down list. This will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this online course and you will get the discounted price. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks.

Alternatively, you can send your instructor an e-mail that includes: First and last name, address (street, city, state, zip), length of subscription you want, and the month and year you expect to graduate. They can transfer your information to a WSJ form and send it to them. They will start delivery, usually in less than two weeks, and will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks.

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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 facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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 course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

  • Homework Assignments
  • Mid Term Examination
  • Comprehensive Final Examination
  • Quizzes 
  • Instructor evaluation/class participation which is made up of the following factors:
    • Weekly class activities
    • Discussion Threads
  • Other course related activities

    All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. 

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of FI 363. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions. 

This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours. 

No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

Grading:

Item / Assignment
Points
Homework Assignments (22%)
220
Midterm Exam (20%)
200
Discussions (16%)
160
Comprehensive Examination (30%)
300
Quizzes (12%)
120
Total Points Possible
1000
 

Letter Grades

Points Grade
1000 - 900 A
900 - 800 B
800 - 700 C
700 - 600 D
Less than 600 F

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.

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Weekly work must be submitted not later than Sunday midnight of each week.  Late homework will receive a 0 grade if not approved by the due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Any classroom conduct that disrupts the learning environment in the opinion of the instructor, will not be tolerated.  

Also remember that 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 drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Our course follows the general schedule in the table below.  You will want to follow the specific weekly instructions in each weekly module to ensure that you meet all of the weekly requirements. 

Week

Reading Assignment

Activities

Examinations

Week 1

Chapters 1 & 2

Homework, Quiz, Discussion

Week 2

Chapters 3, 4, & 5

Homework, Quiz, Discussion

Week 3

Chapters 7 & 8

Homework, Quiz, Discussion

Week 4

Chapters 9, 10, & 11

Homework, Discussion

Midterm Examination

Week 5

Chapters 12, 13, & 14

Homework, Quiz, Discussion

Week 6

Chapters 15 & 16

Homework, Quiz, Discussion

Week 7

Chapters 17, 18, & 20

Homework, Quiz, Discussion

Week 8

Chapter 24

Homework, Discussion

Final Examination

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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.

  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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