Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Proposal
Department or Program: Administrative Information Systems Department
Course Number: 215
Semester Hours: 3
Frequency of Offering: Every Semester
Course Title: Personal Finance
Approval is requested in: Unity and Diversity4. Contemporary Citizenship
Attachment: Although each faculty member is responsible for his or her course syllabus, an attached syllabus includes an outline of the course content and requirements. Items meeting the Contemporary Citizenship requirements are identified by corresponding letters matching the listed outcomes--a, b, d, e, and/or f.
Below each of the five outcomes listed under the "Contemporary Citizenship" requirement are
listed the course requirements, content, learning activities, and documentation relevant to the
outcomes that promote students abilities to:
As indicated on the syllabus, students work collaboratively on certain
projects and in discussion- and case-based groups during class. Students present printed as
well as oral reports. Students have opportunities to discuss the effects of personal values
and ethics on personal economic decision making.
problem-solving groups. As indicated on the attached syllabus, students participate actively within in-class discussion and problem-solving groups as well as on collaborative groups that research information for projects. Students use decision making steps and other frameworks and matrices for preparing research reports.
understand personal responsibility for lifestyle choices. Students address the issues of
personal, civic, and/or economic responsibility throughout the course. They have access to information sources through the library as well as web sites and from resource people repre-senting establishments such as banks, insurance companies, investment groups, and realtors. In order to have a higher quality of life, students need opportunities to learn about making better choices for using their limited time and income. As ethical questions arise more often within our technological society, students need to learn techniques for coping with the issues and consuming in a highly complicated, technological society. There are an increasing number of personal bankruptcies and consumers who are finding it difficult to cope with unmanageable debt loads. Identifying personal finance principles related to consumer issues allows for making responsible choices that have a positive impact on personal, civic, and the national economics. Whether discussing such topics as insurance, health care, and mortgages, students have opportunities for understanding the importance of taking personal responsibility for the outcomes of lifestyle choices. The syllabus outlines numerous application opportunities for students.