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  1. 1. RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Personal Finance BUSI-191 I. Basic Course Information A. Course Prefix and Title: BUSI-191 Personal Finance B. Date: February 2005 C. Sponsoring Department: Business & Public Service D. Semester Credit Hours: 3 E. Weekly Contact Hours: 3 Lecture 3 Laboratory 0 F. Prerequisites: None G. Laboratory Fees: None II. Catalog Description This course will enable the student to develop strategies for improving their own personal finances. Practical solutions to questions of budgeting, insurance, banking, investing, loans, and other finances are considered. III. Statement of Course Need Personal Finance provides the information, forms, and procedures that individuals and families need to make intelligent decisions about their financial affairs. It focuses on managing personal finances as a method for improving one’s lifestyle. IV. Place of Course in College Curriculum Requirement AAS Financial Services Free Elective As posted on NJ Transfer, this course transfers to most institutions as Personal Finance or an elective. 2/16/05 Page 1 of 3
  2. 2. V. Outline of Course Content • Tools for Financial Planning • Managing Your Liquidity • Personal Financing • Protecting Your Wealth • Personal Investing • Retirement and Estate Planning • Synthesis of Financial Planning VI. General Education Goals and Student Learning Outcomes General Education Goals Students will be able to: A. Evaluate financing alternatives available to individuals. (G.E. 1) B. Describe ethical issues facing individuals. (G.E. 5) C. Apply quantitative reasoning and tools to personal financial issues. (G.E. 7) Student Learning Outcomes Students will be able to: A. Construct a livable family budget. B. Analyze insurance alternatives. C. Compare various types of financing for home, automobile and personal loans. D. Explain how securities markets operate. E. Develop a financial plan for retirement. VII. Modes of Teaching • Lecture/Discussion • Student Presentations • Role Playing VIII. Methods for Student Evaluation • Examinations • Student Presentation • Class Participation • Student Project IX. Grade Determination Projects, exams, student presentations and class participation will be used to assess the students according to the learning outcomes and general education goals listed above.
  3. 3. X. Suggested Materials Author: Madura Title: Personal Finance Publisher: Addison Wesley Edition: Latest XI. Resources CATT room preferred.