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|FINC 305 - FINANCIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES|
The recent financial crisis has spawned a great interest in the dynamics of asset bubbles, causes of business cycles, and concern about the financial stability of the banking sector and allied institutions. This course will review the financial history of the United States from the founding of the Republic up to and including the crash of 2008-2009 as well as taking a critical examination of the federal government’s response to the dislocations on Wall Street and the impact of the Federal Reserve’s policy and responses to Great Recession. Understanding the policies of government officials leading up to and during these financial crises and the reactions of business leaders will provide you with valuable insights about the evolution of the nation’s financial services sector. This course will, therefore, integrate history, economics, sociology, political science and business consistent with the Anisfield School of Business mission to incorporate liberal arts into the curriculum.
This course covers monetary, banking, central banking, and securities market history, as well as pertinent aspects of the history of government finance. Topics include the emergence of modern financial systems, including the roles of public finance and money, banking and central banking, securities and insurance markets, and corporations. We study the composition, growth, fluctuations, and determinants of the money stock; the development of banking systems and their regulation; payments systems; access to credit; conflicts of interest in financial institutions; the emergence of central banking and its key role in modern financial systems; monetary policies; major trends and fluctuations in stock, bond, and money markets; corporate development; and, of course, the long history of financial crises.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
FOR FINC 305
( Course or Test: FINC 301
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )
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