XIDS 2002 What Do You Really Know About: xx 2/0/2
This interdisciplinary course is designed to introduce students to the basics of good financial decision-making by improving their financial literacy, encouraging the growth of smart money management skills, and developing an understanding of their role in the economy. By incorporating lessons from psychology research in behavioral economics and finance, along with interdisciplinary insights from the fields of economic sociology and behavioral science, students will be equipped to apply real world mathematics to solve everyday consumer issues. Students will learn about earning income and the market value of labor, consumption and saving, budgeting and financial planning, as well as an overview of borrowing (credit cards and loans), taxes and insurance, and household accounting. In order to convey course content, a variety of technology-enhanced methods will be used, including guest video lectures, podcasts and financial literacy themed project-based learning. All students will have the opportunity to practice their financial management skills using online resources and interactive games to help prepare them to address real-world challenges.