Personal Financial Planning
Personal Financial Literacy Program
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Studies in Personal Finance Minor
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PFP 1101. Money for College Students (1). Introduces basic financial decision-making regarding spending plans and the use of consumer credit. Distance. F, S
PFP 1302. Cultural and Gender Diversity in Personal Finance (3). Introductory study of financial attitudes and behaviors affected by culture and gender, including financial issues related to career choice, debt accumulation, and expenditure patterns of affected groups on the United States. Fulfills multicultural requirement. F, S
PFP 1305. Life, Love, and Money (3). Examines the interconnected behaviors among various human relationships and money to improve decision-making abilities in the areas of money, relationships, time and values. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement. F, S, SS
PFP 3301. Introduction to Personal Finance (3). Introduction to personal finance, including goal setting, cash management, credit, insurance, taxes, housing, investment alternatives, and retirement plans. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement. Distance and on campus. Distance. F, S, SS
PFP 3321. Introduces students to the financial counseling process, and provides a detailed examination of various types of consumer credit, including credit cards, consumer loans, mortgages, student loans, an overview of consumer credit laws, and strategies to manage debt. Distance. F, S, SS
PFP 3341. Personal Finance: Goal Planning (3). Provides a detailed examination of the process related to planning, managing, and achieving major financial goals such as emergency fund planning, purchasing/leasing automobiles, buying/renting housing, and funding education and retirement. Distance. F, S, SS
PFP 3361. Personal Finance: Managing Risks (3). Focuses on the concepts of risk management and how to plan for managing risk, including building cash reserves, investing in human capital, and purchasing insurance. Also covers employee benefits, government entitlements, and estate planning. Distance. F, S, SS
3381. Personal Finance: Investing (3). Focuses on the fundamentals of personal investing to meet financial goals, including cash management, investing terminology, risk and return, tax implications of investments, stocks and bonds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds, portfolio management, and retirement income management. Distance. F, S, SS.
4101. Getting Your First Job (1). Introduces practical financial choices when starting a career regarding employee benefits with basic understanding of job searching, tax planning, investment options, and risk management. Distance and on campus. F, S, SS
4361. Personal Finance: Advanced Topics and Case Studies (3). Prerequisites: PFP 3301, 3321, 3341, 3361, and 3381. For nonmajors only. Students are expected to develop a sound financial plan; analyze information; justify financial decisions; and describe the process used to track, evaluate, and adjust financial plans to meet goals. Distance. F, S, SS. (Writing Intensive)
PFP 5322. Introduction to Applied Personal Finance (3) This is a survey course in personal financial planning for those wanting to use this information in their personal and professional lives. Distance and on campus. F, S, SS