Money and the Financial System – BUSI 321

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course covers the structure and operation of the U.S. and international financial systems, functions of the Federal Reserve, monetary theory, and the impact of monetary policy on financial markets and the economy.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Understanding money and financial system is vital for individuals in making sound financial decisions.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (8)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 8 Discussions in this course. The student must post 1 thread of at least 250 words. Each thread must contain any 2 questions you choose to answer from the “Things to Think About” section found in the assigned Cowan reading for each Module: Week. The student must post also 2 replies of at least 150 words.

Wall Street Journal Article Review Assignments (3)

Throughout the course, the student will choose, read, and review articles from the Wall Street Journal that cover 5 of 12 possible topics. A separate article must be used for each different topic chosen. A resource will be provided in the course directing the student on how to access the Wall Street Journal through the Jerry Falwell Library.

Wall Street Journal Article: Initial Assignment
Wall Street Journal Article: Second Assignment
Wall Street Journal Article: Final Assignment

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 quizzes throughout the course covering the information from the previous and current modules. The quizzes will be open-book/open-notes with 50 multiple-choice questions. Each quiz has a 2-hour time limit.