Financial Life Coaching – LIFC 303

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An examination and analysis of professional coaching applications that serve financial concerns providing a focused overview, from a Christian worldview, of personal financial strategies addressing spending, debt, investing and taxes.

Prerequisite

PSYC 101 or PSYC 210

Rationale

Our pressing concern at the inception of class is that God cares about how we view and use money. This course seeks to meet that challenge by equipping students to biblically guide individuals how to wisely handle their finances.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Defend the role and authority of the Bible in making financial decisions.
  2. Analyze and critique various strategies for navigating spending and debt.
  3. Differentiate and describe various plans for investing and managing debt.
  4. Justify the rationale and strategy for retirement planning.
  5. Evaluate and summarize the broad categories of the US Tax System.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 4 Discussion Board Forums that specifically relate to weekly content. Each forum will be completed in 2 parts: 1) the student will submit a thread in answer to the question provided (250 word minimum), and 2) the student will then post replies to at least 2 other classmates’ threads (150 word minimum each) (MLO: A, B, C, D, E).

Case Studies (3)

The student will complete 3 Case Study papers. In these assignments, the student will be presented a specific case scenario applicable to the course material. The student will respond to each case using the material covered in class up to that date. Papers must include 3–4 pages of content and follow current APA formatting (MLO: A, B, C, D, E).

LearnSmart Assignments (14)

The Kapoor: Focus on Personal Finance (SmartBook) will include a LearnSmart activity with each chapter. The activities are a creditbearing portion of the adaptive learning function in this course (15-30 pts per chapter) and will be graded automatically as the student completes each assignment. The LearnSmart assignments are intuitive and will prompt the student with questions based on the student’s reading progress each week (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Exams (4)

The student will complete 4 exams which are cumulative and cover the material presented in the work texts and video presentations. Each exam is open-book/open-notes and comprised of multiple-choice and true/false questions (MLO: A, B, C, D, E).