Financial Life Coaching – LIFC 603

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

Course Description

This course provides the framework to the structure and strategy surrounding financial life coaching. Special attention will be given to personal financial strategies for navigating spending, debt, and investing.

Prerequisites

None

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.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and work text lecture notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the 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 post replies to at least 2 other classmates’ threads (150 word minimum each). Forum 4 will be a reflective forum with no required replies.

Case Studies (3)

The student will complete 3 Case Study papers. In these assignments, the student will be presented with 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. Each Case Study must include 3–4 pages of content and follow current APA format.

Exams (4)

The student will complete 4 exams which are cumulative and cover the material presented in the Reading and Study material. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions and essay questions, and have a 45-minute time limit.