Specific Learning Objectives and outcomes: By the end of the semester, students will have accomplished the following:
1. Learned the limits of government policy, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Creative and Critical Thinking, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Information Literacy
(Covered in section 1. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 1)
2. Learned the Efficient Markets hypothesis, critiques of the hypothesis, and what generates asset bubbles, , which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Creative and Critical Thinking
(Covered in section 2. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 1)
3. Learned the structure and detail of asset markets including the new financial assets available, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Information Literacy
(Covered in section 3. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 1)
4. Learned theories of asset pricing and asset accumulation, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Information Literacy
(Covered in section 4. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 2)
5. Studied a model of a credit market, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
(Covered in section 5. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 2)
6. Studied models of money and derived their predictions, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
(Covered in section 6, 7. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 2)
7. Learned what may generate inflation, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Information Literacy
(Covered in section 8. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 2)
8. Studied Central Bank activities and policy and their impact, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Information Literacy
(Covered in section 9, 10. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 3)
9. Studied the neutrality of monetary policy and the financing of government spending, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Information Literacy
(Covered in section 11. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 3)
10. Learned some of the details of financial regulation, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, and Information Literacy
(Covered in section 12. Evaluated on homework assignments and exam 3)
11. Students will work on a team project and present the results of the project to the class, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Disciplinary Specialty, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Information Literacy, Creative and Critical Thinking
(Rubric provided and the students are assessed on their Powerpoint presentation.)

Students will also have improved their research skill by:
1. Using spreadsheets to manipulate data, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
(Covered in homework assignments and the individual project)
2. Developed some practice in estimating a regression equation, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
(Covered in homework assignments and the individual project)
3. Learned how to test a hypothesis about the impact of monetary policy using data from the US economy, which contributes to WSU learning goals of Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
(Covered in homework assignments and the individual project)