** 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)