2012 01 18 FIN 2060 Syllabus 1

Topics: Warren Buffett, Value investing, The Intelligent Investor Pages: 2 (507 words) Published: April 17, 2015
FIN 2060 – Survey of Investing I Spring 2012 10:40-11:30 Wednesdays 2146 PFT

InstructorCarlos Slawson
Office: 2163-B PF Taylor Hall
Email: finance@lsu.edu

Office Hoursby appointment (email finance@lsu.edu)

DescriptionThis course is a one credit hour sophomore-level survey course designed as an introduction to investing required for the Personal Investing minor. The course is intended to be a bridge between FIN 1060 Personal Money Management and the junior-level course FIN 3716 Financial Management (or FIN 3715 Business Finance). Students should be introduced to the terminology of stocks, bonds, insurance, real estate and other investments through interactive trading simulations and historical and contemporary literature. Using classroom discussion of best-selling books on personal investing, stock trading simulation, and a group project, students should be more aware of investing fallacies vs. investment wisdom and be better prepared for later finance elective classes within the Personal Investing minor.

MaterialsThe Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason (1955)

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A book of Practical Counsel by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig, and Warren Buffett. (1984)

Students are required to participate in a stock-trading simulation at an additional cost.

Students are required to purchase one additional contemporary paperback on “investing” for a group project. Several assigned readings will be discussed throughout the semester.

GradingAssignments20%
Participation20%
Group Project20%
Midterm20%
Final20%

90 – 100A
80 – 90B
70 – 80C
60 – 70D
Below 60F

ParticipationParticipation will include in-class discussions and email summaries of classroom activities, especially assigned readings, current events, the stock trading simulation, and material relevant to the group project.

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