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Last approved: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:21:44 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:21:44 GMT

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Major
FIM (Financial Mathematics)
601
031937
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Seminar in Financial Mathematics
Seminar in Financial Math
College of Sciences
Mathematics (17MA)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Credit (S/U)/Audit
1
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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5
Jeffrey S. Scroggs
Associate Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar2020No20 students are expected
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: FIM 500
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17FMBMRMaster of Financial MathematicsRequired
Seminar in Financial Mathematics

This is a revision permitting this course to be repeated.  This fixes an error in the paperwork that created the course.


First semester students participate in FIM 500 (currently in the approval process).  All other MFM students are required to participate in FIM 601.  The number of times repeating the class will most commonly be two or three (for students that complete the program in 3 or full semesters).  Providing a maximum of 5 repeats allows for more flexibility in the completion time for the program (e.g. if students finish as a part-time student).  Every semester the student will be exposed to a different group of practitioners, so they will be learning different topics and different "best practices" each time the course is offered.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No additional resources are needed. Students already repeat the class. There is no change in enrollment.

Expose students to practitioners and provide a forum for job-search questions.


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Attend seminars presented by practitioners.  Topics covered by practitioner will focus on the area in which the practitioner works.  The practitioners visiting the program change each time the class is offered, so the topics covered by the practitioners are different each semester.

  2. Interact with practitioners to discover best practices in job-searching. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance100Attendance is the only requirement for the course
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Meet Practitioners7 weeksattend class
Job-search Questions7 weeksattend class
mlnosbis 10/18/2016: This action is to make the course repeatable and reduce credit hours to 1. No concerns.

ghodge 10/20/2016 Why only 14 weeks? Is this a seminar course that changes each semester with guest speakers? If so, you may want to edit the student learning outcomes. As written if looks more like a job search course and there may be a question why the student can take that material 5 times. Asl department to respond before sending to reviewers.

scroggs 10/24/2016. Duration of course has been modified to be 15 weeks. A discussion of the number of repeats has been added to the Justification section. Student Learning Outcomes have been modified to reflect the variation in the topics by semester.
ghodge 10/25/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-The outcomes are not written as outcomes. It is my understanding that syllabi submitted for courses of this sort--those that change in topics covered--should include a sample syllabus from one specific offering. That's not what we have submitted here. Nevertheless, I see no problem with making the course repeatable. The explanation for the change--exposing students to different practitioners--is make sense.
allloyd (Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:20:59 GMT): Positive vote from college committee
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