ALA 115 - The Financially Savvy Student
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Students cannot enroll if they have alreaday completed UC 170, Topic Title "The Financially Savvy Student".
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This one-credit course is designed to provide students with knowledge and practice in financial literacy. Students in the class will develop skills in managing money, making choices, and planning for the future, including: safe and smart use of credit and debit cards; developing personal monthly budgets and financial self-assessments; leveraging financial aid and scholarships; and funding study abroad, spring break, research, and internships. Student learning in the class is grounded in: economic history, for understanding how family and personal wealth is accumulated across generations; educational policy studies, for the evolution of federal and state aid for higher education, scholarships, and loans; and behavioral psychology and behavioral economics, for insights into how individuals make choices about money and their futures.

Course Requirements:

Class requirements include participating in related activities on and off campus. Evaluations are based on journals and other written assignments, class discussion, and small group project presentations.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate Students

Class Format:


ALA 115 - The Financially Savvy Student
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (LEC)
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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