Mar 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

IDS 120 - General Education Seminar: Money Matters: Personal Finance


Course Description: This course will explore basic concepts, techniques, and strategies in personal finance and money management, with the objective of enhancing a student’s financial capabilities both as a student and after college. Each student will explore and develop individual plans and options based on their current situation and future goals.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Quantitative Literacy, Social Responsibility, and Personal & Professional Development.
General Education Elective(s): General Education
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Research and apply for various forms of financing for education such as financial aid, loans, scholarships, etc.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, or annual budgets to track and manage income and expenses
  • Evaluate credit terms, conditions, and options for credit cards, auto loans and home mortgages
  • Plan for the management of debt, the development of credit, and the building of savings and investment for personal, family, or retirement needs
  • Assess insurance needs and options with respect to financial and other risks

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