POLS 4790H POLITICS OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS

Spring Semester AY2013-2014
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602-1615


Classroom: Baldwin 305
Time: 1:25 - 2:15PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Instructor: Keith T. Poole

Office: Room 304D Baldwin Hall
E-Mail: ktpoole@uga.edu
WebSite: Voteview Home Page

Office Hours: Thursday 3:00 - 5:00PM

The following texts will be used in this course:


Requirements

Grades will be determined by three examinations -- two mid-Semester exams and a final exam. The exams will consist of essay and short answer questions. The Midterms will be worth 1/4 of your grade and the final is worth 1/2 of your grade.

The first exam is scheduled for Friday, 14 February 2014, 1:25 - 2:15PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 28 March 2014, 1:25 - 2:15PM.

The Final Exam is scheduled for 5 May 2014, 12:00 - 3:00PM.



Course Outline
  1. Banking, Bankruptcy, and Financial Panics in Early American History: 1789-1860

    Assignment:



    Study Questions for First Exam (All Questions are short Answer!)


  2. Banking, Bankruptcy, and Financial Panics in Early American History: 1861-1913

    Assignment:


    Study Questions for Second Exam (All Questions are short Answer!)


  3. The Financial Panic of 1929-1933 and the Great Depression

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  4. The Buildup to the Banking Crisis of 2008: Subprime Mortgages, Securitization, and Fannie and Freddie

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  5. The Crisis of 2008

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  6. The Political and Economic Response to the Financial Crisis of 2008

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    Study Questions for Final Exam (All Questions are short Answer!)

    Public Debt Statements


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