OK….I’ll be the first to admit, that the first module might not have been exactly enthralling, but it was indeed a fountain of beneficial knowledge. But to be perfectly honest, I was dying to read something that was actually about finance. This module got off to less than a rousing start because Blackboard was down for a few days right after the module opened. That was just the opening I needed to completely blow off reading anything at all. As a matter of fact, I think I got a little too good at blowing off studying because three weeks later I am just opening the books.
Now….Having said that, I’ve got to tell you that the lectures and the readings are really interesting. I’ve never studied finance before, so some of the terms are rather like a foreign language, but it’s OK. I will work it all out. In fact, I just signed up for the word of the day newsletter with Investopedia, and it is helping a lot already. Reading about financial markets and the controversial nature of money and financial markets is pretty cool. I had never considered money or finance to be controversial, except for when I was a kid growing up in the ‘hood and I was considering ‘alternative finance methods’ to help me get a new pair of Jordans, but the critical nature of research at this university means that there will always be room for an alternative opinion somewhere.
I’ve only read the first section of the course book, but I’m shooting to catch up my reading in the next 2 or 3 days. When I do, I’ll let you know an interesting tidbit from what I’ve learned.