What is money? What does money do? How has the understanding of economics changed over the years? Explore the answers to these questions and more in this online course.On Understanding Money - The History of Finance, Speculation, and the Stock Market at University of Southampton by FutureLearn , you will learn how literary, cultural, visual and historical studies have offered new ways of understanding money and investment.
You will look at popular representations of finance in visual culture and literature and explore the social meaning of credit, debt and the role of the market. You will also investigate financial crises in history and analyse how the media presents this information to the public.
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- An exploration of money’s representations in art, literature and popular culture.
- An exploration of how investment cultures have changed and the role that technology and financial advice have played in them.
- An analysis of the causes and forms of financial crisis.
- An exploration of four case studies - the South Sea Bubble, the Railway Mania, the Wall Street Crash and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.
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- 21 days
- 3 hrs/week
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DisciplinesEconomics Finance Financial Mathematics View 56 other Short Courses in Finance in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This course is for anyone with a general interest in money and how money is understood in society, as well as anyone interested in history, literature, and economics.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.