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Understanding Money - The History of Finance, Speculation, and the Stock Market

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Explore how money, investment, and finance have been represented in arts, literature, and popular culture over the last 300 years with Understanding Money - The History of Finance, Speculation, and the Stock Market at University of Southampton by FutureLearn.

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Overview

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.

Key facts:

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.

Programme Structure

Topics:

  • 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Funding

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