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Please Note: Courses effective Fall 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Financial Services

FIS101 - Commodities Futures Trading
Course presents fundamentals and history of commodity futures trading. Content includes the economic role of commodity trading in our society, exchange rules that govern trading, regulatory agencies and the organization and operation ofthe commodity futures exchanges.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

FIS102 - Securities Trading
Course continues FIS 101. Content includes fundamentals and history of the securities markets, the economic role of securities trading in our society, exchange rules that govern trading, regulatory agencies and the organization andoperation of the securities exchanges.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

FIS130 - Principles of Fundamental Analysis
Course studies use of fundamental analysis in commodity and securities price forecasting. Content includes supply and demand, price cycles, forecasting of prices and research methods.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

FIS140 - Principles of Technical Analysis
Course studies use of technical analysis in commodity and securities price forecasting. Content includes basics of chart analysis of price movements and technical factors affecting price movement, trends, support and resistancelevels and pattern identification. Focus is on construction, interpretation and application of charts as tools in determining market positions. Prerequisite: FIS 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

FIS237 - Options Markets
Course explores actual market conditions and strategies. Focus is on the relationship of options to their respective underlying vehicles and on therelationship of several individual options to others of the same classification. Recommended for students with basic knowledge of put and call options. Prerequisite: FIS 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

FIS247 - Advanced Technical Analysis
Course reviews methods and techniques of price analysis of commodity futures markets. Content includes focus on applying and examining validity of various methods of price analysis available for use in trading the commodity futures markets, for stock and bond trading, trading of live markets, and stop-loss procedures. Prerequisite: FIS 140.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)

FIS290 - Topics in Financial Services
Course designed to meet the special interest needs of Financial Services students and local business organizations. Special topics will be offered for variable credit from one to four semester credit hours. Students may repeat FIS 290 up to three times on different topics for a maximum of nine semester credit hours. prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-4; lab: 1-4)

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