Personal Finances: From Paper to the Digital

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture & Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Personal Finances
Fall 2023
Taught By: Santiago Ismael Mandirola
Section: A

CRN: 11041

Credits: 4

How have credit, debt, and payment forms, migrated from paper archives and means to digital forms? How do these developments alter or reshape the world in which they are inscribed? To explore these questions, the course will be divided into four main topics: a) money, what money actually is and a review of its evolution from national to alternative currencies; b) credit/debt, from department-store originated loans to credit cards, from mortgages and subprime mortgages to student debt; c) consumer information, from paper archives in credit bureaus’ basements to credit scores and the ‘all data is credit data’ approach; and d) platform economies and the marketization of data and online activities. These are some of the questions we will engage with by the end of the course. This course will be offered at the 2000 level and made accessible to first- and second-year students. [Tracks C, M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture & Media (CAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:42am EST 2/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 617
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/14/2023