Personal Finances: From Paper to the Digital

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Personal Finances

Fall 2021

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 and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 11:06am 12/1/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 715

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021