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    Money & Banking and Financial Modeling

    I have had to opportunity to learn a lot this semester related to what I would enjoy to do with my life. At times I wish the courses here were more open so I could take even more classes focused on science. However i’ve been happy with the learning progress I have made this semester. Three things I want to highlight on is my better understanding of bonds, futures, and other derivatives. This coming from the current Money & Banking course I am taking online with Daniel Lee. Another course I have fund very interesting is my Financial Modeling course which is also taught by Daniel Lee. I though the…

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    Scholarly Article

    I included more than one scholarly article because these are all intertwined together. All of them are about a drug candidate to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) a rare genetic disorder. I could go into detail about how all of the work that came together for this drug to get FDA approval that was interdisciplinary by nature. However I’d rather talk about it in a way that relates more to me and my interest in it. Sarepta Therapeutics is in the process of making many different drugs for the treatment of DMD. They use ground breaking new solutions to these rare genetic diseases. By skipping an exon it looks to…

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    Interdisciplinary Success Story

    One person who I had originally learned a lot about my field of study from is Martin Shkreli. Therefore I thought it would be valuable to talk a little about him and his interdisciplinary story. Like me Shkreli began in finance graduating from Baruch College with a bachelors degree in finance. Shkreli then worked up the chain of the financial world to eventually start his own fund. This fund would be called MSMB Capital and would run by Shkreli and one of his long time friends Marek Biestek. Shkreli spent much of his spare time as a moonlighting scientist studying pharmacology, pathophysiology, chemistry, and disease outside of his regular course…

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    Finance

    When you search the definition of finance you get something like this, “management of large amounts of money by government or corporations” or something along the lines of providing funding. However there are many different categories and sub categories when you take a closer look into finance as well as many different fields that go into the broader picture of finance. Depending on how you look at finance has been around for a very long time. The more modern idea of finance, stock markets, corporations, trading…etc has been around for over 400 years. The Dutch East India Company marked the inception of the first joint capital fixed stock. Today there…

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    Finance & Political Science

      Finance and Political Science: a Degree Ensuring Success My proposed interdisciplinary studies program will be called Finance and Political Science. Finance and Political Science is a Bachelor of Science program focused around these degrees that PSU already has. This program merges the two together, bringing together some of the more relatable parts of the programs while also sticking to their cores. Economics is considered a social science and acts as a good crossover to bring the two together. It incorporates the importance and role of government and their effect on supply and demand. Finance then allows me to go even more in depth on the government’s ultimately large role…

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    Interdisciplinary Approach to Higher Education

      I have been extremely lucky to have met such a great professor like Dr. Bradbury. Though I have been here at Plymouth State for only a short time shes has provided much of the guidance and confidence I have in my work besides being the great teacher that she is. Dr. Bradbury was the one who pushed me to really start thinking about choosing interdisciplinary studies for a major after I told here about my passion for finance and the courses she teaches but still having passion for my current major political science. Coming from the University of Rhode Island I had access to more resources than I do…

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    IDS Intro

    Gregorian, Watters, and Rikards article’s all revolve around a set of similar interconnected ideas focused around education today. The first reading by Gregorian being the one I enjoyed the most talked  the flaws of today education system. Especially  the division of knowledge  “knowledge by dividing it into disciplines, subdisciplines, and sub-subdisciplines.” This division of knowledge has become part of life and people have began to adapt to it. In a podcast by pm Paul Cohen of DARPA that I listened to recently he talked about how today people working in an office have no idea how to do what the person in the building next to them are doing. That we…