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    Financial Literacy

    AP Prospectus How to Invest Anyone in the world can learn how to invest like the best out there with the right information and the desire to learn. My applied project will be a multi part series that looks to teach anyone whether they are familiar with the field of finance or not how to invest. Beginning with an introduction to basic terms and concepts. With the goal of showing any individual with the desire to learn how to effectively invest in stocks while also giving them an understanding of bonds, futures, options, foreign exchanges, and real estate. Personally, I have been able to learn a lot on my own…

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    Brainstorm

    Research Article (some of these double as applied projects) Use my paper on revitalizing rural communities and retaining youth that I will be presenting in Oct. This will cover finance, economics, and computer science. Do research of various companies and model their financials. This would cover finance and economics Do in depth research on a single company and determine whether someone should invest in it. This would cover finance and economics. Create a research article on pharmacology, drug interaction, and drug development. This would cover nursing, chemistry, and mathematics. Create a research article on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a drug a company is creating and determine whether it will…

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    IDS FINAL

    This semester has had a very positive impact on both my life and my education, mainly due to the fact that I changed majors over to interdisciplinary studies. It provided me with the freedom I needed to create a major that fit what I need in my life and allowing me to learn what I want to learn and find important. Overall there wasn’t many surprises with the layout of this course. However I was not expecting the focus on twitter as much. Even though I already had a twitter before starting this course and you would think that would put me at an advantage but it did not. I…

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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…