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Nanette Hanks
Assistant Dean for Curriculum

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Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Symbolic Meaning of Money and Property (JOUR 1904)

Freshman seminar for Fall 2015

Presented by Kenneth Doyle

Description from the Course Catalog

Do you ever wonder why some people run away from money, while most people chase after it? Or why some people who could afford better buy their clothes at Savers while others (who maybe can’t afford it) prefer to shop at Gucci or Armani? Or why husbands and wives, and parents and children, so seldom agree on what to do with money? Understanding the symbolic messages money sends to people is the key to learning how to answer these questions. Whether your interest is business, liberal arts, or a particular profession, this seminar ought to be interesting and useful for you.


There’s truth to the rumor that Kenneth Doyle is a maverick. A former monk, retired financial planner and investment advisor, and a licensed financial psychologist, he comes at the meanings of money from many angles. Especially interested in crosscultural meanings of money, he is president of the Minnesota chapter of the Circumnavigators Club (limited to people who have circumnavigated the globe), and has visited 55 countries.