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PERS 2002: Business and Technology

Tentative Schedule for Fall 2017: Changes may be necessary

 

Date

Topic

Resources

Assignments Due

8/22

Introduction: Business & Technology (and Global Issues)

Business Environment

(1st page only, plus links)

Effective Writing Skills 

Balanced Scorecard – Measuring Organizational Performance

Subscribe to the Wall Street Journal for the semester.

 

Buy Text “Travels of T-Shirt

8/29

Social Impact of technology

"What Do Women Want? Issues of Choice, Control, and Class in Pregnancy and Childbirth." Lazarus

Link to excerpts from the book

“Ending World Hunger”,  Norman Borlaug

"Globalization and International Terrorism." Cronin, AK.

PROJECT TEAMS

 

Grading Rubric for Presentations

9/5

Computing Technology

Computer Hardware Basics

Binary System

The Myth of the Computer Revolution, Neville Holmes.

Whose computer revolution is this, anyhow? Brigitte Berger.

Assignment 1: Chapters 1 and 2

 

Grading Rubric for Assignments

9/12

Computer Hardware - Logic Gates

www.howstuffworks.com

Assignment 2: Chapters 3 and 4

9/19

Computer Software

Flow Chart Example

Assignment 3: Chapters 5 and 6

9/26

Quiz 1: 20 minutes

Internet Business Models

Article 1 – Prof. Rappa, NCSU               

Article 2

How Internet Works [howstuffworks.com]

Digital Dilemmas David Manasian

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

 

Assignment 4: Chapters 7 and 8

10/3

Functional Areas

Marketing

“Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity” – McGinnis, Gootman, Kraak

 

 

10/10

Eastman Kodak

Spreadsheet Analysis Finance/Accounting

Grameen Foundation - Microfinance

 

Excel Basics - Sample Spreadsheet

Assignment 5: Chapters 9 and 10

10/17

Field Trip: The Home Depot Corporate Offices

Business Dress!

Assignment 6: Chapters 11 and 12

10/24

Technology and Operations

‘Lean’ at Starbucks

 

10/31

Quiz 2: 20 minutes

Data Analysis, Technology Future

Field Trip Assignment

11/7

Review, Project work

 

 

11/14

Field Trip United Parcel Service

Business Dress!

 

11/21

Thanksgiving holiday

11/28

Final Project Presentations

 

Group Project due: Company Analysis