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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 Canvas Model

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. How Internet Works [howstuffworks.com]

Assignment 1: Preface,

Chapters 1 and 2

 

Grading Rubric for Assignments

9/12

Canceled due to Storm (Irma)

www.howstuffworks.com

Assign 2: Ch. 3 and 4

9/19

Logic Gates

Computer Software

Digital Dilemmas David Manasian

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Flow Chart Example

9/26

Quiz 1: 20 minutes

Spreadsheet Analysis

Excel Basics - Sample Spreadsheet

Assign 3: Ch. 5 and 6

 

10/3

Functional Areas

Marketing

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

Assign 4: Ch. 7 and 8

10/10

Eastman Kodak

Finance/Accounting

Grameen Foundation - Microfinance

 

10/17

Technology and Operations

‘Lean’ at Starbucks

Assign 5: Spreadsheet Analysis

10/24

 

Field Trip: The Home Depot Corporate Offices

 

Business Dress!

 

Field Trip Assignment

10/31

Field Trip – United Parcel Service

Business Dress!

 

11/7

Quiz 2: 20 minutes

Data Analysis, Technology Future

 

 

11/14

Review, Project work

 

11/21

Thanksgiving holiday

11/28

Final Project Presentations

 

Group Project due: Company Analysis