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COMM 226 Schedule Winter 2015


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This COMM 226 schedule for Winter 2015 is subject to change

The course textbook is a custom textbook that combines two textbooks: Experiencing MIS (EMIS) and Processes, Systems, and Information (PSI). In the custom textbook, the original chapter and page numbers from the source textbooks are retained; therefore in the custom textbook, there are two chapters 5 and two chapters 6 as well as duplicated page numbers. In the schedule below the following abbreviations are used for the textbook sections:
  • EMIS: Experiencing MIS (first half of the course textbook)
  • PSI: Process, Systems and Information (first half of the course textbook)
Dates Topic Readings (before Monday) Activities, evaluations and slides
Jan 7 Course introduction
Jan 12 and 14 Introduction to IS & IT careers EMIS ch. 1; Careers in BTM supplement
Tue Jan 20  Last day to add courses
Jan 19 and 21 Information technology components EMIS ch. 4
Jan 26 and 28 Productivity, innovation and strategy EMIS ch. 3
Feb 2 and 4 Business processes and using IS to improve processes PSI ch. 2 (read only Q1,Q3,Q4); read all of ch. 5
Feb 9 and 11 Supporting processes with enterprise systems PSI ch. 6, 7 and Appendix 7
Feb 16 and 18 Supporting processes with enterprise systems (continued) Same as previous week
Feb 23 to 28 Midterm break
Mar 2 and 4 Database management EMIS ch. 5, 5a, 5b; Database Systems supplement
Mar 9 and 11 Database management (continued) Same as previous week
Sun Mar 15
  • Registration deadline for Assignment 3: March 15
  • Last day to drop courses
Mar 16 and 18 Networks and the Internet EMIS ch. 6
  • Final registration deadline for Assignment 3: March 22
    • Score of zero if not registered
  • Networks and the Internet
  • Assignment 3 presentation (slides in Moodle)
Mar 23 and 25 E-commerce, social networking and Web 2.0 EMIS ch. 9
Mar 30 and Apr 1 Acquiring IS through projects EMIS ch. 10
Apr 8 Structure, ethics and IT governance EMIS ch. 11
Apr 13 IS security management and privacy EMIS ch. 12
Monday April 20 7 to 10 pm in H-937 Final exam