CS330 - Fall 2016 - Prof. Robin Cohen

The schedule of chapters covered below should be considered approximate.
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Section 1 8:30-9:50 T TH MC4021
Section 2 1-2:20 T TH MC4061
Schedule of Lectures and Topics:
  Sep 8 Introduction to course; Chapter 1
  Sep 13 Chapter 5, Chapter 6
  Sep 15 Geekspeak Exercise Part 1, Database Tutorial Part 1
  Sep 20 Chapter 6, Chapter 7
  Sep 22 Chapter 7, Chapter 8 - A1 out, A1B exercise towards A1
  Sep 27 Chapter 2, Chapter 3
  Sep 29 Chapter 3, Chapter 4 - A2 out, A1 due
  Oct 4 Chapter 10, Chapter 11
  Oct 6 Chapter 11, Groups for A4 decided - A2 due, A1 back, A4 out
  Oct 11 Break day
  Oct 13 Time for A4 Groups to meet; A4B timeslots assigned
  Oct 18 Case Study
  Oct 20 Chapter 13, A2 back
  Oct 25 Chapter 14
  Oct 27 Group Presentations (A4B)
  Nov 1 Group Presentations (A4B)
  Nov 3 Group Presentations (A4B)
  Nov 8 Group Presentations (A4B)
  Nov 10 Group Presentations (A4B), A4 due
  Nov 15 A4C In-Class Exercise, A3 out
  Nov 17 Case Study
  Nov 22 In-class Case Study, A3 due, A4B back, A4C back
  Nov 24 In-class Office Hour; Guest Speaker on Big Data Cancelled
  Nov 29 Geekspeak Exercise Part 2, Database Sentiment Analysis
  Dec 1 (Course evals) Course wrap (reflection), A3 back, A4 back, Prizes
A4C is a standalone exercise requiring knowledge of your A4 project. You will also be asked to answer a question about an A4 presentation done by another group in your class, on a date other than the one you presented.
  Assignments 50 (A1:10, A2:10, A3:5, A4:10, A4B:10, A4C:5)
  Final Exam 50 (CH1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,13,14 of the Text)
Management Information Systems: 7th Canadian Edition - Laudon, Laudon, Brabston
Note: Earlier editions of this textbook cover a lot of the same material but our text has some new elements, which may surface on assignments/exam. Two copies of the 7th edition will be on reserve in the DC library. This will enable comparison with earlier versions (if this is what you happen to own). You proceed at your own risk. Note that the US version is quite distinct.
Lectures will provide insights into the course material of value towards assignments and exams. There will be opportunities as well to think and to interact, including some hands-on exercises with TAs.
Suggested CS330 communication etiquette is posted here.
Email: cs330@uwaterloo.ca
Links for:
  Instructor: Robin Cohen, DC2512, x34457
    Office Hours: Mondays 10-11AM, Tuesdays 2:30-3:30PM (NO OFFICE HOUR Oct 10, Oct 11)
  TAs: Michael Cormier, Krishna Vaidyanathan, Alan Tsang, Dan Recoskie, Mariah Shein, Jonathan Perrie, Qi Feng (Edmund) Liu
    Please contact TAs through cs330@uwaterloo.ca
This outline is indicating Jan 17, 2017 as the deadline for any requests for reviews of the final exam in CS330 Fall 2016.

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