349 Contemporary Issues in Computer Science
Alan Cline and Elaine Rich
There will be two sections of this class, both co-taught by Alan Cline and Elaine Rich. The two sections (one at 2:00, the other at 3:30) will be identical. But we will require that you come to the session for which you are registered. If we don’t do this, the groups will become too lopsided in size.
What You’ll Do
We’ll read books and papers and discuss them. You need to check the Schedule of Topics and Assignments and come to each class prepared to discuss the reading assignment of that day. Sometimes there will be homework assignments that relate to the reading and to the class discussions.
As you’re reading the news, be on the lookout for articles that touch on the issues that we are covering in class. Every Thursday, you should come to class with a printout of an article that you found interesting. You should be prepared to present your article to the class.
In addition, everyone in the class will pick a topic for a term project. You’ll submit a final paper, as well as a short video, which we’ll watch in class at the end of the semester. Check the term project page for more information, including the evaluation sheets we’ll use for grading the project.