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Fall 2019
Jan 28, 2020
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CSCI 1951M - Great Ideas in Computer Science
Students will read and present major papers from across all areas of computer science in the last 70 years. The course is intended for sophomores and above who are interested in understanding how "great ideas" have driven vast and persevering shifts in computer science. While the tech industry constantly seeks the "latest and greatest", in this class we will instead seek to understand and identify enduring sources of value in the field, both past and future. Assignments include 2 paper presentations to the class, weekly short responses to papers, and a final project. The class is heavily discussion-based.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Computer Science Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Semester Level 04
      Semester Level 05
      Semester Level 06
      Semester Level 13
      Semester Level 08
      Semester Level 09
      Semester Level 10
      Semester Level 11
      Semester Level 12
      Semester Level 03
      Semester Level 07

Undergraduate level CSCI 0330 Minimum Grade of S

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