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Welcome! This is an honors section of CSE143; it is a one credit class that will be graded CR/NC. In particular, any and all assignments will be graded on effort--not results. The course is discussion-based, and each week we will discuss a different topic related to Computer Science. The topics will vary from reading Logicomix to learning how to solve cryptograms to discussing what the difference between humans and computers is. A draft of the syllabus with more details can be found here, or by scrolling down on this page.

Meetings

Section HB
Tuesday
1:30pm
2:50pm
CSE 403
Section HD
Tuesday
3:30pm
5:00pm
CSE 403

Instructor

CSE 444
(206) 616-0034

Schedule (PDF)

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Day
Topic
For Next Time...
Welcome!
Read Logicomix pp. 1-115.
Try some cryptograms!
Cryptograms, Secret Messages, and Hiding Information
Is the NSA's spying justified? To what extent does government "control" technology?
What isn't Computer Science?
Is Bitcoin actually important? Is "internet.org" a good idea?
Mathematical Card Tricks, Password Cracking, and Computing Speed
Read Logicomix pp. 116-217.
Watch a video.
Veteran's Day: No Class
What makes us human? What makes computer not human?
(We'll do the puzzles in class instead--Try some puzzles!)
Read Logicomix pp. 218-313.
Games, games, and more games!
Run a tournament between R/P/S or Prisoner's Dilemma bots. What does it mean to be ethical? Do our results from the tournament agree?