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
or by scrolling down on this page.
Cryptograms, Secret Messages, and Hiding Information
Is the NSA's spying justified? To what extent does government "control"
What isn't Computer Science?
Is Bitcoin actually important? Is "internet.org" a good idea?
Mathematical Card Tricks, Password Cracking, and Computing Speed
Watch a video
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?