Welcome! This is an honors section of CSE 143 / CSE 143X; 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 group-based, and each week we will discuss or work
in groups to learn about a different topic related to Computer
Science. The topics will vary from reading a book 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 by scrolling down on this page.
Cryptograms, Secret Messages, and Hiding Information
Is the NSA's spying justified? To what extent does government "control"
Teamwork and Problem Solving
Mathematical Card Tricks, Password Cracking, and Computing Speed
Games, games, and more games!
Watch a video
Math, Infinity, Sets, and More!
Read Logicomix pp. 218-313.
Run a tournament between R/P/S bots.
In case you're interested in going into more depth on a particular topic, this section outlines some next steps you might take.
Privacy and Technology
Infinity, Sets, and More