0368.3464.01 Course Policy 2020-2021

  1. Lectures this year will be on-line using Zoom. The link to the Zoom will appear on the course Moodle site. Presentation slides will be available on the course Moodle, and lecture recordings will be available throughout the semester.
  2. Lectures will commence at 17:10 precisely. There will be 10 minute breaks at 18:00-18:10 and 19:00-19:10. The lecture will be finished by 20:00.
  3. Lecture attendance is mandatory and will be verified! Students who do not attend most of the lectures will not be allowed to take the final exam. Active participation is encouraged and influences the material covered.
  4. The official course text is DSPCSP. There are multiple copies in the library and two copies will be reserved. Since semester is not enough time to cover the entire book, the precise (sub)sections covered are listed on the course web site. Please read the chapter material as needed.
  5. Homework assignments will be posted on the web site starting at the third lecture. Expend effort on most of the assignments is mandatory (getting correct answers is not). Assignments are designed to coax you into reading over the material in the book (which is a good idea anyway). Programming assignments may be written in any language.
  6. The final exam will most probably be on-line. Stay tuned.
  7. You can always contact me via email. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have questions regarding the subject matter. However, please also take into account that I receive over 500 emails per day, and so my answer may sometimes be a bit delayed.
  8. N.B. As you probably know I am not on the regular university staff (i.e., I have a real job). So why do go to the considerable effort to teach these courses and write textbooks? First, because I enjoy teaching. Second, because I think the subject matter is not being optimally taught by others. Third, because I want to teach you useful subjects that will influence your life (yes, that explains my long digressions into topics not normally considered part of the course material). I want the course to be as interesting, as useful, and as enjoyable as possible (that explains some of the jokes). Your feedback as to the attaining of these goals would be appreciated! In particular, please fill in the feedback form when requested by the university.