This page contains information specific to Extension School students. Please note that more information will be added to this page, particularly up to and including the first week of classes.
Prerequisites for this course for Extension School students is CSCI E-51; course CSCI E-121 is also recommended. Students must have good programming skills, be very comfortable with recursion, basic mathematical ideas and notations, including sets, relations, functions, and induction. See the schedule for some suggested background reading on some of these concepts. Feel free to contact the instructor if you have questions about the requirements or other aspects of the course.
Two points to emphasize: (1) this is not an introduction to programming; students should already know how to program, ideally in at least couple of languages. (2) you must be very comfortable with recursion, basic mathematical ideas and notations, including sets, relations, functions, and induction.
Please see the Extension School calendar for details of registration dates, add/drop dates, etc.
Extension School students are welcome to physically attend lectures, office hours, and section.
Lecture and Section videos
Videos of the lecture and section are available here. (Make sure to log in, and look on the left of the page for "Lecture Videos", etc.) The same site also provides live streams for lecture and section.
Assignments for Extension School students are the same as for College students, and the same policies apply regarding late days, grading, etc.
One exception is that assignments for Extension students are due exactly 24 hours after the College student deadline. This only applies to assignments, and not to exams or forms that we may need you to fill out.
Extension School students sit the same exams as College students, i.e., a 75 minute mid-term exam and a final exam.
The midterm exam will be held on Tuesday March 3rd. It is a 75 minute exam. Per Extension School policy, if you live in New England, you must attend the exam in person. It will be held at 7pm on Tuesday March 3, in MD 119. For those not attending the exam, you must sit it within a 24 hour window starting Tuesday March 3rd, 12:00am EST and ending Tuesday March 3rd, 11:59pm EST.
The final exam will be held on Wednesday May 13, 7pm in Maxwell-Dworkin room 223. It is a 3 hour exam. For those not attending the exam, you must sit it within the 24 hour window starting Wednesday May 13, 12:00am EDT and ending Wednesday May 13, 11:59pm EDT.
Please refer to the Extension School pages on exams for information on requirements for Extension School students taking exams. Note that both the midterm and final are proctored exams: if you live in the New England area you must attend the exam on campus, or arrange a suitable proctor; if you live out of the New England area you must arrange a suitable proctor.
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