Topic. Students (in groups of 2 to 4) are required to select a topic and produce a Term Paper. The topic may be selected from a list of topics provided by the instructor (Handout 5, to be provided); the student(s) in consultation with the instructor may also determine them.
Credit. The last three classes (12/03/08, 12/08/08 and 12/10/08) of the course are reserved for 15-minute presentations on these Term Papers. It is encouraged that the Term Paper be accompanied by demos, though this is not strictly necessary. The proposal will count for 4%, the presentation/demo will count for 6% and the submitted write-up/code will count for 10% of the final grade; students in a group will get the same number of points. The final Term Paper is due by midnight of 12/10/08. This is an absolute deadline and no Term Papers will be accepted after the deadline has passed.
Project Proposal. A Project Proposal consisting of 4-5 pages (single-spaced) is due in the beginning of class on 10/20/08. The Project Proposal must have the following 4 parts:
Term Paper. The Term Paper must be 8-10 pages (single-spaced) long and contain the following sections: