Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Is everyone this excited about their first course outline? I'm not sure why, but I'm feeling sort of giddy about it. I mean, sure, I've TA'ed before, and taught younger students for outreach and my mini-course, but this is the first full course I'll have ever taught. It's called Introduction to Computers for Arts and Social sciences, and I wrote a bit about it before.
The outline is available online on our School of Computer Science website. I wouldn't say it's 100% complete yet; I plan on finalizing it this weekend after I'm finished with the mini-course. I will also be organizing material on the course's WebCT page, and will have to link to that. I've also made up a schedule of topics and assignments separately, but I'll need to fill in the details soon and get ready for the first class.
As a bonus, I also just learned that this is not a required course for students (I thought it was). About half of the students are there because they really want to be, and the other half because it's an easy credit to fulfill their science requirement. I'm definitely happy with that!
I'll post some of my material as time goes on, and hopefully remember to record how well it went.