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General Information Edit
Practicum course associated with CS 4700.
Probably the only practicum course that you can sometimes forget that you're taking.
CS 4700 (or corequisite)
Topics Covered Edit
- Anything you want, related to AI
One project, on whatever you want. You can do as much or as little work as you want. You'll probably still get an A+, though.
General Advice Edit
If you're pursuing the AI vector, it's required.
Note that the scheduled section only actually meets on the first week.
Pay close attention to who's teaching it. When taught by Hod Lipson, this was a more structured practicum course, with proposals, code reviews, and weekly reports.
With Bart Selman, this qualified as a "course" in the loosest sense of the word.
Having taken it with Selman, here is all the work I did for this course, and the approximate time I spent on it.
- Wrote proposal: 1 hour (also, I never received my proposal back)
- Wrote project: 8 hours
- Created report and presentation: 6 hours
- Gave presentation: 0.5 hours
And yes, I did receive an A+.
(Also, if you think I had it easy, my partner did 0 hours of work and also received an A+.)
This is not an intense practicum course.
I took CS4701 when Professor Selman was teaching it. It's probably the easiest course you'll take at Cornell. Since the project itself is very open-ended, you can choose to do as little, or as much, work as you want to do. I took the easy way out and essentially did zero work for this class. I just submitted my high school project, which was an implementation of backgammon and a fairly simple AI. I still received an A+ regardless.
Past Offerings Edit
|Semester||Time||Professor||Median Grade||Course Page|
|Fall 2011||T 3:35 - 4:25||Hod Lipson||?||http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Courses/cs4701/2011fa/|
|Fall 2012||T 3:35 - 4:25||Bart Selman||?||http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Courses/cs4701/2012fa/|
None to speak of.