ICS 398B — UC Irvine — David G. Kay
Activity 1: Design an Introductory Course
You've just taken a new job as an assistant professor. Your department chair has asked you to design a course that will introduce (some aspects of) your field (computing, engineering, math) to students with no previous background.
Prepare three slides as follows (though in some forms, like PowerPoint, it might take more than three to fit this information):
You may wish to look at this detailed checklist for instructors planning a course or an actual course syllabus (or two or three) for a list of the kinds of things you want to have decided by the start of the course.
Your goal is to produce a brief synopsis of your work, so we can see what your class involves. Don't spend a lot of time making it look polished; it's better that you spend that time thinking about course design tradeoffs.
Please e-mail me a copy of your work the night before class (any reasonably standard form is fine). Then bring an electronic version to class to present (anything that will work with the classroom projection system is fine).
David G. Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org