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Honors Section (CSE 390HA)

Wednesdays, 3:30-5:20pm, in CSE 403

Instructor: Brett Wortzman (

This quarter, we are offering an honors section for students who are interested in exploring additional topics related to technology and computer science. This is a one-unit, CR/NC course that will be offered in a seminar setting. Sessions will consist of group discussions about various topics and ideas along with some activities. There will be a small amount of homework prior to each session, primarily readings or videos that will be discussed in class. Students must attend seven of the nine scheduled sessions and participate in all discussions and activities to receive credit.

Each week, we will discuss various topics related to computer science. While we may cover some programming topics (such as non-Java programming languages, advanced techniques, applications of CS, etc.), our sessions will mostly relate to the societal and cultural impacts of technology and CS. This course is NOT an opportunity to learn more programming, but an opportunity to think about computer science and other related topics in a broader context.

Honors students are automatically eligible for the honors section, and should register for CSE 390HA if interested. Non-honors students will be accepted based on available space. If you are a non-honors student interested in joining the section, please fill out this application:

Honors Section Application

Applications are due by 9:00pm on Sunday, April 1. Students will be informed whether or not they have been accepted by 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 3. Our first meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 4.