About The Course
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
Statement of accomplishment will be given to students who obtain more than 70% of the maximum score on the problem sets and final exam. Students who also complete the programming assignments will receive a statement of accomplishment saying that they also completed the programming part of the course.
- What is the format of the class?
The class will consist of lecture videos, which are broken into small chunks, usually between eight and twelve minutes each. Some of these may contain integrated quiz questions. There will also be standalone quizzes that are not part of video lectures, and programming assignments. There will be approximately two hours worth of video content per week.
- How much programming background is needed for the course?
The course includes optional programming assignments and some programming background will be helpful. We will also point to online resources that can help students find the necessary background.
- What math background is needed for the course?
The course is mostly self contained, however some knowledge of discrete probability will be helpful. The wikibooks article on discrete probability should give sufficient background.