“The Web is the largest human information construct in history. The Web is transforming society.” Inspired by these words of Tim Berners-Lee, the originator of the World Wide Web, we invite students to engage with the Web in order to understand what it is, how to use it, and how to contribute to it.
- to answer questions about the Web—How connected is the Web? How does search work?—using the language of network and graph theory
- to contribute to and engage with the Web, by
- learning the basics of Web programming
- creating an original website as an independent semester-long project
- participating in collaborative websites such as Wikipedia and Delicious
CS 103 has no prerequisites; it is intended both for non-technical students interested in the Internet and for Internet-savvy students interested in mathematics and sociology. This course counts toward the Math/CS divisional studies requirement.