Full Course Calendar (Summer 2021)

The open-ended structure of this class leaves you a lot of room for exploration, but it also might make it difficult to know where you’re meant to be spending your time each week. The purpose of this calendar is twofold: one, to give you a single canonical listing of everything you need to do in the class, and two, to give you an idea where we expect your time to be spent each week. If you find yourself unsure where to spend your time, check here!

Numbers in parentheses are our estimates for how much time you should spend on each task. Note that these can be hard to estimate as some tasks (e.g. “Investigate the literature and gather sources”) overlap significantly with others (“Complete Assignment 1”, where half of assignment 1 is to write about what you gathered).

Week TasksDeliverablesDeadline
105/23/2021
205/30/2021
306/06/2021
406/13/2021
5
  • Complete the Quarter-Course Survey (<0.5)
  • Continue to investigate the literature and gather sources as described by the Research Guide (6)
  • Revisit and begin synthesizing prior assignments (2)
  • Complete the Project Proposal (4)
  • Complete four peer reviews on Qualifier Questions (1)
  • Earn participation credit (extra peer reviews, Piazza posts, project participation) (2)
06/20/2021
606/27/2021
707/04/2021
807/11/2021
907/18/2021
1007/25/2021
1108/01/2021
12
  • Earn participation credit (extra peer reviews, Piazza posts, project participation) (1)
  • Complete four peer reviews on the final project presentations (2.5)
  • Earn participation credit (extra peer reviews, Piazza posts) (7)
  • Complete the end-of-course survey (0.5)
  • Complete the CIOS survey (0.5)
  • Browse and discuss other students’ projects (3.5)
08/08/2021