**Freshman Seminar 1010(70627): Problem Solving and the Use of the Internet**

**Course Information **

** Fall 2009**

**Instructor:** Dr. Thiab R. Taha, e-mail: thiab@cs.uga.edu
**Office:** Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center, Room 545

**Office Hours:** T, Th: 1:00 - 1:50 PM or by an appointment

**Time and Place**: Mondays, 2rd period (09:05 - 09:55 AM), 306 Boyd Graduate Studies Building

**Scope:** This seminar examines the use of free software for solving
real problems. Each student will present a non-trivial problem and will be
asked to use the Internet to find the right free software that helps in
finding a satisfactory solution. The student will compare the free software
with some of the available commercial packages. Each student will present
his/her finding to the class. In addition, the instructor will present an
introduction to computer science and his research interests.

** Presentation and Report:** Each student will use a computer
to present the problem and the solution. A typed report for the
problem and its solution is due in class by the last day of presentations.

** Attendance:** Each student is required to attend all presentations and
submit a one page summary of each one.

**Grading:**: Pass/Fail

**Academic Honesty**: All students are responsible for maintaining the
highest standards of honesty and integrity in every phase of their
academic careers. The penalties for academic dishonesty are severe
and ignorance is not an acceptable defense. The Department Policy applies: see overleaf.
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