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CIS 421/521 will be offered during the Summer 2 Session (July 5-August 9). The class will meet in 3401 Walnut room 401B on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30pm-5pm (not noon-2:30pm like it said during Advanced Registration).

Interestred in joining the class in the Fall? To get a permit, you can sign yourself up for the waitlist now. You do not need to contact the instructor to request permission to register.

Course number
CIS 421/521 - Artificial Intelligence
Chris Callison-Burch
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Time and place
Summer 2 Session 2019 (from July 5th through August 9th). Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30pm-5pm in 3401 Walnut room 401B.
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Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd edition) by Russel and Norvig
55% Homework Assignments, 15% Midterm 1, 15% Midterm 2, 15% Midterm 3. There roughly one homework assignment per week, aside from weeks with exams. Students enrolled in CIS 421 may skip one HW assignment, or they may discard their lowest scoring HW assignment. You do not get late days back on the homework that you discard. Students enrolled in CIS 521 must complete all HW assignments and cannot discard their lowest scoring assignment.
Collaboration Policy
Unless otherwise noted, you are not allowed to work in groups on the homework assignments. You can discuss homework problems with others (you must explicitly list who you discussed problems with on each homework submission), but 

all code must be your own independent work. You are not allowed to upload your code to publicly accessible places (like public github repositories), and you are not allowed to access anyone else’s code. If you discover someone else’s code online, please report it to the course staff via a private note on Piazza.
Late Day Policy
Each student has five free “late days”. Homeworks can be submitted at most two days late. If you are out of late days, then you will not be able to get credit for subsequent late assignments. One “day” is defined as anytime between 1 second and 24 hours after the homework deadline. The intent of the late day policy it to allow you to take extra time due to unforseen circumstances like illnesses or family emergencies, and for forseeable interruptions like on campus interviewing and religious holidays. You do not need to ask permission to use your late days. No additional late days are granted.