I'm not a CS student. Can I take the course?
Yes, we welcome students with diverse academic backgrounds! There are no official course prerequisites. But assignments and the final project will require building features of a crowdsourcing / social computing system, so programming skills are needed. Knowledge or research experience in HCI (CS374 or equivalent) or social computing is useful, but not required.
Can I audit the course?
Please talk to Prof. Kim in person during the first week of class.
What's the course load like?
This will be a course that will have reading / video materials for every class, milestones for your projects, and a few assignments throughout the semester. Please expect a continuous workload. On the positive side, since there are no big deadlines or exams, you're not likely to pull an all-nighter. Overall, we expect the total workload to be equivalent to other 3-unit courses.
The course seems to require active participation during class, but my English isn't quite good. Maybe I shouldn't take it?
We recognize that a vast majority of students won't be comfortable with speakinng English. But active participation isn't really about how good your English is. It's more about your engagement with the class material. We will also try to lower the partipation barrier for students with low English fluency.