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CS 305 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Cohen, Kenneth B.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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CourseCS 305 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence DC
SemesterF1DD2005
FacultyCohen, Kenneth B.
Daytime Phone614-864-4700
E-Mailkenneth.cohen@park.edu
Semester DatesAugust 23 - October 18, 2005
Class Days--T----
Class Time5:00 - 10:45 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition, by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig.  Prentice Hall 2003.  ISBN: 0-13-790395-2

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Course Description:
The student will learn the terminology and methods used in a variety of  artificial-intelligence (AI) areas. These topics will be covered: history of  artificial intelligence, search techniques, knowledge representation. In  addition, one or more of these topics will be covered: expert systems,  uncertainty, case-based reasoning, neural networks, vision, robotics. The  student may use various AI tools, Lisp, and/or Prolog for AI projects.  Prerequisite: CS352. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the history of artificial intelligence.

2. Use and trace various search algorithms.

3. Describe knowledge representation techniques.

Course Assessment:
There will be a term paper on one subject related to AI.  This paper will be presented to the class during the final class session.  A final examination will cover the readings and discussions.  Discussions will be held in class and online.

Grading:
Term Paper:    Total 300 points
 Thesis statement: 25 points
 Outline:          50 points
 Rough draft:      50 points
 Final Paper:      75 points
 Presentation:    100 points

Final Exam:    200 points

450-500 points: A
400-449 points: B
350-399 points: C
300-349 points: D
Under 300 points: F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will be assessed a minimum of one letter grade per week late.  An assignment which is late  2-7 days will be considered a week late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
August 23: Chapter 1: Introduction

August 30: Chapter 2&3: Intelligent Agents & Searching

September 6: Chapter 3&4: Searching and Informed Search, Thesis statement Due

September 13: Chapter 6: Adversarial Search

September 20: Chapter 10: Knowledge Representation, Outline Due

September 27: Chapter 13: Uncertainty

October 4: Chapter 18: Learning, Rough Draft Due

October 11: Chapter 25: Robotics, Chapter 26: Philosophical Foundations

October 18: Final Paper Due, Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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