And I think the tradition is strong enough to withstand questions.
I could be wrong about this, but I think that a lot of Muslims who’ve come to see the play feel that their own polarities are actually represented—that it’s not an attack on Muslim consciousness, but an exploration of these poles within the consciousness.
Cheating and plagiarism will be dealt with in accordance with university procedures. This will be our primary and only essential textbook. bioinformatics, computer vision, speech recognition, robotics, etc.) Projects should be done in groups of 2 or 3. no programming) on a topic, which should be at least 6 pages long.
For more specific information about each course requirement, see the subsections below. All reading assignments will either come from this book or from supplementary readings which I will hand out in class. You may also try implementing an algorithm from literature or of your own design, and turn in your code plus a 2-3 page write-up of your goals, methods, experiments and the results.
But it’s also a play about how the image of the prophet figures in the lives of these folks, in the mythological space, notably the life of the lead character, Zarina.
The deeper subject matter of the play is the Ummah’s—the Muslim community’s—relationship to the prophet.This course offers an in depth exploration of the role of creative producing in professional theater and its relationship to the produced work.Students will cultivate an understanding of the reciprocal relationship between reading and producing plays, reading plays as literature written for production with a detailed appreciation for what production entails., a witty and compelling comedy of bad manners dealing with the topical and controversial subject of Muslim identity in this country.In the play, an urbane dinner party, thrown by a successful Pakistani-American lawyer and his Caucasian artist wife at their well-appointed Upper East Side home, breaks down into an unexpectedly brutal examination of the faith and politics of the hosts and their guests.And the other side of the play is really just an immigrant tale of Afzal, the father, coming to embrace America on one level and, on the other, his continued at-oddness with American life and also with his own daughter’s choices.It’s a very old tale which is told again and again. Did you have any qualms about taking on the hot-button subject of Islamic faith?The project grade will depend about half on the presentation, and half on the paper/report.These are exams given by various instructors from the recent past, some provided with solutions.A breadth of topics will be covered, including problem solving through search, game playing, logic, planning, machine learning and natural language processing, plus some philosophical and ethical issues. (Also the CS 760 text.)Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, D. Late homeworks may be turned in during class or in the TA's mailbox.Please see the syllabus for a more detailed breakdown of topics. All homeworks and exams must be done individually (however, projects will be done in groups). Excellent extended coverage of problem solving by heuristic search and optimization, as well as two chapters on genetic algorithms (as opposed to three pages in R&N). Due date: Friday, August 1 (no late days are allowed) The class project is an opportunity for you to delve deeper into a particular area of AI that interests you, or to explore aspects that couldn't quite be covered in this excellerated summer course (e.g.