There are no specific course prerequisites for this course. Although coding skills are not absolutely mandatory, they can be extremely helpful, and it is recommended that students already be demonstrably comfortable with the basics of programming, such as for() loops, if() statements, arrays, and objects, as taught in courses like 15-104, 15-110, 15-112, or an equivalent. Students who are inexperienced in coding should be prepared to fake it.
60-461/761 provides 12 units of academic credit.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS
Camera. A smartphone with a camera will also be helpful. Students should have access to a camera to document their work. This could be a smartphone camera if necessary.
Sketchbook. It is wise to plan your projects on paper before writing any code. You are therefore required to maintain a paper sketchbook for this course.
This course uses the following software systems to share information:
- Email. The Professors will send emails once or twice a week. Please read them.
- This WordPress website, through which students publish Deliverables.
- A Google Calendar, http://bit.ly/golancoursecalendar