Course Syllabus - Spring 2012
From the College Catalog : Deals with the mathematics that
underlies modern cryptology. Topics include: classical cryptology,
public and private key cryptosystems, secret sharing schemes,
authentication schemes, linear feedback shift registers, discrete
logarithm and elliptic curve-based schemes. Prerequiste: Math 3191
(Linear Algebra). Suggested: Math 4110/5110 Theory of Numbers
Text: Trappe & Washington,
Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory,
Prentice-Hall, 2nd Ed., 2006
Exams: There will be two exams (midterm and final) - dates below - and it will be highly
likely that at least one of them will be a take-home.
Homework: Homework will be assigned from the text and also on handout sheets. Specific
assignments will be submitted for grading.
Paper: A paper is required in this course. The
requirement is to read a research paper in some subject related to the course material and
write out the details of the material covered in that paper in your own words.
Project: A project concerning some aspect of the course is required. Either a project which
involves the use of a computer or a library bibliography search on a specific topic will satisfy
Presentation: A 15-minute presentation to the class on the project or library search topic will
be required at the end of the semester.
Wiki project: A class project, designing and writing a "Wikipedia"-type webpage, on subjects related to the course will also be required. We will use a private wiki for this. Details will be available around March 1.
Homework and Exams (60%)
Depth paper in a subject covered in class (20%)
Library Research or Computer Project (10%)
In class presentation of paper or project (10%)
|1/17||Introduction : Redundancy and Information
|3/8|| Mid-term Exam|
|3/20 - 3/22|| No Classes :
|4/26||Student Presentations start|
|5/8|| Final Exam Due|
Syllabus: We shall cover approximately 13
chapters of the book but not all chapters will be covered in full
depth. We will examine chapters 1-7, 9-10, 12,15-16 and 18. Chapters not
covered in the class are a good starting point for projects and papers.
Note: Any and all of the above is open to negotiation.
And here is the obligatory statement from CLAS.
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2012 CLAS Academic Policies
following policies pertain to all degree students in the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).
It is each student’s responsibility to verify online that
his/her official registration is correct: verify before classes
begin and prior to the drop/add deadline. Failure to verify
schedule accuracy is not sufficient reason to justify a late add
Students must activate and regularly check their official
student e-mail account for CU Denver business:
Those who forward email must check CU Denver e-mail regularly
for messages not automatically forwarded.
automatically notified if they are added to a class from a
automatically dropped from a class if they never attended,
stopped attending, or do not make tuition payments.
are purged after the 1st week of classes, after which a paper
Schedule Adjustment Form (drop/add form) is required. It is the
student's responsibility to get the form (online or at the
Advising Office, NC 4002), have it signed, deliver it to the
Registrar (Annex 100) or the Student Services Center (NC 1003),
and verify her/his schedule online.
(after 1 February) will be approved only when circumstances
surrounding the late add are beyond the student’s control.
This will require a written petition and verifiable
documentation. Petition forms are available in NC 4002. The
signature of a faculty member on a Schedule Adjustment Form does
not guarantee that a late add petition will be approved.
1 February) will be approved only when circumstances surrounding
the late drop have arisen after
the published drop deadline and are beyond the student’s
control. This will require a written petition and verifiable
documentation. The signature of a faculty member does not
guarantee that a late drop petition will be approved.
Students are responsible for completing arrangements with
financial aid, family, scholarships, etc. (depending on tuition
plan selected) to pay their tuition prior to Census Date (1
February). Students who drop after that date are (1) financially
responsible for tuition and fees, (2) academically responsible
and will receive a "W" grade, and (3) are ineligible
for a refund of COF hours or tuition.
students wishing to graduate in spring 2012 must complete the
online Intent to Graduate Form and meet with their academic
advisor to obtain a graduation application. This application
must be submitted by Census Date (1 February). You can obtain an
meeting with your advisor. There are no exceptions to this
students wishing to graduate in spring semester 2012 must
complete the online Intent to Graduate form and have a Request
for Admissions to Candidacy on file with the CU Denver Graduate
School (LSC 1251) no later than 5 PM, February 1, 2012.
First day of classes.
Last day to add or waitlist a class using the UCDAccess student
23, 2012: Last
day to drop without a $100 drop charge--this includes section
24, 2012: Waitlists
Students are no longer automatically added from a waitlist (and
names not on the official course roster are not registered for
the course). Adding a course now requires the completion of a
Adjustment Form. This
is the first day an instructor may approve a Schedule Adjustment
Form to add a student to a closed course.
24 - February 1, 2012:
are responsible for verifying an accurate spring 2012 course
schedule via the UCDAccess student portal. Students are not
notified of their waitlist status by the University. All
students must check their schedule prior to February 1 for
1, 2012: Census date.
Last day to add structured courses without a written petition
for a late add. This
is an absolute deadline and is treated as such.
This deadline does not apply to independent studies,
internships, project hours, thesis hours, dissertation hours,
and late-starting modular courses.
5 PM: Last
day to drop a spring 2012 course
withdraw from all spring 2012 courses using a Schedule
Adjustment Form and still receive a tuition refund, minus the
drop fee. After this date, tuition is forfeited and a "W"
will appear on the transcript. This includes section changes.
is an absolute deadline and is treated as such.
Last day to apply for spring 2012 graduation. Undergraduates
must make an appointment and see their academic advisor before
this date to apply for graduation. Graduate students must
complete the Intent to Graduate and Candidate for Degree forms.
Last day to request pass/fail or non-credit option for a course.
Last day to petition for a reduction in Ph.D. dissertation
Faculty can use the Early Alert system.
Spring break (no classes/campus open).
2, 2012 at 5 PM: Last
day for non-CLAS
to drop or withdraw without a petition and special approval from
the academic dean. After this date, a dean’s signature is
16, 2012 at 5 PM:
day for CLAS
to drop or withdraw with signatures from the faculty and dean
but without a full petition. After this date, all schedule
changes require a full petition. Petition forms are available in
NC 4002 for undergraduates and LSC 1251 for graduates.
7 - 12, 2012:
Finals Week. No
schedule changes will be granted once finals week has started.
There are NO exceptions to this policy.
Final grades available on UCDAccess (tentative).