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Offering Plan Exceptions - Academic Year 2020-2021
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FALL 2020 - OVERRIDE Requests for CICS, COMPSCI and INFO courses

Process for students who require special permission to enroll in courses offered by the college.
There are CHANGES for some students, so please read Override Infomation to see how this affects you.

    Override Information  The Fall 2020 Override Form is now live

    NOT ON SPIRE - Fall 2020:

    The following NEW experimental courses are being reviewed by the Faculty Senate and will not appear on SPIRE until approved:

    • COMPSCI 590T Algorithmic Fairness and Strategic Behavior, 3 credits
      Instructor:  Yair Zick

      Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the use of algorithms for solving problems involving strategic decision makers. Deployed algorithms now assist in a variety of economic interactions: assigning medical residents to schools, allocating students to courses, allocating security resources in airports, allocating computational resources and dividing rent. We will explore foundational topics at the intersection of economics and computation, starting with the foundations of game theory: Nash equilibria, the theory of cooperative games, before proceeding to covering more advanced topics: matching algorithms, allocation of indivisible goods, and mechanism design.  This course counts as a CS Elective for the CS Major (BA or BS).
      This course will be offered to both Undergrads (-01) and Grads (-02).
      Lect 01: Open to JR/SR CS Majors with a C or better in COMPSCI 240 and COMPSCI 250.
      Lect 02: Open to MS-CMPSCI Students only.
      TuTh 10:00-11:15 AM

    The following experimental courses are being evaluated by the Faculty Senate as a permanent course and will not appear on SPIRE until approved:

    • Courses will be listed here once submitted to the Faculty Senate.

    Summer 2020 

    SPRING 2020


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    Courses outside the College

    Additional computer science-related courses are also offered in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMass and at nearby Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. The Five College Course Catalog combines course schedule information from these colleges as well as UMass.