CSE 4471 Introduction to Virtual Reality

Winter 2013

WWW-page: http://www.cse.yorku.ca/course/4471

Announcements and Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

This course introduces the basic principles of Virtual Reality and its applications. The necessary hardware and software components of interactive 3D systems as well as human factors are discussed. The material is reinforced by practical assignments and projects.

The topics will be approximately as follows: The scheduled lab sessions involve practical experimentation with virtual environments and will support the development, presentation and demonstration of a comprehensive student design project. Two-hour lab sessions will be held alternate weeks in the Virtual Reality lab.

Time, Location MW 10:00–11:30, CB 122
Instructor Andriy Pavlovych
E-mail Image of my Email at York: andriyp-at-cse...
(please include "4471" in the subject line)
Office Hours LAS 2001C, by appointment
TA Andrew Speers, Image of my Email at York: Speers-at-cse...

Textbook (recommended)

Recommended Reading Material


Percent of final grade Date
Quiz 1 15 % Feb 13, 2013
Quiz 2 15 % Mar 25, 2013
Assignment 1 15 % Feb 18, 2013
Assignment 2 15 % Mar 20, 2013
Project Proposal 10 % Feb 13, 2013
Project Presentation 10 % Apr 4, 2013
Project Report 20 % Apr 8, 2013

Assignments are due at 17:00, Eastern Time (in Winter: UTC–5), on the specified day and are to be submitted electronically with the submit command in Prism (unless specified otherwise).

Numerical scores (out of 100) are used to calculate grades. Each piece of work will receive a numerical grade. A final numerical grade will be obtained by weighting the individual pieces of work and this will be converted to a letter grade as follows:

Percentage Letter
90–100 A+
80–89.99 A
75–79.99 B+
70–74.99 B
65–69.99 C+
60–64.99 C
55–59.99 D+
50–54.99 D
40–49.99 E
0–39.99 F

The drop date is March 15, 2013.

Course Policies

Late assignements or projects will not be accepted, unless prior arrangement has been made with the instructor. Missed quizes are handled in the same way. Note that exceptions to the late policy will be made only in serious cases and if the circumstances are documentable and beyond your control. Please see the Departmental WWW page on Academic Policies for details regarding academic dishonesty, etc.

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