The course includes a combination of lectures, several interactive sessions, assigned readings, individual assignments, exams, a team project, and a final exam. The lectures and interactive sessions will provide the conceptual framework for the course and supplement the assigned readings. 

It will be to the student's advantage to read the assignments prior to the lecture date so that questions that may arise can be discussed to a greater extent.  The student is expected to have a good understanding of the lecture and reading materials, whether the material is presented in class or not.