CS461/561: Virtual Environments: Principles & Applications

Spring 2005
Under development


     Prof. Janice T. Searleman
     375 Science Center, 268-2377,
     email: jets@clarkson.edu

Course Objectives:

  1. To understand the technologies, underlying principles, potential, and limits of VR.

  2. To examine the computer hardware and software technologies that are used to build VR environments.

  3. To learn about immersive, 3D human interaction techniques and issues.

  4. To learn about VR applications and explore current research in VR.

  5. To gain practical experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating a virtual environment.

Textbook & Software:

Additional Course Information:

All announcements, schedule updates, handouts, etc., will be posted on the CS461/561 homepage (http://www.clarkson.edu/~jets/cs461/fa05).

Class Time & Location:

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:15 pm SC 307
(SC Conference Room)
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:15 pm SC334
(ITL: Internet Teaching Lab)

Grading Policy:

Class Presentations 20%
Homework & Class Participation 30%
Course Project 50%