The project is the most imporant component of the course. It can take several forms:
You are encouraged to relate the final project to your research interests, and you will not be limited to the topics discussed in class.
You must submit a project proposal by Tuesday, March 30, 2010. When submitting project proposals, use the normal mechanism for submitting problem sets. The proposal should be about one page long (not more than two). It should discuss the problem you chose in a clear and specific way.
We decide whether to approve your project's theme based on the proposal, so it is imperative that you do some serious thinking about the project before writing the proposal. Even though you should not change the topic of the project after submitting a proposal, you may change the form of the project (such as writing a survey if you fail in bringing a theoretical contribution).