Here's a draft day-by-day schedule for the course. I'll be adding to this as we go, so check back here for the latest version of the schedule throughout the semester.

Week Date Topic Due by 9am Due by Start of Class
1 Wed, 8/23 Course Introduction
Fri, 8/25 Substitution Ciphers
2 Mon, 8/28 Classical Cryptography Blog Post #1 Singh Ch. 1
Wed, 8/30 Modular Arithmetic
Fri, 9/1 Decimation Ciphers Bookmark #1
3 Mon, 9/4 Prime Numbers Blog Post #2
Wed, 9/6 Transposition Ciphers Problem Set #1
Fri, 9/8 Frequency Analysis
4 Mon, 9/11 Security vs. Privacy (Round 1) Blog Post #3 Little Brother
Wed, 9/13 Practical Crypto (Round 1) Bookmark #2
Fri, 9/15 Paper #1 Workshop Paper #1 (Draft)
5 Mon, 9/18 Academic Integrity Paper #1
Wed, 9/20 Who's Winning? Blog Post #4 Singh Ch. 2
Fri, 9/22 Revision Workshop Problem Set #2
6 Mon, 9/25 The Vigenère Cipher Paper #1 (Revised)
Wed, 9/27 Breaking the Vigenère  (Part 1) Blog Post #5
Fri, 9/29 Breaking the Vigenère (Part 2)
Bookmark #3
7 Mon, 10/2 Crypto Goes to War Blog Post #6 Singh Ch. 3
Wed, 10/4 The Enigma Machine Problem Set #3
Fri, 10/6 Breaking the Enigma Singh Ch. 4
8 Mon, 10/9 Axis vs. Allies Blog Post #7 Singh Ch. 5 (p. 191-201)
Wed, 10/11 Flex Day
Fri, 10/13 Fall Break - No Class
9 Mon, 10/16 Historical Crypto Problem Set #4
Wed, 10/18 Podcast Workshop #1 Blog Post #8
Fri, 10/20 Credit Where Credit Is Due Bookmark #4 Singh Ch. 6
10 Mon, 10/23 Computer Ciphers
Wed, 10/25 Podcast Workshop #2 Podcast Outline
Fri, 10/27 RSA Encryption (Part 1)
11 Mon, 10/30 RSA Encryption (Part 2)
Wed, 11/1 Unsolved Mysteries Podcast
Fri, 11/3 Practical Crypto (Round 2) Bookmark #5
12 Mon, 11/6 Lifehacking. (Math review sessions at 11am & 4pm.) Problem Set #5
Wed, 11/8 It's Complicated Blog Post #9 boyd Ch. 2
Fri, 11/10 Math Exam
13 Mon, 11/13 Paper #2 Workshop Paper #2 (Outline)
Wed, 11/15 Security vs. Privacy (Round 2) Blog Post #10 Singh Ch. 7
Fri, 11/17  The Dark Web Radiolab (ep 1, ep 2)
14 Mon, 11/20 Thanksgiving Break - No Class
Wed, 11/22 Thanksgiving Break - No Class
Fri, 11/24 Thanksgiving Break - No Class
15 Mon, 11/27 Citizenfour - Screening 7-9pm, Buttrick 102
Wed, 11/29 @snowden Paper #2
Fri, 12/1 Security vs. Privacy (Round 3)  Blog Post #11
16 Mon, 12/4 Paper #3 Workshop Paper #3 (Draft)
Wed, 12/6 Course Wrap-Up Participation Assessment
17 M 12/11
W 12/13
 F 12/15 Paper #3