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, 8/21 Course Introduction
Fri, 8/23 Substitution Ciphers
2 Mon, 8/26 Classical Cryptography Blog Post #1 Singh Ch. 1
Wed, 8/28 Modular Arithmetic
Fri, 8/30 Decimation Ciphers Bookmark #1 99pi: Perfect Security
3 Mon, 9/2 Prime Numbers Blog Post #2
Wed, 9/4 Transposition Ciphers Problem Set #1
Fri, 9/6 Frequency Analysis
4 Mon, 9/9 Security vs. Privacy (Round 1) Blog Post #3 Little Brother
Wed, 9/11 Practical Crypto (Round 1) Bookmark #2
Fri, 9/13 Paper #1 Workshop Paper #1 (Draft)
5 Mon, 9/16 Academic Integrity Paper #1
Wed, 9/18 Who's Winning? Blog Post #4 Singh Ch. 2
Fri, 9/20 Revision Workshop Problem Set #2
6 Mon, 9/23 The Vigenère Cipher Blog Post #5 ToE: Panopticon
Wed, 9/25 Breaking the Vigenère Bookmark #3 OtM: My Detainment Story
Fri, 9/27 Flex Day
Paper #1 (Revised)
7 Mon, 9/30 The Friedman Test
Wed, 10/2 Crypto Goes to War Blog Post #6 Singh Ch. 3
Fri, 10/4 Enigma Problem Set #3
8 Mon, 10/7 Podcast Workshop #1 Blog Post #7
Wed, 10/9 Breaking the Enigma Bookmark #4 Singh Ch. 4 and Ch. 5 (p. 191-201)
Fri, 10/11 Code Girls Blog Post #8 Code Girls
9 Mon, 10/14 Credit Where Credit Is Due Online Participation Check
Wed, 10/16 Podcast Workshop #2 Podcast Outline
Fri, 10/18 Computer Ciphers Problem Set #4
10 Mon, 10/21 Podcast Workshop #3 Podcast Script
Wed, 10/23 RSA Encryption (Part 1) Blog Post #9 Singh Ch. 6
Fri, 10/25 No Class - Fall Break
11 Mon, 10/28 RSA Encryption (Part 2)
Wed, 10/30 Flex Day Podcast
Fri, 11/1 Security vs. Privacy (Round 2) Blog Post #10 Singh Ch. 7
12 Mon, 11/4 Encrypted Messaging Problem Set #5
Wed, 11/6 Math Practice Bookmark #5
Fri, 11/8 Math Exam
13 Mon, 11/11 It's Complicated + Citizenfour @ 7pm Blog Post #10 boyd Ch. 2
Wed, 11/13 Post-Snowden (Guest: Gautam Hans) Bookmark #6
Fri, 11/15 No Class
14 Mon, 11/18 The Dark Web Radiolab: Darkode
Wed, 11/20 The Known Citizen (Guest: Sarah Igo) Bookmark #7
Fri, 11/22 Big Data Blog Post #11 LL: Chris Gilliard
15 Mon, 11/25 No Class - Thanksgiving
Wed, 11/27 No Class - Thanksgiving
Fri, 11/29 No Class - Thanksgiving
16 Mon, 12/2 Security vs. Privacy (Round 3) Blog Post #12 Participation Assessment
Wed, 12/4 Course Wrap-Up
17 Mon, 12/9 Paper #2 (due 11:59pm)