George F. Luger and William A. Stubblefield
The role of artificial intelligence in modem computer science education has matured in recent years. From a stand-alone discipline, often taught at the university level with little generally accepted structure or form, AI has become an important component of education in modem computer science. This evolution is important from both the computer science and artificial intelligence perspectives. At the University of New Mexico we have directly addressed these issues. We teach artificial intelligence as a four hundred level course, indicating that it is intended for undergraduates in their final year of education or as an introductory course for graduate computer science. It is also seen as the introductory course for our graduate program emphasis in Intelligent Systems.