Some references:

The book by A. Borel "Algebraic D-modules" contains most of what will be covered in the course.

Bersntein's notes is a very good, albeit concise, exposition of the key results.

A course by J.-P.Schneiders explains some of the basic constructions.

Ben-Zvi's page contains further links.

Homeworks:

Homework 1, due 9/21.

Homework 2, due 9/28.

Homework 3, due 10/5.

Homework 4, due 10/12.

Homework 5, due 10/19.

Homework 6, due 11/2.

Homework 7, due 11/9.

Homework 8, due 11/16.