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COSC 120 Computer Science I

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    Aug 02, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it is relevant today and the information learned is actually useful.

    Course highlights:

    Through taking this course I learned how to use microsoft office and excel in depth, which will come in handy in future courses and in my career.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to be at least somewhat familiar with computers in order to understand the basic tech jargon.

    • Fall 2016
    • kantzes
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Requires Presentations
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    Jun 11, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend it for anyone trying to learn how to program in C++. Although the prerequisite is a Java course so you learn both anyway. It's a good understanding of the basics of the language. If you are a Computer Science major like I am, you have to take this course anyway.

    Course highlights:

    The basics of the C++ language: variable declaration, functions, methods, arithmetic, etc. Basically this class is the foundation for COSC-220 which is taken immediately after this course (COSC-120). In this course it is all about the fundamentals of the language, which is what to expect from a Computer Science 1 course.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Start the projects early. If you wait too long, you will feel overwhelmed if your code doesn't run right (Especially if you get the Roman Numeral project). Although the first half of the semester seems like it's just relearning a slightly different version of Java (which you already know from COSC-117, the prereq), pay attention. There are many syntax differences when writing C++. It tripped me up quite a few times until I got out of the Java mindset.

    • Spring 2016
    • Parker
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments A Few Big Assignments

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