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CS 1121 Intro To Computer Science I

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    A Few Big Assignments

    Great Intro to the Subject

    Always Do the Reading

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    Jan 08, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Programming is in high demand these days and with technology continually advancing there is more and more need for people with programming skills in the workforce. It is also causing us to be more out of touch with our devices and it is getting harder to work on things. Even if a career in programming is not for you, some programming skills will be beneficial if one desires to understand the modern world.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to write basic programs in the java language and to debug them. Some of the programs towards the end of the course were pretty in-depth and required a lot of creative problem solving to make them run properly. There are many different things you can do with code and we covered a lot during this course which kept it interesting.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    This advice is geared towards students who, like me, did not go to college right out of high school and who have not used computers a lot prior to college. This course starts off easy which causes you to let your guard down. At about week 5 I began to fall behind and learn at a slower pace than my classmates because I had less experience with computers and am not as comfortable with them. I did some research and found that older people are bound to learn more slowly in this area if they don't have much experience in it. Don't let this deter you though, just realize that it gets difficult and you will need to set aside plenty of time for programming if you hope to do well in this course. I learned what I needed to know, just not as quickly as the rest of my class. On a positive note, the age difference makes many other things about college easy that most fresh out of high school students have trouble with, like time management, prioritizing tasks, doing your assignments on time without excuses, and better understanding of how the world works.

    • Fall 2016
    • Leo Ureel II
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    Oct 06, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it teaches you the basic knowledge one would need when interested in a major related to computer science. CS1121 starts with the basics and slowly works you up to developing high-leveled code. The experience is not only highly recommended, but the inner workings related to computer science are helpful within so many applications.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course definitely have to be the labs and projects that are assigned. The labs are partnered classes where you're assigned different projects that you and your partner must complete using previous knowledge from the lectures. This course taught me the basic necessities of programming. It included scratch and java, and went into high detail regarding both. I now know how to create programs that involve many different methods and classes and how to incorporate these programs into our everyday lives.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    All incoming students should be aware of what they are signing up for. The class is slightly difficult, but will become a large burden if you don't manage your time correctly. The weekly assignments sometimes get tough, but the computer science learning center will be your best friend. Don't fall behind and make sure you take notes during the lectures.

    • Fall 2016
    • Ureel
    • Yes
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    Aug 22, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course, overall it was very fun and exciting learning how to code in many different coding languages. Professor Ureel is very kind and he speaks clearly and informatively. The course labs were also very fun and you had plenty of help if you were stuck on a problem.

    Course highlights:

    This course is great for starting out with coding. You'll learn many skills necessary to start your own programs. You'll also learn how to work as a team on fun projects.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Since this is your first programming course, take it seriously and put in the time necessary to complete your assignments. Assignments start off really easy and get difficult fast, so you don't want to be left behind.

    • Fall 2015
    • Ureel
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Group Projects Participation Counts

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