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    Nov 14, 2016
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is an incredibly hard class. If you are looking for an easy A or expecting to scrape by through the class without doing too much work then this is not the class for you. While most of the material is on line using Hawkes Learning system, it will be incredibly hard to understand. Professor Nottingham is an incredibly smart man but it is hard to understand his explanations many times and most people end up doing horrible in his class. There is minimal margin for extra credit so if you don't do well on the exams they will break your grade.

    Course highlights:

    I like how going to class is optional, although strongly discouraged. If you understand the material well it is a perk, but the exams are tough so I would recommend going to the class.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take it with a different teacher. If you do have to take the class I recommend going to his in class instructional (although it is hard to focus). Work on text book questions, since that is what the quizzes are based on.

    • Fall 2016
    • NOTTINGHAM
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading
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    Jul 28, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course was fun, interactive, and honestly so important for people who are considering a BIT-DSS major. This is one of the first major related classes BIT students will take and I found that it really helped some students feel confident about their path or question it in time to change it. I guess this would be considered the "weeding out" class.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight for me was Dr. Seref. To this day she is one of the best professors I've ever had. Dr. Seref made it possible to succeed by making the classroom a safe environment, holding many office hours, and never moving ahead unless everyone felt comfortable. I think that because she was such a good teacher it was possible for me to learn Visual Basic for Application (VBA, a back-end program in Excel) like the back of my hand. I was never scared to ask a question or to show my work or even to show my lack of work when I was stuck on something. Dr. Seref's desire to see all of her students succeed is encouragement in itself. When someone believes in you it's a little easier to believe in yourself. Back to VBA, we learned how to record macros and also how to write them ourselves. The beginning of the class is basic Excel training to make sure that everyone can at least maneuver the program. The rest of the class is a lot of coding in VBA (if you have ever worked with the Java language, the coding will be very familiar to you). We wrote code for inventory models, code for investment models, and user interface platforms. Our final project gave us complete autonomy to build whatever kind of application we wanted as long as it met certain requirements. That was really fun but also difficult because we started completely from scratch.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to class. Dr. Seref never took attendance but her in class demonstrations/ follow along lectures were so incredibly helpful. Going to class made the homework assignments and the quizzes much easier. Not only that but Dr. Seref explains things so clearly that you will really learn a lot from her. Since this is considered a base class for BIT majors, really learning the information in this class only sets you up for success for the rest of your major classes.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dr.MichelleSeref
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Great Discussions
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    Dec 10, 2015
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It is a very good introduction into the course

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot of the math that goes into bit

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Keep up with the homework and the readings

    • Summer 2014
    • PLKitchin
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