This class was tough.
Chern is an easy Teacher. If you take his class for Granted, you're not going to learn anything. However, if you do all the work and write out all the code yourself rather than copying Chern's Code, you'll take a lot out of his class. Do the work, don't skate by.
I gained a pretty thorough understanding of complicated Data Structures. I highly recommend taking this class prior to 210 (You don't need to). Stack, Queue, Linked Lists were primary among the ones you learned, and these are the basics.
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Advice for students:
Do this before Comsci 210, great intro, you won't be lost in 210. 210 moves pretty fast, 200 is a nice mellow introduction and getting familiar kinda class