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    HELMBOLD, MCDOWELL, PatrickTantalo, helm, McDowell,C.E., MCDOWELL,C, TANTALO, Tantalo,P, RALPHH.QUINN, NathanWhitehead, DavidHelmbold, Dustin Adams
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    Great Intro to the Subject

    Always Do the Reading

    Many Small Assignments

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    May 14, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Good to get used to coding styles, with functions, variables, and such, but does not prepare for writing full programs in next programming class. No one uses Processing after this course

    Course highlights:

    Got used to writing functions, really fun way to begin to see how what you do affects other things visually.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to lab early on. the ta's will get to know you and will be more willing to help you when there are 100 people in their lab section.

    • Winter 2016
    • NathanWhitehead
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments
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    Apr 23, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It's definitely an important class in general for those going into programming. But for those who enjoy stimulating their brain, or those who simply want another skill on their resume, it's still a great place to learn coding. With online quizzes you can retake and programming assignments that demand you exercise the concepts you learn from the textbook and lecture as well as numerous resources if you're stuck, it's a good class about a skill that is growing more and more significant in our ever-growing technology-driven society.

    Course highlights:

    I learned many of the basics of Java through the creation of my own programs, which I absolutely loved doing. There's a sense of pride and accomplishment from completing a bug-free program and figuring out how and why certain functions work along the way, thus solidifying the understanding of the material.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Other than the obvious - do the reading, attend lectures, do your homework - I would say take advantage of the lab sections and office hours, especially if you're struggling with the material. Programming's tough and confusing and accumulative so it can be really easy to fall behind or get stuck. Having someone who knows their stuff explain or make that connection for you can be a huge help.

    • Spring 2017
    • Dustin Adams
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Mar 10, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course to students who have zero programming experience prior to taking this class. It uses Processing which is not very difficult to learn and is a good starting program before going on to more advanced programs like Java and Python.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about creating classes and using instance methods to make objects move. Although coding can sometimes be very tiring, seeing the outcome of your hard work is very fascinating.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I advice students to listen carefully and take notes during the lecture because drawing out code can be very helpful. It sometimes can get difficult but there are many experienced TA's that are very willing to help you understand the material. Overall a great introduction to programming!

    • Winter 2017
    • Dustin Adams
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Group Projects

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