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    Jun 29, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It's not even a remotely interesting class, and multiple outside activities are required in order to pass it. Also, every student has to pass a Linux test, or they must retake the class. Not much is actually done during the class period.

    Course highlights:

    It was interesting to see the multiple applications of computer science, and what jobs a person with that degree could get.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Complete all the activities early as the professor is not very lenient when it comes to deadlines.

    • Fall 2016
    • ZORANDURIC
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Participation Counts Requires Presentations
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    Feb 03, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It is a required CS class, but not the most entertaining. It meets twice a week and is lecture-heavy. Most classes involve sitting quietly for an hour and a half listening to a professor talk about their field of study in words too advanced for beginners to understand. DON'T SKIP THE CLASS THOUGH. You are graded on attendance and every once and a while there will be a lecture you will really enjoy. On the plus, the homework is to go to extra lectures or events so there is not really a lot of work. Spread out your activities, don't wait till the night before and try to go to 3 different activities. It will not work.

    Course highlights:

    The final project was more fun than expected. It is very intimidating, but I promise most of it can be figured out with a lot of trial and error and Google searches. The last couple weeks are all presentations and it is a huge turn around from the lectures. You get to watch robots sing/dance/play tic tac toe/shoot nerf guns. There are malfunctions and jokes, but overall, the lats few weeks are worth it.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Tough it out. It will not be your favorite class, but it exists to give you an idea of what's out there in the computer world. Bring a notebook to class; take notes on what you're interested in and doodle through the lectures you couldn't care less about. When it comes to the project, grab some people you know won't ghost you the days before the due date. The library has some great group study rooms too, just book them online.

    • Fall 2016
    • Duric,Z
    • Yes
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    Jan 09, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    CS 101 is a introduction for students majoring in Computer Science. Sometimes this class can be very challenging. However, if you go to class, finish all the activities and the group project, then you should be able to pass this class.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of CS 101 were the lectures and guest speakers. Each week, there was a speaker who talked about a specific field in Computer Science. We also learn how to set up an IRobot or an Ardunio.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to pass this class, you must attend all class sessions unless you have an excused absence. In addition, you should find a group during the first month of the semester and start early on the group project.

    • Fall 2016
    • ZORANDURIC
    • Yes
    • Group Projects Requires Lots of Research Requires Presentations

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