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Professor Adnan Karim Reviews


Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Professor Rating

5Amazing Prof

Prof: Adnan Karim / Winter 2022

May 10, 2022

Comments on the course

This is a course in which you cannot let fear hold you back. Reflecting on the semester, I was scared (okay maybe more like legitimately terrified) to take this course as someone who definitely is not classified as “tech-y.” However, being that it was a requirement for my program (as it is for many science programs) I had to take it; and for that, I am so glad!!! This course is doable if you have no coding experience, and I’ve come to realize how fundamental it is for our current societal movement. So have fun! Experiment with code! Don’t let yourself be discouraged by errors, mistakes, and incorrect outcomes.

Course Content

This is an introductory computer science course learning python. In short, it covers variables, operators, errors, conditional statements, loops, number systems, functions, lists, dictionaries, classes, and file handling.

Comments on the professor

It’s hard to put into words just how positive of an experience Adnan made this course. It was so refreshing to have an instructor provide a contemporary mode of instruction. Somebody who is willing to learn, adapt, share up-to-date university and career advice, and be compassionate of the many challenges that currently face students. However, it also extends beyond these broad characteristics of what it means to be a great instructor. To me, the biggest influences were the small things done with such meaning and intention that showed just how much he cared. Perhaps these were the 5 min breaks integrated into lecture, the modern form of lecture notes, and the memes or pictures used during in-class examples. Or maybe, it’s the simple act of placing emojis throughout the notes. Whatever it more

Course: CPSC 217Delivery: In personGrade: A+Textbook Use: No