Professor Szumlanski Reviews


Class Ratings

4.3Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Prof: Szumlanski / Spring 2020

Dec 23, 2020

Comments on the course

As everyone knows, Szum is an amazing professor. If you have the chance to take ANY class with him, do it! The class involves algorithms and data structures using the C programming language. Algorithms include sorting and backtracking and some stuff with bitwise operators in C. Data structures are Linked Lists, stacks, queues, binary trees, avl trees, hash tables, and maybe a couple others I’m forgetting. Szum will also prepare you really well for the foundation exam if you’re a CS student. Assignments take a long time but are definitely doable. There are a ton of available TAs for help, but personally I prefer Szum‘s office hours.


Start on assignments early, prepare for tests (even if you normally don’t, cuz I normally don’t), don’t he afraid to go to office hours and ask questions.

Course: COP 3502CGrade: AAttendance: MandatoryTextbook Use: No