Programming Fundamentals 1
Prof: Lisha Zhou / Summer 2021
Jan 4, 2022
It was a good class. Very well structured. I did need to supplement the lectures with youtube videos sometimes.
I had little experience in programming before I took this class, so this helped me get some fundamentals.
The professor knows what she's doing. She'll present the information in a very straightforward way.
Start projects early, put in the work, and you'll be fine.
Prof: Amanpreet Kapoor / Fall 2020
Sep 22, 2021
The labs are pretty simple, but the projects take time, and you'll have to start early if you don't have any prior programming experience.
Lot of useful info about Java, it's a good class.
Nice guy, but you will need YouTube to supplement his lectures.
Learn as much as you can about Java before taking the course, even if it's just basic programming knowledge. It will save you life the first few weeks when everything seems foreign.
Jan 4, 2022
The class is structured very nicely. Easy extra credit. 4 projects. weekly quizzes and labs. 3 tests (including the final). Everything is pretty straight-forward
Intro to Java.
Prof Zhou is super patient and will explain anything that is asked. She asks questions that show up on tests and quizzes.
Pay attention to her test reviews. And join the class group chat on Slack (the one with the ta's and prof).
Dec 22, 2021
Not too bad with prior programming experience, but without experience, it's a big challenge. The online textbook helps a lot. Most important thing is to make time for the labs and projects as they will take a while.
Intro to Java. Weekly quizzes and labs. Two exams. Major project assignments.
Not too bad of a professor, she helps out whenever its needed and she's pretty responsive. Watching her practice questions were definitely useful as well as they would correlate with the quizzes.
Try to gain some experience or get familiar with Java. Take a lot of time to practice, study, and retain the information you learn.
Sep 19, 2021
Easy and really boring if you have prior programming experience, hard if you don't have any. You mostly have to teach yourself the material and read the textbook.
Intro to Programming with Java
Her teaching style is a flipped classroom, where you watch lectures at home and do exercises in class. Having to do that makes this class feel very tedious since she doesn't really teach content during class and only answers questions. That said, you could probably just skip class entirely and get by just reading the textbook.
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