Professor Michael Zastre Reviews

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Class Ratings

1.7Bad Class
3Avg. Difficulty
1Very Boring
1Useless

Prof: Michael Zastre / Spring 2021

Apr 25, 2021

Comments on the course

Pretty boring class overall, there's some kind of interesting topics but it's a lot of stuff that you can just research on your own if you feel like it, and honestly this class just feels like something UVic created to pad out the already ridiculously long list of useless classes you need to take to graduate SENG. The class itself consisted of 4 tests (one only being worth 2%), and 3 papers, and a participation component. None of these were particularly challenging to complete, and the midterms you almost couldn't even study for except for skimming the lecture slides beforehand to get the gist of the subject matter. There was a 300, 1000, and the a final 5000 word paper, which was universally hated. Zastre is a notoriously hard marker, and here was no different. One thing that was supe...read more

Advice

Kiss the prof's ass as much as humanly possible and you'll have a decent chance of getting an A.

Course: SENG401Grade: B+Attendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

3.7Good Class
2Hard
4Interesting
5Very Useful

Prof: Michael Zastre / Spring 2021

Apr 4, 2021

Comments on the course

From my experience, a very typical "Zastre" class. Hard assignments, hard tests, but very useful info and you learn a lot. I personally found the material quite engaging as well, but I could see the class being boring to others.

Advice

Start the assignments right away, and make sure to attend/watch all lectures.

Course: CSC360Grade: IncompleteAttendance: MandatoryTextbook Use: Optional