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Professor Melanie Walsh Reviews


Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting

Professor Rating

5Amazing Prof

Prof: Melanie Walsh / Winter 2022

May 2, 2022

Comments on the course

Take this course if you want a solid foundation of a relevant, easy programming language (R) taught by a caring teacher. I liked how high-output this class was in terms of projects and group work, it's better than just doing exams constantly. With a professor who is very engaging like Walsh, this is the best.

Course Content

Mostly group activities and individual labs and projects that introduce you to R, data visualization, and APIs. Lecture slides are posted before class which is super helpful. She was willing to share lesson plans with me too so that I could learn things that weren't covered in class but could have been.

Comments on the professor

Prof. Walsh was very organized and kind. She was always willing to talk with students and help them understand the material, even if she goes through them quickly.


You don't HAVE to use GitHub for the assignments in this class, unlike other profs' sections, but it would be nice to learn it, especially if you plan on applying to INFO as a major. She updates her syllabus based on student feedback, which is also nice.

Course: INFO 201Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Assignment HeavyProject Heavy