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Professor Scott Barker Reviews


Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting

Prof: Scott Barker / Winter 2021

Aug 24, 2021

Comments on the course

Lots of busy work that is not necessarily hard, it's just a LOT during the middle of the quarter. Graded on weekly assignments (labs and short reading responses), group project, and 2 papers. The TAs do almost all of the grading (except the final group project) so it really depends on how harsh they are. This is overall a very broad class that is meant to introduce INFO and the iSchool to students, and it does that very well.


The group project is the biggest part of this class, no matter who the instructor is, so prioritize doing well on that. Also do not slack in this class because the way it is graded can be very unforgiving.

Suggest a professor

Rest in Peace Scott Barker! The thing I really liked about INFO 200 was him as a teacher - he was very passionate about this subject and class, and always willing to both explain things in deeper detail or present alternative explanations.

Course: INFO 200Grade: AWorkload: 9hrs/weekTextbook Use: No