Posts Tagged ‘Computer Science’

EECS Lower Division, Spring 2008

December 24, 2007

CS 3L, Intro to Symbolic Programming
Nate Titterton, M 4-5, 390 Hearst Mining
“This guy was great. Clear explanations, humorous, and did helpful example problems in lecture. Exams are hard but the grading scale is very generous (mean = 3.4, as opposed to 2.7 in 61ABC). Once you’ve finished CS 61ABC (as I have) you’ll realise that CS3 was a cake walk, and Prof. Titterton is one of the better profs in the department…Not a particularly interesting lecturer, although the lectures are actually unnecessary, so do not worry about it. If you have prior computer experience, take this class only if you want an easy A or do not have the time to devote to CS61A. Either way, make sure to read the book, as it is a good introduction to CS…Nate’s a great guy, and he really made CS feel less analytical/tedious/etc. and more dynamic/creative/humorous. He’s also really funny.”
Text: Simply Scheme – 2nd Edition

CS 39J, The Art and Science of Photography
Brian Barsky, Fri 12-2, 405 Soda
“Man was this an awkward class. Barsky himself seems like a pretty righteous dude, and the class had its good moments, but not as many as I had hoped. It wasn’t miserable, but I wouldn’t recommend it per se…very cool prof and class he’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic…”
Optional texts: Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) 7.0 Studio Techniques, Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, Photography: Revised Edition, A Short Course in Photography, Photoshop CS2 Bible, Photography, Perception and Imaging

CS 39K, Information Technology Goes to War!
Randy Katz, W 4-6 310 Soda
“His presentation style was fairly boring, basically he read from PP slides all day in a slightly monotonous voice…Absolutely riveting! Great Project too!..Great lecturer!”
Texts: None.