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Thread: Which of these courses are the hardest and why? What should I watch out for?

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    Question Which of these courses are the hardest and why? What should I watch out for?

    Probability and Statistics for Computer Science
    Introduction to Software Engineering
    Data Structures and Algorithms
    Operating Systems
    Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science
    System Hardware
    Advanced Program Design with C++
    Information Systems Security
    Computer Architecture
    Databases
    Web Programming
    Computer Graphics
    Digital System Design

    I don't want an accurate answer. I just want to know what you think based on your personal experience


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    Default Re: Which of these courses are the hardest and why? What should I watch out for?

    It's going to completely depend on where you're taking the course, who is teaching it, what you know already, the instructor's teaching style versus your learning style, etc. We can't really tell you which is "hardest". Perhaps try looking at the description and prerequisites for each, as well as the course number- higher course numbers are usually more advanced.
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    Default Re: Which of these courses are the hardest and why? What should I watch out for?

    do you know if we learn any new programming concept in courses like database? because database sounds like we will just manipulate arraylist and stuff.

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    Default Re: Which of these courses are the hardest and why? What should I watch out for?

    Quote Originally Posted by wholegrain View Post
    do you know if we learn any new programming concept in courses like database? because database sounds like we will just manipulate arraylist and stuff.
    It's nothing of the sort, and yes you'd learn new programming concepts.

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    Default Re: Which of these courses are the hardest and why? What should I watch out for?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    It's nothing of the sort, and yes you'd learn new programming concepts.
    such as?

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    Default Re: Which of these courses are the hardest and why? What should I watch out for?

    Quote Originally Posted by wholegrain View Post
    such as?
    You aren't really asking questions that we can answer. Consult the course catalog, the department secretary, or the instructor for more information. You could even google something like "database programming concepts" to get a feel for the basics.

    But I will say that your statement that a database is simply an ArrayList is not true.
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