Computer Science Electives – Where do those theory classes pay off?

May 07 2014

When I finished my undergrad degree, I regretted taking CS 467. I spent about 80% of my coursework time on that class. Now that I see the same notation and set theory used in a statistics textbook I am reading, I would say the course was totally worth it. It would have helped if I had taken the assignments lightly, since the assignment questions were always a puzzle to students. The time would have been better spent working through examples in the textbook. Looking back at my elective courses, I am glad I didn’t take a CS elective that was mostly programming, such as CS 349. Classes like CS 360 enhance math skills which are helpful in graduate studies.


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