Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:20pm, Center 115.
The decisions you make now as a CS major are going to affect the rest of your career and your life. In this course you will learn how to make the most of your time as a computer science major at UCSD. We will explore topics like the different CS majors, course and career planning, study habits, internships, careers, and trends in computing.
Occasionally we may need to contact you regarding your homework or some pressing matter. We may use e-mail, and when we do, we will use your official UCSD e-mail address, as registered in TritonLink. You are responsible for reading course-related e-mails sent to your UCSD account in a timely manner.
Several of the students in the class are graduating seniors. Since this class is designed for first-year students, graduating seniors are offered a unique role in the class. There are many ways for graduating seniors to contribute. These will include (a) hosting a blog and panel session on lessons learned as a CS major, (b) authoring a web page and class presentation on advice from the CSE advisors (Pat and Viera), and (c) hosting a blog and posting their views on the class material, as well as posting comments in student blogs throughout the quarter. I am open to other suggestions.