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14 days ago

THIS IS A GREAT CLASS! I've had so much fun this quarter in our class of about 7. We have snacks every Tuesday night and talk about all kinds of topics related to sex and sexuality. I am looking forward to staffing at SHPRC next quarter but you don't have to want to staff at shprc to take the class. Plenty of my Classmates just want to supplement their sex Ed knowledge or want to work at HIV pact or other organizations.

14 days ago

The BRIDGE class is a great one to take whether or not you are interested in staffing at the Bridge. The lectures provide interesting information and the QPR unit is invaluable. The attendance is very strict for good reasons so just make sure you can absolutely make it to every class. It was a great experience this quarter.

14 days ago

Chung Lao shi is absolutely amazing and a star of the department. I loved this class so much this quarter. She makes the material engaging and easy to follow. My speaking improved immensely unlike other mandarin classes I've taken. I definitely suggest this course to everyone interested in taking a foreign language class.

14 days ago

Amazing course with lecture series, movie nights, and twice a week section meetings. I had Jeremy Sabol for my section leader and it made the whole experience amazing. The engaging material, fantastic community, and opportunities for growth make it a wonderful option for freshmen. An excellent intro to the humanities at Stanford.

a month ago

The course material is very interesting and Keith is one of the most fantastic lecturers I have ever seen. However, the grading for this course is very inconsistent. Some TAs graded down on stylistic matters which other TAs advocated for. This made the course very frustrating.

a month ago

Took it with Nick Troccoli who's a great instructor. He's funny and makes CS fun. I was expecting the course to be really easy after looking at the grade distribution but that wasn't the case — this was probably the hardest A I worked for. The midterm is challenging and the assignments were fun but hard. The class was great fun and I learned a lot, but it's also challenging and time-consuming.

a month ago

Took it with Nick Troccoli who's a great instructor. He's funny and makes CS fun. I was expecting the course to be really easy after looking at the grade distribution but that wasn't the case — this was probably the hardest A I worked for. The midterm is challenging and the assignments were fun but hard. The class was great fun and I learned a lot, but it's also challenging and time-consuming.

2 months ago

Is there a recent syllabus for this class to be found anywhere? The only one I could find is eleven years old and contains no information about the requirements of the final project.

2 months ago

If you are a potential HumBio major you are required to take both sides of the Core. You may now take A & B side separately if you are not planning to be a HumBio major.

3 months ago

Is this worth taking as a social science researcher over other classes? I.E. Do you really need to devote a whole class to survey design?

3 months ago

It was alright. I feel like it was hyped up because Lee Ross was teaching it, but it sort of just felt like storytime with Lee; we covered a lot of the fundamental components of social psych, but I wouldn't say it was particularly engaging.

3 months ago

This class gives you a range of new ideas in systems and OSs. Each week you read and discuss two papers, and there are a few small programming projects. Overall a fairly interesting, not too stressful class

3 months ago

Took this class in Spring 2017 with Emma Brunskill. The assignments were very applied (implementation of Deep QNetwork). Emma did a nice job balancing between applications and theory in lectures. The final project was fun, and I felt like the in-class midterm was well designed.

8 months ago

Makler is the best professor I've had at Stanford. He is caring and makes sure every student has the opportunity to succeed.

8 months ago

Based on the first class for Spring quarter 2017, can someone comment on the expected workload? Also, how does it differ from CS142?

8 months ago

Meets 4 times in the quarter, leaving time for research.

8 months ago

Prof. Bailis is really lively and explains things clearly. He's really easy to approach and is constantly answering questions in lecture. Homework was a weekly quiz online that you could take as many times as you wanted, but it takes a few hours to really learn all the material for the week. The textbook was my number-one-go-to the whole quarter for the quizzes - it has extremely clear examples and formulae that are covered in lecture but laid out a bit more simply in my opinion. Tests were open-book open-computer but no internet. I really enjoyed this class and would recommend it to anyone curious about how databases work.

8 months ago

I agree. Very clear, and was very concerned with how long students were spending on PSets using weekly surveys and actually adjusted until the bell curve went from 15+ to centered at like 6-8 or something like that.

8 months ago

Just looked at the description and honestly am not sure if any of the stuff in 103 was mentioned in 161. I honestly don't remember what I learned from 103 but did ok in 161 anyway. If you can write a proof you're probably fine.

8 months ago

Prof. Bailenson is possibly the best lecturer I've ever had. Very strict about no electronics in class, but lectures are amazing. Mostly skimmed the readings to be honest and still did okay (B overall). Very up-to-date, talking about latest tech from last year. Prof. Bailenson talks a lot about the people behind the tech, which is really neat. Had 2 guest lectures. Midterm/final were little blue books (write answers in blue book, test is a packet); half T/F, half short answer. Lecture attendance is practically mandatory but very worth it. Definitely don't miss the first lecture, since they do a VR demo. All course staff were extremely approachable too. (Win. 2016-17)

8 months ago

Loved this course. Reading was the right amount for a 3 unit course, and all prompts/reading were on the syllabus so you could plan ahead. Prof. Levy and Mr. Young really knew their stuff and led engaging discussions, although sometimes the room would be silent for a bit. Fair grading in my opinion too.

9 months ago

How difficult is the course and how much time does it require? any labs, finals, midterms?

9 months ago

Students usually do it sophomore or junior year. My best advice is to choose the quarter where you have the lightest course load as the labs can be very time consuming. You'll be able to understand the material sophomore or junior year as long as you have the time.

9 months ago

How good of shape do you need to be in to take this course?

10 months ago

How is this class with CS 161? I want to take both next quarter but also survive. I'll also take PWR and an introsem.

10 months ago

What is the workload of the class, under Dannenberg?

10 months ago

How does it compare to CS 109 or STATS 116?

10 months ago

Do you need EE 102B or is EE 102A enough?

10 months ago

He's great at explaining concepts. Workload is slightly more than past 161 professors but very manageable.

10 months ago

I never thought I would get into dance, but this class completely changed that. Now I'm taking all the social dance classes and going to social dance events. Plus Richard Powers is an amazing instructor.

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Pranav Rajpurkar is a PhD student in Computer Science at Stanford, working on Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare. He was previously a Stanford undergrad ('16).

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