This term, I’m taking four courses again: CPSC 210, MICB 425, MEDG 421, and STAT 302.
I was originally in MATH 302 but switched out in order to balance my schedule, and because Eugenia is teaching STAT 302. I’m taking it because I hear it’s useful for CS… and it’s kind of interesting.
CPSC 210 is software construction, a mandatory course for CS students. Looking forward to learning how to program in Java, and class seems good so far. The noon section is really full though, and some people had to sit in the aisle last time lol. It seems kind of strange that a core CS course would have limited seats (limited relative to demand).
MICB 425 is ecological microbial genomics. I’m taking it as an elective, and so far it seems fine. I do think our physical classroom format is quite poor for group discussions and group work because as it is everyone is in really long rows facing one direction.
MEDG 421 is cancer genetics. There seems to be a lot of work in this class, but at least it isn’t really memorization based, according to the instructors. For example, the exams will be open book and will supposedly emphasize problem solving.
PHIL 432 is metaethics. I have some interest in taking this course, but it conflicts with STAT 302, plus I’m not fond of the three consecutive hours class format.
Unfortunately, my schedule has a lot of breaks: 10 hours of break/week, but I’m not minding it that much yet. I haven’t been able to go to the gym much due to injuries, but I eventually may during my breaks.
UBC REC Intramurals
Last term, our team was disqualified from the basketball league because my team showed up an hour late (I couldn’t attend myself, but my teammates did). Turns out the REC originally scheduled us for 11 AM, but at some point suddenly switched it to 10 AM without notifying us, and so when my team showed up at 11 AM, they were told that we had been disqualified lol. If I remember correctly, both our team and our opponent were disqualified! Alas, another reason for me to dislike the REC.
I’m selling the CS121 textbook: Discrete Mathematics with Applications 4/E.