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Rice Classes I've Taken

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The Sarcastic Clapping Rating System:

I've rated the following classes on a scale of one to five sarcastic claps.  Here's a breakdown of the scores:  (each comment is said in the most sarcastic tone possible)  More claps = good.  Less claps = very sucky classes.

1 sarcastic clap: great job.  (and by great I mean NOT great).

 

2 sarcastic claps: Way to go.

 

3 sarcastic claps: nice clapping.

 

4 sarcastic claps: nice job, Rice.

 

5 sarcastic claps: nice.

 

Special thanks to the Sarcastic Clapping Family of South Hampton

nice sarcasm...

Fall '99

Comp210 - Introduction to Nerdville
Math102 - High School Math II
Chin101 - Ni de Zhongwen bu hao
Univ111 - Introduction to Sucky Freshmen Seminars
Huma211 - Introduction to Buddha
Hper101 - Martial Arts without the coolness

Spring '00

Math212 - Lots of variables
Comp212 - Java for Idiots
Comp280 - Introduction to Crappy Classes at Rice
Chin102 - Ni de baba shi shei?
Hper102 - Fun at Autrey

Fall 00
Japa101 - Introduction to watching Anime
Comp320 - Introduction to Pain and Suffering
Elec326 - Introduction to Hating Powerview and ABEL
Math335 - Introduction to falling asleep in class
Econ211 - Principles of Things that don't make any sense

Spring '01

Phys102 - High School Physics II
Comp314 - More nerds
Caam353 - Caam Sucks
Psyc203 - Introduction to Bad Graders

Fall '01

Comp412 - Compilers are Stupid
Musi117 - Introduction to A+ at Rice
Psyc370 - Introduction to Long classes on T/Th late in the afternoon
Stat331 - Applied Probability and Stat Sucks

Spring '02

Comp421 - Operating Systems that you'll never use
Huma102 - Neitzsche is a bunch of crock
Psyc540 - Intro to Complaining
Comp300 - Advanced Complaining

Fall '02

Comp482 - Advanced Pain and Suffering
Comp360 - Linear Interpolation and other things that profs think are easy but really aren't
Psyc441 - Introduction to Reading Lots of Stuff
Elec201 - Introduction to Robots that don't do what you tell them to

Spring '03

Comp460 - Bomberman 3d
Comp440 - Artificial Intelligence (not the movie!!)
Japa102 - A Reminder that You've forgotten everything you've learned two years ago.
Lpap103 - Tennis for n00bs
Lpap104 - Fencing / Running around a lot

 

Fall '99

Comp210 - Introduction to the Principles of Scientific Computing
Fisler, Greiner

Why am I a comp major? It's certainly not because of this class. It was boring and I kept thinking to myself that it would get better but it never did. Then I thought, "maybe future comp classes will be more interesting." HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA...good one, I was so naive...

RATING: 2 sarcastic claps. 

 

 

Math102 - Single Variable Calculus II
Gao

When I took this class I still thought I was good at math. Gao really boosts your ego because you can get really high scores on the tests. The only problem is that it's so easy the mean is like a 97. So if you get a 95 you're screwed.

RATING: 5 sarcastic claps. 

 



Chin101 - Introductory Chinese
MacArthur

Ah yes... I loved going to this class because it was more of a social event than a class. This class formed a foundation upon which I could learn more Chinese if I ever had the time.  Unfortunately, now I forgot everything.

RATING: 5 sarcastic claps. 



Univ111 - Freshman Seminar on Environmental Studies
Wierdos

Without a doubt one of the worst, one of the stupidest, and one of the most embarassing classes I've ever had the misfortune to take. It was a three-hour long discussion type class that met once a week.  Being myself I never said ANYTHING the whole semester. PRETTY EASY. That would explain why I got the lowest grade in the class though. I hated going to this class. Through all three hours of class every week all I thought about was jumping out the window.

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 

 


Huma211 - Introduction to Asian Civilizations
Smith, Thal, Klein.

Buddhism, Buddhism, Buddhism. Can't they talk about anything else in this class? Good thing I took it pass/fail. Unfortunately, back then I didn't realize the power of pass/fail. If you pass/fail a class you'd better not get a B like I did or you'll wish you tried harder. The best thing to do in pass/fail classes is not try, never show up to class, and write crap in all your papers. Use phrases like "pretty sad" and "bunch of crock" frequently. For more information about pass/failing classes, ask steveso@rice.edu or seankim@rice.edu.

RATING: 2 sarcastic claps. 

 



Hper101 - Martial Arts (HPER = LPAP to you n00bs)
Kim

I have to comment on this class...no sparring. I pictured a bunch of nerds going at it. Even with pads it still would've been cool to spar.. but NOOOooo. We just did a few exercises and it felt more like tai bo than real martial arts. We didn't even get to break out the ninja stars or nunchucks. =(

RATING: 2 sarcastic claps. 


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Spring '00

Math212 - Multivariable Calculus
Gao

This was the class where I started to realize that I wasn't good at math. I still managed to make an A because, hey, it's Gao, but I can't really say that I learned anything. It was worth taking just to hear Sean yell "ARPHA!!" in the middle of class one day.

RATING: 4 sarcastic claps. 



Comp212 - Intermediate Programming
Cox, Nguyen

Comp212...Java...Object-Oriented Programming.  I learned how to use UNIX from taking this class and I learned where all the good computer labs on campus are.  And I hate them all...stupid comp labs.

RATING: 3 sarcastic claps. 



Comp280 - Mathematics of Computation
Fisler

This used to referred to as Comp 2-EASY but this turned out to be one of the hardest, most annoying classes I've ever taken. I still have nightmares of this class. Make it stop....*sob* ... Racist graders...

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 



Chin102 - Introductory Chinese II
MacArthur

I honestly can't remember the difference between Chinese 101 and 102. They were the same class.  

RATING: 5 sarcastic claps. 




Hper102 - Recreational Games
Bearden

This is the class that introduced me to badminton. I learned about every single sport that you could possibly play in Autrey. My favorite game will always be the "Grease the water melon, throw it into the pool, and see who can grab it first" game.

RATING: 4 sarcastic claps. 


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Fall '00

Japa101 - Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture I
Sato Sensei

Ah, another easy language course, right? Or IS IT??? Yes, welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese.  Learn the 2 Japanese alphabets in two days and memorize the whole book before the end of the first week or you're screwed. Oh well, most of the people who take Japa are anime freaks, anyway, so they usually do fine.

RATING: 3 sarcastic claps. 



Comp320 - Introduction to Computer Organization
Greiner

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Do you enjoy not getting sleep and staring at computer screens all night long?  If so, then this class is for you!!  This is the first truly EVIL programming course I had to take. This class is bad news.  You'll learn to despise words such as "assembler", "cache", and "malloc".

John G

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 



Elec326 - Digital Logic Design
Jump

15 minute breaks in the middle of Tuesday-Thursday classes are the best idea, ever!! I actually learned a few things in this class (which I would later forget, of course). If it weren't for deadlines that exactly matched comp320 deadlines I might've actually almost enjoyed this class. But as it turned out I spent many sleepless hours trying to reduce my chip counts, getting powerview to work, and yelling at the ABEL compiler.

RATING: 3 sarcastic claps. 




Math335 - Linear Algebra
Slimowitz

Ortho-what?? I was completely confused in this class after the first couple of weeks. I think it's because my confidence in my math abilities was completely shattered when I took multivariable, but yeah, have you ever had your brain just shut off? This happened to me frequently in Math335. I would just be sitting there in class and then--BOOM!!--my head is flat on the desk and I'm out cold.

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 



Econ211 - Principles of Economics I
Weheir

Pass/Fail = do a crappy job on the homeworks, don't try very hard on the tests, and laugh at other people who do try hard. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHA. j/k

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 


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Spring '01

Phys102 - Electricity and Magnetism
Corcoran

Buzzer days are the best.  However, this class was a constant pain because of unending streams of problem sets, tutorials, and lab sessions.  I didn't even get to electrocute anything/anyone all semester.

RATING: 2 sarcastic claps. 



Comp314 - Applied Algorithms and Data Structures
Wallach, Nguyen

Some projects were interesting and one time this guy who worked on the classic PC game Wing Commander came to give a lecture.  And then he told us we would never make it in the gaming industry because we all suck and had no lives.
Pretty Pictures from Comp314

RATING: 3 sarcastic claps. 

 


Caam353 - Computational Numerical Analysis
Heinkenschloss 

The Facts
Arnold Schwarzenegger!  WTK!!!! CAAM SUCKS!!!  Ah yes, I remember this class, or nap-time, as I fondly refer to it.  I hate sleeping in class because it's not the nice kind of sleep people should be getting, but the restless, nightmarish kind.  And you wake up to find yourself in a real-life nightmare that won't end, causing you to jump out of your seat...not like it's ever happened to me before or anything...

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 



Psyc203 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Ro

This class had impossible tests and even harder graders. I think Sean put it best when he said,  "This class is harder than trying to suck a golf ball through a garden hose."  Overall, this was a good class...FOR ME TO POOP ON.

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 


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Fall '01

Comp412 - Compiler Construction
Kennedy

Mmmm, compilers.  They make our lives easier...unless you have to write one yourself.

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 



Musi117 - Fundamentals of Music I
Bishop

I loved this class! I think this is the only class I've ever received an A+ in my life.  It was nice to relearn all the music theory that I forgot from piano lessons.  What's a quarter note again?

RATING: 5 sarcastic claps. 



Psyc370 - Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonaumics Design
Laughery

Hmmmm.  This class was very similar to the movie "Groundhog Day" because for every class we had the same lecture over and over again.  

RATING: 2 sarcastic claps. 




Stat331 - Applied Probability
Oloffson

HE-MAN !!! STAT SUCKS!! It started out easy but towards the middle and the end the subject matter just became too crappy and difficult so I came to the conclusion that STAT = SUCKS with a probability of 1.0.   Our prof was cool and all and so is Sweden, but i can't deny it--STAT SUCKS.
The Facts

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 



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Spring '02


Comp421 - Operating Systems / Concurrent Programming
Johnson

This class felt like I was being hit on the head with a sledge-hammer repeatedly.  I can't help but think of Revenge of the Nerds whenever I think of this class.

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap. 



Huma102 - Introduction to Humanities in the Western World
Kauffman

This was actually a pretty interesting class. Superman, good discussions, and even a field trip!!  Reminded me of high school.

RATING: 4 sarcastic claps. 



Psyc540 - Foundations of Human Factors
Byrne

Another 3 hour class, although this one didn't seem as long as the seminar class I took freshman year. My favorite part of the class was when we all complained about all the bad designs that exist in the world.  Phil Chung and I got to run an embarrassing psyc experiment at Martel (see video below).

Keep off the Grass (Realplayer format - 9 Megabytes)
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RATING: 4 sarcastic claps. 

 


Comp300 - Society in the Information Age
Gorry

Every Comp major should take this class. It gives you a chance to complain about how much computers suck and you can even videotape yourself doing stupid things and turn it in as a final project (see video below).

DMCA (Realplayer format - 14 Megabytes)
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RATING: 5 sarcastic claps. 

 

 

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Fall '02


Comp482 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Kavraki

This was the hardest class I've ever taken in my entire life.  It hurts just thinking about it... Although, now that it's over I can look back and say with 100% confidence that comp482 SUCKS.

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap



Comp360 - Computer Graphics
Goldman

Interesting projects...too bad they're so long to the point where I had to do comp on fridays...FRIDAYS!!!  That's reuben time!!!!  LAO TIAN!!!!!!  I hate symonds2 computers now.

RATING: 2 sarcastic claps



Psyc441 - Human-Computer Interaction
Byrne

Hmmmm, not much human-computer interaction went on here...although perhaps that was my fault.  

RATING: 3 sarcastic claps



Elec201 - Introduction to Engineering Design (LEGO LAB)
Young

If you're thinking "battle-bots!!" like I was then you might be disappointed.  However, it was fun trying to find ways around the contest rules so you could destroy the other robots anyway.  Maybe it was because our robot got rocked in the competition or maybe it was because I kept falling asleep in class but this class didn't seem as good as it should have been.

RATING: 3 sarcastic claps

 


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Spring '03


Comp460 - Advanced Computer Graphics

Warren

This class is awesome!!  Finally, a class where we can make our own game and argue with each other over little things like where the health bar goes and how many bombs we should be able to carry. It's more interesting than a normal comp class, we all got A's, and there were no tests or homeworks. This one's a winner. But comp still sucks.

RATING: 4 sarcastic claps


Comp440 - Artificial Intelligence

Subramanian

This class was tough...like taking a theory comp class like 482 and a hard-core programming class like 360, and then shoving a screwdriver up your nose all at the same time... Ugh.. i don't think i learned anything in this class. We need more teaching, less nerd discussion. yeah, you know who i'm talking about.

RATING: 1 sarcastic clap


Japa102 - Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture

Sato

This class was a lot of fun... now I remember why I love taking language classes: so I can say things and make fun of people in ways that no one can understand.

RATING: 5 sarcastic claps


Lpap103 - Beginner's Tennis

White

Except for the whole waking up at 7am thing, this class was awesome.  My tennis game improved immensely, but I still need a lot of work before I can go pro.

RATING: 4 sarcastic claps.


Lpap104 - Beginner's Fencing

Hamza

Fencing is awesome!!  We actually got in shape from hardcore conditioning for the first part of the semester and then we actually got to poke each other with dangerous sharp objects and not get in trouble for it (not like elementary school).

RATING: 5 sarcastic claps.

 

 

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