Introduction to Computer Science II

Carey Nachenberg

Introduction to Computer Science II

Computer Science department

Carey Nachenberg

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Overall 4.8
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Easiness of class 2.4
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Clarity of professor 4.8
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Helpfulness of professor 4.8
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters

Textbooks

Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors (7th Edition)
Frank M. Carrano, Timothy M. Henry
ISBN: 9780134463971
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Grades

Winter 2017
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26.1%
20.9%
15.7%
10.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
34.7%
28.9%
23.1%
17.3%
11.6%
5.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
34.8%
29.0%
23.2%
17.4%
11.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
39.0%
32.5%
26.0%
19.5%
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6.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
27.5%
22.9%
18.3%
13.7%
9.2%
4.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2010
25.6%
21.3%
17.1%
12.8%
8.5%
4.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 22, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

One of the best teachers I've had. Keeps class entertaining and is really concerned about making sure the class understands. You really have to appreciate the amount of time he puts into his powerpoints and I think they do a really good job of explaining the way code is executed. I think people hype him up too much and it kinda annoyed me how my class almost worshipped him, but hey, he is pretty damn cool. I like Smallberg too, but Nachenberg will keep you awake. Oh, and he shuts down know-it-alls which is great.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 4, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Carey is the professor you wish you had for every class. The only bummer is that your first class with him will also be your last.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 7, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

I was enrolled in Smallberg's CS32 section, but Nachenberg was so good I ended up going to his lectures instead. Carey (as he prefers to be called) is one of those teachers that makes you question why all other teachers aren't like him. His lectures and slides are interesting and keep your attention. He knows everyone's name so gives personal attention during lectures to make sure students are getting the material. He plays practical jokes to keep things interesting. He gives prizes (things like candy and pop tarts) to encourage class participation. On the last day of class, he even throws an 'ice cream party' during the course review. Why don't all teachers do this? Carey really embraces the notion that happy students are more enthusiastic about learning and therefore learn better. Sort of the opposite of an old-school mentality of someone like Rohr (not to bash Rohr, cause he wasn't _that_ bad).

Bottom line, take Nachenberg if you can. Shuffle your schedule around his class if you have to. CS32 is difficult so it will be particularly helpful.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Sept. 8, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

While Carey is an effective lecturer, he is by no means the "best" at UCLA. I agree that he is kind, concerned, and outgoing, but his lectures can be dull. His project are tough, so follow his advice and start early on projects 3 and 4. The best way to study for his midterms is to search online for problems on linked lists, stacks and queues, recursion, big-oh notation...basically all of data structures and algorithms.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 16, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Whatever u do take smallberg, all my friends that took smalberg got A's and I was stuck with a C. Also smallberg graduated from caltech, he knows c++ so much better.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 16, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

I liked this professor but I recommend smallberg for anyone taking CS32 because his projects for this class are easier than nachenberg's, true he is a more entertaining professor yet who wouldn't what a better grade.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 18, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

I've never written a review before, but this one had to be done. Best teacher I've ever had, high school and college combined. It's amazing how much he genuinely cares about students learning the material. One of the few classes that I've actually enjoyed sitting through.

Carey manages to keep things interesting and will explain things as many times as you need him to. The fact that he teaches out of his own goodwill makes it that much more amazing.

I had Smallberg for CS 31, and didn't like the class to be frank. I find Smallberg's lectures amazingly dry. I was pretty scared coming in to CS 32, and without knowing my final grade yet, I can say that I've become a much better programmer thanks to Carey. Take him if you can, you will not regret it.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 13, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Do whatever you can to take Nachenberg! Like other comments say, he hands out candy and prize tickets (essentially raffle tickets for a prize drawing at the end of the quarter) during class which keeps things lively. He puts a ton of effort into his lectures and puts all his great Powerpoint slides online. He's funny, good at communicating, has plenty of real insight since he's involved in the software industry, and really cares about his students learning. Can't recommend him enough.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 15, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

I'm usually too lazy to get on Bruinwalk to rate professors, but Nachenberg is someone I just have to evaluate. If you ever have the chance to take him (he only lectures winter quarter) TAKE HIM!! His class is tough and fast paced but he is by far the best professor I have taken at UCLA so far. Terrific at explaining things with his powerpoint presentations and extremely concerned with student learning. Nachenberg is so passionate about the field that it just rubs off of you! I'm actually excited about CS!!!! But yeah, overall great teacher. Just get ready to work your butt off because CS 32 is an extremely time consuming class. Get ready to put in 30+ hours for some projects.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 26, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Not only was he the best professor I've ever had, but he's a great person in general. UCLA is incomplete without the Nachenberg experience.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters

Textbooks

Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors (7th Edition)
Frank M. Carrano, Timothy M. Henry
ISBN: 9780134463971
View on Amazon
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