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I'm currently redesigning a college level first semester graduate course on Intro to Programming, in C++. Note the comma; the course is introduction to programming, and C++ just happens to be the ...
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How do I know if I have a good programming professor? [closed]

Today I begun my second programming course. The professor seemed a bit different from the others - we had some fun saying things like "he's probably a misunderstood genius". He criticized some other ...
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Interesting Topics in Comp. Sci. for New Students? [closed]

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Teaching computer programming?

I've kicked around the idea of teaching computer programming formally(at a college-level). What kind of degree would be required at most colleges for teaching and also any general advice for if ...