Any 'Intro to X' class. Even in non-science classes this is common. I was in some easy as fuck politics 101 sort of class last semester, and by the point of no return for dropping it we had half the class size.
I'm now in a politics 202 or whatever class, half as many people as that. And yet so many of them thought they were really into politics...
>>52526576 General Chemistry 2 and Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 were the weed-out coures at my undergraduate college and also at the institution I work/study at now as a graduate student in a research group.
>>52526576 The second programming course. Lots of work plus this project where you had to develop an interactive Java application that did something and stored its state in a file.
This was before Stack Overflow was a thing, and almost before Googling existed. The other coursework mostly covered what needed to be done, but putting the pieces together seemed impossible for some people. There were definitely fewer brogrammer and girl coder types around after that.
>>52526576 >linear algebra even though it wasn't that hard it weeded out pretty much all of the "I want to make video games" kids >object oriented programming this one nearly got me. not so much the OOP part, but they give a literal half-hour lecture on GUI programming using QT, including observer patterns, MVC-structure and action listeners all at once, and expected you to have a working scrabble game ready to weeks later for 40% of your grade >computation theory for everyone who wasn't yet weeded out the first year
>>52526576 None. The introductory classes at my university are a joke, and the department is getting extremely overcrowded with like 1500 students taking the intro to CS course and only requiring a 3.3 GPA to declare for the major.
>>52526576 At WUSTL: >Gen Chem 1 My parents (PhD in chem and bs chem eng) couldn't follow a class they sat in. >Orgo 1 & 2 Brutal pace and graduate level topics >Algorithms and Data Structures Just a difficult course, especially when the teacher is awful.
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