Course Analytics

for Oregon State University's Computer Science Post-Bacc Program

Upper Division


CS 370

Introduction to Security

Data Summary





Hours per Week


/ 5.0 Difficulty

Common Pairings

CS 467:

1 time

CS 464:

1 time

CS 362:

1 time

Tips from Students

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FA 20226-12 hours/week3 / 5 CS 362

Each week there are 2-4 hours of lectures, and short repeatable quizzes that are pretty easy if you watched the lectures. There are also weekly discussion that typically involve reading a few articles, posting a few paragraphs, and replying to 2 other posts. These were mostly easy, except for the regrettably named "chinese whispers" discussion, which is a fun idea, but executed very poorly and was pretty frustrating. Every two weeks there will be a project due, these determine the bulk of your grade. Expect to spend somewhere around 5-10 hours on each. These projects are poorly specified, and do not have clear grading rubrics, so we needed to use EdStem frequently to nail down requirements. Thankfully grading seemed pretty lenient. The final was challenging, but only worth 10% of my grade, so I didn't put too much effort into studying for it. The instructor, Bram Lewis, is not great. He doesn't seem to have much interest in improving the course, but will write long screeds in edstem about how the poorly specified assignments are a "feature" since it prepares us for the real world. He seems to be widely disliked as an instructor

Submitted Mon Dec 05 2022

SU 20226-12 hours/week3 / 5 CS 467CS 464

There is a lot of writing in this class

Submitted Sun Aug 14 2022

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