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Eng 1500: Intro to Programming
Wayne State University

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Rated 4.0/5

Average Class Difficulty

2.8/5

Rated moderate

Average Grade

B

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Eng 1500 Intro to Programming is an Engineering and Tech course at WSU taught by the following professor: Tonya Whitehead.
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  • Class rating 3/5
    She is one of the best biology teachers that Wayne State has to offer. You must show up to lectures because her whole exam comes from things she says in lectures. Lab is the only thing that sucks about this class. Take it when it's just her teaching and not a split teacher semester. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Prof O was very interesting. I loved his lectures he was very interesting. Sometimes hard to get a hold of. We had a TA this semester so that was helpful, if he wasn't there I don't know how you would get ahold of the teacher. Tests are 5 essay formed tests. Take good notes you will be fine. Paper was easy, don't wait till last min ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Your grade is based on two tests and a paper. This class is based off notes, notes are NOT posted online. 3 tests (drops lowest test grade) and 1 paper. Everything on tests & paper is based off notes taken in class. Thankful for the TA, bc the prof never answers emails. Overall just show up, take notes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Funny, interesting, of course though the class is hard, but he curves signifigantly. For two of his tests you had to get a 38/50 for an A. Take him if you can. His notes were on blackboard, and didn't make much sense though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    abrasive, nasty, borderline harassment when it comes to the women in the class. I got an A but I would not reccommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He can't teach, altough says all the time what a greath teacher he is. He doesn't explain things well and if you ask him to clarify something he just repeats what he already said. Doesn't have a structure to his class. Covers a bunch of random material none of which is in the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    5 stars!! One thing that I disliked was when you ask him a question, he would answer with another question, wanting you to answer your own question. I understand why he does it but I personally did not like it. Great human being (deserves a full-time teaching position) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a genius with coding, he probably has mastered every language. He made you learn how to code. However, I thought his assignments were demanding for being an intro to coding class. I went into BE2500 and the professor there was shocked at what we DIDN'T learn. Safraz skipped many basic concepts and went to far into depth with others. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I thought he taught the class well and forced every student to get involved. I enjoyed the class. He demands alot but is fair with grading and would extend the homework if needed. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is very nice, helpful and accommodating to his students. He took our class of potential programmers and made all of us Matlab proficient by the end. I learned a lot and feel confident for future classes. He really seems to care about helping students, and working around any individual problems that may arise. On top of that, he has character. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Rampersaud is one of the best teachers I've had for coding. Learned not only the material but also a lot of teaching skills that can be adapted. If you do poorly on an exam talk to him and he will figure out something to help you get a better grade by showing him that you have learned the concepts. Though this class is difficult to understand the professor is very helpful and does his absolute best to help his students succeed. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    A master in teaching coding. .He really cares about his students. .he wants his students to succeed in his class. .3 days ago, he spent an extra hour and half beyond his regular office hours just to make sure that I understood the solution of one problem I asked. The course was pretty challenging but also inspiring. If Safraz is teaching it, you should take it. Hands down. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Rampersaud knows about what he teaches and more. If you're struggling at all, simply talk to him and he is so helpful and willing to assist you during office hours. The course is challenging but he does a great job of teaching it and is extremely helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Rampersaud is the best instructor I ever had. Stayed late after class to help students, answered emails about hw questions quickly, and was always available for extra help. I learned how to code in this class. Keep in mind that this is only an intro and freshman level class and BE2550 should be taken for more comprehensive knowledge. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I'm not someone to post on this site, or even to check it at all when signing up for classes, but Safraz was such a fantastic teacher that I feel I would be doing him a disservice by not leaving my feedback. I have spent so much time in doing his assignments and projects, but it finally paid off. He explains everything well he helps a lot, just don't hesitate and go ask for his help. I promise that you will not regret talking BE1500 with him or any other class he teaches. I really enjoyed his class. He teaches you not just the software code commands, but the actual logic behind them which you can apply to any other algorithm. One of the most fun classes I've had this semester! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really helpful, exceptionally fair with grading, showed honest interest in my understanding of the material, very attentive to my questions and gave great guidance. He is not easy but that is a good thing. I learned so much from his class and he really cares about his students. He is a fair grader who wants his students to succeed. Overall, the class was very informative and professor Rampersaud did a great job of making sure each student understood the material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Rampersaud is a great professor! This class was tough but if you follow along you'll do good. I didn't think I was going to do well at first but I got the hang of it plus professor Rampersaud makes some of the topics interesting. You won't regret taking any class he teaches. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Most helpful professor I have ever met in college. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Safraz means business. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Safraz was hands down one of the best professors I've ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very helpful teacher, easy to approach with questions even if they are not related to the course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Safraz is a wonderful teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Decent teacher. Seemed very underprepared for the course and not nearly enough material was covered. We barely scratched the surface of MATLAB's potential and will probably have to learn more to be able to use it on the job. Overall he was an alright teacher, but not good for this course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved this class! However, she was extremely helpful during her office hours and sorta because I memorized all the code she would go over in class. My advice, MEMORIZE all the things on the homework and quizzes and NEWTON'S INTERPOLATING POLYNOMIAL You just attend the class and do homework and you are good!! Projects are bit more challenging but if you TA's and Kristina are really helpful ! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I had a really hard time initially adjusting to the class because I had no programming experience at all. She won't mind helping you if you ask her questions. She offers lot of office hours and lot of extra credit opportunities. Exams are based on homework problems so if you want to do good, you have to do homework. She always does a review before exams and sets up 3-4 different review sessions. Attendance is mandatory. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She grades fairly easilly and gives many extra credit opportunities. She is big on attendance and will give pop quizzes if she feels a lot of people are missing. These are usually extra credit though. She conveys the material well and is extremely helpful and willing to work with you. Truly an excellent teacher. I highly recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Kristina is good professor. The final project was tough but a lot of fun to work on. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very nice professor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    The material is extremely difficult and she knows that. She tends to put problems on exams that are very tricky but she does this on purpose to challenge you. I emailed her several times throughout the semester asking her questions about homework, projects, etc. & never heard back from her. However, her teaching style was not helpful. Most classes went like this, example, majority of the class time to attempt how to figure it out (even though no one knew how to start since she didn't teach us how), then gave us the answer without explaining how. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Kristina is a very nice person and is always willing to help and provide for her students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    The worst. Talks too fast, was sarcastic when anyone asked a question and puts unrelated charts on exams. Emailed him 3 times to go over criteria to get a better understanding and never got a reply. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Tonya is a great professor overall. She is helpful one on one as well, and has weekly homework and quizzes to help you understand. If you pay attention in class you will do very well! Matlab is similar to other programming languages and she literally teaches you right from the basics. She is very helpful in office hours and is always willing to meet with you if you have problems. Attendance is graded so you should come to class. You don't need to purchase any books. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    You will have homework assignments every wk, but they do prepare you for quizzes and exams There is a plethora of opportunities for extra credit, both little and a lot. She'll review topics instead of moving ahead if she sees students are struggling. Extra credit opportunities. Iclicker questions to begin each class. She is very helpful and clear with how she wants things done. Would highly recommend The only knock on her was it took awhile for her to grade exams. Outside of that she was very accessible. She has a passion when she teaches and cares about her students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Homework assignments every week. The homework is tedious, but forces you to understand the material The quizzes and exams are very fair, and are open-note (you can use your homework and her lecture slides). Offers a lot of extra credit, and curves exams if needed. Overall, she's the best/easiest professor this class offers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Weekly homework and quizzes help understand the concepts. Because of the online nature of exams and quizzes, she does take very long to give feedback. However, when she does give feedback, she is very specific. She is readily available via email, and always happy to answer questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Prof Whitehead is very clear --- I am new to programming, but she will explain something to you as many times as you need it, and is always willing to meet you outside of class. Starts off with the basics, so you'll be fine regardless of your current programming level. Tonya goes out of her way to make sure everyone understands the material. Her exams and quizzes are extremely fair, just do the homework and pay attention during lecture and you'll do great. Would recommend her if you're taking 1500! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Excellent Professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Whitehead is a newer professor at wayne. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Absolutely awful. Homework is excessive, graded harshly, and worth very little. Lectures are useless. Exams and projects are ridiculous. Whitehead cannot teach, and there is no textbook for the class. Getting a good grade, for those who know little about programming, pretty impossible. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 3/5
    She is one of the best biology teachers that Wayne State has to offer. You must show up to lectures because her whole exam comes from things she says in lectures. Lab is the only thing that sucks about this class. Take it when it's just her teaching and not a split teacher semester. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Prof O was very interesting. I loved his lectures he was very interesting. Sometimes hard to get a hold of. We had a TA this semester so that was helpful, if he wasn't there I don't know how you would get ahold of the teacher. Tests are 5 essay formed tests. Take good notes you will be fine. Paper was easy, don't wait till last min ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Your grade is based on two tests and a paper. This class is based off notes, notes are NOT posted online. 3 tests (drops lowest test grade) and 1 paper. Everything on tests & paper is based off notes taken in class. Thankful for the TA, bc the prof never answers emails. Overall just show up, take notes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Funny, interesting, of course though the class is hard, but he curves signifigantly. For two of his tests you had to get a 38/50 for an A. Take him if you can. His notes were on blackboard, and didn't make much sense though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    abrasive, nasty, borderline harassment when it comes to the women in the class. I got an A but I would not reccommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He can't teach, altough says all the time what a greath teacher he is. He doesn't explain things well and if you ask him to clarify something he just repeats what he already said. Doesn't have a structure to his class. Covers a bunch of random material none of which is in the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    5 stars!! One thing that I disliked was when you ask him a question, he would answer with another question, wanting you to answer your own question. I understand why he does it but I personally did not like it. Great human being (deserves a full-time teaching position) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is a genius with coding, he probably has mastered every language. He made you learn how to code. However, I thought his assignments were demanding for being an intro to coding class. I went into BE2500 and the professor there was shocked at what we DIDN'T learn. Safraz skipped many basic concepts and went to far into depth with others. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I thought he taught the class well and forced every student to get involved. I enjoyed the class. He demands alot but is fair with grading and would extend the homework if needed. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is very nice, helpful and accommodating to his students. He took our class of potential programmers and made all of us Matlab proficient by the end. I learned a lot and feel confident for future classes. He really seems to care about helping students, and working around any individual problems that may arise. On top of that, he has character. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Rampersaud is one of the best teachers I've had for coding. Learned not only the material but also a lot of teaching skills that can be adapted. If you do poorly on an exam talk to him and he will figure out something to help you get a better grade by showing him that you have learned the concepts. Though this class is difficult to understand the professor is very helpful and does his absolute best to help his students succeed. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    A master in teaching coding. .He really cares about his students. .he wants his students to succeed in his class. .3 days ago, he spent an extra hour and half beyond his regular office hours just to make sure that I understood the solution of one problem I asked. The course was pretty challenging but also inspiring. If Safraz is teaching it, you should take it. Hands down. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Rampersaud knows about what he teaches and more. If you're struggling at all, simply talk to him and he is so helpful and willing to assist you during office hours. The course is challenging but he does a great job of teaching it and is extremely helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Rampersaud is the best instructor I ever had. Stayed late after class to help students, answered emails about hw questions quickly, and was always available for extra help. I learned how to code in this class. Keep in mind that this is only an intro and freshman level class and BE2550 should be taken for more comprehensive knowledge. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I'm not someone to post on this site, or even to check it at all when signing up for classes, but Safraz was such a fantastic teacher that I feel I would be doing him a disservice by not leaving my feedback. I have spent so much time in doing his assignments and projects, but it finally paid off. He explains everything well he helps a lot, just don't hesitate and go ask for his help. I promise that you will not regret talking BE1500 with him or any other class he teaches. I really enjoyed his class. He teaches you not just the software code commands, but the actual logic behind them which you can apply to any other algorithm. One of the most fun classes I've had this semester! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really helpful, exceptionally fair with grading, showed honest interest in my understanding of the material, very attentive to my questions and gave great guidance. He is not easy but that is a good thing. I learned so much from his class and he really cares about his students. He is a fair grader who wants his students to succeed. Overall, the class was very informative and professor Rampersaud did a great job of making sure each student understood the material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Rampersaud is a great professor! This class was tough but if you follow along you'll do good. I didn't think I was going to do well at first but I got the hang of it plus professor Rampersaud makes some of the topics interesting. You won't regret taking any class he teaches. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Most helpful professor I have ever met in college. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Safraz means business. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Safraz was hands down one of the best professors I've ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very helpful teacher, easy to approach with questions even if they are not related to the course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Safraz is a wonderful teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Decent teacher. Seemed very underprepared for the course and not nearly enough material was covered. We barely scratched the surface of MATLAB's potential and will probably have to learn more to be able to use it on the job. Overall he was an alright teacher, but not good for this course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved this class! However, she was extremely helpful during her office hours and sorta because I memorized all the code she would go over in class. My advice, MEMORIZE all the things on the homework and quizzes and NEWTON'S INTERPOLATING POLYNOMIAL You just attend the class and do homework and you are good!! Projects are bit more challenging but if you TA's and Kristina are really helpful ! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I had a really hard time initially adjusting to the class because I had no programming experience at all. She won't mind helping you if you ask her questions. She offers lot of office hours and lot of extra credit opportunities. Exams are based on homework problems so if you want to do good, you have to do homework. She always does a review before exams and sets up 3-4 different review sessions. Attendance is mandatory. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She grades fairly easilly and gives many extra credit opportunities. She is big on attendance and will give pop quizzes if she feels a lot of people are missing. These are usually extra credit though. She conveys the material well and is extremely helpful and willing to work with you. Truly an excellent teacher. I highly recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Kristina is good professor. The final project was tough but a lot of fun to work on. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very nice professor! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    The material is extremely difficult and she knows that. She tends to put problems on exams that are very tricky but she does this on purpose to challenge you. I emailed her several times throughout the semester asking her questions about homework, projects, etc. & never heard back from her. However, her teaching style was not helpful. Most classes went like this, example, majority of the class time to attempt how to figure it out (even though no one knew how to start since she didn't teach us how), then gave us the answer without explaining how. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Kristina is a very nice person and is always willing to help and provide for her students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    The worst. Talks too fast, was sarcastic when anyone asked a question and puts unrelated charts on exams. Emailed him 3 times to go over criteria to get a better understanding and never got a reply. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Tonya is a great professor overall. She is helpful one on one as well, and has weekly homework and quizzes to help you understand. If you pay attention in class you will do very well! Matlab is similar to other programming languages and she literally teaches you right from the basics. She is very helpful in office hours and is always willing to meet with you if you have problems. Attendance is graded so you should come to class. You don't need to purchase any books. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    You will have homework assignments every wk, but they do prepare you for quizzes and exams There is a plethora of opportunities for extra credit, both little and a lot. She'll review topics instead of moving ahead if she sees students are struggling. Extra credit opportunities. Iclicker questions to begin each class. She is very helpful and clear with how she wants things done. Would highly recommend The only knock on her was it took awhile for her to grade exams. Outside of that she was very accessible. She has a passion when she teaches and cares about her students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Homework assignments every week. The homework is tedious, but forces you to understand the material The quizzes and exams are very fair, and are open-note (you can use your homework and her lecture slides). Offers a lot of extra credit, and curves exams if needed. Overall, she's the best/easiest professor this class offers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Weekly homework and quizzes help understand the concepts. Because of the online nature of exams and quizzes, she does take very long to give feedback. However, when she does give feedback, she is very specific. She is readily available via email, and always happy to answer questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Prof Whitehead is very clear --- I am new to programming, but she will explain something to you as many times as you need it, and is always willing to meet you outside of class. Starts off with the basics, so you'll be fine regardless of your current programming level. Tonya goes out of her way to make sure everyone understands the material. Her exams and quizzes are extremely fair, just do the homework and pay attention during lecture and you'll do great. Would recommend her if you're taking 1500! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Excellent Professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Whitehead is a newer professor at wayne. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Absolutely awful. Homework is excessive, graded harshly, and worth very little. Lectures are useless. Exams and projects are ridiculous. Whitehead cannot teach, and there is no textbook for the class. Getting a good grade, for those who know little about programming, pretty impossible. ...Continue reading