Do Accredited Computer Science Departments at Universities Work at Teaching Students?

Do accredited universities help computer science majoring students learn?


In Computer Science departments, students are considered coders by the time they are in the weed-out class. Passing the prerequisite classes is not the same as learning. The students will lectured to about concepts of programming, but there will be very little instruction on coding itself. Students will be expected to translate requirements of assignments into code and debug the program by themselves. The requirements can be conveyed in English paragraphs or running an application on a computer. People capable of taking the requirements and putting them into code would find most of the oral lecture to be trivial.

A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was.

The Halo Effect is a book about how individual businesses are praised when the stock market is doing well but condemned when the stock market is doing poorly. The attributes of companies are considered a formula for success or failure depending on the nature of the economic conditions. Business journalists see good execution, planning and smart strategies when the company is profitable or when its stock price soars. When the company is in decline, business journalists see poor execution, planning and unwise strategies. Causal relationships are not proven by the business community. Such is the case with the students with the highest GPAs. Nationally-published books and commencement ceremonies mention the best students are very committed and hard-working. But that is not true. Based on the things they major in and the way they live their lives, they are like everyone else. Their scholastic success is attributable to undetected cheating or having affairs with their teachers.

Generally speaking, accredited Computer Science departments are frauds (with large amounts of undetected cheating). African American students are underrepresented and get worse grades in CS departments. We support anti-racism and African American empowerment. We do not recommend people attend college.

It [programming] is not something a 4 year degree can teach to everyone.

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