4 Reasons Why Taking A Computer Science Course Is Actually Pretty Cool

4 Reasons Taking A Compter Science Course Is Actually Pretty Cool

It will benefit you in the future.

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When I discovered that I had to take two computer science courses for my minor, I immediately freaked out. I had never taken a course that involved anything computer coding related before. I was super scared that I would have no idea what I was doing and I would be surrounded by a whole bunch of people who did. I thought that it was going to be too complex for my brain to handle — but as time went on, I found myself actually enjoying the class. Surprisingly, I was understanding the material and the lingo fairly well. It went from a class which I dreaded, to a class which I loved attending. I began to actually have fun. From designing your own webpage to snooping on others', here are 4 reasons why taking a computer science course is actually pretty cool.

1. You learn how to create web-pages

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Have you ever wanted to create your own webpage? Take a computer science course, and you might find out how to do just that. You can literally create a webpage for anything. Your favorite band, favorite book, a personal blog, and even a portfolio of your work. It's super beneficial and something fun to do in your free time.

2. You learn a lot about the internet

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Before taking a computer science course, the prospect of knowing the history of the internet never interested me; but after learning so much about it, I'm glad that I did. The history of the internet is so interesting, as well as the technology and mechanics that go along with it. You also learn how to protect yourself from viruses and real-life invaders, something that is not only cool, but also keeps you safe.

3. It'll benefit you in the future

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Computer scientists are one of the most sought-after careers. Almost every company or workplace needs them. Just understanding even a little bit about computers and how they work will be a great benefit when applying for jobs. With computers and technology only growing stronger every day, knowing how their systems work and how to manipulate them is an amazing asset to have.

4. You can see how others create their own pages

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Don't worry, this is legal — if you do it in a legal way of course. But the cool thing about understanding coding and machines is that you know the same stuff that others do too. This means that if you want, you can totally look at a web-page you admire, click a few buttons, and bam, you can discover the exact coding that they used to create it. It's super cool and very helpful when studying or trying to find out how to insert something into your own code. But always remember that it's okay to get inspiration from someone else's work, but it's never okay to copy it exactly and put your name on it — now that's illegal.

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There is a seemingly new trend of "If College Majors Were ___" circulating on Odyssey. I must admit, they're all pretty accurate and fun to read. So find your major on this list and share with your friends to let them know what flower you are based on your college major!


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Crossroads

Trying to figure out what to do in life.

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I never saw the crossroad

Where I could cross n' roam

Under an arch or dome. [1]

I just kept on the road

That was laid out,

Told to hold out

Till it pays out. [2]

Now I think its too late

Been walking too long,

Classes are all wrong

But masses too strong. [3]

So I follow with my head down

And chest up, succeeding cause

I'm too scared to fuck it up. [4]

But I have a need to lead,

Top-down and gears up

Leaving nothing to the dust.

But if I drop out, I'm a fuck up. [5]

Is it better to live and rust

Or drive till it busts

With trust you can find the way? [6]


[1] - Play on roam/Rome. Starts the poem by expressing the feeling of being trapped in my path in life. I felt like I never got the chance to figure out what I wanted to do.

[2] - I think a lot of it was I was following what people told me I should be doing.

[3] - I have a feeling that it is too late to change my course of life. I'm in a college for business, taking classes about business, and everyone around me wants to do business.

[4] - This is saying that even though I am not passionate about what I am doing I am still trying to succeed only because I'm scared of failing or quitting.

[5] - I want to leave and lead myself, do something where I'm not following but I don't know how to do that. This part starts a car reference, idk I've been watching Formula 1 on Netflix and its dope.

[6] - This is the question I've been asking myself, wondering if I should continue on with my path or follow my passion.

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