Mark Murphy - California State University Fullerton

Professor: Mark Murphy
Department: Computer Science
College: California State University Fullerton
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC323
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Good professor. Breezes through lectures fast so you have to pay attention. He gives exam reviews which are super helpful. Just do the homework and give yourself time on the programming projects. Easy to get an A as long as you study and do the work.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC121
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Really chill professor. Lectures teach you all you need to know for lab assignments. Very helpful during lab sessions as well. Highly recommend taking this professor. Awesome guy.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC254
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Good Teacher. He get kind of confused during lecture but really tries to get the material across. Book was hardly used. Just take good notes and you'll do fine. The class goes over bash, bash scripting, python, php and git. Two programming projects, around 10 hws, two midterms and a final. He's the best teacher to take 254 with
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Murphy is a pretty good teacher. His class is fairly easy.It is a simple structured class and students only fail if they don't pay attention or don't try.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
hes a ok guy, but other than that not much else to like. His quizes are awful. Lab final hard. Only people that seemed to find him easy are students that had previous C++ experience
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC254
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very good lectures. Tests are just like the lectures. He's a shy guy, extremely nice, just talk with him. Tests were open book/open note because there's a lot to know. Still had to know your stuff though. Good lectures, creative homework. Makes you apply the lecture to homework and tests. Very easy going. Must take.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CS240
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a very good teacher. Very clear. He knows his stuff very well. If he doesn't know something, he says -- "I don't know" and doesn't try to make some bs up like 99% of teachers do. Take him!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is like a robot ...rather we can read and learn from book ...
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COMSC120
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good teacher. Sometimes explains stuff unclearly but he's easy.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I did not think much of Murphy prior to 323. I felt that he was emotionless, like a robot -- 1/0, ON/OFF, RIGHT/WRONG. But he is probably the coolest teacher at CSUF. He emailed me during Finals week to tell my compiler crashed and let me submit the right vers. OK it didn't REALLY work, but I had a B at that point and sick of the damned class!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have him for CPSC 311. He taught me how to program in C++. It really paid off when I took him for CPSC 323. He is a brilliant professor. In addition, he is a nice guy. If you do all his homework and study what he tells you on test, you will be fine. I got an A in CPSC 323. His tests are straightforward. I like him and his grading is fair.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
For compiler, he's a good professor to take because he does explain the material really well. You do need to work hard on the exams to do well in his class, but he tells you exactly what to study. The midterms were simple, however the final exam is much longer and harder.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fair grader. helpfull, reasonable, short assignments. Long and harder exams but based on the assignments. Doesn't curve, but enough extra credit. Overall, I recommend him.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC241
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Straightforward and doesn't curve. Tests aren't easy and he grades tough. He explains everything that is going to be on the tests so there are no surprises. You will learn a lot from him, but you will have to work hard.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CS121
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's cool, he makes you code
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC241
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof. Murphy is not a very approachable guy. He acts like you should already know what you are supposed to do. The material is easy SAL programming at first, but once you get into MAL and TAL then it's all downhill from there...haha. His tests seemed okay to me, but man does this guy grade tough! If you slack off in his class, you wont pass.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC241
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lecture is very precise so make sure to take good notes they will be very handy when studying because the book is always helpful. Some have said he speaks very fast but I thought it was ok. If it is fast for you try skimming the book for the lecture to be covered...that helped me.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC241
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The class & tests can be hard if you dont study. Just pay attention in class, and make good use of all the lab time. He seems like he's busy when you come to ask for help, but he's not. If you know what your problem is, he's there to help. Just don't expect him to fix your entire lab for you.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC241
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
You get to leave early often. A little unclear with the MAL computer language. Difficult tests.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CPSC241
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Like the other poster said, this guy is fair. He has explicit expectations. He goes into the reasons why things are they way they are too, which I really appreciated (yeah, I'm a nerd). It's also true that he has a relaxed sort of nature too, but don't let that fool you - he's very competent. His practice questions and exercises are very much
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